Mosaic Retreat in Orvieto, Italy: May 2013

2 Oct
Mosaic Art Retreat Italy, 2013

Orvieto, Italy

Mosaic Retreat in Italy with Pam Goode
Postcards Home: Mini Mosaics in Italy
May 12 – 18, 2013
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
$2,995
Explore the acclaimed mosaics of Italy while creating your own in the hilltop village of Orvieto, considered one of the loveliest in Umbria. Pam Goode will be a guest instructor with Adventures in Italy for a wonderful week in May, 2013, the perfect travel month. Our time will be divided between mosaic retreat time or instruction (your choice) and tours of mosaics, Etruscan caves, local vineyards, and cooking classes led by a James Beard chef, with accommodations in a centuries-old convent. This workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
In this workshop, we’ll do lots of exploring, both physically and creatively. We’ll walk along historic lanes, breathe in the aromas of Italian fare, sample the essence of grape and olive, and run our eyes along the fabulous light-catching mosaics of Orvieto’s cathedral. And then we’ll look inside to capture the pivotal moment that brings it all home for us. We’ll use these epiphanies to translate our trip into mosaic using techniques practiced during the week.Our theme will be Postcards Home: Mosaic Talismans. We’ll create 1-4 small mosaics that capture the face or feel of Italy, bringing into play abundant light and texture. Subjects will be entirely yours, and the hope is you’ll choose images that speak to you deeply. Then you’ll select techniques and materials to make that voice resonate long after you return home.Each day will be composed of a lesson on technique, a suggested exercise, and time to work on your own, as well as ample time to explore Orvieto for inspiration. We’ll cover:
• Converting your photographs to mosaic designs through computer software (no drawing necessary!),
• Bringing light and energy to your work,
• Choosing materials to bring an image to life, and
• Working in miniature.
Mosaics will be postcard-sized, allowing everyone to finish at least one piece in the workshop. Extra portability will allow us to work in pleine air if we choose, maximizing our ability to soak up the sights, sounds, and feel of beautiful Orvieto.
Details: Cost is $2,995. Fee includes six nights double-occupancy lodging and basic course materials. Single occupancy rooms are available at a slight increase. Six light continental breakfasts, two wine tastings, vineyard tour, one lunch, Italian cooking class, and one dinner included, as well as six half-days of mosaic instruction/guidance, ample studio time, and free time. Air travel and travel to Orvieto are not included.
Getting There: The closest major airport is Rome. Train from Rome to Orvieto is $10 – $20 and takes about 1-1/2 hours. I am available to meet solo travelers at the airport if desired.
Workshop Details: Please bring your own tools (in your checked luggage — NOT the carry-on). Substrates and some materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring and work with the materials of your choice. Each student should bring a camera or cell phone with camera. I will have a laptop available for manipulating images into designs, as well as printer access.
About Orvieto: I’ve given this lovely town a full page! Learn more about Orvieto here.
Daily Itinerary: is here.

To Register: More information and a registration form can be found here. Deposit is $500. For questions, please contact me at pamgoode@earthlink.net.

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5 Responses to “Mosaic Retreat in Orvieto, Italy: May 2013”

  1. Tricia A. Mitchell December 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM #

    Pam, this sounds like great fun! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at creating a mosaic, and what more beautiful place to find inspiration than Italy?

    • Pamela Goode December 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM #

      We’d love to have you Tricia. And anyone with your artistic eye would be great at mosaic. Your photographs are such an inspiration!

      • Tricia A. Mitchell December 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM #

        Such a kind compliment; thank you, Pam! As we chart our next life’s path, I’ll definitely keep the creative excursion to Italy in mind. Until then, I’ll also enjoy getting inspiration from your work.

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