Dates: September 19-26, 2018
Location: Lake Como, Italy
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Description: Capture the glorious colors of Italy’s Lake Como, in this week long plein air painting workshop with Victoria Brooks. Victoria teaches primarily in oil but also teaches in acrylic and watercolor. She will teach you how to paint water and reflections, capturing colorful architecture and quaint vignettes against grand skies and the cobalt blue of Lake Como.

Victoria teaches the methods of simplicity to help you get the next level, whether you are a beginner or experienced painter you will grow as an artist and come home with beautiful painting studies to document your trip. She will work to encourage your personal style. Sharing the steps she takes, she will cover: Story, Composition, Technique, Color, Values and Edges. Victoria will demonstrate how she uses these elements to create fresh, loose plein air paintings as a group and one on one.

During the week we will be based in Varenna right on Lake Como! We will also visit the villages of Belaggio, Tremezzo, Menaggio and Lenno with quality time for plenty of sketching and painting at each of the towns we visit. 

And, in true Toscana Americana Workshops style, we will move about the lake by boat and explore the local Italian culture, cuisine and wines while dining in local restaurants never far from the waters of Lake Como! This is bound to be a wonderful week with plenty of opportunity to paint “plein air” in a relaxed and inspirational setting! 

Workshop Fee: $3440.00pp double, $3540.00 single.
Included: Six days of discovery and instruction in
plein air painting, all meals and daily aperitif, seven nights’ accommodations in historic Varenna Lake Como, local transportation, daily wine tasting opportunities and a farewell dinner. Air travel is not included. Class size is limited to 12.
Reservations: OR Email: Patrick Mahoney, producing director at Phone in Cortona, Italy: (AR) 52044.
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