Friday, May 4, 2012

III° Sketching Workshop in Tuscany: fragments of Volterra

drawing by Franco Lancio, 2011

Volterra, June  9 / 12 
In this sketching workshop participants will be guided to discover the small medioeval town of Volterra and beautiful Tuscan landscape, by Simo Capecchi and Caroline Peyron.
Villa Le Guadalupe, our hosting institution for this third workshop edition, it is a XIX° villa covered with original frescos, located on the hills that face Cecina Valley.

Dealing with the artistic heritage of the city, we will sketch fragments of statues in Museo Guarnacci, one of the best Etruscan museums of Italy and draw in the area of Teatro Romano. Villa Le Guadalupe with its fascinating interior and surroundings will host us for pleasant dinners in the garden and sketching sessions. Participants will be encouraged to reinterpret reality and historical remains in a personal way. The addition of texts and annotations on the page will complete our sketched reportages with a narrative value. Each level of drawing experience is welcome.

Volterra from Villa Le Guadalupe by Simo Capecchi
Trees by Caroline Peyron


* See participants drawings and photos from 2010 and 2011 workshops editions.
** Read what participants Teri Nye and Fiona Mills wrote about their Volterra's workshop experience.

Workshop Schedule
Saturday June 9
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. workshop starts with an open Sketchcrawl in Volterra
6.30 pm. public exhibition of sketchbooks and workshop introduction in Sala Docciola
8 p.m. - dinner at Villa Le Guadalupe  
Sunday June 10
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fragments in Villa le Guadalupe’s garden
2 p.m. lunch at Villa le Guadalupe
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Panoramas in Villa le Guadalupe
8 p.m. - dinner at Villa Le Guadalupe
Monday June 11
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fragments in Teatro Romano
2 p.m. lunch by your own
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Panoramas in Badia Camaldolese
8 p.m./ dinner at Villa Le Guadalupe
Tuesday June 12
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fragments in Museo Etrusco
2 p.m. lunch in Villa Le Guadalupe
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Panoramas from Parco Fiumi
6.30 pm. public exhibition of workshop results in Sala Docciola
8 p.m./ dinner at Villa Le Guadalupe End of Workshop
*workshop map coming soon

Workshop Registration
300 EUR
18 hours lessons, 6 meals in Villa Le Guadalupe (4 dinners + 2 lunches), transportation between Volterra and the Villa plus a Moleskine sketchbook are included.
Application + info

Hosting institution
Le GUADALUPE spazio per le arti is an association dedicated to arts by germans dramaturgs Wolfgang Storch and Klaudia Ruschkowski that hosts workshops in arts, theatre, design and music, with an international program. Le Guadalupe is located in a XIX° century villa on the southern hills of Volterra that belonged to alabaster artists, brothers Tangassi. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a view on Cecina valley.
Lodging in Villa Le Guadalupe
3 double rooms are available to sleep inside the villa at 40-50 euro/x night, included breakfast x 2 persons, shared bathroom. Ask for more info.
Workshop MAP

Participants Maximum 20 (minimum 10)
Languages Italian, English, French
Sponsor Moleskine