Confident Color & Bold Brushwork
in THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE
MAY 23-29, 2020
OIL or PASTEL
Paint beautiful Florence & FIesole, ITALY
Tuition: $3150 airfare NOT included ($500 deposit req to register)
Plein Air Painting Workshop (Oil or Pastel)
May 23 - 29, 2020
This workshop starts in the hill town of Fiesole - just 5 miles above Florence. Mid-trip we will transfer to Florence - the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence which has more art per square foot than any city in the world. From painting in the Etruscan/Roman ruins in Fiesole to the Bardini Gardens in Florence you will bask in the serenity and beauty that is Tuscany. A visit to the medieval city of San Gimignano via the Chiantigiani Road will give you a taste of the rolling Chianti countryside that is classic Tuscany. You'll enjoy a tasting/lunch at a local winery in the countryside. Most importantly you'll be enjoying this atmosphere with master painter and instructor, Kim Casebeer. Kim will demo and offer you one-on-one help at your easel. This workshop is intensive and includes close of day discussions.
The best paintings start with the foundation of strong composition and design, accurate color choices, and the fresh brushwork of a plein air that will remind you of the light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience. In this plein air workshop, we will break down the landscape into: line, shape, value, temperature of color, intensity of color, and quality of mark (texture). It’s important to understand each aspect and look at the landscape in this order. What inspired you to paint a particular scene? Concentrating on this one idea will help you through the painting process. Kim will offer demos in both pastel and oil, and lots of individual attention at the easel. We will also conclude some painting days with a group discussion in a positive environment so that we can learn from each other’s work.
Learn reference skills that will inform all of your future paintings!
Kim will teach you how to find the big shapes for creating DYNAMIC design that must be the foundation of every good painting. From there your color studies will capture the local light and the immediacy and feeling of that moment.
Meet YOUR INSTRUCTOr: Kim casebeer
Kim Casebeer has felt a connection to the landscape for a long time. She has been traveling across the United States to gather materials and paint en plein air for over 20 years. Though she has painted the mountains, oceans and the plains, Kim believes the simplicity of the Kansas landscape has helped her find the essence of other places and focus on what's important in a composition. She is excited to explore the light and atmosphere of the Italian landscape.
Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in 1992. Kim is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists, and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America as well as the Pastel Society of America. She has been featured in magazines such as Art of the West, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Kim is the author of "Ideas for the Landscape Painter” and has an instructional landscape painting video published by Liliedahl Publications out in February 2020.
Kim shows in galleries, and has work in private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States.
My main objective is to study color when outside, and record colors to the best of my ability. Then use what I learn back in the studio.
Absorb all the art and beauty that is Florence
and enjoy the fresh breezes of Fiesole!
Accommodation based on double-occupancy in Florence and Fiesole (A/C, WiFi)
5 full-course meals (wine and gratuities included)
Tours below are included in tuition, but you must confirm your space at registration
- City "walking" tour with professional guide
Admission and Tour of the Accademia to see the "real" David
Admission to all painting sites
Day trip to Siena on air-conditioned private bus with professional guide
Visit to Chianti winery - Tasting / Lunch included
All instruction from Kim / includes demos and one-on-one mentorship / critiques
Native speaker and experienced workshop host available at all times
DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT / DO NOT BOOK PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP BEING ANNOUNCED A GO
A $500 deposit is required to register
Space is limited
TO REGISTER for Kim's workshop, please pay the deposit through the Paypal link below or use the contact form to request a registration form if paying by check or money order.
DEPOSIT is non-refundable As This workshop is a Go!
DO NOT purchase a flight before you are notified
that the class has made up