Our classroom was in the corner of the convent, overlooking the garden.
I gave each of the participants a book with the “cast of Characters”, the mythological and religious figures that have to do with the history of Orvieto. During the week, the students were asked to search the town for signs that the characters were there. A scavenger hunt to add fodder to our stories.
We then painted landscapes, drew sketches around town, took photos, did wax rubbings, and use photo transfer techniques to make the story pages having to do with our cast of characters. Here are the pages.
Many thanks to Bill and Kristi of Adventures in Italy, and to Marcia, Nancy, Sue, Kathy and Lisa for making this such a fabulous, fabulous week.
If you are sorry you missed it, you can join me again in May, 2013. I am going back! Italy is close to my heart, and I have a lot to offer the student who joins me. I speak Italian, I studied there for a year, and have been back many times. It is my fond hope to share my love for all things Italian with you, while you make art, make friends and discover the wonder of Orvieto.