International Painting Retreats

Join me on one of my small group International Art Residencies / Retreats. Let me be your guide and painting mentor and instructor. All is arranged for you. So easy!

Venice Winter Artist Residency 2020

1st to 15th January

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Registrations Now Open

Great incentives for early booking

MAKE ART IN VENICE

This is an Art Practice Investment that should not be missed!

Work, live and CREATE in Venice! I invite you to join my Artist Residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica.

ABOUT: This Artist Residency offers a unique opportunity for artists of all levels to participate create their own works in Venice amongst an International creative community and are invited to join classes that the Scuola might be offering during the Residency such as Book-Arts, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Calligraphy and Printmaking. As a resident artist you’ll have access to the studio, located in the heart of Venice, 7 days a week… And for this Residency only and in collaboration with the Scuola you will be offered instructed painting sessions with myself and guest tutor Megan Roodenrys. You will also be invited to join us on guided excursions around Venice gathering images and inspiration for your art works.

EXHIBIT IN VENICE: At the end of the Residency the group will exhibit and celebrate the work at the Scuola’s Art Gallery.

ACCOMMODATION: During the Residency you will stay in a beautiful Art Deco 4 star Hotel situated in the quiet Dorsoduro district just steps from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

EXTRAS: You will receive a Museum Pass enabling you to experience all the must see Galleries and Museums and be given a Vaporetto (water bus) pass so you can explore Venice without worrying about ticketing.

Great incentives are offered for early registration.

Bookings are now open for interested artists of all levels.

Contact me on 0408136466 or by email mail@lianavargas.com.au


Renaissance Retreat 2019

Tuscany, Rome, Florence

29th September to 15th October

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Fully Booked

The Renaissance Retreat

Residing in an enchanting Castle in the heart of Tuscany for a week, creating a portrait painting in the Renaissance style with our own private tutor. Pasta making with Michelin-starred Chef Roberto Rossi, Lorenzo and Francesca of Caseificio Murceti will show us how easy it is to make cheese and discover Wines with the Winemakers of the castle.

"We will paint from life with the goal of creating an oil portrait in a landscape as exemplified in many Renaissance portraits. Most of the time with the model will be spent inside the castle’s chapel–while some of the time will be spent sketching the model in the countryside." Your Instructor Professor Timothy Allen       

We will also be visiting Florence for 2 days and Rome for 5 days.