This art retreat is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced artists, who would like to experience the creative inspiration of sculpting the figure in clay. The human form has been a core source for the creative communication of our existence since the dawn of history. Working in clay, from a live model, this course will explore the figure and methods for creating from it. Students will work both short and long process studies, learning how to develop ideas about the figure. Classes will also feature practical technical instruction and the possibility for finished pieces to be cast in plaster, bronze or even carved into marble, for an additional fee. Arriving on Sunday, April 28, classes start on Monday, April 29 and continue to Sat May 4th, with departure on Sunday, May 5th (6 days tuition, 7 nights accommodation)
This Retreat takes place at Almora, a 17th-century Tuscan farmhouse converted into a charming Inn and sunlit Sculpture Studio, located in the Valdicastello region of Pietrasanta. We will have exclusive use of Almora’s facilities for the Art Retreat. The studio workshop is located next to the Inn in a secluded olive grove. The Inn is supplied by its own running well of pure spring mineral water, built by monks during Renaissance. All the linens, products and food served by the Inn are organic and naturally sourced. The open form Italian style studio workshop provides a wonderful creative atmosphere and you are sure to have an inspiring experience. The Pietrasanta Retreat is limited to 10 workshop participants.
The Package is all inclusive from arrival. 6 days (30 hours) tuition with all materials necessary, 7 nights accommodation, continental breakfast & luncheon sandwiches, welcome & farewell Dinners, cultural excursions.
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