“Castle and Countryside: Painting in and around Bardi”
May 8 – 16, 2019

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Castle and Countryside: Painting in and around Bardi

Taught by Jo Hall

The programme outlined below may change according to weather but will afford delightful and varied painting locations. Jo will be on hand to demonstrate and to give advice on techniques for water based media, drawing and composition at all the places we visit.
Everyday at 6.30 pm we stop for aperitivo (Prosecco and Stuzzichini).

Wednesday 8th
Arrive Bologna airport late morning unless travelling by car.
We then have a transfer to Casa Bezzia for a light lunch (approx 1.00 – 1.30pm).
After settling in, and probably before dinner, Jo will give an introduction to the week’s painting and, as we plan to visit the market on Thursday, will discuss simple strategies for drawing the local people shopping chatting walking and general movements.
Dinner at Casa Bezzia at 7.00 pm.

Thursday 9th
MARKET DAY IN BARDI.
Following a self service buffet breakfast we depart for Bardi to draw the colourful market and town.
Meeting for lunch at IL PELLICANO. (Please note all shops in Bardi are closed on Thursday afternoon).
In the afternoon we will work from sketches in the studio or paint the landscape.
Dinner at Casa Bezzia at 7.00 pm.

Friday 10th
PONTE LECCA. A water location. Bring your “swimmies” and towel just in case you feel like a refreshing dip!
We drive to Ponte Lecca to paint the river and rocks from the banks of the Ceno and visit the local trattoria for lunch.
We will arrange either to paint more on site in the afternoon or to develop the work further in the studio.
Dinner at Casa Bezzia at 7.00 pm.

Saturday 11th
VISIT TO BRUGNOLI CHEESE FACTORY, VISCHETO.
In the morning we drive to a cheese factory for a short guided tour and to sketch and paint the landscape or the animals.
A lunch box will be provided at Casa Bezzia.
In the afternoon we will work further in the studio or outside.
We will depart at 7.00pm for pizza at LA BARACCA.

Sunday 12th
LA COLOMBA “The Long View”.
On Sunday we drive to La Colomba where we have a view across the wide Ceno valley looking back at Bardi Castle and town. This location also has a good view looking down the valley.
Lunch is at La Colomba and returning to the studio in the afternoon.
Dinner at Casa Bezzia at 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th
THE RUINS AND ABANDONED VILLAGE OF PIANELLETO.
We set off for the mountain top village of Pianelleto sketch the deserted village and hill top scenery.
A lunch box will be provided.
About 3.00pm we return to Casa Bezzia to meet in the studio to finish our paintings.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration in the evening. You may participate, if you wish. Lisa will show you traditional recipies.
We will then eat what Cheff Lisa makes for Dinner!

Tuesday 14th
IN AND AROUND BARDI CASTLE.
A Closer View: today we draw and paint the castle from Bardi or the view from the castle ramparts.
After lunch at a trattoria we may either visit the castle, drawing its structure or from within looking out, or continue painting in the town.
Castle entry, 6 Euros in 2018, is not included.
If time permits we may visit an artisan carpenter and his facinating workshop.
Returning to Casa Bezzia for dinner.

Wednesday 15th
IN AND AROUND PIETRACERVARA.
Paint the Ceno Valley from Casa Bezzia or make a short excursion to Caberra.
A lunch will be provided at Casa Bezzia.
The afternoon will be spent finishing projects and end in a final review of all the sketchbooks and paintings.
Dinner at Casa Bezzia.

Thursday 16th
DEPARTURE DAY.
Clear studio, pack up, final sketch and photos.
Light lunch and depart for Bologna airport at 4.oo pm.

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1 Gennaio 2019

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