This is the first specialist course on glass painting that focuses on painting flesh: hand and faces. Lasting for six days, from the 5th of August to the 10th, with over 60 hours in the studio, it is suitable for those who already have experience in stained glass painting, including professional stained-glass artists who want to improve their skills to better compete on the market.
The course will be lead by Kathy Jordan, member and activist of the Stained Glass Association of America and owner of The Art of Glass Inc., a leading stained-glass company in America, that specialises in the conservation of glass. With technical and linguistic support from artist Diego Tolomelli, owner of IKO Studio.
There are 8 places available on this course. Within the stained-glass studio there are ample light-tables, equipment and space to work. All materials are included in the price of the course, although students are welcome to bring any brushes they feel comfortable using.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered free of charge, as is our sleeping accommodation. Should you wish to sleep at the Arts Pad, we have plenty of space, its comfortable and all our bedrooms are shared. Lunchtimes are a family affair, and should you want to roll up your sleeves and learn a few Italian tips and tricks as we prepare some meals together, you are very welcome. Many of the ingredients will be freshly picked from our organic vegetable garden.
All the meals are eaten in the garden, al fresco accompanied by local wine, which as part of the extra curricular activities, we’ll see being made in a local vineyard.
We will visit the wine company “Le Velette” one late afternoon, and have a guided tour of the beautiful estate dating back to 1885 complete with private chapel and a terrace and breathtaking views across the vineyards to the rock of Orvieto. Of course with time to taste some of the wines that brought Orvieto world-wide fame, as we watch the sun set.
A second outing will give you an opportunity to wander around the enigmatic streets of Civita di Bagnoregio, a town perched precariously on a crumbling rock, it’s the perfect place to sample the Italian aperitivo.
On the last night we’ll head over to Orvieto to take in the stunning cathedral adorned with frescoes by Signorelli, medieval stained glass windows and a beautiful more modern window by Duilio Cambellotti, walk around the town and see the local crafts and finally enjoy our last meal in one of Orvieto’s restaurants.