25th July - 1st August 2020 'Painting an enchanted landscape' with Matthew Berry (Mixed Media)
This will be Matthew's second visit to Casa Carolina as tutor for Art Holidays Romania and following on from the impressions left with him of the landscape of Lapus Country in 2018, he has described it as "enchanted". This is also an obilque reference to the title of William Blacker's wonderful book 'Along the Enchanted Way'.
Matthew's approach to teaching is informal and flexible adapting his teaching style to suit each individual and guiding participants in their progress towards achievable goals. He has a long standing experience of teaching art which started with teaching life drawing to foundation year students when at art college. He continues to tutor privately in the UK.
The course will start with an introduction to the week and a chance to get to know everyone and find out what each individual hopes to get out of the holiday.
There will also be two day trips to visit sites including the beautiful UNESCO listed wooden churches of Maramures. These trips will include drawing/painting/sketching opportunities and guidance if required from Matthew. Field easels and folding chairs will be transported and refreshments provided.
Regular painting sessions on the other days will take place around the gardens of the house, in the terrace studio and also in some beautiful and idyllic settings around the village and the surrounding countryside.
We like to have a walk around the village at the end of the day which is a great chance to meet neighbours and get a glimpse of the way of life in the village. It also provides a chance to spot more views to paint and to build up an appetite for Viorica's superb home cooking.
On the final evening we hold an informal exhibition of the weeks work in the terrace studio and admire each other's work over a glass of wine or Horinca (local spirit).
£885.00 - per person. Non-painting partner £740.00 10% discount on bookings made before 1st April 2020