Photo: view over Pigna

 

Painting Course with a Taste of Italy

in Pigna in northern Italy,

Course 1: Saturday, August 11th - Saturday, August 18th – 2018.

Course 2: Saturday, August 18th - Saturday, August 25th – 2018.

 

5 YEARS ANNIVERSARY!

Let´s celebrate - the fifth time we will bring the international painting school to Pigna in Italy:-) That`s why we have some small surprises to you during your stay in Pigna:-)

The idea for a painting school came after a trip to the area, we just fell in love with Pigna!

The first year we had participants with 3 different nationalities, last year we have had people from 6 different countries.

 

 

PIGNA:

The nature surrounding the valley is green and enchanting with hills and lushness as far as your eyes can reach. It is placed 300 m above the sea. There are opportunities to explore the city and the beautiful nature. Have a nice swim in the river or in one of lakes made by the water coming from the mountains. Biking and guided hiking of the hills are also very popular. There are many beautiful viewpoints to get inspired by for your paintings.

The medieval town of Pigna is from year 1200. The houses are “hanging” on cliffs and organically slip into one another, it can be hard to see where one house ends and the next begins.

The old town encircles the church and the large Piazza from where you can enjoy a beautiful view, get a drink from the bar, meet people.

Pride of the city is the church San Bernardo. It's the original chapel with wall paintings made by Giovanni Canversio in the 14th century. He also painted the altarpiece in the Church of Pigna, San Michele.

In the narrow streets you will be met with smile and warm hearts from the citizens of Pigna.

There is a special peace in the town, such a retreat-like feeling which makes the inspiration grow and unfold. We offen work outside, in and around the medieval city, where we also are accommodated and our large atelier is located.

 

 

PAINTING COURSE:

 

Teacher: artist Külli Suitso

 

Content:

 

We work six hours daily with the teacher on the sideline. We work outside a lot, in and around the medieval town of Pigna. We find, draw and paint motives in the town and the hinterland, an area, where many artists have found inspiration.

 

It is also possible to work with sketches and ideas indoors as long as you want to in our atelier.

 

We will learn to paint after "live" motives and use air perspective, composition and colours to express different atmospheres both outer and inner.

 

As inspiration to the days tasks, paintings of different artist are discussed, including their choise of subject and techniques.

 

We play with different assignments for instance:

- Open/closed landscape

- Position of the horizon line (high-low)

- To show details- to generalize

- To work with the light

- Architecture in the nature

 

It is important to remember, that no matter what, why and how you paint, you are first and foremost painting your own picture.

 

You will receive individual instruction, therefore everyone can join!

 

You are free to choose whether you want to participate with the assignments or concentrate creating your own pieces with the teacher on the sideline.

 

We end up the course by an exhibition for the residents of Pigna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: exhibition from 2015, Mario and Marina

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE STAY:

 

The participants are put up at either the to two 4-star Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or 2 very good flats in Casapigna. Casa Rosa is placed at the big square and the Church. You find Via Col Tempo in the medieval town in a quite area, the flats are to be found there too.

 

Via Col Tempo www.viacoltempo.it or

Casa Rosa www.bebcasarosa.com or

Primo or Terzo www.casapigna.dk

 

The flats and all the rooms in Casa Rosa have a beautiful view and most of the rooms at Via Col Tempo have a balcony. Both flats have a terrasse, Terzo has balcony too.

We have acces to other flats if its necessary.

One of them, a large appartment with two separate bedrooms, living room, kitchen- dining area and a big terrace with an amazing view. The appartment is private and is rarely rented out. It has a very authentic Italian style. Foto can be provided by the owner.

Apartment at Via Col Tempo is also a possiblity it hasan amazing view too.

The ones choosing to live at an apartment must provide breakfast themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: View from one of the room at Via Col Tempo

 

Taste of Italy:

In the spare time we visit two of the best eating places in the area. Terme, is recommended in the Michelin guide and Osteria del Portico in the neighboring town Castelvittorio is very popular, people come from far away to visit the restaurants.

You can buy the specialities of the town yourself in the small grocery stores, if you wish to cook yourself. We cook lunch and dinner ourselves if we do not want to use the local places to eat when the meals not’s included. The kitchen in the B+B is allowed to be used.

There is Lunch restaurant, Take away, pizza restaurant, cafe and bars in the town. It is all for very fair prices. We have two private events. We will visit an Italian family who will serve freshly baked pizzas from the large stoneoven in their outdoor kitchen. We will eat very good local food in the small streets. If you prefere, you can follow the cooking in Via Col Tempo.

 

Price: 8900.- DKK

 

The price includes:

 

Stay in double room on Bed + Breakfast or apartment.

Bed linen / towels and final cleaning.

Transportation to and from Nice airport.

Art course by Külli Suitso according to the program.

Transport to Pizza evening to an Italian family in the mountains.

Dinner at Osteria del Portico in Castelvittorio, beverages and transport incl.

Dinner at restaurant Terme. Beverages incl..

Not included:

 

Flight tickets

Food beyond the mentioned meals.

Single Room Supplement 1200 DKK, the same amount if you want own apartment.

Insurances.

 

In addition:

 

We recommend that you buy your ticket immediately upon booking of the course, if they are ordered quickly, airline tickets can be bought cheaper.

We recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance for the plain ticket.

 

Private events is payed for by arrival to Pigna:

Cookingcourse or just dinner by Nadia's Via Col Tempo and Pizzaevening by the Italien family. Drinks and coffee is included. Total: 60 euro.

 

Registration deadline: Friday May 25th 2018.

Registration fee: 2000.- DKK

Paid at registration, the amount will not be refunded if the trip is cancelled by you.

 

The sums shall be transferred to Annette Breitenstein Nowack, Nordea Middelfart, DK.

IBANcode: DK0320003498752119

BIC: NDEADKKK

 

A confirmation of the payment will be sent by e-mail.

 

The balance must be transferred to the account by Friday June 22th 2018.

 

In case of cancellation of the course, the whole amount will be refunded!

 

The journey is not suitable for severely disabled. Use shoes stuck to the feet.

 

Registration and further information about the course at:

Külli Suitso on mobile +45 21 24 75 05 or mail: mail@kylli.dk

Annette Breitenstein Nowack on mobile +45 24 84 00 39 or mail: annettebreitn@gmail.com

 

Remember PASSPORT and health insurance card.

 

 

PROGRAM:

 

August 11th or 18th:

At 12:30 -13pm. You will be welcomed by Külli in Nice Airport Terminal 1, and you will be going by bus to Pigna, where you´ll be accommodated in flats or rooms in the B&B´s.

At 4:00pm. We meet at the fountain at Piazza Santa Croce on top of Pigna, close to the parking place. Külli will give you a tour of the town, pointing out good painting spots and giving you practical info. The tour will end in our large atelier, where Külli will tell more about the course and Annette some practical information. Please remember payment for the private events.

At 7:00pm. we meet once more at the fountain Piazza Santa Croce. A bus will take us to Valerie & Wilmo´s place in the mountains, where they´ll keep their pizza oven hot all night and introduce you to some Italian specialties.

Each day we meet in our atelier at 9am, if we have no other agreements.

August 12th or 19th:

 

• Education from 9:00am – 12:00am

• Siesta from 12:00am – 4:00am

• Education from 4:00am – 7:00pm, incl. a review of the day’s work.

8:00pm. We meet to a common dinner at Nadia´s B&B in Via Col Tempo, some can witness the cooking if prefered and we´ll try out the local specialties made from real Italian “mamas” in the narrow cozy streets of Pigna, which is tradition when you party in Pigna.

 

August 13th or 20th :

• Education from 9:00am– 12:00am

• Siesta from 12:00am – 4:00pm.

• Education from 4:00am – 7:00pm, incl. a review of the day’s work.

 

August 14th or 21th:

 

• Introduction from 9:00am – 10:00am

After that the bus is taking us to paint in the neighbour-village Castelvittorio.

12-30 lunch at the restaurant Osteria del Portico.

Painting.

17.30 tha bus will drive us bach to Pigna, review of the days work.

 

August 15th or 22th:

• Education from 9:00am– 12:00am

• Siesta from 12:00am – 4:00pm.

• Education from 4:00am – 7:00pm, incl. a review of the day’s work.

 

August 16th or 23th:

 

• Education from 9:00am – 12:00am

• Siesta from 12:00am – 4:00pm

• Education from 4:00pm – 7:00 Pm, incl. a review of the days work incl. a review of the day’s work and planning the next day’s exhibition.

August 17th or 24th:

 

• Education from 9:00am –12:00am

• Siesta from 12:00am – 4:00pm

• Exhibition from 5:00am – 7:00pm

 

• 7:00pm cleaning the atelier after the exhibition

• 8:00pm we have a closing dinner at the Restaurant Terme

 

August 18th or 25th:

 

Leaving Pigna to Nice Airport at 10.30am

We meet at the fountain Piazza Santa Croce by the parking place at the top of Pigna.

 

 

BRING ALONG:

 

Colours: acrylic, watercolours or pastel

Pencil or charcoal

Brushes

Strong paper for acrylic, which suits for your suitcase. For example Fabio Pittura akrylic paper 400 gr.

Drawing paper for drawings and sketches

Eraser

Tape.

A bottle for water for cleaning your brushes

Foldabel easel, if you like to stand up while painting (but its is not absoluteley necessary)

 

Backback with chair like on the photo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We borrow painting plates 75 x 60 cm, you can tape your paper on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Külli and Annette

 

ABOUT US:

 

We are 2 positive and outgoing people with a good sense of humor, and we will do anything to fill up the course with fun, good humor and laughter combined with high professionalism.

 

Külli is educated at the Art Academy at Tartu University in Estonia. She has a lot of experience with teaching, for instance at Aarhus Art Academy. She is an acknowledged artist at home and abroad alike. She is attached to several galleries - among others Gallery NB in Viborg and Galleri Udengaard in Århus.

Küllis homepage: www.kylli.dk

She speaks Danish, English and Estonian.

 

Annette is the course organizer, Küllis assistent during the course. She is autodidact painter with a lot of courses, among others an examination in art. She has been student by Külli for many years. She speaks Danish, English some German and Swedish a little Italien and French. She is educated as diet cook and clinical dietitian and she began to paint after a car crash.

 

 

Other things:

 

You can see pictures from the larst years courses on FB:

”Painting Course in Pigna, Italy and on our homepage:

"Painting Course in Pigna”.