Kate Thompson – Sep 9-15 2018

05018 Orvieto, Province of Terni, Italy (0)
from/per person $3,495.00
  • Artist


Creative Exploration Workshops: Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson Adventures in Italy Creative Exploration Workshop

Would you love to come away from Orvieto with a beautiful fabric collage book transforming vintage linens using plaster and gesso to create fresco like surfaces to paint and collage? Kate Thompson will guide you through making a new heirloom book using old fabrics and gathering mementos to make beautiful and personal art that will hold many memories of this Italian adventure.The book will be 15” X 10” Coptic binding stitch book. The pages will be large enough to create beautiful pieces of art. Kate demonstrates plastering and stenciling techniques, image transfers, stitching, collage, painting and dyeing techniques.The Duomo in Orvieto and its incredibly powerful fresco painter, Luca Signorelli will be of much inspiration to transfer into these books. In addition to your creative time, enjoy a cooking class, wine tasting and vineyard tour, and other cultural experiences immersing you in the life of Orvieto as if you’ve always been there. Come and join Kate for this memorable week.

Join me Sunday, September 9th to Saturday, September 15th, 2018 in Orvieto, Umbria, Italy


Sunday, September 9th to Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Kate’s favorite and most important day from her last trip to Orvieto was undoubtedly the many hours spent at the Duomo. Both the exterior and interior viewing occupied her brain and heart for many, many hours.

She will take several of her photos of the fresco painted by Luca Signorelli to use to create meaningful and beautiful images for your book. The story of the Fresco will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to make the story your own through journal prompts and then transfer those images and ideas to bring this ancient message into your own present lives.

The façade of the Orvieto Cathedral are graced with reliefs that are incredibly beautiful and complex. Kate will demonstrate how to create one of these relief figures using plaster that will be sculpted into your book. No sculpting experience necessary She also will be sculpting a relief head for your covers. A template and mold for both of these techniques will be available to use to create these images.

Kate will show you how to make pockets and little books within the larger book to tuck away keepsakes gathered during your journeys.  She will also demonstrate wiring techniques to weave into your book.  Don't miss this opportunity to discover the magic of this amazing Duomo with Kate.

No experience, artistic skill or inner critic required. Just pack curiosity and willingness .  Orvieto is the perfect place to relax, savor and play.  Join Cynthia and let your inner artist shine!

In each Creative Exploration Experience, you will receive:

  • Workshop instruction
  • Pre-trip notes and guidelines
  • Six nights double occupancy lodging - Sunday to Saturday
  • Six Continental breakfasts
  • Cooking class and dinner
  • One additional dinner
  • Four lunches
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Cathedral tour and visit to San Brizio chapel

Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, some meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. Recommendations are offered and no one eats alone! Travel costs are not included.

A $500 USD deposit secures your spot.  You will be contacted by Adventures in Italy to arrange additional payment.


What Is Included
  • Comprehensive learning program including services of study leaders and local experts
  • Pre-trip notes and guidelines
  • Six nights double occupancy lodging at San Lodovico in Orvieto - Sunday to Saturday
  • Six Continental breakfasts at San Lodovico
  • Cooking class and dinner
  • One additional dinner
  • Four lunches
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Cathedral tour and visit to San Brizio chapel
What Is Not Included
  • Travel costs
  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable
  • Transfers to and from the airports
  • Meals, except where indicated in itinerary
  • Personal items such as individual journaling and art supplies, wines, liquors, valet/laundry charges, and other items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Optional activities, if any
  • Supplement for single room
  • Additional nights lodging

Payment options
The balance including single room supplement of $150 and optional activities, if any, is due as indicated on the registration form, which is approximately 90 days prior to trip commencement.  Payment instalments can be arranged directly with Adventures in Italy Inc.  Methods of payment accepted are email transfer (michelle@adventuresinitaly.ca), check, visa and mastercard.

Cancellation and Refunds
There is a nonrefundable $250 cancellation charge until the registration deadline as shown on the registration form. There are no refunds after the registration deadline. Written cancellation is required to process a refund. Although unlikely, the tour may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. If canceled, the entire amount paid will be refunded within fourteen days after the tour's cancellation.  Once this occurs, Adventures in Italy Inc. has no other obligations including any additional costs or
fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations.  Adventures in Italy Inc. accepts no liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket. Nor does it accept liability for canceled flights.

Travel Insurance
It is strongly recommended that all tour participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident and Medical insurance covering all trip and workshop costs from a reputable insurance company. Adventures in Italy Inc. is not liable for cancellation of trip for any reason other than canceling the trip. Please note, people have had to cancel for illness and other reasons. Adventures in Italy Inc. will not refund fees after the trip registration deadline date unless it cancels the trip.

The minimum age limit for the trip is 16. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no maximum age limit. Participants must be in excellent health and able to participate in trip activities, which includes walking over moderately strenuous uneven terrain.  Adventures in Italy Inc. reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of this tour at any time.

Itinerary or Program Modifications
While every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned, the program as described is subject to modification and change.

None of the service suppliers is in any way controlled by Adventures in Italy Inc. and we undertake no responsibility for reservations, accommodations, transportation or safety, nor for any other aspect of the trip except the educational program. Consequently, Adventures in Italy Inc. shall not be construed to make any covenants or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding this trip and shall not be liable in any way for any personal injury, death, property damage or any loss incurred by any
person in connection with the trip.

Photography and Written Records
Adventures in Italy Inc. reserves the right and all participants agree to allow Adventures in Italy Inc. to take photographic, film or text records of any of our trips and trip participants, and may use any such records for promotional purposes.