Join Jacqueline Newbold on a journey of artistic discovery. Orvieto, the charming village perched on a rock cliff in Umbria, Italy, is your home base as you paint and have fun creating art in your watercolor journal. Jacqueline shares her favorite ideas for painting-on-the-go using watercolor washes, water-soluble pens, pen and ink drawings, and much more. Discover how magically enjoyable it is to record your life journeys with watercolors!

DATES: May 22-28, 2022

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Fashion a visual diary using watercolor paintings, and mixed-media journaling ideas as you treasure this time together in Italy.

Meet Jacqueline

Using a warm and lively palette, Jacqueline Newbold is known for her colorful watercolor paintings. She enjoys painting the dramatic skies over the Cascade mountains, fields of red poppies, rows of lavender leading to a rustic barn, and charming café scenes. Much of her inspiration comes from her travels. While traveling, she takes along her painting supplies and art journal, all fitting in her backpack. She makes time to experiment with various creative ways to combine watercolor with mixed-media, adding vitality and life to her travel journals. “I look for the beauty present before me and then enhance it with even more color. I try to portray more than it is in a fun and imaginative way.”

Jacqueline is a member of the Red Chair Gallery in Bend, OR, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the High Desert Art League. She teaches watercolor workshops at her Tumalo studio, the Art Unraveled Art Retreats in Phoenix, the Art & Soul Retreats in Portland, and online with the Artful Gathering Art Retreat. She has conducted watercolor workshops in Provence, France and Orvieto, Italy. Her Interweave Workshop DVD: Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more as well as her self-published book, Watercolor Journeys, are helpful guides for beginning to advanced watercolor enthusiasts. Jacqueline has written many articles about keeping a watercolor travel journal and her art has been featured in magazines such as Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling, Interweave Press’s Cloth Paper Scissors, and Studios. Her painting, Looking Up is included in the Splash 18 book, the Best of Watercolor, July, 2017.

Your time with Jacqueline includes:

Umbria is rich with sights, sounds, and colors–all wonderful inspiration for developing your artistic eye. Exploring the streets of historic Orvieto, discover stone archways, alleyways and Italian piazzas, the Duomo di Orvieto, Gothic and medieval designs, and colorful flowers cascading from windows–every corner a possible painting. As you paint plein air, Jacqueline helps you simplify the scene before you so that you can transform the colors and shapes into sketches and paintings in your watercolor journal. Let the Etruscan palette inspire you as you experiment with luscious ochre and rich gem-tone colors from the past. You won’t just be observing and painting your week in Orvieto, but you’ll be experiencing it in a new, invigorating, lasting way.
You have studio time as well as time to paint out and about in the town. During your studio time Jacqueline demonstrates watercolor sketching techniques. You have time to paint in the studio, trying new techniques and finishing up paintings with lots of one-on-one help from Jacqueline. When you return home, you will have your watercolor journal as a lasting keepsake more unique than any photo album, and new skills to continue watercolor journaling on to your next adventure!

This workshop is for all levels – beginners welcome!

*Create a watercolor art journal about your stay in Orvieto, Italy
*Take drawing and watercolor painting lessons
*Learn how to keep your colors fresh and lively
*Paint colorful sunshine and
*In studio and en plein air painting
*Add interest to your journals with mixed media

Tour Details

Mornings are spent in creative exploration, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon, experience the culture of Italy. It might be a tour into the Etruscan caves, a cooking class, or a vineyard visit. There will also be plenty of free time to explore Orvieto on your own. You will receive a more detailed itinerary for the week in your final information packet sent before you travel.

A traditional continental breakfast is served each morning in the B&B. 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!


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


  • 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


Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Travel costs are not included.

The balance including single room supplement of $150 USD and optional activities, if any, is due as indicated on the registration form, which is approximately 90 days prior to trip commencement. Payment installments can be arranged directly with Adventures in Italy Inc. Methods of payment accepted are check, Visa and Mastercard.

* HOLD MY SPOT: A $500 USD deposit secures your spot today!  You will be contacted by Adventures in Italy to arrange your additional payment schedule.

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