Join Jeanne-Marie as you incorporate elements of beautiful Orvieto into your clay and paintings. Create a small body of works around what you find in the streets, buildings and other deeply moving elements found in and around town especially centered around the elements of the feminine… the Madonna, the Duomo and Orvieto as all woman and all mother.

DATES: September 11-17 2022

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Play with clay and paint to create works celebrating the feminine, inspired by Orvieto


Born in Zimbabwe and now living in Cape Town with her husband and two daughters, Jeanne-Marie has lived all over South Africa throughout her childhood. She lived in the UK as a young adult for a short while where she started her working career in the Film Industry at the BBC, Drama.

Jeanne-Marie returned to Cape Town, in 1996 to get married and start her family and continue her career as a Freelancer in the Film Industry. Always creative by nature and always dabbling in the arts, it was something she knew she wanted to pursue on a full time basis. In 2010 she made that a reality. She has been actively and daily working creatively ever since. Jeanne-Marie is a lover of film,  photography, painting and sculpture.

In 2017 Jeanne-Marie held her first Creative Portraiture on Recycled TeaBags, Solo Exhibition in Woodstock, Cape Town which was later published in Slow and Premier Magazine and Elle Decorate. She has been selling her art worldwide for the past 5 years and in 2016 started teaching online.

Your time with JEANNE-MARIE includes:

This week we focus on Clay and Painting and some mobile photography.  You will be putting a small body of works together and finding ways to rhyme your different works together across the mediums.  Work with the concept of incorporating the beautiful feminine elements of La Madonna, the epitome of Madre, that we find all over Orvieto…  into our work; using elements from the mysterious archways found in the quiet cobble streets, the faded artworks around every corner and the breathtaking architecture everywhere the eye sees.  Look at ways to weave these elements into our paintings, clayworks and photography in a way that brings about creative storytelling.  Together we combine the stories and history we hear from the locals while touring this ancient city into our body of works.

Meandering through the beautiful Orvieto streets will bring inspiration and sessions of peaceful sketching on the go. So much beauty to behold in the architecture of this enchanting town. Elements of architecture and pattern will be brought into our clay sculpting and creative portraiture.

You will leave Orvieto full of inspiration and new artistic skills – PLUS personal and soulful artwork that will forever commemorate this life changing adventure!

  • Start off our studio time introductions and chatting about the week ahead.

  • Open our studio time with a field trip {walk} and mobile photography in town.

  • Heighten your sense of observation, sense of color, form and aesthetics.

  • Introduction with some warm up portrait exercises with dry mediums with some of the feminine elements we found around town, focusing on the Madonna.

  • Collage portraiture – La Madonna / Madre focused.

  • Sculpting days – making faces and incorporating them into pieces and building up.

  • Painting our clayworks. Madre della Citta.

  • Create beautiful and soulful art that you will treasure for years to come… rhyming our style across all the mediums we will be working with.

Tour Details

Mornings will be spent in creative exploration, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon you will 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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