leslie wood

THE layered leporello of orvieto

CREATE a foldable book of orvieto landmarks  

In this class explore and capture the beauty and history of Orvieto through it’s many landmark buildings.  The leporello is constructed from layers of ephemera, rubbings, and your own words and thoughts from this town that has seen it’s own share of transformations from it’s history of Etruscan, Roman, and Napoleon influences. 

DATES: September 16-22, 2023

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Create a sculptural leporello, also known as a concertina book, with your favorite Orvieto buildings

Meet leslie


Leslie Wood is a mixed media artist from Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. She has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, but after working for a few years, decided to go back to college and take art classes. She enrolled with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and studied photography, sculpture and painting. She dabbles between the real and fantasy worlds in her art often beginning in art journals before moving to canvas. Her art journaling is a regular featured artist for Stampington’s ART Journaling magazine. She offers art journaling classes on her website and teaches master level art workshops at the Huntsville Museum of Art. For more information visit Leslie’s website www.lesliewoodarts.com.

Leslie actively posts her journaling experiences on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lesliewoodart and on Twitter and Instagram @lesliewoodarts. 


Your time with leslie includes:

The term “leporello” refers to a printed material folded into an accordion pleat style.  Leslie shows how to execute this parallel folding technique with the folds alternating between front and back.  Many leporellos are used as a way of telling a story, while others are purely visual.  Yours may depict a scenic panorama of the sights, infused with the customs, culture, food and wine of Orvieto.


Beautiful buildings may include:

Duomo di Orvieto

Church of San Giovenale

Church of San Lorenzo de’Arari

Church of Sant’Andrea



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 – Saturday to Friday
  • Six Continental breakfasts
  • Cooking class including dinner
  • 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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