LORRAINE BELL

AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY: TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCHBOOK

CREATE A WANDER JOURNAL BURSTING WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, JOURNALING, MAPS AND MEMORABILIA FROM YOUR TIME IN ORVIETO.

During this time with Lorraine in Orvieto, you will first create your own Wander Journal using basic bookbinding skills and old books.  Then get ready to fill your journal as Lorraine shows you how to capture the memories you make through illustrations and painting.

DATES: September 23-29, 2023

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Learn Travel Sketching and Watercolor techniques with Wandering Artist Lorraine Bell.

Meet Lorraine

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Lorraine Bell, also known as “The Wandering Artist,” is a self-taught Mixed Media Artist who fills her days with painting, traveling, and writing. Lorraine has filled volumes of sketchbooks with her illustrations and stories bursting with her adventures on the road. For her, the art in her travel journals is about documenting what she feels in the moment by taking in not only the sights, but also the memory associated with a certain place.

A savvy world traveller, she yearns for parts unknown and if she is not travelling, she is busy planning her next adventure. For her, the preparation and anticipation are as much fun as the journey itself.

Lorraine is one of the founding members of the collaborative team, Art to the 5th. She created a visual calendar/journal that was the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year-long undertaking that encouraged visual and written chronicles of daily life and gathered nearly 14,000 people in a creative and lively online adventure. This project sparked the ground-swelling popularity of the “planner” craze throughout the world.

She has made the tiny island of Grand Cayman her home for the last 30 years and on the rare occasions she is sitting still, you will find her on the beach under a coconut tree with sketchbook in one hand and paintbrush in the other. She hosts retreats for artists and teaches both online and on site and is happiest when she is sharing her art with fellow creatives.

Your time with Lorraine includes:

Each day there will be lessons on sketching and painting in watercolor and other medium so you can document your journey.  This workshop is for all levels – no experience is necessary – just a willingness to learn and a sense of adventure!

Lorraine will show you how to break down sketches and overcome the fear of drawing.  She will also teach you how to play with watercolor and let go of the desire to be “perfect!”   Lorraine’s travel journals are full of notes, ephemera, illustrations and doodles.  She will help you to embrace your own style throughout the week and then she will take you out on the streets of Orvieto to become a true travel sketcher!

You can expect to go home with a happy heart and an art journal full of memories!

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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!

WITH EACH ARTISTIC ENRICHMENT TRIP, YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • 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

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:

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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