michelle schratz

Stories yet to be told: your creative art journal

CREATE A mixed media art journal

Let go of perfection and take the plunge into the wonderful world of mixed media art journaling with Michelle Schratz in the picturesque area of Orvieto.

All kinds of inspiration awaits you in Orvieto, where kindred souls gather.  Experience delicious food & wine paired with laughter and creative fun… and of course gelato! Doesn’t it sound like pure bliss? Can you just imagine – not only the experience of Italian culture and local hospitality, but also cultivating your creativity. Gather ephemera and insight to make your journal the perfect keepsake.

DATES: May 6-12, 2023

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Create a mixed media art journal using paint, sketch, stitch and fabric.

Meet michelle


Michelle Schratz is the Artist behind RaspberryBlueSky – an imperfect creative bohemian soul with a deep passion for art journaling.

Originally from the USA, she now resides on the beautiful Bavarian countryside, near Lake Ammer – or “Ammersee“ as the Germans say. The lake and her surroundings are her biggest muse.

Michelle is a  * wild flower child  *  daughter of the sea  *  child of the sun  *  mess maker  *  dreamer  *  believer  *  lake lover




Your time with michelle includes:

Michelle will take you by the hand and show you how to put your very own unique mixed media art journal together. In your art journal you will incorporate the essence of Orvieto and weave in your experiences – a beautiful tapestry of your time here.  

In the end you will take your personal art journal back home – a homage of your adventure in Orvieto. Creative pages, where captured memories and impressions of your journey can be embraced for years to come.

Please be aware – Art Journaling is not about perfection. It’s simply free flowing creative fun. 

And whether you are an experienced artist, or an absolute beginner – this workshop is for all levels.  

La dolce vita – The sweet life 

Orvieto Experience + Paper + Paint + Fabric + Stitch + Sketch = Art Journal* 

{  Simply. Creative. Fun.  }

*Art Journaling is magic for the soul and light for the senses


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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