misty mawn

Exploring THE heart & soul of orvieto with paint 

create a painting inspired by your surroundings in orvieto

Where better to spark your creativity than on the land where some of the most influential artists once lived? It’s no wonder that Italy is the dreamland for many artists, filled with so much rich history, breathtaking beauty, and authentic culture. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a meaningful experience that will stay with you forever. During our time together, we will wander the cobblestone streets seeking inspiration to influence our work. We will sketch out ideas to bring back to the studio and then work out ideas for an original Italian-inspired painting. 

DATES: September 30 – October 6, 2023

PRICE:  $3495 USD

THEME: Take what you see and feel and turn it into art.

Meet Misty


Misty Mawn is a full time mixed media artist.  She is an international workshop instructor as well as the author of Unfurling, A Mixed Media Workshop. Inspiration and Techniques for Self -Expression through art. She has been published in multiple publications from Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper, Scissors, to Spirituality and Health Magazine.

Passionate about living a creative life, she carries with her an insatiable curiosity for the world we live in and finds inspiration everywhere she goes. She loves to share that found inspiration with those she teaches.

She is a mother of two and lover of all animals.  When not painting or teaching she can be found cooking nourishing vegetarian food, hiking in the woods, throwing pottery, or practicing the violin.  



Your time with misty includes:

In this workshop you will learn how look for and to sketch out ideas. How to edit your ideas and make a strong composition for painting. Learn the art of basic color mixing and how to create harmony in your work.  Each day there will be time to spend working in your sketchbook/journal.  The first day will be spent sketching and planning and doing a few color studies. The next day will be spent mixing paints and working out ideas on a preliminary painting. The remainder of  days will be spent working on the final painting. Individual guidance and gentle critique will be provided.  All levels are welcome.

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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