Akhriev in Italy with Yangzhi Chen, a 5th year student at the Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Akhriev in Italy with Yangzhi Chen, a 5th year student at the Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES
On Sunday evening there will be a welcome reception.
On Monday evening Akhriev will give a demonstration on a relevant subject.
On Wednesday evening there is a free Italian cooking class and shared meal.
On Friday evening there is a farewell party.

Anghiari, Oil on Board

Anghiari, Oil on Board

Montereggi Stripes, Oil on Panel, 2016

Montereggi Stripes, Oil on Panel, 2016

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Nearby attractions include Lake Como, Lake Garda, the mountain town of San Pellagrino. Our town has several Romanesque churches of interest, and nice restaurants withing driving distance.

The nearest large town is Bergamo, easily accessed by bus. Bergamo has a beautiful art museum, including a beautiful collection of Moroni portraits.

Vineyards of Montereggi, an oil by Akhriev from 2016

Vineyards of Montereggi, an oil by Akhriev from 2016

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Landscape Painting in Oils Masterclass

Plein air painting requires a different approach than painting interior scenes, due to the changing weather and moving sun. So the plein air class will be more direct painting. To achieve that goal, I will advise participants to do a series of smaller paintings, alla prima, and at the same time work on one or two pieces which have multiple layers applied returning at the same of time of day. I will share how I work when I have a short time to capture a landscape, as well as discussing how to work on a piece over the course of several days.
— Daud Akhriev

June 17-21, 2019 (Arrive June 16, depart June 22)

COURSE STRUCTURE
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Akhriev will teach steadily each M-F from 9:00-1:00 to participants painting in the garden, vineyards and village. Classes will begin promptly.
-From 1:15 until 2:30 the estate’s restaurant serves lunch.
-From 3:30 or 4:00 every afternoon Akhriev will paint somewhere on the estate, and participants are welcome to paint nearby, observe and ask questions, or have independent activities.
-Several times during the course the participants will gather together to talk about progress and see one another’s work.
-Participants are welcome to ask advice about works from outside class.
-At 7:30 every evening dinner will be served in the restaurant.

INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Instruction M-F as described above
Boarding in the villa, private or shared room (different pricing, please select)
All meals at the restaurant on the estate (at scheduled times), in a former monastery of the 11th Century. Wine included at lunch and dinner.
One evening demo by Akhriev
One Italian cooking class in the villa
Transfers on the day of arrival and departure from the airports of either Milano Linate (NOT MILAN MALPENSA) or Bergamo
Damar varnish, turpentine and brush cleaner

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The minimum age for participants is 18 yrs.
The rooms of the 17th C villa are on the third floor. Basic physical fitness to climb stairs with your luggage is obligatory.
Participants need to bring all art materials not listed as “provided.” For example, easels are not provided.
Meals are provided, but require a short walk of about two blocks through the vineyards.
Room Selection will be granted based on the order of enrollment.
The bathrooms are shared, four bathrooms total for ten students. Three are on the sleeping level.
There is slow wifi in the villa.
Two washing machines are provided. Clothes are hung to air-dry in a designated room.
Airport transfers are provided ONLY from the airports of Bergamo or Milan Linate. Arrival at other airports require participants to organize their own transportation to the villa.
The villa has a dog.

PRICE
Course with Private Room $1900
Course with Double, Shared Room $1500

*email us for a 10% discount code if enrolling in multiple masterclasses

One of the double rooms. Beds can be pulled apart. All four bathrooms are outside the bedrooms, either in the corridor outside the bedrooms, or on the ground floor.

One of the double rooms. Beds can be pulled apart. All four bathrooms are outside the bedrooms, either in the corridor outside the bedrooms, or on the ground floor.