The Abruzzi Mountain Workshop/drawing and painting in Italy
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  "in viaggio"

The Abruzzi Mountain Workshop has expanded to new destinations. Last year’s Summer Intensive on the island of Ischia offered a week of creative exploration inspired by the landscape and energy of island life—from the colorful Mediterranean coastline to stunning mountain views.

In 2016, our fifteenth year of travels—"in viaggio"— we'll be returning to Ischia for a one-week Painting/Mixed Media Intensive from September 23 - 30. In addition, we'll be traveling to the verdant mountains of Puerto Rico for two media workshops.

Utuado, PR
stairway to tropical garden, Casa Grande Mountain Retreat

February 5 - 12
Mixed-Media at a
Mountain Retreat

Ischia, Italy
street scene on the Italian island of Ischia
Sept. 23 - 30
Color and Light of a Mediterranean island
Ischia Ponte and the walls of the ancient city

Ischia, Italy

Mornings in Ischia will be spent working from our studio or at one of the island's superb outdoor locations…along cobbled streets, in shaded piazzas or atop Mediterranean promontories. Afternoons will be available for island excursions and partaking of the lovely island spas.

Students will come away with a new appreciation for the colors, textures and lifeforms of this unique and historic land.

Utuado, Puerto Rico

Two six-day, mixed-media workshops held at the acclaimed Casa Grande Mountain Retreat, a lovingly restored coffee plantation near San Juan. In this tropical paradise, cradled beneath green mountain vistas, we welcome both beginning and more experienced artists. Participants will work in studio as well as in the botanical gardens, using collage, drawing and painting and also site-specific installation as a part of the process.

Students at this unique workshop will enjoy tranquil, balconied rooms along with hammocks, a fresh water swimming pool, three elegant meals daily plus two working trips to the seaside.

As in all AMW's programs, we engage both the beginner and the more experienced artist. Please join instructors Patricia Antonucci and Barbara Schaefer as we continue our exploration of the world's most entrancing landscapes, their color and light.

    Each weeklong workshop includes:

  • seven nights of hotel accommodations
  • five hours of instruction each day
  • daily excursions to islands and coastal sites
  • daily lunch or dinner
  • all materials and supplies
  • daily critiques and our farewell dinner fiesta

 Space in this popular program is extremely limited. The price per
 person, travel not included, is US $1750/EURO €1350 per week.

 Please contact AMW for availability and details.

   New Saturday Workshops in NYC

If you can't get to Italy to make art, then join us Saturday mornings at Barbara Schaefer’s fabulous AIR loft in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the hottest new arts neighborhood in New York.

Led by Barbara and Patricia, we'll be experimenting with a wide range of media—including graphite, charcoal, pastel, tempera and acrylic—as we draw, paint and create multi-media and collage pieces within a traditional genre.

Our weeks will include exploration into the still life, the figure and collage.

The price of $100.00 includes: 3 hours of instruction, all materials and a light lunch of cheese, bread and wine.

Please contact AMW for details.

Join us for Saturday art sessions at Barbara Schaefer's spacious Greenpoint loft

One-Day Art Workshops at AMW’s New York City annex.




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"My eyes were forced to see things differently—
the angles, the textures, the colors. I plan to do much more work when I get home."
Georgene, WA