Lori Putnam

Breathe in the Beauty of Sicily.



May 18 – 25, 2019 – Lori Putnam
Impression and Expression: Painting all’Aria Aperta

Spend your week working with American Impressionist Lori Putnam, painting beautiful Sicily!
This workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Demonstrations will be in oil, but principles will apply to any medium.

Students will
– learn how to see strong designs that occur naturally outdoors;
– quickly capture first impressions of the scene in order to make a strong statement;
– build on that statement using response and expression to complete finished works all’aria aperta.

The popularity of Lori’s sold-out workshops can be attributed to her approachable, giving nature and her hands-on teaching style. Workshops are open to students of any level, however plein air experience is strongly suggested. Experienced artists will benefit by gaining insight into individual strengths and weaknesses, learning to become self-critical, and developing approaches to stretch boundaries and move forward in artistic their growth.

Lori will motivate you, bring you new understanding, teach you to reap the benefits of painting outdoors, and help you think, see, plan and paint your subjects using a modern impressionist approach.

Students are required to provide their own plein air equipment and supplies.

Brief bio

Lori Putnam’s artistic development truly began following an intensive, 8-month period of self-study in Italy in 2008. The artist’s rapid growth and style continued to evolve for the next several years, due largely to the influence and encouragement from artist friends Quang Ho and Scott Christensen. In the past year, five of the nation’s top magazines have taken notice, and spotlighted her work and successful career. Now considered one of the nation’s most prominent and sought-after Modern Impressionists, Putnam’s paintings border on abstraction, and are recognized for their energetic brushwork, masterful use of color, and intelligent design.

The artist paints landscapes and still life, as well as the figure and portraits. When asked about subject matter, Putnam states, “It is much less about the actual subject itself, and more about color harmonies, rhythms, patterns, and shapes.” While she may use photographs as reference material, she prefers working from life, and travels extensively painting sketches to use for larger paintings at her studio in Charlotte Tennessee. To view more of the artist’s work, visit her website at www.loriputnam.com

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese on demand.

You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.

Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines. Snacks will also be provided throughout the day when needed. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people.

Oil – Intermediate to Advanced. Plein air experience is strongly recommended.

Travel by car and minibus
Arrival & Departure Airports: Palermo, Sicily (PMO) – Transfer time to villa 1h 20min
Our adventure begins at 18:00PM on the first day and ends at 11:00AM on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.

Please call or email YUMI for a detailed programme, information & registration:
Phone: (+39) 339 77 57 062