Olga Litvinenko

Plein Air watercolor painting retreat.
April 27 – May 4, 2019


April 27 – May 4, 2019 – Olga Litvinenko
Plein Air painting retreat. “I try to let my watercolors glow to live their lives, so to speak”.

This retreat gives you a wonderful opportunity to paint with professional artist Olga Litvinenko, enjoy 7 unforgettable days in Western Sicily.

We invite you to enjoy a fantastic program of learning about painting while immersing ourselves in the authentic Sicilian life.
During the workshop, you will explore value, color mixing, composition, sketching-drawing, color theory, paint splashing, paint human figures and etc.
Olga will show you how to take photos, as a base for successful paintings. We will explore together to take reference shots.

“Walking around the city and observing the interesting stories of urban life is the pursuit that has captured my attention at the moment. I make a lot of small drawings and sketches of city scenes—as well as specific architectural details—both in the open air and in the studio,”

“I use the most successful elements of these sketches as the basis for a painting. But I also need the help of reference photos to draw individual objects accurately, such as architecture, trees and roads, so I take a lot of pictures on my walks as well.”

You will explore surroundings, the tinerary includes visits local markets, salt pans, vineyards, breathtaking Erice Mountain and its medieval village
Every day you will have a picturesque destination to sketch and paint, explore and meet the locals.
All participants will benefit from Olga daily one-on-one guidance.

In the evenings you will enjoy dinner specially prepared for you by our chef with selected local wines at the Villa or dinner at typical restaurants chosen by us.

OLGA LITVINENKO lives and works in Saint-Petersburg,Russia.
She graduated from the State Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture at the faculty of graphics. The Professor. G. Starov has had a particularly significant impact on the learning of watercolor painting.
Postgraduate ( faculty of graphic ).
Since 1999 she has started exhibition activity. Winner of several international competitions. Creative works are exhibited in St. Petersburg, Russian and foreign exhibitions. Works are in private collections in Russia, America, France, China and Korea.
Most important exhibitions: The Paris Musee D’ Orsay, Seoul, New York, Moscow, Santa Fe, Tirana, Istanbul, St Petersburg, India, N. Delhi.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, Russian, 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.

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro.

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.

Double occupancy with private bath1.400 – 1.600 euro per person
Double use single occupancy with private bath 1.700 – 1.800 euro per preson
Double use single occupany shared bath 1.600 euro per person

– Tuition for 6 days
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
– Wine tasting
– All local transportation
– Pick-up at Palermo airport on the first day between 10am and 3pm. We organise precise pick-up times to fit in with our guests’ flight arrivals times.
– Transfer to Palermo airport on the last day after breakfast. Leaving around 9.30 am, precise timing does depend on all our guests’ flight times.

– Any personal expenses
– Painting materials
– Insurance
– Airfare
– Transfers to and from other airports than Palermo
– Transfers to the villa from Palermo airport later than 3pm are extra cost.
If you arrive later than 3 pm, we can arrange personal transfer accordingly.

Those who make “earlybird booking” can enjoy 150 euro discount per person(valid until June 30 2018)

If you share with a non-participating partner, he or she will enjoy a discount of 350 euro for the painting holiday.

If you share with other participant or non-participating partner, each of you will save 200 euro.

The deposit to keep your spot is 300 euro, it can be paid by bank transfer or PayPal.
Apply NOW, spots are limited and early enrollment is suggested.
Minimum number of participants 10
Maximum number of participants 15

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

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