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2020-2021 Plein-air 

Art Retreats and Workshops

Gina Torello prides herself in providing a unique learning experience by forming small, intimate groups of like-minded artists. This approach affords all students the opportunity to advance in a well-planned, enriching environment. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

Below you will find unique workshops hosted by Lightscapes studio at local facilities. Feel free to contact us personally for any questions regarding the itinerary, prices and accommodations. If you are also interested in hosting a private event at your personal facility please contact us below.

Laurita Winery and Inn- New Egypt, NJ on September 1-3, 2020

Arrival Time  is Tuesday, Sept 1st at 9:00am

Check out is Thursday, Sept3rd at 4:00pm

Laurita Winery and Inn- New Egypt, NJ on October 19-21, 2020

Arrival Time Monday October 19th at 9:00am 

Check Out  Wednesday October 21st at 4:00pm

Join Lightscapes Studio for our Plein Air workshop at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ. Lodging will be at the eclectic Laurita Inn located walking distance from the winery.  Arrival will be Tuesday, September 1st at 9:00am when rooms will all be ready for check in.

 

Coffee and tea will be served at 10:00am during my introductory lesson. We will have a private 3-day Exclusive Art Workshop. Safety measures will be strictly enforced to ease any worry or concerns you may have.   There are 10 rooms available for this unique Plein-Air workshop.

 

All room accommodations vary in size and price and will have ensuite bathrooms for your convenience and privacy. Meals will be included in your room package, including two breakfasts, three lunches and  two dinners. If you would like to share a room with a friend, partner or spouse,  please let me know when you sign up.  Several rooms are more spacious than others, with some room including fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies.

 

Group lessons on composition, color theory and value studies-along with step-by-step demonstrations in oils and pastel outside and inside the facilities-will be offered.  

I will supply Plein-Air New Wave pochache easels with tripods to all students that do not have their own.   All artists are required to bring their individual art supplies in their medium of personal preference. Feel free to work in any media you desire.  I will be teaching several step-by-step lessons and work with each and every one of you individually during the entire workshop. 

Franciscan Friars Retreat Center - Garrison, NY on April 22-25, 2021

Arrival time is Thursday,  April 22  at 10:00 am

Check out is Sunday, April 25th t 3:00pm 

Join Lightscapes Studio in NY State for our Spring Plein-Air weekend getaway on the fabulous and meditative grounds of the Franciscan Friars of Atonement.  This breathtaking countryside retreat center is in a peaceful town in the hills  of NY state.

 

This retreat will offer a special combination of art and spiritual meditation and light yoga practice to enrich everyone in a creatively. There is architectural subject matter,  along with beautiful rural countryside farms.  For our painting pleasure and our meditative pleasure this retreat will have two hosts Mary Christensen Yoga Instructor and spiritual leader along with Gina Torello professional artist and instructor. All meals, rooms, and instruction are included in the price.

 

Group lessons on composition, color theory and value studies-along with step-by-step demonstrations in oils and pastel outside and inside the facilities-will be offered.  

 

I will supply Plein Air New Wave pochache easels with tripods to all students that do not have their own.  All artists are required to bring their individual art supplies in their medium of personal preference. Feel free to work in any media you desire. I will be teach several step-by-step lessons and work with each and every one of you individually during the entire workshop. 

                                            UPCOMING RETREATS

Below you will find one-of-a-kind retreats hosted by LightScapes Studio at facilities in the U.S. and abroad.  Retreats are usually 6 to 10 consecutive days at either a private villa or a bed and breakfast. Feel free to contact us personally for any questions regarding the itinerary, prices, and accommodations. If you are also interested in hosting a private event at your personal facility please contact us below.

Mira Monte Inn - Bar Harbor, Maine on June 21-27, 2021

 

Arrival time is Monday  June 21st  at 3:00pm

Check out is Sunday  June 27th at 3:00pm 

Join LightScapes Studio on our travels to Bar Harbor, Maine for a Plein-air painting retreat June 21-27, 2021.  The focus of this trip will be to enrich your artistic and creative abilities on an individual basis.  

 

Our exciting artistic journey will take place in the peaceful, breathtaking surroundings of Mira Monte Inn, tucked away in a quaint town on the coast of Maine. We will work with such a wide variety of subject matter, including gardens, Victorian homes, the down town village of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, don’t forget the pristine Atlantic lobster traps along the harbors and waterways. Group lessons on composition, color theory and value studies-along with step-by-step demonstrations in oils and pastel outside and inside the facilities-will be offered.  This will be an unforgettable getaway.

 

The entire  Bed and Breakfast is available solely to LightScapes Studio. There are 19 rooms ranging from full king, queen, and cottage suites all with ensuite bathrooms.

 

All accommodations will be provided, including lodging for 6 nights in a private bed & breakfast at the elegant Mira Monte Inn located in downtown Bar Harbor.  Breakfasts will be served at the Inn by the gourmet chef on site.  Lunches will be served on location wherever our Plein-air artists are painting that day. We will share our final Dinner together in an elegant downtown restaurant to be announced at a later date. All other dinners will be at the discretion of each individual  person and not included in the total.

 

Individual New Wave easels mounted on  tripods that will be available to all artists along with a plein-air compact foldable chairs. All artists are required to bring their individual art supplies in medium of personal preference. Feel free to work in any media you desire.  I will be teaching several step-by-step lessons and work with each and every one of you individually during the entire workshop. 

 

Relais iI Chiostro di Pienza , Italy on June 6-13,

 

Arrival time is Monday  June 6th  at 3:00pm

Check out is Monday  June 13th at 12:00pm 

Join LightScapes Studio on our travels to Pienza, Italy, for a Plein-air painting retreat from June 6-13, 2022. The focus of this trip will be to enrich your artistic and creative abilities on an individual basis.

 

Our exciting, artistic journey will take place in the peaceful, breathtaking surroundings of the Relais il Chiostro, tucked away on the hilltop town of Pienza in southern Tuscany. 

 

The Relais Chiostro di Pienza is a former Franciscan Convent dating back to the 13th century, located in an enviable position, in the center of the magnificent hamlet of Pienza-the heart of the Val d’Orcia. The Relais, in addition the charm of antiquity and history which has literally “passed” through its rooms, hides a wonderful surprise: the panoramic terrace with a garden set in the romantic Sienese hills of southern Tuscany.

 All accommodations will be provided, including lodging in a private wing of the monestary with an ensuite in every room and every room will have a view of the famous Val d’Orcia.  All breakfasts along with three lunches and three dinners are included.  We will have a day excursion to the Podere Speldalone an authentic organic working farm for a Plein-Air lesson and a gourmet meal you will remember for a lifetime. Local wines are served at all meals from the vineyards below in the Val d’Orcia and the unique gift from artisans you will not find anywhere in Tuscany.  All the art supplies imaginable from pastels, watercolor, charcoals to oils and all the supplies needed to create these masterpieces.  Light weight New Wave Plein-Air easels and a backpack to carry all your essential supplies around the town.

 Accepting deposits now for our 2022 European Retreat at the Relais il Chiostro di Pienza, Italy June 6-13, 2022

Inquire for more information

Please contact us below for more information regarding the itinerary, prices and to answer all of your questions and concerns. Look forward to hearing from you!

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