Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

Art & Inspiration from professional artist and instructor Pat Fiorello. Pat is known for her romantic landscape, garden and floral paintings in oil and watercolor. Her paintings often depict beautiful places like Italy and France. Pat teaches painting workshops in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. She is passionate about inspiring others to include art in their life. Whether creating it or simply appreciating and enjoying it, there are so many ways that art elevates life!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Travel & Art Perfect Together, Things to consider...

One of my students painting in Tuscany
Continuing with some more tips from my recent talk, "Travel & Art, Perfect Together", here are some things to consider when deciding on a workshop:
  •  What medium do you want to work in?
  • Is this an instructor you'd like to learn from (style, reputation, ask other artists re:bedside manner- all good artists are not necessarily good instructors)
  • Is it a location you'd love to visit
  • Subject matter-landscape, light, what the area is uniquely known for?
  • What will be the physical requirements of painting outdoors (walking, weather, carrying gear), are their accomodations if you have any limitations?
  • Will there be activities for a spouse or travel companion who may not be painting?
  • Price (local workshop vs. those requiring airfare), possibilities to use frequent flyer points or share hotel room with another student to cut costs
  • Be sure to plan way in advance. Workshops often have limited space and sell out early.
  • Look in the back of art magazines for ads or search on line, Shaw guides for workshop options.
  • Enjoy the anticipation of looking forward to a very special experience!  
With a couple of my students
painting at Monet's Garden in Giverny France

If you'd like to join me on a fun painting adventure, please contact me. My workshops are listed on I have another adventure to Tuscany in September 20-27, 2014 and stayed tuned to my "Bringing Beauty to the World" Newsletter for exciting new 2015 travel workshops to be announced in August.
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