PLEIN AIR PROVENCE

Plein Air Provence Painting Workshop  
June 24 – July 1, 2005

I would personally like to invite you to join me on an incredible art & cultural adventure in the heart of Provence.  The plein air painting workshop I am offering will include very personalized painting instruction while exploring the south of France in the region around Arles and St. Remy.
This is more than a painting workshop but an educational adventure into the life of one of the greatest painters of the modern era. The paintings that Van Gogh produced when working in Arles and St. Remy amounted to an immense breakthrough in his style and in the history of Western art. 
Just imagine painting in the same locations where Van Gogh painted some of his most important works, like the “Langlois Bridge”, “The Olive Grove”, the “Café Terrace At Night” and more.   The workshop will be base in St. Remy at the Villa Glanum, which is located across from the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted some of his most famous works such as “Starry Night”. 
The daily painting excursions will be coordinated and accompanied by our French program coordinator. Because she is a local, knows the area and speaks French, we will be able to experience the South of France from a truly insiders point of view.
Please see the accompanying brochure that includes a detailed daily itinerary.  Early booking savings of $200 per person expires November 20, 2014.  Space is limited so, I encourage you to enroll as soon as possible to ensure your place by contacting Mary Lee Kenny at The Travel Gallery-American Express, 561-745-1553.   I hope to see you in Provence!

Plein Air Workshop in Cortona Italy May 12-20, 2013

I am posting photos from the plein air workshop that I just gave in Cortona, Italy.  Cortona is located south of Florence near the border of Tuscany and Umbria.  It is a great location because of the access to all of the great hill towns and the opportunities to paint the broad vistas of mountains and valleys that surround Cortona.  Our home base was the Villa Di Piazzano in Cortona, a former hunting lodge of a bishop in the 1400’s and the villa has been totally restored and is now a four star small hotel, a great place to stay.

We took side trips to Florence were we had a private tour guide through the Uffizzi Gallery and other sites of artistic interest.  Other cities we visited were Sienna and Montepulciano, which were all fabulous.  Hope you enjoy the photos and of course I could give you an enormous amount of narrative for each photo but will just leave the photos to tell the stories.   If you are interested in other workshops that I will be giving please email me at…  tedmatz@comcast.net

I would like to thank the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art for sponsoring my workshop and Gallery Travel in Tequesta, Florida for making all of the arrangements.