Be inspired by the ragingly riotous beauty of the fall foliage season
CRIMSON AND GOLD LANDSCAPE
enchant, beckon and beguile you with its incredible kaleidoscope
of fiery, vibrant and bold colors.
Be stunned, awed and overwhelmed
by the reds and golds
that set the landscape afire
and by the intriguing geometric patterns.
Feel the peace and serenity of Genius Loci
and experience the reassuring traditions of Umbria.
Gratified by the success of the 2017 Kelli Folsom Artist-in-Residence Workshop, by popular request, we are so excited to host a 2nd Oil Painting Workshop to be led by both Kelli and Monte
and to be held during the most spectacularly beautiful and magical time of year when the olive harvest is in full swing and the Open Olive Mills’ Festival is underway with the mills abuzz and humming 18 hours a day with feverish activity as they cold press the 2018 olives for extra-virgin olive oil.
It will be an unrushed, friendly gathering of painters and art lovers to allow for a unique experience during a
very special season. Within an all-inclusive formula, we have planned a few special and fascinating activities (see below) which focus on the very essence of Umbria! However, you will have plenty of personal time to spend the way YOU prefer: to curl up in a comfy chair with a book; visit/paint the charming hill towns;
Bevagna and Assisi
cobblestoned lane of Montefalco
admire world-class art in Assisi, (Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti,) Spello (Pinturicchio) and Montefalco (Perugino and Benozzo Gozzoli);
Giotto in Assisi
Pinturicchio in Spello
Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco
or to stroll aimlessly with a gelato in hand; take a nap; bicycle through the vineyards….It’s up to YOU how YOU choose to spend YOUR ample free time.
We are now taking your bookings for November 2018. The program, to be a “go” , requires a minimum of 6 Workshop participants and a maximum of 12 people (significant others, spouses and friends are welcome) – space is limited so don’t delay in reserving your spot. All-inclusive 2018 Ratesper person for 7 nights in DOUBLE occupancy:
€2250 for Workshop participants
€1590 for accompanying NON-Workshop participants
in double roomSINGLE USE (limited availability):
€2690 for Workshop participants OR
€1990 for non-painters (if available)
your exclusive use of Genius Loci
7 nights luxury accommodations with 7 Buffet Breakfasts
7 in-house lunches – including Genius Loci house wines
5 morning workshops taught by Kelli and Monte with demonstrations and critiques followed by free afternoons
all soft drinks, cappuccinos, coffee, tea and mineral water at the Inn
an accompanied afternoon visit to the near-by ceramic capital of central Italy, Deruta, for a fascinating tour of the entire production process of the centuries-old, hand-painted majolica tradition…and if interested, with time for shopping at factory prices.
roasted local bell peppers AND unforgettable landscapes
our very own Genius Loci estate wines and extra-virgin olive oil
awe-inspiring vistas, unchanged for centuries
rarefied morning light as seen from Genius Loci – what a sight!
Old World charm
unique painting inspiration
a late-blooming oleander
photo courtesy of Trish Robinson
A fun-hands-on afternoon cooking class in the Genius Loci kitchen with Mary and Maurizio, including dinner with wine, (minimum 2 participants at €160 per person – maximum 4 at €140 per person). Non-cooking class participants are welcome to join us for dinner at €60 per person (wine included).
* Massages and/or beauty treatments at a beautiful Montefalco spa (rates upon request)
Bike rentals with delivery to the Inn (rates upon request)
Truffle hunting (rates upon request)
What’s not included? *Air travel to and from Italy
*Transportation during the Workshop Week
*Meals except those specified
*Bar consumptions, incidentals (if any) except those specified
Enjoy the fun and food with us at the Open Olive Mills’ Festival
wood-burning-oven freshly baked bread
drizzled with just-pressed extra virgin olive oil on crusty grilled bread
grilling bruschetta at the Festival
bruschetta tasting with new oil at the olive mills
cheers!!! We hope you will join us for the fun of this magnificent experience! Contact information Kelli Folsom email@example.com Monte Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org Mary at Genius Loci email@example.com
Cell: +39 335 6890023
The payment schedule will be sent upon receiving your booking intention. Due to the nature of the Workshop, payments are non-refundable. We strongly advise protecting your trip with insurance and booking your November air tickets early on in order to take full advantage of the low November air fares. https://www.insuremytrip.com
view from Genius Loci
Michael, the full-time manager Thank you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Hoping to see you in November 2018,
Michael, Mary and Maurizio