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Your teacher, Anita
A few testimonials from some wonderful students and adventurers that have participated in my past Civita Workshops.
Come experience Civita with me this Fall 2019. Let’s begin the adventure.
More information here: https://anitahlehmannteacher.com/civita-workshop/
Dan ‘Civita is fantastically real, an artist’s dream. The spirit of this place is inspiring, breathtaking, and immediately captivating.
Anita’s affection and respect for this magical setting made us feel at home in our studio, and with the rhythms of life in and around Civita. Her talent, patience, and caring mentorship created one of the most fruitful artistic experiences of my life. Memorable, too, for the many wonderful friendships we created in our time together.
‘Anita’s Civita classes provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore art with a gifted artist while living in an ancient, Italian hill town. Not to be missed!’
Pamela ‘We spent a week with Anita in Civita and it was a truly transformative experience. Our group were of vary levels of skill and interest and Anita adapted her teaching style to each of us in a way that made us all feel comfortable and interested in pushing our own boundaries. Anita is a great teacher uniquely able to adapt her teaching style to each students individual needs. Spend a week with her in Italy. It is a truly great experience!’
Jonathon And MC ‘I had the opportunity to spend time in Civita, attending Anita’s second session last October. For those of you who have never been to Civita or taken a class from Anita, I would highly recommend both.
Civita is a breathtaking hilltop village with incredible history and charm. What a perfect place to sketch landscape and architecture. You stay at the Civita institute which has it’s own appeal – Magical to say the least.’
Leona ‘Having been my very first art class, ever, I couldn’t have imagined learning from anyone but Anita. She is an amazing instructor, architect and artist. She has the ability to assist beginners to advanced artists. We used a variety of mediums which helped me narrow down my favorites. Discovering the use of charcoal, graphic, pastels and watercolor with Anita’s artistic insights provided such a wonderful learning opportunity.
If you haven’t signed up for this Fall’s session, don’t hesitate, it will be well worth your time and money. Italy in the fall! Couldn’t be more perfect. Ciao!’
A creative adventure; a new class via on-line. So great to teach landscape (design) drawing + painting and to reach out to many. Take a look at the preview + sign up.
The landscape is a gentle way of exploring the elements that are integral to making meaningful work: line, value, color, shape, edges, composition.
In this 6-lesson class, we will use our study of landscape to work at finding our unique mark, learning and reinforcing design concepts, drawing with intent, and simplifying.
Please note the new day and time for my Art Opening
@ Perry + Carlson in Mount Vernon:
Saturday, Feb 10 @ Perry+Carlson Gallery 2 – 5PM
Love to see you!
I arrived home a month ago, really. My trip away was once again a huge learning experience; in Italy and France.
I was awarded a fellowship in 2013 through the Civita Institute, where I studied drawing in the evocative/depictive process. ‘Bingo!’
My impressions since being home:
What are ‘bingo’s’? Simply said, a happening that is spontaneous but you know when it’s a win. One could play the game, Bingo. I like to play it in art. How many keen marks create a bingo? Did I find my ’80/20′? How did that painting feel? Did I leave the paint alone?
Mostly, my ‘bingo’s’ on this trip came from my remarkable group of students.
Each student bringing so much to everything; brave, creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, caring and talented. Bingo! Best students!
So, let’s continue to create those ‘bingo’s’.
Back to studio.
After 9 days, I have studied many a drawing element: line, shape, value, texture, color?, space…The original intention was to get ‘back on the horse’ and work again with watercolor and find my way through this expressive media. And my plan is to continue in the process, and yes, 21 more days.
Teaching has been ‘so far, so good,‘ actually, wonderful this Fall.
Recently, I have found how much overlap with concept there is from class to class; whether it is a composition class, watercolor workshop or a drawing seminar. I find it is all about Design. The energy level of the student’s are terrific; they are receptive and ready each class.
At times, my weekends are full and my 2 days a week evening classes can be tricky to manage after a full days work at the architect’s desk. However, the teaching revives thanks to my students and has made me a better designer, manager and motivator.