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teacher: Civita di Bagnoregio

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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!’

 

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point of view: Civita di Bagnoregio

To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.

—Joseph Campbell

 

Many a day is spent in a quiet place of solitude; one of many gifts of Civita.

 This window to the world in ‘lo studio’ is magical. (One of the apartments available at the Civita Institute). Experience the mystery of clouds that wisp in during the middle of the night, listening to the late summer rains approaching, dodging the visiting bees, cool breezes comforting, sensing the warm light, the valley below extending forever and much eaves dropping to the conversation, mostly in many languages. Whether drinking coffee or sipping wine; this place is a comfortable refuge to conclude the day’s work and plan for the next, turning pages in one’s sketchbook and reflecting in writing and drawing.

Find your sacred space in Civita. Come along this Fall.

Contact me with your interest + go here

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Civita di Bagnoregio: piazza (n.)

Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. — Chuck Close

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Piazza (n.): A public square or marketplace, especially in an Italian town.

When drawing the piazza, one needs to find the right time of day. The central square becomes a clock of sorts as one becomes exposed to the sun, especially during the late summer months.

Having a keen understanding of where the sun rises and sets each day can provide you with the ultimate protection and most importantly, the quality of light one desires. 

My favorite time of day is when the shadows are long, early morning or late afternoon.

It all begins to fall into place; you see; even the church’s axis is east/west, the sunset from the bridge is breathtaking and turns the rock to gold!

And be sure to check out the children in an early, cool evening, playing soccer in the center square; the end of another great day.

Come along this Fall. Contact me with your interest +  go here

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Translating Landscape

Translating Landscapes

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.

Warmly, Anita

https://www.carlasonheim.com/online-classes/translating-landscape/

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.

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driving through paintings, at every turn

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My recent adventure, on the road, placed me into a ‘mighty fine’ place:

Pomeroy, Washington

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Five hours there and 5 hours back to Seattle, let me experience some beautiful country where I was ‘driving through paintings’ at every turn.

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I have new inspiration to head into studio now;  I have ‘work to do’ to describe + evoke this amazing place.

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All the design elements play out: line, shape, value, color, edges, textures + space!

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I look forward to my work shop in August, out there: letting other adventurers experience the wonder + not too far away + just around the bend. Join me.

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A few testimonials from some wonderful students and adventurers that have participated in my past Civita Workshops.

Come experience Civita with me this Fall 2018. Let’s begin the adventure.

More information here:

https://anitahlehmannteacher.com/civita-workshop/

 

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‘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. ‘

Dan

‘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.

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!’

Leona

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depictive to the evocative; let’s talk

One of my purposes in studying drawing in Civita in 2013 was to further my teaching in the subject of abstract and begin to develop methods to understand this expressive side.Abstract drawing is the practice in which one represents their work using emotive powers, allowing the artist to fall into a meditative zone, representing ideas of the ‘unseen.’

These studies show this transitional process, from the representational works to the abstract; tools are developed to further this creative process. 

This is how I break it down: Representational (depictive) works: drawing what you see. Abstract (evocative) works: drawing what you don’t see; aspects of design, feelings and emotions.

So began the investigation of ‘crossing over’ to the abstract.

I start with naming my work which conjures feelings and new emotions about the subject.In the representational exercise, I use tools to describe the subject with line, texture, value, edges, shape, color; those I see within the subject. Then, in the abstract exercise,  I delve further into design notions and their relationships. I investigate and probe design/felt concepts of movement, dominance, unity, variety, composition; those unseen within the subject.

These studies and design tools aided me in the first steps of ‘crossing over’ to the evocative; mark-making about a place and time, aspects purely felt on a given subject.

 

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Realize drawing connects us to our experience, with an intimacy not otherwise possible.

Experience the inherent intimacy with drawing, because the materials are limited. One simply holds a pencil in one’s hand. The artist’s touch is elemental and we are able to see how much an artist can do with a pencil and how distinctive each artist’s language of mark making can be.

Learn about the ‘power of a place’ through drawing.

Join me in Civita this Fall.

https://anitahlehmannteacher.com/civita-workshop/

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an open house: Civita Workshop 2018

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