Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown

Join us on a trip to the Balkans We will be based at a country villa in Istria, Croatia, surrounded by farms, vineyards and olive orchards. Istria borders Slovenia and has a maritime border with Italy. The Italian city of Trieste and Ljubljana, Slovenia are within an hour’s drive. Istria, for much of its history a part of Italy (Italian is still spoken by many), is known for its cuisine, its incredible coastline, medieval hill towns and ancient ruins.

  • When: May 26 - June 2 or June 3 - 10, 2017
  • Where: Istrian Croatia
  • Price: $2800
Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown
Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown
Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown

Features & Info

Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown

Workshop Features:

• Double occupancy accommodations at a Luxury Villa (single occupancy avail. w/supplement)

• Airport transfers

• All internal transportation

• Excursions to the nearby hill towns, Venetian coastal cities and the breathtaking Roman Coliseum in Pula

• Vineyard and Artisinal Food Tours

• Continental Breakfast daily

• 5 Dinners at Villa

Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown

Distinguished Professor Louise Freshman Brown

Louise Freshman Brown, a painter and mixed medium artist, has had work featured in museum exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Her solo exhibitions include; Piirto Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, The Deland Museum of Art, DeLand, FL, and Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC. Louise has also been in many group exhibitions including Galleria Vetro & Arte, Venice, Italy, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC, Women’s Art Cooperative, Van Nuys, CA, The William Whipple Art Gallery, Marshall, MN, New York Academy of Art, NYC, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA, Childs Gallery, NYC. Louise received a B.F.A in painting and M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Syracuse University. She is a professor of art at The University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL where she has been recognized for excellence in teaching and scholarship. In 2005 she received the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award and the Distinguished Professor Award in 2007.

Balkan Bounty: Painting, Drawing/Mixed-Media in Istrian Croatia with Louise Freshman Brown

Director & Chef Fred Brown

Fred, a Florida based chef, with more than 20 years. experience, has honed his craft working in the United States and Europe. He has been designing and planning unique workshop experiences for artists, students and food lovers for more than 7 years. Fred has traveled extensively, lived and worked abroad. He taught cooking classes and worked in the production of food and wine events for BonAppétit Magazine in cities across the USA. His broad knowledge of food, coupled with his culinary skills combine to create memorable dining experiences informed by the local culture. Fred will showcase his talents producing regionally influenced dinner fare to be enjoyed outdoors while being complimented by local wines and exceptional views of the Croatian countryside. Fred is co-owner of Crane Ramen, in Gainesville, FL.

Additional Information

Workshop

The workshop will take place in the heart of pastoral Istria featuring rolling hills, medieval hill towns, acres of olive groves and vineyards. Workshop participants will be encouraged to develop their personal vision through series of drawing and painting processes. Individuals will have the opportunity to visually capture the varied landscape, century’s old architecture and create classic still life. In addition, you will be encouraged to explore abstraction and figurative work all in the unique environment of Istria. Sessions will encourage interpretation, focusing on composition, color and value. Individual instruction will be stressed along with interactive group critiques. We will celebrate our successes with an exhibition at the end of the workshop.

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