La Meridiana


Impression and Expression: Painting all’Aria Aperta with Lori Putnam
Sicily May 23 – 31, 2015

Spend your week working with American Impressionist Lori Putnam, painting beautiful Sicily!

This workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Demonstrations will be in oil, but principles will apply to any medium.
Students will
- learn how to see strong designs that occur naturally outdoors;
- quickly capture first impressions of the scene in order to make a strong statement;
- build on that statement using response and expression to complete finished works all’aria aperta.
The popularity of Lori’s sold-out workshops can be attributed to her approachable, giving nature and her hands-on teaching style. Workshops are open to students of any level, however plein air experience is strongly suggested. Experienced artists will benefit by gaining insight into individual strengths and weaknesses, learning to become self-critical, and developing approaches to stretch boundaries and move forward in artistic their growth.
Lori will motivate you, bring you new understanding, teach you to reap the benefits of painting outdoors, and help you think, see, plan and paint your subjects using a modern impressionist approach. Students are required to provide their own plein air equipment and supplies.

Lori Putnam’s artistic development truly began following an intensive, 8-month period of self-study in Italy in 2008. The artist’s rapid growth and style continued to evolve for the next several years, due largely to the influence and encouragement from artist friends Quang Ho and Scott Christensen. In the past year, five of the nation’s top magazines have taken notice, and spotlighted her work and successful career. Now considered one of the nation’s most prominent and sought-after Modern Impressionists, Putnam’s paintings border on abstraction, and are recognized for their energetic brushwork, masterful use of color, and intelligent design.
The artist paints landscapes and still life, as well as the figure and portraits. When asked about subject matter, Putnam states, “It is much less about the actual subject itself, and more about color harmonies, rhythms, patterns, and shapes.” While she may use photographs as reference material, she prefers working from life, and travels extensively painting sketches to use for larger paintings at her studio in Charlotte Tennessee. To view more of the artist’s work, visit her website at

Cost in double room: € 1700
Cost in single room ( as long as available): € 2000

Services included
Tuition (Meridiana)
Accommodation in double room, single room on request with supplement
Breakfast on all days
5 dinners
1 wine tasting with light dinner in Marsala
1 aperitif dinner
Field trips to Erice, Selinunte, Marsala, Trapani
Airport pick up and drop off at an agreed time at Trapani-Birgi (TPS) airport
Ground transportation while at Villa

Not included
Any personal expenses
Painting materials
Pick up and drop off from other airports than Trapani-Birgi TPS.

For sign up please contact
Deadline for sign up is December 31st 2014.


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