In the last few days Antonella Rea and myself have been to Rome to check out locations, accomodation and transport links, to make sure that the Holiday in April runs smoothly. It was great to be back in Rome again, a city I love, seeing some of the many wonders it has to offer. We also had the tough job of sampling the local food and drink. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Here are some snaps from the trip.
I had a great time at Higham Hall. Beautiful countryside, wonderful warm building with great food.
My students did some really great work in the short time were were there. I was delighted with their progress and they seemed deservedly pleased with their work. Lovely people. Students work:
I look forward to teaching at Higham again in the future.
A practical guide to making a wide range of beautiful effects with paint and how these can be applied most successfully in your watercolours
I am currently set designing for a pantomime – Robin Hood at the Exchange, North Shields. These two videos show me working on a six metre section of decorative grasses that will cover a portion of the back of the stage. I painted all this this in one day !
I painted this in one day – a 6 metre section of the scenery for Robin Hood at the Exchange, North Shields.
Posted by Jason Skill – Painting With Skill on Saturday, 28 October 2017
Jason Skill (artist and art teacher) and Antonella Rea (language tutor) are intending to run an educational holiday for those interested in drawing, sketching, the arts and speaking Italian.
This holiday will take place in Rome. The mornings will be spent either sketching with our resident artist Jason Skill or attending a language course at Scudit, a well renowned school specialising in teaching Italian to adults.
In the afternoons Antonella and Jason will take both groups to discover some of the lesser known sights of the city and admire masterpieces of Italian art, with further opportunities to draw and paint and speak Italian.
We will be flying from Newcastle airport on either:
Friday 20/04/18 to Friday 27/04/18
Friday 18/05/18 to Friday 25/05/18
For all participants the Holiday includes;
Accommodation in a B&B in the central quarter of S. Giovanni (walking distance from the Basilica of St. John in Lateran)
Transfer between Rome airport and the accomodation.
Guided visits in the afternoons.
If you are part of the art group your holiday will include:
Guidance in sketching with pencil, ink and watercolour (the equipment required will be lightweight and easy to carry in a small backpack)
If you wish, the chance to learn a little Italian with the help of the language tutor
If you are part of the language group your holiday will include:
Four days Monday – Thursday morning tuition at Scudit
If you wish, the chance to learn to draw and sketch under the guidance of art tutor Jason Skill
Not included in holiday costs:
Lunch and evening meals will be enjoyed in various locations chosen especially to allow you to try traditional Roman cuisine at affordable prices.
Any public transport in and around Rome.
The weekend will be devoted to sightseeing, exploring some of the many hidden gems in and around Rome, where you can use your language skills and do a little sketching.
The following Monday to Thursday will be more focussed on the educational aspects of the holiday, but not forgetting we are in the city of la dolce vita !
COSTS; ( Flights not included -currently costing just under £200 from Newcastle airport with Jet2 )
If you are in the art group you will pay:
£ 550 if sharing a B&B room and
£ 670 in an individual room
If you are in the language group the price will be as follows:
B&B in shared room £720
Private room in a family home £770
B&B individual room £830
Please note that these prices include the costs of the language school.
ALL participants are asked to have personal holiday insurance
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Send an email to Antonella Rea ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to express your interest, indicating which group i.e. art or language, stating your preferred dates for the holiday and type of accommodation you would prefer.
If you would like to travel with a partner who is not intending to take part in either of the educational programmes we can agree a price.
Ideally we need to receive this information by the end of November. At this point we will know the most popular dates and Antonella and I will decide if we have sufficient numbers to proceed with the holiday.
To confirm your place, you will have to pay a non refundable £100 deposit to Antonella Rea, payable by check or bank transfer by the 15th December 2017.
We recommend you buy your flights as soon as you have paid your deposit.
‘The White Lady’ will be performed at Crook Hall on the 22nd and 23rd of October. My painting for the poster is to be hung in the hall. I recently coloured a frame to match the artwork. Looking forward to seeing it there.
‘ FAST & EFFECTIVE WATERCOLOUR SEASCAPES WITH JASON SKILL ‘
November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
*NEW* – Jason Skill can create highly realistic watercolour seascapes in under 5 minutes. Explore his methods, looking at key elements that hold a seascape together, so you can make quick and pleasing seascapes of your own.
Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162
This holiday is organised by Higham Hall. To learn more: visit their website at; www.highamhall.com
My friend John Seymour has written a play for the 800th aniversary of Crook Hall, Durham. The play is called ‘The White Lady’ – performances are on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2017 performed at 6:30 in the great hall. I have created some artwork for the poster. The brief was that the play takes us through time to learn more about mystery of The White Lady.
Crook Hall is known for its abundant gardens, hence the playful garden painting.
I have then experimented as to how it light look with text….this is not the final poster
Had a fun day painting at Whitley Bay yesterday.
Six foot waves were great to watch and paint.
Painting bluebell woods in watercolour workshop at Wylam was really well attended. They did great work and fun was had by all.
Seascape painted last night for Knightsbridge Art Club
I am providing a demonstration of my seascape painting methods for Knightsbridge Art Club on Wednesday night, the 6th of September at the Gosforth Residents’ Association building on Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle. Doors open at 6:30.
I have been asked to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to attend the event. It costs £3 for guests.
I look forward to seeing you there.