Join us in beautiful Tuscany!

Well, I promised you more details about our upcoming Art/Writing Retreat in Barga, Italy and here they are! So buckle up, because you are going to love this.

If you would rather skip the pesky details and register now, click SIGN ME UP!

Let’s say you’ve always wanted to write a book…

…but didn’t know where to begin. Or you wanted to paint but are convinced you can’t draw a straight line.

This retreat is for you! Writing Coach Diana Scimone and yours truly will teach all the classes–and we promise you’ll be inspired and encouraged to paint the masterpiece and write the best-seller that you’ve always dreamed of.

Diana is not only my good friend but also the author of the charming series “Adventures With PawPaw” (which I was privileged to illustrate) and the soon-to-be-released “Born to Fly”wordless book. So how does one write a wordless book you ask? Diana wrote a novel by the same name and I “translated” it into an illustration only graphic novel.
Diana will teach the writing classes. As a writer’s coach, she has helped countless people all over the world write the books that are inside them. She offers numerous workshops throughout the year, personalized writer’s coaching, and her blog to help people write the book they’ve always dreamed of writing. And she’d love to help you write your book, too.
As for me… like most artists I have been drawing and painting most of my life. I have experience in working in watercolor, oil, soft pastels, pen and ink and of course the lowly pencil. Over the course of my career I have won awards at various art shows, exhibited in galleries, painted murals, illustrated children’s books, and taught art to both children and adults. And I would love to pass along some proven drawing and painting techniques to you.

Classes are for beginning as well as experienced artists and writers. Diana and I will teach 2 classes each (in English) over two weekends in September. You can attend 1, 2, 3, or all 4 classes. The more classes you take, the greater your discount (and you also get a nice discount if you register by June 15).

All classes will be at beautiful Casa Cordati in the delightful town of Barga. Here’s what you’ll learn in this charming setting (remember, you can take any or all of these classes):

Heard enough yet?  SIGN ME UP!

Saturday, September 18
Drawing with the Artist’s Eye: Learn proven drawing techniques used by artists all over the world.
Taught by artist Leah Wiedemer
10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, September 19
“How to Write a Book 101”
Learn 7 practical steps to help you write the book you’ve always dreamed of writing.
Taught by Diana Scimone
10am – 6pm

Saturday, September 25
How to Write a Book 102: Explore 23 valuable tools to make your fiction
and non-fiction sing
Taught by writer’s coach Diana Scimone
10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, September 26
Beginning Soft Pastel: Learn color basics and how to work with this wonderfully, portable and forgiving medium.
Taught by artist Leah Wiedemer
10am -6pm

Want more info?

Contact Diana or me. Registration is limited in order to keep classes small, so don’t put it off. Use the convenient form below to register via credit card or PayPal today.

That landscape is waiting to be painted and that book doesn’t want to wait another year!

To register just click  HERE.


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