WHAT IS AN ART ADVENTURE ABROAD WITH DARLA?
Simply put, my Art Adventure is just that. We are a small group of artists (and non-artists who desire the encounter) who experience the culture, sites, foods of another country as we gather photographs, a few sketches and with paint and other fun materials learn how to make an art journal of the trip! It's great fun, easy for non-arties to do and is a unique record of your adventure! I keep an art journal and will show you how to do the same. We use our cameras to gather images and while on site may do some quick sketches or painting but primarily we use our time to see the area. Each day there is a fun challenge for photography as well as the journal itself. This art travel holiday will provide time for both sightseeing and plein aire painting (painting while on site). Each day when we return "home" for the day we will use some time for instruction and creating! Seasoned artists as well as new artists are welcome.
Having traveled to 70 countries, I have experience planning trips. In May 2015 I realized my dream to plan and travel abroad with artists. Since then my annual Art Adventures Abroad have visited Spain (2015), Portugal (2016) with added river cruise, Ireland (2017), Denmark/Germany (2018) and Southern France (2019). BUT only FUN people can come...if you can't walk a few miles during the day, pack light and manage your own bags, this is not for you! The terrain in Europe can be a challenge with steep stairs and cobblestones where elevators/escalators are rare! If you require walking assistance you should consider not joining us for this experience.
I am not a travel agent, but I arrange lodging, meals and itenerary. Generally my trips are 10 days-2 weeks. In the evenings we relax with happy hour (optional!) and add to our ongoing art journal, paint, catch up on emails or settle in with a book...even our non-artists in the group can learn to art journal!
You are invited! It's always a VERY small group so if you are interested in the next trip let me know early. Those on my contact list are the first invited to future workshops/ adventures (if you mised our adventure this year, ask to have me add you to my early-contact list)! Bring a friend, bring a spouse for a memorable experience!
There are tabs on the upper left corner of this page to view photo scrapbooks of past Art Abroad Adventures! We are easy to spot---we are the ones with smiles!
2020 9-19 May: Join us for a wonderful trip to the Umbria region of Italy! The pricing, etc appears on the tab to the left "2020 Italy"
2021 8-17 October: We return to Perigord Retreats in the Dordogne River Region of France in October to experience more of the area at a different season! More details will be posted soon! In the meantime, don't miss the Italy trip in 2020! Here are some pics of the area in France: