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Plein air painting in The old high city

2 reviewsBergamo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Martin

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

Let's experience the beauty of Bergamo in an unusual way! We will discover the Old City of Bergamo (Città Alta) through plein air painting, in the same way painters used to paint in the past: sitting in the nature, letting the landscape in! From the Venetian Walls of Bergamo (Unesco inheritage) we will look together for the best framing and then will start our experience. I will explain you the basic rules for a good composition (rule of thirds, balancing of empty and full spaces, etc), and I will explain step by step how to mix and use the colours. We'll paint on a small panel or canvas (wood or cardboard) with acrylic colours. Not only naturalistic painting: every kind of creativity is welcome! At the end of the experience you'll take your art piece at home as a souvenir.
Let's experience the beauty of Bergamo in an unusual way! We will discover the Old City of Bergamo (Città Alta) through plein air painting, in the same way painters used to paint in the past: sitting in the nature, letting the landscape in! From the Venetian Walls of Bergamo (Unesco inheritage) we will look together for the best framing and then will start our experience. I will explain you the basic rules for a good composition (rule of thirds,…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    A painting panel (which you will take home)
    Acrylic colors + brushes +...
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Sat, Sep 26
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
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Sun, Sep 27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
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Mon, Sep 28
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person

Meet your host, Martin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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My name is Martin and I am a painter/illustrator. I've been painting for 20 years. I studied at School of applied Arts of Sforzesco Castle. I've taught painting and artistic techniques for many years in Milan and I organize artistic retreats in Mediterranean regions such as Sicily, Greek islands and Crete. Some paintings of mine have been bought from collectors in Europe, Usa and South America and in this experience I want to give you the basics of acrylic painting by making together a small painting en plen air.
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Where you'll be

From Colle Aperto we will walk together for 5 minutes until we reach the upper city walls, where we will study the framing for our painting. Then I will guide you step by step in the realization of your "en plein air" work, painting together and explaining techniques and tricks of the trade. I'll give you canvas and materials to make an original painting that you can take home.

2 reviews

Norma
September 2019
Attività consigliatissima. Martin mette subito a proprio agio, anche persone come me che sono del tutto inesperte. Per tre ore ci siamo rilassate e non abbiamo pensato ad altro che dipingere. Sono volate! Il paesaggio di Città Alta è sempre eccezionale.
Attività consigliatissima. Martin mette subito a proprio agio, anche persone come me che sono del tutto inesperte. Per tre ore ci siamo rilassate e non abbiamo pensato ad altro che…
Lee
September 2019
I loved my painting lesson with Martin. Erica was also present to help with interpretation, but Martins english was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher and was very patient with me, as a very slow beginner. We went to a beautiful spot overlooking the old walls, and painted a church steeple in the distance. This was a unique experience, I learn't a lot, loved meeting Martin and Erica and I have a unique momento of my time in Bergamo. Highly recommended.
I loved my painting lesson with Martin. Erica was also present to help with interpretation, but Martins english was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher and…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We will paint on small panels or canvas (18x24 cm /7 x 9 inches). The art work will be packed, so that you can bring it away with you.
If the weather is not very good we will paint in a nearby sheltered space, always outdoors

What to bring

Comfortable clothes

Cap, sunglasses