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    Picture yourself painting and
    touring with internationally
    acclaimed watercolorist, Mary
    Whyte. Mary will guide you
    through the techniques of planning
    your compositions, drawing,
    mixing color and creating great
    backgrounds. She will show you
    how to work with the model,
    avoid mistakes and give personal
    critiques and great tips for
    marketing your work.  Enjoy lots
    of painting action, one-on-one
    instruction, wonderful meals and
    wine, and Italian activities! Come,
    explore the Amalfi Coast, visit
    Capri, take in local museums and
    more. We have a full itinerary with
    you in mind so don't miss this
    workshop of a lifetime for travel
    enthusiasts and all levels of  artists.
    Mary’s work is in many corporate
    and museum collections, and has
    been featured in International
    Artist, American Artist, Artist
    Magazine, and American Art
    Collector magazines. She has been
    awarded the Portrait Society of
    America's Gold Medal. .
"Working South" Book
Mary Whyte
The Portrait and The Figure  
All Levels Welcome
watercolor - studio

March 21 - 28, 2020
Sorrento, Italy

$4500 for painters
$3200 for non painters

Registration  >>>

    Class Outline
    This is a studio workshop with live models. Mary will demonstrate each morning and then offer support at individual
    easels for the remainder of the workshop day. We will have one bonus day of outdoor painting. Easels suggested.

    All inclusive except meals with asterisks*.
    All breakfasts will be included at the hotel breakfast room and eaten at your leisure.
    Items are subject to rearrangement.

    Saturday 3/21/2020
    Guests arrive, check into the hotel 3:00 pm
    6:30 PM - Dinner at Hotel

    Sunday 3/22/2020
    Class in 'Capri' Meeting Room 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Lunch at the hotel
    Dinner Donna Sophia Restaurant

    Monday 3/23/2020 - Capri Boat Tour and Island visit. Pick up at 8:00 am in front of hotel.
    Bring a small palette and sketchbook if you want to sketch or paint on your own. There will be no class today.

    Bring your swimsuit if you want to swim or snorkel.
    Get a taste of Capri on this full-day tour. Board a boat and cruise the coastline of Sorrento, bound for Capri. Once at
    the island, we will  visit several grottoes and admire the natural rock formations that protrude from the sea. After a
    snorkeling break, we will have 4 hours in Capri and Anacapri, and then we will partake in a limoncello tasting.

    Blue Grotto Option * = 14 Euros

    What's Included on the boat:  Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled water, Snacks, Live commentary on board

    *  Lunch on our own in Capri
    6:30 PM - Dinner at hotel

    Tuesday 3/24/2020 - No class today
    Sightseeing Tour -  Amalfi Coast Drive - Full Day Trip from Sorrento 8:00 AM pick up in front of hotel, 5:30 PM

    Explore the scenic beauty of the Amalfi Coast on this day tour from Sorrento. See first-hand what has made the
    Amalfi Coast a playground of celebrities for decades, walking in the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart and Greta Garbo.
    Sit back and enjoy the views on the coach ride from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. *Lunch is at your own
    expense. Enjoy over 40 miles of unparalleled views of the Mediterranean Sea and coastline. Sightsee at your own pace
    with free time at all of the coastal town stop-offs. Sample lunch at a traditional restaurant and shop for souvenirs at
    the local shops.

    Your first stop is Positano, a tiered village built onto the side of the cliffs. Spend a few minutes capturing the famous
    views before hopping back on the coach for the next leg of the journey - the town of Amalfi. Explore Amalfi at your
    own pace, visiting the iconic multi-colored 9th-century cathedral or browsing the rows of shops along the town’s
    side-streets. You can even arrange to take a boat tour to the nearby little villages of Conca dei Marini, Maiori and
    Minor (own expense). After visiting Amalfi, board the bus once again to climb up to hilltop Ravello, your final stop.
    This little town is famous for two villas that both have large gardens and breathtaking views of the sea - Villa Rufolo
    and Villa Cimbrone - and you’ll have free time in Ravello to see them for yourself.  Soak in more of the Amalfi Coast’s
    famous views on the coach ride back to Sorrento.

    6:30 PM - Dinner at the hotel  

    Wednesday 3/25/2020
    Class in 'Capri'  Meeting Room - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Lunch at the hotel
    Dinner Taverna Sorrentina Sweet Dreams

    Thursday  3/26/2020 Class 9:00 am to 12:00 noon - plein air session
    * Lunch at hotel
    Sightseeing Tour Sorrento Farm Experience Including Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Get a true taste for southern Italy on this 5-hour culinary experience from Sorrento. Walk through olive groves and
    sample fresh olive oil, lemonade, and limoncello. Pair fresh provolone cheese with salami and wine. Led by a local
    guide, travel to a pizzeria, cheese factory, and family-run farm for tastings of their top products, including homemade
    bread, lemonade, and extra virgin olive oil. Learn the secrets behind Italian family recipes and try your hand at pizza
    making, Neapolitan style. Top it all off with coffee, dessert, and a limoncello digestivo before returning to our hotel in

    Friday 3/27/2020
    Class in 'Capri' Meeting Room - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  
    Lunch at the hotel
    Dinner: TBA

    Saturday 3/28/2020
    Check out 10 AM

    MARY WHYTE is a teacher and author whose figurative watercolor paintings have earned international recognition.  
    A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of
    coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects.  In 2003, Whyte’s paintings of her Gullah
    friends culminated in a museum exhibition and book called Alfreda’s World.  

    In 2011, Whyte’s ground breaking exhibition Working South opened with fifty works at the Greenville County
    Museum of Art in South Carolina.  Four additional museums signed on to exhibit the large-scale, sensitively rendered
    watercolors depicting blue-collar workers in industries vanishing throughout the south.  Whyte’s unrivaled mastery of
    the watercolor medium, along with this exhibition, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.  Her book, Working South,
    references each painting and sketch with background stories of the Southern people and places beautifully portrayed
    within the exhibition.  

    Down Bohicket Road, released November 2012, is her comprehensive book of paintings completed over a twenty-year
    period on Johns Island.  It is a rich, visual tribute to friendship that crosses cultural and racial borders and reaches
    straight to the heart.  

    Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists in the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International
    Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013.  Simultaneously, The Butler Institute
    of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently released
    biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens and
    published by University of South Carolina Press.  

    November 2013 Whyte was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.  This exhibition
    was extended due to the overwhelming positive public response.  Other exhibitions have included The World
    Watermedia Exposition in Thailand, 2014.

    Whyte is the author of Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, and An
    Artist’s Way of Seeing.  She continues to teach watercolor nationwide and in Europe.   

    She was awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal in April of 2016.