Fantastic work by Drawing from the Masters maestro Raphael Sassi.
Look for an announcement in coming days on a piece that Raphael Sassi is presenting that is quite remarkable (we of course get sneak peeks in advance of the public). Painting! One of the best reasons to visit Italy with us. In the meantime, consider the exquisite rendering of hands he did here–drawn with ballpoint (yes, really) pen, in this you see muscle, adipose tissue, skin, hair, sweat…the hands of baker hard at work.
We’re proud to announce that the Bemis School of Art’s collaboration with Sassi Italy Tours and our Drawing From The Masters program is formally open for registration. The initial departure is this February but fear not, more will follow in the future; some slots are already taken but a few remain and we strongly encourage you to contact Tara Thomas and get your deposit in now. A course description is included at the registration link, and more information can be found here and a FAQ can be found here.
In case you haven’t seen the new page we added, check out Drawing From The Masters. If you’re an arts enthusiast who appreciates Italy’s contribution to the Renaissance and the modern art world alike, this is the experience for you. You’ll have an extremely talented professional portrait artist and his art historian father guiding you through a series of drawing classes and art experiences in the perfect Italian setting. And don’t worry, all the good food and wine experiences that are a must in Italy are par for the course! Imagine seeing the classics by Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Tintoretto, Donatello, Bernini, etc and then learning the historical and intellectual backdrops for them…and then getting professional instruction on how to incorporate the classics into your own artistic expression. If you’re an educator at the secondary or collegiate level, this might well be something your school should offer, and we’d be happy to help you arrange it.