Traveling to Rome this spring or summer? If you’re looking for a unique travel activity, Drawing Rome is a hands-on tutorial, provided by Context, on how to use and sharpen your command of observation and expression. Open to participants of all artistic abilities, the only requirement is a willingness to engage the artistic process and to stay open to new possibilities. Non-artists are strongly encouraged to participate.
The workshop begins in the secluded garden of the Castel Sant’Angelo under the auspices of one of Context’s professional artists. Here, you’ll get an overview on the course with an introduction to the materials and a demonstration of some basic drawing techniques. The group then moves to the top of Castel Sant’Angelo where you will take in the breathtaking 360 degree view of the city and then choose your subject. Choose from the skyline of St. Peter’s in the west, the Tiber river to the east, the sculptures and passageways in the Castel Sant’Angelo itself, or anything else your heart desires in this visual artist’s paradise. The drawing workshop ends with a thoughtful critique of the work.
The 3 hour workshop, offered at €70 per person, includes Context’s drawing kit which is put together by the artists who run the workshop. Each participant will receive and take home an A4 Windsor & Newton Sketchbook, three pieces of Conte’ (black, white, and sanguine), a pen eraser, and two pieces of colored Canson paper. For more information, visit contexttravel.com and check for available dates on their calendar.