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Summer Sketching & Painting Workshops in Italy

AWN affiliates Glenn Vilppu and Larry Lauria will be leading sketching and painting workshops in the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy in the summer of 2007.

Vilppu's workshop SKETCH AND PAINT ON LOCATION runs from May 28, to June 8, 2007. The workshop is a watercolor and sketching tour of Bagno Vignoni, Florence and Tuscany, Italy.

Vilppu is considered one of today's foremost draftsman and instructors in drawing and painting. Few contemporary artists have thoroughly absorbed the lessons of the great masters of the past and in addition, none have Glenn's ability to communicate and inspire students with such knowledge and understanding.

Vilppu's articles on drawing have been a staple at AWN. Visit his website at

Lauria's workshop, a painting and drawing trip of the Medieval Hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany includes Lucca, Pisa Florence and Labro. Lauria's tour runs from June 11 - June 22, 2007.

"You will develop ON LOCATION sketching and painting techniques use colors to help define the mood, location and time of day. Discover how to use focal points to enhance the composition of your work. Explore concept art and character design and learn about dynamic posing of characters and the exaggeration of structure and design."

Lauria is a 30-year veteran of animation and has helped out the last eight years as a moderator for AWN's ANIMATION CAF

Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:00am to Friday, June 22, 2007 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, May 28, 2007 - 12:00pm
Various Locations