Tuscany – May/26 – June 3/2017
Join us once more as our path takes us to the medieval towns, cypress tree lined roads and glorious sun drenched splendor of the rolling hills that are Tuscany.
Imagine the inspiration derived from strolling the narrow cobble streets of the hill towns or taking in the panoramic views from it’s outer walls as the sun sweeps across the landscape spread out before you. Start your own renaissance by standing in the shadows where the masters once painted, all while experiencing the grandeur of Tuscany first hand.
Tuscany’s warmth is in more than the countryside, it’s within it’s people as you will discover while sampling the regions abundant wines, savory fruit and amazing varieties of cheese. There is nothing like getting to know a culture and experiencing a sense of place, it is a journey for the senses, not only visually and intellectually, but for the palate as well.
Ireland – Aug./16 – 24/2017
This Journey will take us from the epicenter of culture in Dublin, to the imposing Cliffs of Moher, through the colorful village of Adare and finishing at the Dingle Peninsula.
Dublin covers the spectrum of things to do and sights to see, from the hallowed halls of Trinity college, to their two medieval cathedrals, the Samuel Beckett Bridge or just stop in for a quick pint at Temple bar.
The final destination for the majority of our stay is fit for a king, literally! Again, finding unique lodging for us has manifested itself in the form of a converted 16th century castle. This 4 star accommodation is a one of a kind, with its suits of armor, ivy covered facade, rock hewed walls and timber ceilings will make you will feel like you stepped through a doorway into another era.
Last, but surely not least, is our day trip around the Dingle Peninsula! Set along the westernmost tip of Ireland, this rugged coast with its craggy cliffs, rolling hills dotted with sheep and long expanses of sandy beaches, offers a wide array of stunning backdrops. There are also castle ruins, mountain lakes, stone huts and cascading waterfalls to round out the amazing scenery. If you have ever dreamed of going to Ireland, this is the trip for you!
New England – Oct./10 – 15/2017
After people saw the images and paintings from last year’s fall adventure to New England, they told us that we had to teach a workshop there, so here you go! This trip is designed to make the most of the autumn hues at the peak of the season. This explosion of luminosity is the Super Bowl for leaf peepers from around the world. During those fews weeks there is an astonishing kaleidoscope of colors, set against the backdrop of mountains and valleys, topped off with the smell of apple cider in the crisp fall air.
Your spectacular journey starts in the quintessential New England town of Woodstock, set amid Vermont’s Green Mountains. This picture-book village was voted the prettiest small town in America and is a perfect place to experience some of the best that Vermont has to offer. This quaint sleepy town has an over abundance of rustic charm, from its tree lined streets and white picket fences, right down to the stream running through the center of town complete with its own covered bridge.
Not to be outdone on our quest for the ideal fall spectacle, is the perfectly situated gristmill and this one ticks all of the boxes. Blazing red building (Check), obligatory waterfall over a meandering stream (Check), complete with a waterwheel (Check) and a split rail fence thrown in for good measure (check and double check)! This one pretty much does everything for you, all that you have to do is show up.
For more information or to sign up, go to our Art Treks web site @ www.http://arttreks.org