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SEPTEMBER 22 – 29, 2018
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Rosemary, a visual artist from Milford, Delaware, practices and teaches watercolor journaling and urban sketching.  Our small group of women, together for a week in Positano, Italy, will learn to see the world around us with new eyes.  Watercolor journaling involves drawing and painting from life – and adding your own observations to the sketch, even if only a notation of time and place.  It is done on location with materials as simple as a sketchbook and pen. 
My passion is watercolor journaling and I love teaching it as well as doing it, whether I am away on vacation or in my own home. There is something magical about focusing on an interesting object or place and capturing that moment in a journal with your own words and images. I have taught all over the country, from New York City to Decatur, Illinois; Los Gatos, California, and Swanton, Vermont and all over the state of Delaware, including the Delaware Art Museum and Longwood Gardens.”
Rosemary and her late husband Bob lived in Italy for two years beginning in 2005, where they painted and photographed their life in Umbria, Sicily, the Veneto, and the Amalfi Coast.  I followed their blog at that time and lived vicariously through their interesting travels and their beautiful art.  She is a member of the Mispillion Art League of Milford, the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, and the Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.  She is a founding member of Sketchers Delaware, and all-volunteer group dedicated to fostering a community of artists in the First State who practice on-location drawing. 
Moleskine journals Italy               Rocca Paolina, Perugia
September 22 – 29, 2018
Positano, Italy, in the heart of the famous Amalfi Coast.  Our home for the week is a beautiful hotel with a breathtaking view of Positano and the Mediterranean Sea.  Your room will have a sea view from your private balcony.



$3400 per person, double occupancy
$3650 per person, single occupancy in double room



7 nights accommodation, with private bath.
7 Breakfasts, four lunches or dinners, including wine. 

Day trip to the Isle of Capri
Day trips to Amalfi, Cetara, and Ravello to Villa Cimbrone
Tour to Pompei with private driver, and private guide  

All transportation to included activities and tickets to historical sites.
Group Transfer by private driver from Rome to the hotel in Positano, and return at the end of the week.

Journaling, sketching, and painting lessons with Rosemary, for beginners and all!


"You will learn how to incorporate drawing, painting and writing in a way that will delight and inspire!  Whatever your level of experience, I will show you how to slow down, to really look at the world around you and capture what you see and feel as you paint. "      




Lunches and dinners not included in the Escape

Trip insurance (highly recommended) 

Optional cooking class with our friend Andrea in the Buca di Bacco restaurant kitchen! 


STEPS:  This area of the coast is very steep and our week will involve a lot of walking up and down steps.  The terrain is very hilly, so the guests enjoying this type of trip the most will be fit and active in their regular lifestyle at home.

A list of art materials for you to bring will be supplied upon registration for this tour.


We hope you’ll join us for this amazing week!  I am so pleased to include this exciting Escape in my plans for 2018, and I look forward to spending this time with Rosemary and you, sharing our thoughts and observations through journaling this stunning region of Italy.


Be sure to visit Rosemary’s website to view her art and read about her journey, www.LiveCheapMakeArt.com, and here at www.LiveCheapMakeArt.blogspot.com


Please contact me for more information, with any questions you may have.  I’ll be in Positano for two weeks of my Italian Great Escape tours beginning September 21st.  Follow along with me on Facebook (gail hardman hecko) for a preview of your week with us!  Let’s go to Italy!

Rosemary teaching

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