…I’m attaching my survey for the Palladian Odyssey workshop. It was wonderful! You did a marvelous job of planning the trip. Excellent venues for sketching, very nice accommodations and food/wine. I would return to many of the same spots if I have a chance. I don’t usually do that in Italy, since there is so, so much to see and do. I have a soft spot for Michela and Cá de Meme! Perhaps she needs a sous chef?
And Liz… Well, I knew from following her blog that Liz is both an artist and a scientist. She puts her heart and soul into her work, and, at the same time, she’s very analytical about her sketching techniques and her choice of tools-pens, brushes, paints, specific pigments. I love that about her. But not every artist (or scientist) makes a great instructor, and Liz is a really fine teacher. She breaks ideas down into manageable parts, she sets a foundation and then builds on it. She’s very supportive of all of us. I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her!
Our group was…just so much fun! Luck had much to do with the great energy of the group. Or did it?? Maybe there’s something about sketchers…at any rate, it was such a congenial bunch. I know I will seek them out at sketch outings and when I travel….
Grazie mille, sincerely, Joanna. – Veneto 2017 and Umbria 2019
Thank you all for making our trip with Liz and Mike amazingly worthwhile, inspiring, and Fun!
While enjoying a newly bolstered confidence (and a bit of better skill, thanks to Amazing Teach-ah), I’m paging through sweet memories of our trip together.
Most grateful to Mike for the superb organizing (and incredible sketch work), and of course, to Liz for her energy, ability, and Huge Heart.
Hope to see you all again.
Definitely planning for Umbria next year.
Cheers! Tina – Veneto 2019
Dear Mike, Liz,
I’m writing to thank both you and Liz for the wonderful week we spent together on the Palladian Odyssey. The entire week was a great pleasure for me – and, I suspect for all of us. My eyes were opened to Palladio; my mind to the economic conditions that led to his magnificent buildings; my palate to some of the best food and wine ever (oh, what you did to my waistline…. ).
….The entire trip was so well organized – the hotels, the transport, the schedule, the restaurants… all of it. I had a wonderful time and would be more than happy to be a tagalong again, if rumors of next year’s Umbria sojourn turn out to be fact.
Thank you again. It was really, really a memorable experience.
Cordially, Chris -Veneto 2019, non-sketching guest
Thank you Liz and Mike for providing such a wonderful experience for us…We had such a great time. The wonderful trip is only five weeks over and I already want another one… I have no idea how to spend my next year holiday without you, Liz, and all the others. 😉
Sketchtraveller (facebook ID) – Veneto 2018 and Umbria 2019
Fantastic week of fantastic teaching with a fantastic group ! Thank you soooo much Liz and Mike !…Wish you and Liz all the very best for the Veneto tours with some extra sunshine maybe 😊🌞. I have such good memories of this great tour last year 🎉🎨
Magdy – Veneto 2018 and Umbria 2019