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art workshops calendar

Photos (left to righ and downward)

1) Walking the arts in Florence (icscis)
2) San Croce church in Florence (icscis)
3) The University of Sherbrooke group
4) Fred Forest and Yves M. Larocque in Canada
5) Our students on piazza del Campo in Siena

A few of our accomplished

art history tours and painting workshops

University of Sherbrooke: PHI777 (2009)
An esthetic and philosophy two week post-graduate seminar in Rome, Tuscany and Florence. From Cicero to Pico della Mirandola.

Earth, Water and Fire: Art Trip Egypt (2007, 2008)
An AHST and watercolor workshop in Caro, Siwa, Alexandria and Luxor.

In the Heart of the Renaissance I and II  (2005 & 2006)
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
(Seattle, Washington, United States).

MWCTC at Studio Italia (2006)
Minnesota West Community and Technical College,
(Worthington, Minnesota, United States).

Rigomagno; the icscis component (2005 - 2011)
The City of Rigomagno, (Commune Sinalunga, Italy).

The Vasari Project I, II, III, IV, IV, V, VI , VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI (2002-2018)
Professionalization seminars being offered to artists throughout the Province in Ontario in Canada for BRAVO (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l’Ontario). Some of the guest artists were Fred Forest, Jean Detheux, Sophie Lavaud and Albert Low.

The Clash of Titans: Matisse and Picasso (2003).
A week-end art history seminar in conjuncture with the Matisse Picasso exhibit in New York City 
Ottawa School of Art (Ottawa, Ontario).

The Surrealist Planet  (2002)
A week-end art history seminar in conjuncture with the Surrealist Exhibit in New York City (Ottawa, Ontario).

Art Trip France and Italy  (2002 )
South West Minnesota Technical College..
Minnesota West Community and Technical College,
(Worthington, Minnesota, United States).

The Quiet Revolution (2000)
A series of conferences offered at Universidád del Rosario and the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.

The Group of Seven Memorial
Painting Canoe Trip I - VI
II  (1999 and ongoing)
A unique painting workshop offered on Georgian Bay on one of the Greats Lakes, Lake Huron, in commemoration of the Canadian Group of Seven (throughout Ontario and U.S.A.).

The Dialectic of Perspective (2013)
A unique workhop offered in Colombia on how to master perspective drawing. More than a painting workshop, but also a time of reflection on the necessity of perspective itself.

... and many more!

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook
be always cast; in the pool where you
least expect it, there will be a fish.

Since 1996, icscis walkthearts have been offering quality painting or art workshops and educational tours in France, Italy, Egypt, Spain, United States and Colombia. It is in Tuscany (around Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona) that we paint in plein-air, learn and discuss, since the landscapes of the Val d'Orcia are just astounding and the quality of life, seducing.  Attended by hundreds of art lovers and artists from all around the world, mostly New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Australia, our painting courses and art history seminars are given to small group by professional artists and art historians. walkthearts.com also provides educational travel for high school, college and/or university students, or on a private basis. Walkthearts offers a living experience through the arts.

updated February 8, 2019