The Venetian Experience
Sep
25
to Oct 2

The Venetian Experience

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The Venetian Experience

Cooking & Photography | Two Arts, One Delightful Week

25 September - 2 October 2019

Discover the Beauty of Venice & The Veneto

with Giuseppina Mabilia, Raina Stinson, Joanna Maclennan

Welcome to beautiful Venice and the Veneto. We have created a memorable and sophisticated experience to help you truly savour the hidden Veneto that most people don’t know about. We will host you in a charming retreat in the calm of the Veneto’s countryside, minutes away from the private boats that will take us to the Isles of Venice.

Giuseppina, a native Venetian, will teach you the cuisine that has inspired her for years as a personal chef and cooking teacher. She will take you to traditional Venetian markets, show you how to forage, and will cook with you using Venetian from-scratch kitchen techniques.  In addition to feasting on delicious Venetian cuisine, Giuseppina will be sharing her love of her beautiful homeland throughout the retreat.  She has special knowledge about the food, drink, and culture of the Veneto that she loves to share.  You will be inspired with new knowledge of Venetian cooking, and bring home unique recipes.

Raina, an international award-winning portrait photographer will be sharing her process of how to tell a unique and powerful story through environmental portraiture.  She will teach you different ways of seeing and shaping light, composition, styling, use of props, and how to connect with your subject so that they can be their authentic self. Her instruction will deepen your visual awareness while imparting skills that will make your photography more satisfying and fun. During our retreat, Raina will be taking personalized portraits of each participant as a gift that you will take home.

Joanna, our guest artist, is an internationally known professional photographer, specialising in interior and still life photography.  In addition to her images being published in numerous magazines around the world, such as, The World of Interiors, she recently published her first book, The Foraged Home. Joanna will be teaching you her process of “slow photography”, creating beautiful still life’s, working with natural light inspired by foraged elements from the Venetian countryside and finds from the brocante.

Our week is thoughtfully designed to provide you with unique insights and adventures, and is open to eight participants only. Our guests can relax and learn, we will take care of the rest.

This is a personal experience with a part of European history that is as beautiful and vital today as it was artful and influential in the past. You will take with you new skills, beautiful memories and a deeper connection to Venice and the Veneto.

For more information and how to book ‘The Venetian Experience’ please go here

Photo credit: Raina Stinson

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Lunch & Presentation Chez Vert Bouteille
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch & Presentation Chez Vert Bouteille

SAMEDI 11 MAI 11H-15H L'ISLE SUR LA SORGUE

Come and join us!

Deborah @plumesandfeathers and I will be doing a presentation about our work and projects, followed by a book signing of 'The Foraged Home' over a delicious lunch @vertbouteillecomptoirajus in L'isle sur la Sorgue

Deborah Beau et moi même allons faire une présentation de notre travail et une dédicace du livre The Foraged Home autour d'un délicieux déjeuner chez Vert Bouteille à L'isle sur la Sorgue.

Venez nous joindre pour partager un moment conviviale ensemble.

Prix 35 euros tout compris.

Réserver votre place directement @vertbouteillecomptoirajus @plumesandfeathers @joannamaclennanphotography

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Slow Living Photography Follow on at Harp Cottage
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Slow Living Photography Follow on at Harp Cottage

The art of slow photography with Joanna Maclennan

Perfecting the art of composition and lighting to create a beautiful still life image is a challenging and demanding skill. But get it right and still life photography can be a powerfully expressive art form. This course is an excellent introduction to Interior Photography, arming you with a few essential skills, so you can create your own fantastic Interiors shots and progress to the next level. 

Day Two

Wednesday 27 March

On day two, following on from day one or for those who already have an understanding of the basics but would like to delve deeper, Joanna will be building on what we have already learnt. With more time spent on practical work and developing your own perfect style - Harp Cottage will be your playground along with a number of props for you to play with.

£125 for the day, including lunch and refreshments

ALL reservations through Harp Cottage

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Slow Photography Workshop at Harp Cottage
Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Slow Photography Workshop at Harp Cottage

The art of slow photography with Joanna Maclennan

Perfecting the art of composition and lighting to create a beautiful still life image is a challenging and demanding skill. But get it right and still life photography can be a powerfully expressive art form. This course is an excellent introduction to Interior Photography, arming you with a few essential skills, so you can create your own fantastic Interiors shots and progress to the next level. 

Day one Tuesday 26 March 10-4pm

On day one Joanna will guide you through basic theory and introduction to photography whilst talking about Interiors and still life, followed by a practical session that will include 1-1 help to answer individual needs. 


Please come with a working camera and a tripod if possible.

£125 for the day, including lunch and refreshments

ALL Reservations through Harp Cottage

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