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2021

VOLTERRA PLEIN-AIR WORKSHOP WEEK  / SEPTEMBER 12-19th 2021

Focal Point was the topic of 2021 year’s workshop, lead by visual artist & watercolor instructor Majid Modir and accompanied by Catalina Rodríguez (from Madrid) as the guest teacher for a day. Read more about the program HERE!

Watch a video as a glimpse of the week made by Catalina HERE!

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PLEIN-AIR WORKSHOP AT THE SWEDISH ISLAND OF ÅSTOL / AUGUST 2021

Rocks and Sea, with Color and Water

The Workshop was conducted by Majid Modir and accompanied by the guest teacher Mikael Jacobsson in 3 days (2 editions in Swedish). Read more about the program HERE!

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WATERCOLOR PLAYGROUND FOR CHILDREN OF VOLTERRA / JULY 2021

Dipingere c´est facile!” 

A watercolor performance by the Italian “aquarellista” Cristina Cali as introduction, followed by 4 sessions of plein-air watercolor workshops for 2 groups of different ages (6-10 & 11-16 years) with various themes for each time.

Teachers: Majid Modir, Cristina Cali and Ilaria Tognarini (in Italian & English) / In collaboration with the cultural center ARCI

Read more about the event as PDF (in Italian) HERE!

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WINTER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP IN STOCKHOLM / JANUARY 2021

Vodka as water in -12 degrees outdoor!

Plein-air & Studio Workshop Weekend at the sculpture parks of Mille’s Garden and Modern Museum in Stockholm
Saturday & Sunday 30-31 January 2021
Theme: OBJECT vs SURROUNDINGS

Read more about the program HERE (in Swedish).

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2020

During the summer 2020 despite the prevailing pandemic we have successfully arranged a safe & pleasant week of watercolor workshop on the picturesque island of Dyrön at the Swedish west coast (10-16 August)
Group 1 with the guest teacher Mikael Jacobsson
Group 2 with the guest teacher Martin Ehrling

Watch the VIDEO about this watercolor adventure!

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In the beginning of 2020 right before the pandemic we have performed couple of courses for children in Volterra: “Laboratorio di aquarello per bambini e ragazzi” We carried them out together with italian artist Ilaria Torgnarini and had a lot of fun!

LabolatorioBambiniWatch the selected images from these workshops HERE !

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2019

4 workshops (one week each) during May & September 2019 in Volterra

Watch the VIDEO with selected images from these workshops!

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3 days of plein-air watercolor workshops in Den Haag (The Nederlands), 20-22 July 2019,  in collaboration with Urban Sketchers


Watch the VIDEO with selected images from this workshop!

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Weekend watercolor workshop on the picturesque island of Tjörnekalv at the Swedish west coast (19-20 August 2019)

Watch the VIDEO with selected images from this workshop!

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HOW IT STARTED?

The annual Volterra sketch workshops started by Simo Capecchi at Villa le Guadalupe and in collaboration with Urban Sketchers in 2010.
Since 2017 the workshops have been conducted by Majid Modir and also developed specifically to ”Watercolor Workshops” two times a year (May and September editions).

Each year has been planed within a specific educational aim and unique topic  connected to certain locations, and each edition has been accompanied by a known watercolor instructor as the guest artist:

2019, “Catch the Light, Find the Dark, Feel the Green” with focus on Light & Colors, guest artists: Maru Godas (May edition), Shari Blaukopf (September edition)

2018, ”Discovering abandoned places in Tuscany” with focus on Values, guest artist: Anders Mohlin (May edition), Kelly Medford (September edition)

2017, ”Frame the world, differently!” with focus on Compositions, guest artists: Mikael Jacobsson (May edition), Kelly Medford (September edition)

Watch the video with selected images as example of a workshop!