It's been about a month since our FORM+FOCUS retreat in Venice, Italy and so we figured it was about time to share with you some of our memories and experiences from this spectacular week. Although this time of year in Venice can usually be a bit rainy, we ended up enjoying a week of cloudless blue skies the entire time with our amazing group of guests.
Each day we started out with a yoga class and then went out to explore the city. We had a walking tour to see the sites, found hidden alleys to capture amazing images, spent an afternoon learning about the history of Venetian masks and even learned to make one of our own, stopped by the iconic cafes in the city for some traditional fare, and even visited a nearby thermal spa village for some warm relaxation.
Julian added a few notes on the week below as well:
We enjoyed a spectacular week of good weather in Venice, which meant great photographs and a chance to work on our travel journals outside, as well as in our Venetian Palace hotel. We started with simple tips on taking better photographs, and moved on to how to work with these images in our travel journals, both as prints and as great reference for watercolour paintings and sketches. All the students received unique and atmospheric quotations about Venice and were able to illustrate them during the week using a combination of drawing, painting and photography. The quality of the work surprised even those who had never tried to paint before, and we spent many hours working in our journals, getting carried away and losing track of time! It was a great week, and I loved starting the day’s artistic endeavours after the students had completed their daily yoga practice and, as a result, were so focused on being in the moment and making the most of this wonderful opportunity to record their trip with very personal, visual memories.
Be sure to check out the video below to see some of the imagery that we experienced in Venice:
Even though it's been several weeks since our return, we're still remembering the beautiful colors and scenes that no place on earth can deliver like Venice.
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