Sicily Artist Retreats invites you to go on the road with us as we paint en plein air in sunny Southern California! Join us on Friday March 1 through Monday, March 4 for a captivating look at beautiful Del Mar, California and its surrounding communities.
Plein Air is a long and proud tradition in Del Mar, known to artists for the Torrey Pines Nature Reserve and its world famous beaches. Artists have been inspired by the Del Mar lanscape, for over 100 years, captivated by its vegetation and a networks of lagoons which sparkle with the interplay of sunlight and ocean mist. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of early notable plein air artists such as Alfred Mitchell and Charles Fries in an idyllic view of the magnificent West.
This workshop will be led by M.Tobias Hall, instructor par excellence of plein air painting now living and teaching in Santa Fe, NM. Along with his highly sought figurative paintings, he has an international following of collectors and students.
We at Sicily Artist Retreats offer our unique perspective to blend for you a perfect weekend of Southern Italian hospitality and the drammatic beauty of Southern California! Dont miss out! Spaces are limited to 12 guests.
California Weekend Getaway
Focused Instruction and Personalized Feedback:
Dive into an intensive 3-day art workshop, designed for artists seeking a concentrated learning experience. Each day, our instructor will offer in-depth teaching sessions coupled with demonstrations that will enrich your artistic techniques and understanding. What's more, you'll receive valuable one-on-one feedback, tailored to enhance your individual art journey.
Stunning Locations, Self-Guided Exploration Options:
This 3-day workshop explores Southern California’s hidden gems from the stunning cliffs of Torrey Pines Nature Reserve overlooking daring surfers along the Pacific Ocean to its coastal lagoons rich with wildlife and migratory birds. The setting will ignite your creativity. The workshop is structured to provide you the freedom to explore and absorb the inspiring surroundings either by following along with the instructor or moving at your own pace. We ask that you provide your own transportation for
the weekend to better access the sites and explore at your own pace. An itinerary will guide you to established meeting points and precise locations to study and enjoy. All permitting and eventual admission fees will be provided.
Community Dining Experiences (Optional):
We have handpicked a variety of excellent local dining spots where you can choose to gather, share experiences, and enjoy Southern California’s culinary delights. While meals are not included, participants are encouraged to join Toby during lunches and dinners.
Bring Your Favorite Supplies:
We encourage you to bring your favorite tools and materials to this workshop. This will allow you to work efficiently within your comfort zone and with supplies you love, directly applying Toby's teaching to the tools you use. A materials list will also be sent in advance.
So that we may keep admission costs as low as possible, accommodation is not included in the workshop. A range of options will be provided allowing you to choose lodging that best fits your preferences and budget.
A Rewarding Artistic Journey:
Join us for an unforgettable three days, where you'll not only enhance your artistic skills but also connect with like-minded individuals. This workshop is more than just an art class; it's an opportunity to be part of a community. Surround yourself with stunning vistas of Southern California under the
guidance of one of the finest landscape painting instructors in the country.