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New! Cyanotype
A visual walk through nature

Observing flora whose changes unfold as time works upon it from bud to fruit every step has its own distinctive beauty.
Let yourself be enchanted by a very special form of art, an iron process called cyanotype, a method invented at the birth of photographic art in the 19th century.
In a beautiful setting, a professional guidance will help you discover your own personal inspiration. The secret of small. We will work in a small format and we will give ourselves a chance to slow time. This allows nature to reveal a world that we might otherwise miss, so that we see and cherish the ineffable. With simple means high-quality watercolor paper, iron salts, sunlight and water you will create beautiful and unique works.

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€798 per person 1 week, 7 nights

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation in double room for 7 nights (arriving on Saturday and leaving on Saturday).
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • 25 lesson hours on 5 days
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.

Management: Henrieke I Strecker

Please click on the picture to visit the website of Henrieke I Strecker

The course "Cyanotype" is organised by the German association for Education "Dialoge International e.V." and is carried out in cooperation with the Italian cultural association "Villa Palagione Centro Interculturale"