Imagine being one of a group of stitchers, knitters, and fiber artists working independently each day in one of the many living rooms or workspaces of an exquisite 14th century palazzo. Come together at the end of each day over delicious chef created meals. Bring your own project and rekindle your practice with group crits and artistic camaraderie. Picture exploring the ancient winding streets, churches, and spectacular vistas of San Gemini or taking a mid afternoon break for an espresso at the cafe and indulging in a sweet treat at the gelateria.
We will take care of all the details- travel to and from the Rome airport, food, wine, and a field trip to Orvieto for a day of shopping! In October, all of this is included for $1500 per person in a private room or $1200 each for two people sharing a room. In April, with 2 days of instruction added, the cost is $2200 for a private room or $1700 each for two people sharing a room.
Kimberly Becker graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Textiles and is in the process of completing her Masters in Fine Art at Heartwood College of Art. She is also a haute couture embroiderer trained at Ecole Lesage in Paris, France .
Kimberly is a feminist artist and creator of "The House Dress Project" and "Dolls for Change", and the Curator at the Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery in Bath, Maine.
Berri Kramer has had her hand in textiles for nearly 50 years. First as a designer for Better Homes and Gardens for 25 years, and then as a studio artist. With a BFA in Design and Crafts from Kent State University and a Masters in Textile study from Lesley University.
Her work explores color relationships integrated with abstract forms. Berri is pushing boundaries by altering cloth through cold wax, rust dying and indigo. She has been the President of Heartwood College of Art for the past 25 years where she taught Color and Design and Exploration of Crafts.