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Tuscany, Italy - 2015

Tuscany, Italy - 2015

La Meridiana: The School

Sun, Sep 20th, 2015 - Sun, Sep 27th, 2015

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

I am excited to announce my SECOND Ceramic Workshop to be held in Tuscany, Italy in 2015!

From September 20 - 27, 2015, Brenda McMahon will be teaching a hands on Clay & Yoga workshop at La Meridiana School of Ceramics.

This 7-day workshop is open to students at all levels. This is a hand-building only workshop. We will be saggar firing the artworks in Brenda's signature Saggar Style. The Clay workshop will have an added feature - Introductory Yoga for all students interested in opening up their creative juices thru heart and body work. The only requirements are a love of clay, an interest in yoga and a desire to see Tuscany!

La Meridiana, located in Certaldo, Italy, offers an exciting opportunity to get you hands in clay - make your artwork in Italy and use the materials of the land to fire the kilns! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE.....

This 7 day workshop will run in tandem with a 7-day Watercolor Workshop at the same location. Artist, Kit Paulsen will teach 12 students watercolor techniques as they sketch the lands and paint the beauty of Tuscany. Kit and Brenda met in Italy in 2013 and decided to join creative forces for a workshop in tandem in 2015.

Perhaps you're a potter, but your friend or partner is a painter. You can both experience a creative outlet in Italy - and share your day's journeys around the dinner table! Eat, Pot, Paint!

Brenda decided to bring her love of yoga into the workshop by beginning each day with a quiet yoga practice and ending each evening with an exploration of Yoga Asana. Bridging her love of Clay and Yoga has been a longtime vision.

We will begin and end our days with a thoughtful and easy yoga practice. In between it will be full studio days with evening wine tasting, trips to the ancient town of Certaldo and a day trip to Sienna. At the end of each day we will share a meal with all the artists in a traditional 'knees under the table' Italian style dining.

Each student will have access to a kitchen and fridge to prepare lunch time meals at their leisure. All this, wine tasting; olive oil sampling & free transportation to nearby villages included in your fee. There are 12 spaces available. Deposits of 400 euro will be accepted by La Meridiana.

Please Email Brenda if you have any questions or want more information.

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Tuscany, Italy


$1650 Euro for double; 2050 Euro Single

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Tuscan Lands

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La Meridiana's Kilns

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Tuscan Countryside

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To the Market...

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Local town: Certaldo

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Certaldo views

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Brickstones of Certaldo

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Certaldo's Main Street

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Nearby San Gimignano

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Neaby Pisa

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