Rome’s Classics in Bloom:  Painting the Gardens of Rome & Lazio with Cynthia Parsons   
May 25 – June 5, 2016


Sketch & Paint your way through the classical, the historical, and the gardens of Rome with Cynthia Parsons.   
You’ll create a journal sketchbook of your Italian travels and favorite sites - a memorable keepsake!  In addition
to sketching on site & en plein air as the busy daily schedule allows - Parsons will conduct a one-day painting
workshop in Rome on Wednesday of the trip.

Scheduled sites to be visited include the Bomarzo Mostri Park /  Botanical Gardens / Capitoline Hill /  Capitoline
Museum / Colosseum  / Hadrian's Villa  / Garden of Ninfa / La Landrina Gardens / Orange Garden /
Palazzo_Massimo Museum / Pantheon / Roman Forum / Rose Garden / Sistine_Chapel / Spanish_Steps /
Saint_Paul_Outside_the_Walls / St. Peter's Basilica /   Tivoli / Trevi_Fountain  / Vatican City / Vatican Gardens /
Vatican Museums  / Villa Borghese Museum  / Villa d'Este / Villa Farnese / Villa Lante

Land and air prices include Huntsville and Birmingham departures, as well as other US cities.  Do invite your
friends to join us!  Spouses Welcome!

Email Cynthia for information and to indicate your interest:  cynthia@parsons.net
                ROME         
Sketchbook Journaling
Cynthia will teach 3 Alabama Art Supply Workshops in January & February to share Quick & Easy “en plein air”
Sketch & Painting Techniques / Art of Travel Photography Made Simple / Sketchbook Journaling Your Way Through
Rome


Saturday, January 23, 2016:  Quick & Easy “en plein air” Sketch & Painting Techniques
Cynthia Parsons / Alabama Art Supply Workshop

Whether you’re sketching in your backyard, at the lake, or Panama City…. jetting to Bali or the Amalfi Coast - you’ll
enjoy using Cynthia’s sketch & coloring techniques to record the images of your favorite scenes & travels.  In this
workshop you’ll receive suggestions for setting up your sketchbook to best record the places & structures you’ve
enjoyed and want to remember.  Of importance:  you’ll receive instruction on getting the maximum effect in your
sketchbook art with a minimum of art supplies and weight!
The class will address the thumbnail sketch, the establishment of your point of view, the horizon line, Golden Mean,
vanishing points, and color values & shapes.
Parsons will have her mother’s sketch books at class for you to see.  

The workshop is Saturday, January 23, 2016; 10:00 – 4:00; Alabama Art Supply.  $125  Bring your lunch.  Contact
Pam at 1-800-749-4741 for details and to save your space.




Saturday, February 6, 2016:  The Art of Travel Photography Made Simple
Cynthia Parsons / Alabama Art Supply Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of taking great pictures for enjoyment and/or as reference for future paintings.  Morning
instruction will include projection of photos for analysis of strong & weak points of composition, lighting, scale, color
impact, and shape placement.  You’ll evaluate the photo’s theme, motion, and story as well as intimacy & relationship
with the subject.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own photographs for review and discussion.
The afternoon will be spent in exploring trip photos as usable sketch material.  Bring your pencils, erasers, and sketch
paper to practice!  It promises to be great fun.
Saturday, February 6, 2016; 10:00 – 4:00; Alabama Art Supply; $100  Bring your lunch.  Contact Pam at 1-800-
749-4741 for details and to save your space.




Saturday, February 13, 2016:  Sketchbook Journaling Your Way Through Rome
Cynthia Parsons / Alabama Art Supply Workshop

In this exciting workshop you will travel to sites of Rome in photos… sketching as you go. You’ll draw & paint places
of note to practice your skills before it counts standing within garden walls & beside famous antiquities.  You’ll feel like
you’ve been to Rome, even if a trip isn’t in your budget!

This class will follow the itinerary of the Gardens of Rome & Lazio Tour - sketching and painting selected statuary,
ruins, and gardens that will be visited.  Participants will have worked out issues of composition and scale before their
flight even departs the homeland!  A great time-saving preview of what is to come.

Saturday, February 13, 2016; 10:00 – 4:00; Alabama Art Supply; $100  Bring your lunch.  Contact Pam at 1-800-
749-4741 for details and to save your space.