Art offerings in Italy


For a number of years, Arapahoe Community College has offered summer art and travel programs to France and Italy, where students paint or photograph with instructors. Painters learn to work outside — en plein air — and both disciplines of students learn to work with special light, color, contrasts and unique locations.

“Art in Italy” is the 2014 version, (May 17-June 1) with ACC painting instructor Marsha Wooley and photography instructor Trish Sangelo. The course will be headquartered at La Romita, a 500-year-old monastery-turned-art school in Umbria.

“We have room for a few more students,” Sangelo said last week. The first orientation session has already taken place, but students can start late and catch up if they enroll now. (Next session starts Feb. 22.)

Wooley, a nationally recognized landscape artist, will focus on teaching “particular concerns and methods associated with Italian landscape and cityscape.” La Romita will arrange transportation to surrounding cities. Sangelo’s photography students will “learn creative methods associated with documenting Italian landscape, cityscape and people.”

There will be a final critique and an exhibit at ACC following the trip. The estimated total cost is about $5,535. This includes tuition, insurance, air and La Romita.

If interested, contact Wooley at 720-851-1936 or More information is also available at Before registering for Art 276, 101 and 102, contact Wooley.


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