Masterclass online pastel painting. Live from Bolsena & Cività di Bagnoregio Central Italy

Masterclass online, Cività de Bagnoregio, Bolsena

Italy – and painting enthusiasts this online masterclass is just for you!

Pastel painting together from your own studio or home.

l long live Italy online. The active masterclass Italy online painting with pastel. Live ZOOM connection with visual artist Marcella Picciolini and Mariët Bloemendal from Italy.

Dates: September 18 and 19 Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

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Italy – and painting enthusiasts this pastel painting masterclass is just for you! Because visual artist Marcella Picciolini and the nicest travel agency in Italy “Follow the Red Shoes” have set up a fantastic new online masterclass painting with pastels. From your own home or studio, you and others will go on an online painting trip to Italy, where Marcella & Mariët will be present live on location. . Be surprised to experience active Italy in a completely new way.

We visit two beautiful towns in Northern Lazio (central) Italy which are full of interesting history and beautiful stories. Each masterclass covers one town.

We ‘travel’ along the originally Etruscan town of Bolsena with a medieval character. A great challenge to paint this atmosphere. Then paint the authentic town of Cività di Bagnoregio that can only be visited via a footbridge.

Do you also have the travel jitters but you don’t dare to travel yet? Would you like to experience Italy with others? Experience these unforgettable online masterclasses under our professional guidance.

Why online?

Normally you would come to Bolsena in central Italy for these special masterclasses. Pack your suitcase and go on a trip. Together we would visit the most beautiful places to paint under the Italian sun. Experience the atmosphere and hear one of the most beautiful language in the world. Smell the smell of fresh coffee and see the colorful streets and squares with people. Hear the special stories about the history of Bolsena and Cività di Bagnoregio. The stories about the places that invite you to work.

But right now, that may not feel right for you. You are really looking forward to a break. Time for yourself. Time for your hobby painting or to discover a new hobby from your trusted environment, without a long journey or corona stress. You will receive our expertise, knowledge and guidance from your own home. We take you live online to central Italy.

Who do you go on `reis ` to Italy?

Marcella Picciolinic is a recently graduated art student from Trento, Northern Italy.
Born in Rome, she grew up in Bolsena, which she considers her second home because of the beautiful surroundings and friendly people.
Her main painting and drawing techniques are watercolors, pastels, pencil and graphite.
The beautiful inspiring environment and wonderful Italian atmosphere of Bolsena and Civita di Bagnoregio are stunningly beautiful and inspiring due to the volcanic lake that creates a peculiar atmosphere.
Home to the Etruscans and later the Romans.

Mariet Bloemendal is the creative centipede and passionate Italy expert of “Follow the Red Shoes”.
Volg de Rode Schoentjes specializes in extraordinary experience and discover holidays in Italy.
Her mission is to let you enjoy authentic central Italy in a special way. Far away from mass tourism, Mariët organizes and creates a base where you can discover and experience a real Italian holiday. Since February of this year she has also been organizing online masterclasses in Italy.
Curious who I am? I cordially invite you to read more about me via my blog.
Awards: Benelux Award for Best Specialist Italian Holiday Agent 2020. Italy correspondent BNNVARA Radio1: Saturday (night broadcast) you can hear me as Italy correspondent at the World of BNNVARA Radio1.


What can you look forward to during these online masterclasses? We start every afternoon at half past two via a central Zoom connection with Mariët & Marcella (live) in Italy. While you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with an Italian dolce (delicacy), Mariët gives an inspiring online tour about the topic of that day.
After the online tour you will paint with pastels. Marcella guides you in this, she helps you to use the information from the online tour. Because of the beautiful stories you will look in a different way and therefore make better works of art. You will see your story, impression and way of looking this afternoon in your unique works of art. A unique opportunity to be active together in Italy.
We close at 4:30 PM.

Day 1: Bolsena Saturday September 18 We are going to start today in Bolsena. The town of Bolsena on Lake Bolsena with small piazzi (squares) with special monuments, warm red and terracotta colored sparkle in the sun. Under a clear blue sky. Where Mariët enjoys her cappuccino after getting up in the morning. The day starts in the “village theater” which is called Bolsena, in which neighbors and fellow villagers of Mariët play the leading role as impressive extras. She is happy to take you on a trip this afternoon to what is for her most beautiful place in Italy in Northern Lazio between Rome, Tuscany and Umbria. In full swing around the clean lake of Bolsena. Centrally located with a wonderful Italian sunny climate. A hundred kilometers above Rome and below Siena. Rich in the interesting history of the Etruscans and the Romans. After the online tour you will make your pastel painting of Bolsena under the guidance of Marcella.

Day 2 Sunday September 19: Cività di Bagnoregio

Cività di Bagnoregio photogenic and oh so charming is one of the “borghi più belli d’Italia” , the most beautiful villages in Italy where we will wander around this afternoon. This pretty village has a special nickname, namely the dying city of “la città che muore”. Cività di Bagnoregio is on the World Monuments Fund Watch List because of its vulnerable position. This afternoon Mariët tells the special story about this beautiful town which you can only reach with a footbridge of more than 330 m high. You will enjoy the medieval atmosphere and the beautiful vistas of the Valle dei Calanchi and you can use the information in your painting. This will be an inspiring afternoon when you get to work under the guidance of Marcella.

JOIN US. Online is the place to experience Italy with Marcella and Mariët.
Because we have a great online masterclass bursting with the “La Dolce Vita”, Italy feeling.

If you would like to participate, but are unable to participate on both days, please contact Mariët Bloemendal of Volg de Rode Schoentjes. Then we look at what is possible. or via Whatsapp 0031636101121

Prijs 80,-


What do you get at the painter masterclasses?
  • Active days full of inspiration and information
  • We take you as if you are actually in Italy
  • 2 afternoons of discovering Italy through an online tour with all the background information about what you will paint next
  • Can't do both afternoons, but would you like to participate? Please contact Volg de Rode Schoentjes ( and we'll see what is possible together.
  • You learn how to look at a town and the surrounding landscape
  • What are the special details and why are they so special?
  • What are the distinctive details and why are they filled in that way?
  • This way you as a participant can choose even better what you want to paint and display. Because the better you understand Italy, the more beautiful and unique your artworks become
  • 2 masterclasses in pastel painting in the afternoon with artist Marcella Picciolini in which she processes the information received from the online tours
  • Music should of course not be missing this week, that's why you will receive a Play list with Italian music, from Italian pop songs to traditional music and of course the Italian opera to reverberate along with us when you are on the road with us.
  • You will receive more than 100% of our personal attention and information
  • We will surprise you with our knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Of course we tell you all the ins and outs about the beautiful places in Italy about traditions, parties and other special stories
  • In addition, you will actively get started
  • Online photo book at the end of the day with current photos
  • At the end you look back on a mega special online experience
2 master classes € 80,-

Goed om te weten:

Het bijwonen van de online masterclass pastelschilder gaat via een zoom verbinding
Je gaat Italië ervaren alsof je er bent.
De masterclasses zijn 3 uur per middagdag.
De masterclass is in het Nederlands & Engels.

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Ciao ik ben Mariët Bloemendal de creatieve duizendpoot en gepassioneerde Italië expert van “Volg de Rode Schoentjes”.

“Volg de Rode Schoentjes” heeft zich gespecialiseerd in bijzondere beleef en ontdek vakanties in midden Italië. Ver weg van massatoerisme ontzorg, organiseer en creëer ik een basis waarin jij een echte Italiaanse vakantie gaat ontdekken en beleven. Correspondent “de Wereld” BNNVARA op NPO1.
Winnaar van de Benelux Enterprise Award Best Specialist Italian Holiday agent 2020.

Best Specialist Italian Holiday Agent 2020 Benelux Enterprise Award Volg de Rode schoentjes.
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