Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Update and Recap from the 2011 London Travel Workshop

Recently, Art League student and travel workshop attendee Marie Drissel and her husband, Curtis Bristol, graciously hosted a fabulous reunion dinner for all those who hopped across the pond with Robert Liberace during the recent travel workshop, "London, England Through the Eyes of the Artist." It was wonderful for the group to get back together, reminisce over their time together in London, and get excited about the next trip!
London has some of the greatest museums in all the world and the group experienced the best of the best! They visited the Queen's Collection at Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and they enjoyed a private tour of the Print and Drawing Room at the Tate. The paintings of John Singer Sargent were the focus of this year's workshop and the trip included a very special visit to his studio on Tite Street where he painted for forty years (attendees report being able to feel Sargent's presence within this wonderful setting!)

No visit to London would be complete without experiencing the Brit's signature red double-decker buses, the Changing of the Guard, sketching along the Thames views of Big Ben and the Tower Bridge (Rob's pen and ink drawings were nothing short of stellar!!) or a private tour of the Grand Rooms of Buckingham Palace.

All in all, it was an absolutely fabulous and memorable journey. And to top it off, London was at it's sparkling best as the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton was due to take place in just a few days. Rob's destination for 2012 is to Edinburgh, Scotland. Watch for updates on this location!

Click here to learn more about The Art League's Travel Workshop Program.

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