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A special gift for Mother’s Day from Art Workshop International

Take an exclusive culinary tour of Umbrian hill towns July 17-28 with Tracey Zabar — celebrity baker, cookbook author and editor. In honor of Mother’s Day (Tracey is the mother of four young men), Art Workshop International ioffering a special rate until May 12. To enroll, go to Application and CostFor more information, contact Chris Spencer: 866-341-2922 or

Discover towns with local ingredients including black truffles, olive oil, wine, cheese, wine, chocolate. Watch and cook along side the Hotel Giotto’s chef, learn baking secrets from Tracey Zabar, sample wines with the hotel’s director and sommelier, and explore the sights, smells, and tastes of Umbria. An unforgettable experience.

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Ellen Eagle Talks About Leading Workshops

Pastel Painting Atelier

It’s a big year for Ellen Eagle, who is leading a workshop on Pastels this summer in Assisi. Not only does she have a new book coming out on April 23, 2013, ( It’s available for pre-order) she also created a cardboard box of pastels for portraits for the prestigious La Maison Du Pastel.

Recently, Ellen chatted with us about leading workshops and what she has learned from being a part of them.
Click here to listen…

Ellen Eagle’s Pastel Box for La Maison Du Pastel

48 piece Cardboard Box Set For La Masion Du Pastel

Art Workshop International faculty member Ellen Eagle is one of a handful of artists worldwide asked by the famed La Maison Du Pastel to create a cardboard box set of pastels for portraits. Ellen created both a 36 piece and 48 piece set.

To learn more about La Maison Du Pastel,you can read about their history and how the hand make each pastel stick.

Plan to join Ellen this summer as she leads a workshop “Pastel Landscape and Portrait.”