Adventures in Mixed Media Collage with Lori Siebert


Mixed Media Collage with Lori Siebert

Join us from 23rd – 30th August 2024 on a week-long Art Retreat in Central Italy

In this adventurous workshop, Lori Siebert will help you to foster your childlike curiosity and the joy of discovery. As we explore the medieval villages, take in the beautiful countryside and local wildlife, shop at the local markets… Lori will assign fun creative challenges that will bring these magical experiences into your work.

This workshop is perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced artists. Lori loves to encourage and foster creativity in everyone!  


Lori will provide fun research , teaching and demonstrations throughout each day of the workshop, with variety of mediums including watercolour and acrylics. You will enjoy the building of layers into mixed media  collage pieces that are authentically you.



Your day will be a delicious experience and focused dive into your creativity.  You will create long lasting memories from the delightful excursions…from the profound beauty of the area and from the laughter, creating, sharing and possibly some song and dance with your kindreds.  


We will work on location as we explore the area, as well as take reference photos and collect collage fodder for use in the studio later and to develop your mixed media pieces.

Our time together will be nurturing blend of being out in our environment, sketching and gathering inspiration, and devoted studio time and one on one instruction to allow you to grow your skills, explore new techniques, and relish in your creativity.


When you arrive, you can unpack and relax, and settle into your new home for the next few days – surrounded by fairytale surroundings and dedicated studio space. You will be sharing the local cultural experiences and excursions with other creatives…. People who GET YOU!!

Lori will guide you through many super fun projects, inspired by where we are and what we are doing each day. She will also encourage you to find what lights you up and how to bring that into your work. You leave with more confidence, new knowledge about creativity enhancing exercises and techniques… and lots of precious memories and new friendships.”



Included in the price is:


  • All tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in air-conditioned, en-suite rooms in a luxurious palazzo with commanding views across the rolling hills of the Le Marche countryside to the coast – see our rooms here
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 5 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • 3 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from  painting locations
  • Guided orientation walking tour of the medieval hill-top town of Montelparo on day of arrival 
  • 1 free day (lunch not included) with the option to take an excursion to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance town full of history as well as fabulous boutique shops, charming cafes and one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs


Prices start from €2699 per person based on two people sharing a room.  To find out more about the different room types, pricing, how to get here and more fill out the form at the bottom of the page.


Bring a Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.



About Lori Siebert


When asked to define her artistic style, Lori Siebert says that she likes to be bit of chameleon. Constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums feeds her insatiable curiosity. She has very whimsical design sense and loves to play with colour to give each collection that and she designs its own unique personality. She started taking private art lessons at the young age of and continued to study art throughout high school. This lead to degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati. She opened her own design firm just years out of college in 1987. Her firm, Olika Studios, has developed branding and design programs for influential clients such as Target, Bath & Body Works, Nickelodeon and Universal Studios.
Lori Siebert began the art licensing arm of her business 15 years ago and now works with several top manufactures in the gift and home decor industry. Her client list includes Demdaco, Creative Co-op, Studio M, Lang and many more. Her licensed products have been sold through many key retailers and small gift shops throughout the United States and Canada. She has been featured in “Where Women Create” and “Where Women Create Business.” She is also the co- founder of ArtBizJam and ArtBizJam Abundance, which provide helpful business tips and networking opportunities for women artists. And, she hosts and teaches at several creative retreats each year including her first European retreat in southern France in 2019. One of her greatest honours is being an ambassador for Gudrun Sjoden, her favourite fashion and home textile designer.
Lori Siebert creates everyday in  her home studio in Kentucky… Sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting meeting with clients and developing concepts with her very talented design team. Her husband, Steve, is her business partner and she has two children… Kenzie (who is designer and works closely with her mom at Olika) and Tanner (who is mechanical engineer.) She also has two grandchildren who light up her life!!!
To find out more about Lori visit her website here: Lori Siebert & Co.

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