When people ask, “What makes your Venice workshop different?” I tell them, “We don’t go to San Marco.” The majority of programs take you to obvious spots, places you could visit your own. My aim is to take you inside the harder to reach spots and open up Venice in a way that you might not expect. And authentic Venetians are a rare breed … it doesn’t mean they don’t exist, you just need to know where to find them. Venice has a vibrant creative community that welcomes sincere visitors and shuns “the day tripper.”
While anyone can take a picture of a gondola, I will take you inside the workshop where they are still made by hand. You can see some of my personal images of the gondola builder’s workshop on the Leica Blog.
For photographers who want to step into another dimension of Venice, this workshop is a chance to learn about art, craftsmanship, and photography in one immersive experience. We will explore why the Venetian’s art of the 1500s revolutionized how we use color today, how traditions like boat building have evolved over the centuries, and lastly, enjoy the exquisite meals that Venetians like to keep to themselves.
The workshops are all limited in size, six to eight people maximum. A good workshop should feel like an intimate dinner party, which is why I encourage people to sign up early because the workshops sell out.
Workshop enrollment covers all workshop activities, location shooting fees, model fees, intercity transportation, a summary of workshop material/resources, and use of workshop meeting spaces.
Transportation, food, and lodging are at the discretion of the photographer. They are not included in the workshop cost, but if you need help with hotel suggestions please email us.
If this is your first A\Marelli Workshop, you may have some questions or concerns. This is why I offer a complimentary 30-minute private call with each first time workshop participant. After you register for the workshop, we’ll get in touch with you to set up your session via Skype.
Each workshop requires a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the commencement of the workshop.
After the non-refundable deposit is accepted, if you need to cancel or postpone enrollment in a workshop, you may transfer the deposit to another available workshop anytime within the next calendar year. (eg, If you enrolled for a 2017 November workshop and are unable to attend, you can apply it any other workshop up to the end of November 2018)
If you have made full payment and need to cancel prior to 90 days before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the second payment amount.
If you need to cancel inside of 90 days from the workshop commencement, there is no refund, but you can transfer the entire amount to a later workshop up to one calendar year from the original workshop start date.