"A Simple Philosophical statement.....To Search the Root of Still
Why pursue this arduous path, that demands the total person, leaving no cell to
holiday of leisure, in expressing the "TRUTH".
To express the ultimate graphic "TRUTH', commands a profound
to the inner depths of any honest individual. Now its not all a total agonizing
there are bursts of JOY in securing the nuances of discovery and in perfecting
skill. I find it absolutely necessary and normal to exalt in a passionate self-
celebration, often alone with my "Savior", giving praise and
I go on investigating the world around me, interpreting by the rules compiled by
my experiences. The results have been satisfying...still curious about how
concept could be re-interpreted.
I'm in search of a definitive work that will elevate humanity, that will stir
minds to seek and digest the 'FINE' things in life.....and so I go on and on
JOHN DEL MONTE
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Creative Art Studies:
Lucca, Italy 2013
Now In Our
44st Year Of Summer Sessions
Painting And Drawing:
Professor: John Del Monte
Dates: July 15th through August 2nd. One may start at anytime within this period
Enrollment: 7 Students Minimum to 10 students maximum.
Cut-off date: June1, 2013
One may sign on
for 1 week
to 3 weeks..
Class Schedule: 9am to 12 noon and 4pm to 7pm, 6 hrs. a day, 5 days a
Monday through Friday.
Registration Fee: $50.00 (non refundable)
Info & Registration Form Click Here
Lucca is a historical town with structures dating back to Ancient Rome.
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Dynamic compositions present themselves at every turn. Then there is the
beautiful Serchio river valley within walking distance. Peering beyond the
walls of Lucca, one takes into view the exciting hills surrounding the town.
Piercing the sky at the distant horizon are the famous marble mountains that
have supplied the master sculptors of the past and present. Experience the
town that inspired Puccini, Boccherini, Catalani and Ruskin to name a few.
Professor Del Monte encourages all to be prolific. Demonstrations, critiques
and dialogue will be available in assisting each student. Lectures and demon-
strations will be on drawing, design, picture composition, figure construction,
head construction, perspective and landscape. Professor Del Monte will explore
various media-pencil, vine charcoal, watercolor, gouache, pastel and oil paint.
Materials list will be forwarded along with other pertinent information
upon receipt of your registration fee and form. Bring along your favorite
All art supplies are available at the art stores in Lucca. Prof. Del Monte
Creative Art Studies in 1969 with the assistance of the late Mayor of Lucca,
Dr. Giovanni Martinelli. Prof. Del Monte, now retired, has taught in New York
New Jersey, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, private schools, and in
His latest position in 2002 was with St. Vincent College of Latrobe, PA. He
demonstrates and is a juror for various art organizations and schools.
He has also been featured in the American Artist magazine.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU WILL EMBARK ON A JOURNEY
THAT WILL PRODUCE HONEST WORK AND SELF-DISCOVERY,
TAKE THE RISK!
Creative Art Studies urges that you make your reservations NOW since
accommodations fill rapidly during the summer months. You may contact
your nearest Italian tourist office or your favorite travel agent for
Please request living quarters to be within the walls, or just outside
the walls of Lucca. You may fax La Luna Hotel, a 3 star
hotel centrally located. Contact them directly and receive a
discount as a Creative Art Studies student. Please inform them of
your affiliation with Professor Del Monte. The hotel's phone number is
011-39-583-493634 and their fax number is
or e-mail the hotel firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit their web site www.hotellaluna.com
For rooms or apartments, you may contact Roberta Caturegli in
English at: email@example.com.
Roberta is affiliated with the Lucca tourist office.
You may call her in the evening at home by dialing
011 39 349 5779290. You will have the opportunity to meet Roberta inn Lucca
Upon receipt of your registration fee of $50.00 and registration form,
CAS will forward general information. Your only prerequisite is a desire to
new skills and knowledge.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW.
We suggests, that you
fly into Pisa, where you will go through customs. You may board the train at the
airport to Lucca. The fee is minimal. BUON VIAGGIO!!!
John R. Del Monte
CREATIVE ART STUDIES
3444 Thornwood Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102
or phone 412-833-2998
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