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"Your workshop continues to be one of my fondest memories even after 15 years! " Gregory S., Santa Clara, California

"The workshop was great — it was life changing!" Ric H., Sunnyvale, CA
"Linda Goodman's workshop was about learning to live in Italy as much as it was about printmaking. She is a gifted teacher with regard to both."
Sharon W., Kensington, Maryland

"This art class changed my life.... Take a risk on yourself and take this class!"
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•What is a monotype?
•What is a monoprint?
•What is chine collè?
•What is a multi-run monoprint or monotype?

Who should come?

•May 24 & 27, 2014 -- Walking tours (optional; dates to be confirmed)
•May 21 - June 6, 2014 Monoprint Workshop/Instruction

May 31, Uffizi Tour

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•What kind of critiques are there?
•What time does class meet?
•May I work in lab outside of class time?
•Is there an historic horserace in Siena?

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"Here we are at Florence, the most beautiful of the cities devised by man.. at Pisa we say 'How beautiful,' here we say nothing; it is enough to be able to breathe."
Elizabeth Barret-Browning

Visit Travelocity for Europe Deals
Italy Rail Pass
Trenitalia Pass
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National Geographic's Store has great gift ideas.
DVD's and Books

There are some great series of DVD's. I highly recommend PBS's The Medicis: Godfathers of the Renaissance, a dramatic historical and artistic look at Florence under the Medici's.

Rick Steves' DVDs are entertaining and informative. Also view them for free on
Rick Steves' Italy's Cities, 2000-2007
Rick Steves Italy's Countryside, 2000-2007
Art/Shop/Eat: Florence: A great pocket-sized book!
DK's Florence & Tuscany: A very thorough, well-designed guide.
Michelin’s Green Guide to Italy rates sites and artwork to see; great for overall planning or if you are short on time.



Your Creative Sojourn in Italy 2015 - Printmaking in Florence: non-toxic monotype, dry point & chine collè
Linda Goodman

Make an "artist's date" to leave business-as-usual behind and enjoy Italian culture and lifestyle on Italian time. Come recharge your creative battery in this city of timeless masterpieces, architecture and "delizioso" food — gelato anyone?

For the 19th year, noted artist Linda Goodman, creator of the original "Printmaking in Florence," works with a select number of participants in Florence, Italy — the flower of the Renaissance. Experience, first-hand, the heritage of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo and legions of artists who made Florence the most vital center of western culture for over a century. The class, at an historic inter-national school and workshop of graphic print arts, offers an invigorating 2-1/2 weeks of concentrated instruction, discourse and hands-on studio work in Goodman's specialties of non-toxic monotype and chine collè (collage) and healthier monoprint and drypoint. Joining her and again lending his extensive talents to the experience will be master lithographer and wine enthusiast, Voorhees Wyckoff Mount.

This year, we are offering two Walking Tours of Florence plus a Saturday Museum Tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.

Who should come

People interested in pursuing their creativity while inspired by enchanting Florence, home base for your "Italian experience." You may consider this a special time to use the catalyst of travelling to explore both your exterior surroundings and your interior world. Participants may desire to interact with their environment by looking, listening, tasting, sketching, painting, photographing, printing, collaging and/or writing to create a record of or witness to their journey in the form of journals, sketchbooks, drawings or collages before class starts and during your stay. Instruction will emphasize skills in monotype and monoprint. There are no prerequisites. Previous art background or interest is useful, but an appetite for exploration and camaraderie, avid curiosity, and flexibility are what is most required. All levels of participants are welcomed.

5 Dates Tba  $tba (with Early Bird discount tba)
Express, expound and experiment in a concentrated two-and-one/half-weeks session May . Participate in optional walking tours and Uffizi Tour. Classes with lab meet 5 days a week, for about 5 hours per day in the print studio. Some days class meets only in the afternoon to allowing participants to spend free time visiting the museums and sights of Florence. Tuition is as follows: two and one-half weeks - $Tba (with Early Bird discount if paid in full by Tba; $tba thereafter.) This includes "welcome" meal; 50+ hours of orientation, introductory talks and walk, class demonstrations and studio; normal materials supplied in print workshops like inks, solvents, mordant, and grounds. A 50 euro registration/orientation fee is paid in Florence. (Students may add more lab time during these weeks if desired for an additional modest hourly fee.)
Costs for optional tours, including two walking tours of Florence and the Uffizi tour are 70 euro (collected in Florence) plus a $30 registration fee to reserve your spot. Registration for a single walking tour or Uffizi tour ONLY is 30 euros each (collected in Florence) plus a $12 advance registration fee each tour to reserve your spot. Pay in full for all 3 tours ($100) by January 15, 2015 and save registration fees and get 3 tours for the price of 2! Museum and church entrance fees are additional. All fees are based on minimum attendance (see Handbook).
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Il Bisonte: The Stamperia and School

Since its founding in 1959 by the late Maria Luigi Guaita, the "Stamperia" or print workshop collaborated with renowned artists including Henry Moore, Picasso, Lipchitz, Matta, Tamayo, Nathan Oliveira and Giò Pomodoro. The workshop's impressive print collection is available for viewing, as well as rotating shows in its gallery.
The School, founded in 1983, is located in the impressive former stables of the Palazzo Serristori on the Arno River's "left bank." This neighborhood of San Niccolò — in the historic heart of the old center of Florence close to the Pitti Palace, Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and the Piazzale Michelangelo — is filled with artisans' workshop and characteristic atmosphere. Short walks lead to the important sights in town. The school studios have numerous etching presses, an acid/solvent area, storage, and drawing and processing areas. There is a comfortable outdoor courtyard, and historic stella presses on permanent exhibit. top of page

About the Class ©2007 Linda Goodman Fantasia Fiorentina Etching w Chine Colle

Allow yourself at least at least a few extra days to revel in the cultural riches of Florence. Come early* and use your time to sketch, paint or photograph masterworks, vistas, daily life, markets and Tuscan colors, collect interesting Italian mementos and more. When class begins, return to the studio to further develop your imagery, perhaps combine your work with written reflections or collage to a make a memorable response to your visit. Stimulate your own inner reflective journey or simply create a personal scrapbook or diary of your experiences. (*Leave earlier in May to get cheaper air fares.)
•Monotype, monoprint and drypoint. Direct and expressive, monotype joins the radiant qualities of prints with the spontaneity of painting. Drypoint fundamentals are demonstrated for those wishing to apply these techniques to monoprint. For all participants, realizing your artistic intent through effective use of materials and process is paramount.
•Single-run monotype emphasizing painterly methods. Paint and draw on the surface of metal and plastic plates and then take an impression onto beautiful print paper by running your plate through an etching press under immense pressure to achieve brilliant colors and crisp printerly effects. Goodman demonstrates her techniques for using the latest non-toxic water-soluble inks, modifiers and rollers with color printing.
Chine collé, which is a collage process of adhering papers while simultaneously printing on them, combines beautiful visuals with textured paper, photographic and found image content .©2007 Linda Goodman "Segesta" Color Monotype
Multi-run color monotype, monoprint, and drypoint: Shown how to register one plate to another you may use one or several plates to attain rich luminous color. You may also combine monotype with a repeatable matrix of drypoint to produce one-of-a-kind monoprints or a series of related images.
Individual feedback, group critiques, open work sessions. Linda Goodman believes in constructive criticism which addresses each student's style and goals. All classes will allow students to interact with fellow participants and with Linda to further their work, put it into perspective and gain insight for future direction and development.
Independent lab. Qualified artists will be able to continue working independently during open studio time for a modest additional hourly fee.
Etching facilities are available. Experienced etchers not requiring instruction may use etching processes (on copper or zinc) with permission of instructor, space and time permitting.
•Daily Schedule Click to go to preliminary schedule below.

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Tours and Privileges
•Florence. 1 museum and 2 walking tours of Florence are included in Optional Tour Package. Students are encouraged to register for all tours (minimum enrollment must be met), but may opt to sign up only for Uffizi Tour or one or two walking tours. Church and museum entrance fees are additional. A field trip to an historic papermill one hour from Florence may also be scheduled (to be confirmed.)
•Museums of Florence. Students will be given the opportunity to purchase a card allowing virtually unlimited and repeated entrance to most major museums including: Uffizi Gallery (with Botticelli's Birth of Venus among other materworks), Academy (Michelangelo's David), all the Pitti Palace Museums (filled with Raphaels, Titians and others), the Medici Chapels, San Marco (Fra Angelicos) and Bargello Sculpture Museum (Donatellos, Michelangelos, Ghiberti, Verocchio, della Robbias and more) among others.

•Independent travel. With churches, shops and other buildings open late, there is ample time to visit the city and surrounding areas. Enjoy further travel to Rome, Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terra, Assisi or other towns within 1 to 3 hours of Florence, on your own or with fellow participants. Students also often plan trips before or after the workshop.
•Hill towns. Students are sure to want to visit Siena, with its Romanesque and Gothic sights such as the Palazzo Pubblico's noted frescoes of Good and Bad Government, Duccio's Maestà, and Baptistery and Cathedral works by Ghiberti, Donatello, and Pisano. On the way back, or the next day, many also visit the fabled town of eleven towers, San Gimignano.
•Museum of Natural History. Your school ID may afford visits for a reduced fee to Museo La Specola, to draw from fabulous anatomical wax models and the natural collection. top of page

Performing Arts and Festivals
•Florentine "Maggio Musicale" Festival and Estate Fiesolana. Important international artists in music, theatre, and dance perform at sites in Florence and in the outdoor Roman amphitheater in nearby Fiesole.
Calcio in Costume. Three outrageous "footballl" games in 16th century costume, preceded by a colorful processional and flagthrowing occur in June. The festival culminates with a spectacular fireworks display over the Arno River on June 24th. Costumed parades and matches may be seen earlier in the month as well.  

•Wine Festivals. The end of May usually heralds a chianti wine festival at vineyards. There is also a special wine tasting with finger foods in or near Florence that we love to attend together.
Open Gardins.
Get a very special look into private gardens in Florencethat are usually closed to the public.

The Instructor

Linda Goodman represents a direct line to master artist/printmakers Nathan Oliveira (her mentor for decades), Misch Kohn and Kenjilo Nanao with whom she studied intensively while earning her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at Mills College, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Stanford University. Fluent in Italian, Linda has a deep appreciation of Italy, having lived and worked in Florence repeatedly since the 1970s.

Her graphics, paintings, artist's books, and mixed-media works have been exhibited widely. In June - July 2010, Il Bisonte Gallery in Florence presented a one-person retrospective of her prints, "C'era Una Volta a Firenze (Oncce Upon a Time in Florence)" including an artist talk, walk-through and reception. Other shows in Italy have included "Memoria and Identità" at Art Farm Gaia Gallery in Papiano, "Firenze Oggi" at Galleria Riva Sinistra, Florence, its symposium and Italian TV. Goodman's works are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Oakland Museum, California; and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; among others.

The San Francisco Bay area artist teaches has been on the faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Art Institute; Whitman College in Washington State; University of Oregon, Eugene; San Francisco State University; University of California, Berkeley Mission College, Santa Clara, California; and Mills College. Linda regularly conducts workshops: throughout California since 1983; internationally in Greece in 2005 and 2006; in Italy at Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Art since 2004; Santa Reparata International School of Art 1996-2001; SACI, Florence, Italy, 1995, and across the US including the Split Rock Arts Program, Minnesota, 1993. Goodman was Editor of The California Printmaker, 1992-96 and is Editor of Printworks Magazine, an online printmaking resource. For Goodman's resume click here. top of page

Housing and Food
•Apartments. Housing opportunities vary widely in Florence, from cheaper student-grade apartments to well-appointed ones with views, terraces and air-conditioning for two or three times as much. Apartment costs go down greatly with longer stays -- a month may cost little more than 2 weeks. At the student's request, simple relatively low-cost (for Florence) furnished apartments may be rented for a month through an agency used by the workshop. Shared lodging (2 - 4 people) costs from $500 to $1000/month per person, or about $750 for your own bedroom in a shared apartment; studio apartments start at about $900/month, depending on rate of exchange; one bedrooms start at $1200/month. Students are also free to make their own reservations with other agencies or online. More expensive deluxe apartments may be located if desired. Past students have found delightful apartments on their own online. We are glad to give you advice regarding neighborhoods. Some students have also chosen to stay in hotels. (Note: actual prices may vary with exchange rate fluctuations and availability.)
•Cooking/Eating out Enjoy cooking at home with authentic Italian ingredients, if you can resist all that delicious fresh pasta, pizza, Tuscan cuisine and gelato at nearby ristoranti!
•Welcome and Group Tuscan Dinners and Pot Luck Lunch. A complimentary "Welcome" pizza/pasta dinner is included. Students are invited to a Group "festa" dinner of Tuscan specialties at a favorite Florentine ristorante at a special rate. Our final review concludes with a studio potluck lunch party.

Florentine SojournFlorence, the Old Bridge
See Florence in a few days and you may leave disappointed. Savor its rhythms for a few weeks, and become a devotee for life. Florence is made of imposing, inward-looking stone buildings. Her twisting medieval streets lead onto hidden piazzas or wondrous monuments that make Florence the greatest repository of Renaissance art in the western world. Located in the Arno River valley, the city is bordered by olive groves and farmhouses. Beautiful panoramas of Florence unfold from the gentle encircling hills. The most famous is from Fiesole, whose civilization dates to the ancient Etruscans. top of page

Contact Linda Goodman for Handbook Pt. I & II and registration forms ( or download Adobe Acrobat PDF file when available), handbook and application send email to this address: (Please type address yourself to avoid spam.) Include your phone number or an alternate email address if you are writing from a school or business, as they sometimes have spam blockers that keep us from replying.
Or register with form below to hold your place. Be sure to fill out and send in application/registration forms in handbook as well.
Tel: (001)   (510) 653-0300 USA; in Italy:
Enrollment is limited from 8 to 16 people. Minimum enrollment must be met or supplement may be charged.
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DATES: Studio Workshop: 2015 Tba. Walking Tours Tba, Uffizi Gallery museum tour Tba: All tour dates and times to be confirmed.
TUITION AND STUDIO FEE: For 2-1/2 weeks cost is
$Tba without earlybird discounts, plus 50 euro Registration/Orientation Fee which is paid in Florence. Tuition fee include more than 50
hours of orientation and instruction in the studio, inks and many other supplies, and "welcome" dinner. Accommodations, transport, food, "Festa" dinner, entrance fees, passport, side trips, fees for additional lab time, paper and supplies of choice, health/baggage/cancellation insurance, and incidentals are responsibility of students. All tuition fees are based on minimum attendance of eight (8) students. If minimum is not met a supplement will be required.
Cost for optional tours, including 2 walking tours of Florence and the Uffizi tour are 70 euros (collected in Florence) plus a $30 advance registration fee to reserve your spot. Registration for Uffizi tour or one walking tour is 30 euros each (collected in Florence) plus a $12 advance registration fee each to reserve your spot. (All fees collected in Florence may be paid in advance online for your convenience. Click link to pay online. ) Museum and church entrance fees are additional. All tour fees are based on minimum attendance of five (5) students. All tour dates and times to be confirmed. Spouses, partners, and guests residing with students may register for tours as space allows. See fee table for Associates and Auditors.
Students are free to arrange their own airfare and transportation to Florence and the workshop.
DISCOUNTS: $25 for new referrals from paid attending student (credited when registration complete). Alumni (of previous Goodman residency workshops) -- ask about alumni discounts. Some need-based scholarships may be available. Email for information to this address: or phone or write Linda.
DEPOSITS: $750 US plus registration fees for tours are due early to reserve your place -- enrollment is limited! Balance due by December for early-bird discount (plus additional deposit & fee for arranged housing, details on request) . Send deposits to address below with advance registration form below. Fill out and return complete application and registration forms from handbook or click here for only the forms or flyer and short form.
RESPONSIBILITY: If the minimum of eight students do not enroll, a supplement will be required. We reserve the right to cancel any tour or workshop prior to departure, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. The right is also reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the workshop or tours.
*REFUND POLICY: Fees (except $500 cancellation fee and tour registration fees
) are refundable, if requested in writing by January 1, 2014. After this date, refunds may only be made if workshop is full and a replacement is found. Cancellation insurance is recommended.

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ADVANCE REGISTRATION -- COPY AND EMAIL THIS FORM or sign up online at my private Dreambook on home page. Also fill in longer registration forms to mail with your check. download Registration forms here -- Adobe PDF.
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______$30 Registration fee for all 3 Walking Tours (includes Uffizi Museum) -- June date to be announced (PLUS 70 euro Tour fee balance to be collected in Florence.)
______$10 Registration fee for Walking Tour I only -- tba (plus30 euro fee balance to be collected in Florence)
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"Brilliant! You Linda, the workshop, the facility, the whole thing."
— Lorraine H., Quincy, MA

"As a painter I have added to my soul as an artist and my life as a person. Thank you for the Firenze experience working as an artist in the City of Timeless Masterpieces."
— Lillian A., Los Angeles, California,

"Linda made me feel like my work was worthy as an artist and poet. She is a very good teacher with a vast amount of knowledge. Her direction on use of materials and personal work input was wonderful — so positive and caring."
—John P., Incline Village, Nevada

"The best critiques I remember having — useful, constructive information about my work but also instructional to listen and participate in discussion about the work of the other participants."
— Karen S., Berkeley, California

"Linda, you have ruined me for all my other teachers: how to look at a total print. How to take the ghost or rather allow the ghost to take you somewhere you didn't know you were going. I learned so much, it's going to take a long time to process it all"
— Martha K, Portland, Oregon

"The workshop was great — it was life changing."
— Ric H., Quincy, MA"

"Your workshop continues to be one of my fondest memories even after 15 years! "
Gregory S., Santa Clara, California

I loved being a visitor rather than a tourist. It was wonderful to live in Florence..., to have a life there, a neighborhood, an apartment and the structure of the printmaking workshop around which to plan my time."
—Cathy S. Seattle, Washington

"Every time I closed my eyes I saw art ideas! I would recommend this program."
— Rich G., Sunnyvale, California

"Thank you so much for everything - your wisdom and patience and kindness made this an unforgettable wonderful experience."
—Gina A., San Francisco, California

"This art class changed my life. By putting ourselves on the other side of the planet, our art emerged from the other side of our minds. The flip side, the shiny side, the new side. Take a risk on yourself and take this class!"
—Trisha G., Sunnyvale, CA

"I have enjoyed this workshop. Linda is able to explain various techniques clearly and intelligently and spiritedly. Her critiques were particularly strong. She is able to talk about process, where one’s strengths are and give leads to new approaches. She encouraged me to broaden my style and I think it will have lasting consequences."
—Mary Ann P., Evanston, Illinois

"Linda Goodman's workshop was about learning to live in Italy as much as it was about printmaking. She is a gifted teacher with regard to both."
—Sharon W., Kensington, Maryland

"Thank you for 'the Italian experience." It has been a pleasure working with you in a great environment within the 'walls' of a beutiful city."
—Terry C., San Francisco, CA

"Linda's critiques are fair, insightful and articulate. That's why I call her the 'eagle eye'!"
– Alice C., Berkeley, CA

"Florence is a magical place — the opportunity to create work there made it extra special.... Having you as a mentor truly made the experience stress free. It was a wonderful time."
—Liz P. , Incline Village, Nevada

"The workshop was a great way to spend three weeks in Firenze. Excellent balance of planned activities and work-time. Enjoyed meeting like-minded participants. Your critiques are thoughtful, insightful and helpful. Thanks."
—Carol L., Washington, DC

Comments from Linda's students from her other workshop:
(from Walking with the Muse, Greece)

"What did I enjoy most about this workshop? Linda's knowlege on printmaking and her enthusiasm, and the freedom to explore."
—Vick H., Australia

"This was the best time I've had doing art. Everything was better than I anticipated."
—G. W., Australia

"Art workshops give me the shot of art vitamin I need. Linda is excellent at critiques. She has a great eye with a sensitivity to each person's unique visions. Linda sustained the energy in group critiques, never burning out. Every person received equal time and energy. It was wonderful being here."
–Jill B., New York City

"Service above and beyond."
—John P, Houston, Texas

"Linda's critiques are outstanding... she is truly gifted. The high level of professionalism ... and the instructor's depth of knowledge — wow!"
—Sylvia. V., Riverdale, New York

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A few etchings and monotypes by Linda Goodman
All images ©2008-2014 by Linda Goodman. All rights reserved.

©2007 Linda Goodman "All I Wanted Was To Visit" Etching & Monotype Monoprint
Etching with wax and monoprint "All I Wanted Was To Visit" 22"x30"

©2007 Linda Goodman Etching with Chine Colle, "Made in USA" (cowboyboots) Etching with Chine Colle "Made In USA"
15" x 15"

©2007 Linda Goodman Color Monotype "Shoes" 22"x30"Color Monotype Untitled (Shoes)
22" x 30"


©2007 Linda Goodman Softground etching and chine colle (collage)
Etching with Chine Colle"Fantasia Fiorentina"
15" x 12"

©2007 Linda Goodman Color Monotype "Segesta" 30"x22"
Color Monotype "Segesta"
30" x 22"

©2007 Linda Goodman Etching with Monotype
"Blue Muse" Monoprint (etching)
copyright 2005 by Linda Goodman
©2007 Linda Goodman Drypoint with Monoprint"Vase Blu" Monoprint (Drypoint) 6"x12" copyright 2005 by Linda Goodman

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2006 Group X Photos

©2007 Linda Goodman ©2007 Linda Goodman
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Some thoughts on the workshop:
Before class starts is an opportunity for experienced artists and beginners alike to take a personal artistic journey in Florence. Writers and photographers, scrapbook junkies or those just interested, people participating in Artist Way groups can consider this their artist's date and enjoy themselves creating a personal record or diary or scrapbook of their journey while touring Florence or other Italian cities on their own. Suspend judgement and just enjoy yourself. Find creativity you may not have known existed, unblock your creative engine or simply expand upon what you are doing now. This will affect you -- as the sights, sounds and aromas of Florence and Tuscany will linger with you when you return home. Explore, expound and experiment in Florence Italy!