USAO - Landscape Painting Workshop

USAO - Landscape Painting Workshop

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July 14 - August 4, 2019

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about the retreat

A special offer available only to students of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO).

The team taught 3.0 Credit Hour studio course is offered through USAO and is led by USAO faculty member, Blake Morgan and guest artist Stanley Lewis at a special rate of €4,585.00*.

International Airfare, art supplies, and museum admissions are not included.

The objective of the course is to work directly from the spectacular landscape surrounding Monte Castello. With this goal in mind, on alternating days, students will work from the landscape with Professor Morgan and Professor Lewis. The session will culminate with an exhibition of the work in our Boca al Lupo Gallery. 

Throughout the course, visiting artists and field trips will supplement class instruction. Excursions will place particular emphasis will on viewing landscape paintings as well as other masterworks of Italian Art as a means of informing and inspiring student work.

Please join us in this remarkable opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Italian Landscape!

*Please note €3,750.00 is paid to ICA and course registration fee must separately be paid to USAO to enroll in this retreat. Instate tuition begins at $201.00 per credit hour and out of state begins at $345.00 per credit hour, but subject to change. Please check for exact pricing. For other information, contact us.


  • Airport Transfer on arrival and departure at the Rome/Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Monte Castello

  • Airport welcome and departure support service

  • 24/7 Bi-lingual support while on site at ICA

  • Single or double occupancy accommodation (extra fees are accessed for guaranteed single rooms)

  • Three meals per day Monday through Thursday (no meals served on Friday excursion days)

  • Brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday

  • Private or Semi-private studio space

  • Classroom space

  • 1 Excursion per week (Rome, Florence, and Assisi)

  • Live models for the group two days per week

  • Class instruction by Professors Morgan and Rubino

  • 3.0 Credit Hours (for those successfully completing the course) through USAO

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About the Instructors

Stanley Lewis (born 1941) is an artist, art teacher, and musician. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received both a BFA and an MFA from the Yale School of Art.  He is currently represented by the Betty Cuningham Gallery and his work was represented in three exhibitions at Salander O’Reilly Galleries in New York City.  Recent group exhibitions in 2009 include the American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational; Haverford College, and Gross-McCleaf Gallery, PA.”  He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Altman Prize, a Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Award from the National Academy of Design, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. He was also a Danforth Fellow.

Lewis taught at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1969 to 1986, at American University, and currently teaches part-time at the New York Studio School.  In addition, he has taught at Smith College and the Parsons School of Design. He was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College. There was a major retrospective of Lewis’ work at the American University Museum in 2007.

In a 2011 review in The Brooklyn Rail of Lewis’s recent work, Ben La Rocco writes, “Lewis’s paintings are questions. How can paint address the quality of light and presence of a place so as to rival the experience of the place itself?”  Critic, John Yau writes: The unruliness of Stanley’s Lewis’s approach to painting and drawing matches the disorder of the world he depicts. His scarred, textured paintings and layered drawings exist somewhere between the stitched-together body of Frankenstein’s monster and Piet Mondrian’s precisely sectioned, asymmetrically divided squares… Chaim Soutine meets Nicholas Poussin in a backyard of rural Massachusetts…  Shunning all signs of fashion and trendiness, Lewis’s fervor for the quotidian is one of the great accomplishments in contemporary painting.”

Blake Morgan earned a B.F.A. in art from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  He has taught drawing and painting at the International Center for the Arts in Umbria Italy and at the University of South Carolina from 2007-2013.   His work consists of narrative figure paintings and observational landscapes that he has exhibited nationally and internationally.  Blake is the Associate Professor of Art for the Division of Arts and Humanities.  He has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2013.

Required forms

All ICA participants, whether coming independently, with a group or through a college / university, must provide the following completed forms and information to at least 2 weeks prior to attending their program. For detailed information and to download the required forms, please visit our Guides and Forms page.

Emergency Contact & Medical Information
Liability Waiver
Proof of Insurance / Travel Insurance
Itinerary and Passport