Watercolor Residencies at Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers the unique opportunity to live and work in a Venetian Palazzo on the Grand Canal for periods ranging from two to eight weeks. The watercolor residences at Palazzo Dandolo are offered to international and Italian artists. The resident artists work from the windows overlooking the Grand Canal, inspired by the famous watercolors of Turner, Whistler or Sargent. While in tresidency, they are invited to attend -at no additional costs- the watercolour workshops in the hall of the Palazzo, one afternoon a week, as well as the courses in calendar at the Scuola.

Watercolor Workshops

Venetian watercolorist, printmaker and book-artist Matilde Dolcetti conducts weekly workshops in the hall of her family Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal. These workshops are also open to other participants, watercolor enthusiasts, both experienced and beginners. The program covers studies of views of the Grand Canal, plein air sessions and other topics, such as watercolor monotype, mixed techniques, and binding of carnets. Italian and international visiting guest artists are regularly invited to take part in the classes and in the critiques.

Activities at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Watercolor residents are part of the Scuola’s community of artists and students. In addition to taking part in our cultural activities, critiques, presentations and exhibitions, they are encouraged to attend our courses (at no additional costs). In our professionally equipped studios in Cannaregio, we organize weekly classes in Printmaking Intaglio, Woodcut, Lithography, the Artists’ Book.

Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal

Palazzo Dandolo Paolucci is a Renaissance palace overlooking the Grand Canal.  The present palace was built in the 17th century on the site of a previous Gothic building of the 14th century and was remodeled in later periods. A large terrace with a balustrade was added on top in 1924. Palazzo Dandolo belonged to the Paolucci family in the 18th century and, from the early 19th century, to the Parisi family.


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