sonal nathwani

New Florals:
From Sketch to Abstract

JULY 20 - 22


The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "New Florals: From Sketch to Abstract" travel workshop with international abstract artist Sonal Nathwani here in Italy.

"Join Sonal in her colourful world of abstract blooms and gorgeous greenery. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists who wish to learn how to create exciting and beautiful work inspired by flowers. Workshop participants will use a variety of materials (graphite, watercolour, ink, acrylic paint) to develop their sketches into vibrant, expressive paintings which embrace the beauty of imperfection."




Day 1 - Friday


  • Personal Background Intro
  • The purpose & importance of sketchbook painting
  • Field Trip to Botanical Garden
  • Studying Realism to Abstraction
  • You will also be working from real life, curated, floral set-ups in the studio

Day 2 - Saturday


  • Morning visit to botanical gardens to sketch and physically gather inspiration directly from nature. Bring a camera.
  • Return to the studio after lunch and discover how you can use the images & materials collected earlier to
    create new paintings on canvas.

Day 3 - Sunday


  • Practicing Botanical Techniques
  • Full day of painting
  • Late Afternoon Exhibition of everything you worked on during the workshop.

20-22 July

Friday - Sunday

3 Full Workshop Days
4 Hotel Nights



All workshop tuition and fee's
4 nights Private Hotel accommodation
Breakfasts & Lunches during workshop days
Extra art supplies available in studio
Free artist essentials gift bag

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee & wine will be provided each workshop day.


Thursday, July 19th
Rome Arrival / Hotel Check-in
July 20th - 22nd
Friday, Saturday, Sunday  / Workshop
Monday, July 23
Hotel Check-out



Airfare, food on non-workshop days, dinner, airport transfer,
city tourist tax during hotel checkout (about 3.50 EUR per night),
any extra personal luxuries


Once the workshop is filled, you will be invited into a private Facebook Group to meet everyone participating beforehand. This is where a lot of information about the workshop will be shared and we can coordinate what will be happening throughout the duration of your weekend in Rome!


PACKAGE 1 - Private Room
Boutique Hotel

From 1,520€ / Per person

PACKAGE 2 - Shared Accommodation
Boutique Hotel

With 1 person participating in this workshop with you.
From 1,420€ / Per person

PACKAGE 3 - Without Accommodation

Have your own place to stay? Let us know!
From 1,180€ / Per person

the studio

ROME, ITALY, 00184

For this workshop, The Visionary Projects is located in the very center of Rome, Italy- just 5 minutes by walking to the Colosseum. We are a multidisciplinary artistic space (and part of Aureo Roma). Apart from representing international abstract artists in our main gallery space, we curate monthly events inviting some of the best fine artists from around the world. Our two back rooms houses some of the best & most famous working tattoo artists in Europe. An unconventional idea put into one single space.

Our studio space consists of a large storefront, three separate working rooms, outside courtyard space, a private bathroom, bright light, ventilation, all artist essentials and walking distance from everything in Rome. During this workshop, we create individual workstations for all participants, as well as a demonstration & lecture space for the instructor. Coffee, wine and snacks will be provided throughout each day of the workshop.



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.
  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.
  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.
  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.