The Magic of Venice, Italy with Sarah Hadley (Travel Workshop)
Photo by Sarah Hadley

The Magic of Venice, Italy with Sarah Hadley (Travel Workshop)

  • October 15, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 17, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 19, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 21, 2023
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 15-21, 2023

6 days, 6 nights

(To register please scroll to the bottom of the page)

Early Bird Rate (expires end of May, 2023):
$1,975 Non-Members; $1,875 Members
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Explore the magic of Venice, Italy and capture this unique floating city with your camera. Venice is an enchanting place with a rich cultural history. The city is built on more than 100 small islands and has no roads or cars, just canals, waterways and piazzas lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces and churches. This extraordinary island will inspire you to create, as it has played muse to writers and artists for centuries.

Guided by your instructor Sarah Hadley, author of Lost Venice, you will discover your own creative personal expression in this magnificent place. Sarah will provide daily guidance and inspiration, and spend one on one time with each participant, discussing your specific artistic goals and aims. In individual and group meetings, Sarah will help you to better understand your image making process, and how to create evocative and meaningful work in a such a miraculous city.

Each morning you will meet for coffee and discussion, and then Sarah will lead you off the beaten path to inspiring locations throughout the city. You will have time to explore and capture the splendor of Venice, as well as time to review and edit your work. You will meet together as a group for several evenings to discuss and show work in a supportive environment. The workshop will run 6 days and 6 nights and is limited to only nine participants.

Sarah Hadley is an award-winning Los Angeles based artist. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs around the world, and published in numerous publications including Elle Italia, Le Monde, Harpers, Marie Claire and more. Hadley received degrees in Art History and Italian from Georgetown University, and Photography from the Corcoran College of Art/George Washington University. She grew up in the Gardner Museum in Boston and spent time in Venice as a child. She later worked at the Peggy Guggenheim collection and the Venice Biennale. Hadley has been a photographer for almost 30 years and has taught many classes, workshops, as well as organized exhibitions, lectures, reviews and more. Hadley is also the founder of the Filter Photo Festival and was the Director of Marketing for the Los Angeles Center of Photography. In 2020, her monograph Lost Venice was published by Damiani. The book won several awards and is now in many prominent collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Getty Research Center.


Early Bird (by end of May, 2023)
Non-Members = $1,975
Members = $1,875

Regular Rate (beginning June, 2023)
Non-Members = $2,175
Members = $2,075


To register please scroll to the bottom of the page.


October 15-21, 2023. We will meet for dinner and orientation the evening of Sunday, October 15, at a local trattoria. Our first full workshop day is Monday, October 16. We will conclude on Friday, October 20. On Saturday, October 21, the class will meet in the morning for a group critique and slideshow of the work taken during the workshop.


A $500 deposit is required to reserve space in the workshop. The balance is due three months prior to the start date. Refund requests arriving by end of May, 2023 will result in a 50% loss of deposit. Refund requests arriving between beginning of June, 2023 and July 15, 2023 will result in loss of deposit. Refund requests arriving two to three months prior to the start date will result in a 50% loss of the workshop fee. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving less than two months prior to the start date. All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to


All instruction and location guiding, a welcome dinner on Sunday, October 15, and several meetings to show work as a group. A trip checklist to assist with preparations will be sent before the workshop begins. There will be a workshop assistant in Venice to help with logistics.


Airfare, lodging, and meals are not included (except the welcome dinner on Sunday, October 15). Any entrance fees and transportation around Venice.


Limited to 9 participants


This workshop is designed to accommodate all camera formats and all skill levels. Our goal is to introduce you to the breathtaking beauty and magic of Venice, Italy and to help you advance your photography through creative personal expression.


Participants must be familiar using their cameras and have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals including how to download images and create slideshows in Lightroom or Bridge. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to comfortably walk several miles a day and up and down many bridges.


October is normally very pleasant in Venice. Temperatures are usually in the 60s and 70s, but it could be warmer or rainy. Good outdoor walking shoes, hats and sunscreen are recommended. Layered clothing is recommended.


Airbnb or VRBO have a number of apartments available and there are also many good hotels in Venice. Once you enroll, we will tell you the neighborhood where you will meet some of the mornings and evenings, but everything in Venice is no more than a 20 minute walk.


It is recommended you arrive in Venice at least a full day prior to the workshop (or more), so as not to be too jet lagged on the first day.


You are responsible for all your own meals/snacks during the workshop, with the exception of the opening night dinner. Anticipate lunch on-the-go and optional group dinners at the end of each workshop day.


Please email or call 323.464.0909


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