Few weeks ago I held a workshop near Naples with my friend and wildlife artist from Rome, Federico Gemma (Urban Sketchers Italy) We spent two days with 20 sketchers in Campi Flegrei, a past destination for Grand Tours. Inside the Baia Castle we started drawing some fragments of ancient statues that are really inspiring. This one was found under some ruins, reused as part of a sanitation system. I tried to demonstrate how useful it is to start the day with thumbnails and fast sketches.
In the archaeological park we ended the first day drawing the so called Tempio di Diana (a thermal building, probably a calidarium) that has an unusual ogival dome inspired by the Orient.
I learned a lot from Federico Gemma demonstration of a watercolor and we had fun with participants, many of them at their first experience.