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Big changes: Moving / Teaching / Travel Workshops
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I'M MOVING: Goodbye Zambia, hello Italy, again!

Living in Zambia for 10 years has been a huge challenge. The things that most people in Europe, North America, and many other areas take for granted are not guaranteed here: clean water*, electricity, fuel for cars, internet service, basic groceries, helpful government workers, etc. I have a new appreciation for all of the above, and with constant frustration comes a bit of patience and acceptance. Or so I would hope.

To live in Africa you must be tough. I am not THAT tough.

Zambia is experiencing difficult times now, politically, economically, and in the environment.  The fact that I DO have choices makes me less tenacious than others, I believe. After all, I hold a US passport and permanent residency in Italy. With the recent wars and refugee crisis, I recognize just how privileged I am to have choices as to where to live and work.

So, I have decided to return to my home in Italy. As of June 1st, I will once again be in Lucca.  I will miss my friends and students, the nature and open spaces, the zebras, and the surprises.

*Flint, Michigan understands

I also have a little CAREER CHANGE happening!
I have been teaching workshops in Mazabuka and Lusaka and plan to continue teaching oil painting classes in Tuscany. I enjoy the teaching tremendously, and the students constantly inspire me to learn more.
Drawing & Sketching
Aggregates
Edges
Blocks... & round things! the best way to see and paint Colour, Value and Temperature.
Still Life Basics.
Endless possibilities!
 
Demo for Landscape class in Mazabuka, Zambia
BUT WAIT!  there is more. I have been organizing

TRAVEL WORKSHOPS!
PLEIN AIR SAFARI - ZAMBIA : 11 nights in South Luangwa Park and at the Victoria Falls in Livingstone. This is booked for June 2017.
Full, but we can start a wait list if you wish to join us!
PAINT CORTONA! a Tuscan painting adventure for those with little or no experience painting en plein air in oil. Sept 2017, with excursions, of course!. Includes an entire plein air kit and instruction how to use it. Now taking sign ups. For info contact me at: ringkat@usa.net or on fb: Kat Ring.
Change is good and I never say "good bye" forever! I look forward to seeing all my friends and collectors in Italy, Zambian students who will come paint in Tuscany, and American and Australian painter buddies who will come on safari in Zambia. Maybe I will be making more trips to USA as well, same hemisphere! Thank you for keeping in touch. Enough about me, please drop me a note, I would love to hear from you! 
with warmest regards, Katerina Ring
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