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A Short History of Transylvania
"Once a province of the Roman Empire, Romania has three historic principalities–Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia–which were briefly reunited in the 16th century before splintering again when Transylvania was recaptured by the Austrian Habsburgs, and Moldavia and Wallachia fell under Ottoman rule. Romania would regain a part of Transylvania after World War II under a peace treaty.
        In the popular imagination, Transylvania is linked with the legend of Dracula. The dramatic Bran Castle, situated on a mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia, is commonly known as Dracula Castle and is believed to be the site of imprisonment of Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler."  (Source: Odyssey Traveller)

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All Virtual Artful Explorers events are one session (10 am -12:30 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Transylvania Extension Sketch Project
(a) Bran Castle courtyard
(b) Peles Castle interior
(c) Haunted Forest
(d) Sighisoara
(e) scary/haunting scene

*Please post your finished sketches to the Artful Explorers Facebook site. Be sure to add event title, your name, and the date.

Note: Artful Explorers are invited to follow the Facebook Page to stay up to date with events and announcements and to post their artworks to the Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter using #ArtfulExplorers***************************************
Facilitators of Artful Explorers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Elizabeth Birkby
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Sherli  Looli
  • Carole Moon
  • Emily Moon
  • Georgia John
Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Artful Explorers for October 29, 2022

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