Tuscany, Italy 2017

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Dates: 18th August – 25th August.

The large airy art studio.

A seven day painting holiday in Tuscany, Italy. Our accommodation is at an idyllic location situated between Florence and Pisa near the beautiful town of Greive di Chianti.  Ancora di Chianti is built in the style of typical Italian villas nestled in beautiful vineyards and olive groves on the side of the Tuscan hillside. The beautiful long views of the landscape are just waiting to be painted. Ancora is made up of typical Tuscan buildings, with terracotta tiled roofs, sandstone walls, spacious airy rooms with beautiful decor. Situated around a pretty terraced garden full of pots and flowers. We have the use of a large airy studio with huge glass windows, it is a great space to use as our studio base.

July is hot, however there is plenty of shade available. Painters sketch, draw and paint the beautiful buildings, the olive groves and vineyards, and the stunning landscape on all sides of Ancora.

The beautiful Tuscan buildings!

**Flight costs are not included in the price, transfers from Florence Airport are included* we do advise on arrival times as guests often arrive from many locations and countries.

***Meals are included, breakfast each day and six evening meals, we prepare a light lunch when we are painting at the villa, guests buy their own if out on location.  We have organised a wonderful local Chef  to cook authentic regional dishes each evening.


We have arranged a visit to a beautiful vineyard nearby to sketch and draw in the gardens, in the morning, with wine tasting and lunch included and more time to paint in the afternoon.
01380d3e9d185d275b9b954fd9bcbee89657ace474There is an optional day trip to Florence to visit this iconic city to for a snapshot, experience of the magic of Florence.

We like small groups on our courses, we have between five or ten painters. There are two tutors, Peter Davies and Janet Brady, we feel this is an added bonus as guests can choose to work in different media on the same course, also friends that paint in different media than each other can go on the same course together. Peter specialises in oil painting, acrylic, and Charcoal. Janet specialises in Watercolour, acrylic and pen and wash. They both offer demos and individual instruction. They both spend time painting with you and offer structured tuition as and when needed. Guests can paint in any media of their choice, painting as much or as little as they like, each day. There are painting and drawing sesssions each day, but not on the arrival and departure days.

*All guest need to arrive together, transfers are only included when arriving at the same time.
**flights are not included, we recommend flights and an arrival and departure time.
***limited special dietary requirements are available.

Tuscany Prices 2017

Prices to be confirmed!

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking. Accommodation costs are non refundable.
Double/Twin Room - Single Occupancy£500£1750
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£500£1650
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner£500£950

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