Painting in Italy
Dates: Friday 18th August – Friday 24th August.
A seven day painting holiday in Tuscany, Italy. Our accommodation is at an idyllic location situated between Florence and Pisa near the town of Greive di Chianti. The beautiful accommodation called Ancora di Chianti is built in the style of many typical Italian villas, nestled in their own vineyards and olive groves, on a typical the Tuscan hillside. The beautiful long views of the landscape are just crying out to be painted. Ancora is made up of several buildings, with terracotta tiled roofs, sandstone walls with beautiful decor. The rooms are spacious and airy. It is situated around a pretty terraced garden full of pots and flowers. We have the use of a large bright studio with huge glass windows, it is a great space to use as our studio base.
August is hot, however there is plenty of shade available and the studio is air conditioned. Painters sketch, draw and paint the beautiful buildings, the olive groves and vineyards, and the stunning landscape on all sides of Ancora.
**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.
During the week we arrange a visit to a majestic vineyard. We sketch and draw in the morning, and experience wine tasting and a fabulous lunch with more time to paint in the afternoon.
There is an optional day trip to Florence to visit this iconic city to for a snapshot experience
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 2018
|Room Occupancy Per Person||*Deposit||Price|
|*Non-refundable deposit required on booking. Accommodation costs are non refundable.|
|Double/Twin Room - Single Occupancy||£500||£1975.00|
|Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing||£500||£1695.00|
|Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner||£500||£1095.00|
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