September 8th – 15th September 2022

Ancora de Chianti Art Academy in Tuscany

 the Retreat is based in the stunning tuscan hills

Tutors Peter Davies and Janet Brady have hosted painting holidays in many beautiful locations worldwide since 2003.


Our hosts Laura and Phillipe

Welcome you to stay at a beautiful family homstead in the picturesque tuscan hills, near the town of Greive.

A cluster of Italian buildings, beautiful rooms, dining on the verandah, and a fabulous air conditioned studio.

There is so much to paint while staying in a beautiful homestead and we are so lucky to have Lauras home cooked food and tons of her Italian hospitality.


Art Academy in Action

A fully planned itinerary, daily demos with plenty of one to one tution and reviews. Expert tuition from your two tutors will focus your experience and make the most of learning in this lovely setting.

A great studio space

Perfect for all our painters, an air condition studio, plenty of space and great light. As well as painting plein air anywhere on the homestead, we have a great studio teaching space.


One of the best things about going on a painting holiday is meeting new friends, sharing the experience with like minded people.

Its always great to see evewryones work and celebrate together all the work that has been completed in such a short time.