Painting Under the Tuscan Sun - June 6-13, 2015
Tuscan Renaissance Center
June 6-13, 2015
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$2950 per student - Non painters $2650
Your poppy awaits!
Put a little joy in your brush and join me for the painting vacation of a lifetime in Tuscany, Italy, June 6-13, 2015. We will stay in a restored 12th century monastery in the vineyard laced Chianti region of Tuscany, an area famous for its wine and olive oil. This is the most beautiful property I teach at in Europe. Scheduled during the peak of poppy blooming season, we will take excursions to Siena and to multiple trips to nearby historic villages and hillside locations. In a multi-media painting workshop designed for beginners to advanced students, we will work at your own pace in a tranquil setting. Each evening we will retire to the dining room, an authentic refectory where the monks used to assemble, to enjoy the chef's homemade Tuscan cooking, recapping the day's adventures with good company and wine. We will be treated to olive oil tasting and discussions of Tuscan cuisine with the chef. In addition to visits to hillside villages of Vagliagli and Radda, we will take a day trip to historic Siena to explore, shop, take photos and paint.
With an emphasis on working with clean, transparent color, you will learn to loosen your approach to florals and nature in this exciting workshop. With multiple demonstrations, I will share all my favorite tips for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and how to make your paintings look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings and memories they will enjoy for years to come.
You will learn to:
Paint loosely with confident brush strokes
Here are a few more highlights to tickle your fancy:
Shared double room in restored monstery
Daily traditional breakfast and dinner, including wine
Excursion to Siena
1/2 day painting excursions to nearby plein air settings and hilltowns (Monteriggioni, Radda, Volpaia...)
Pick up from Florence train station at 3:30 pm on arrival Saturday
Transfer to bus/train station in Siena on final day
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