5 days painting tuition on and-off site with an experienced painting tutor
Visits to local towns as per itinerary including Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca
Combine astonishing sun-baked horizons with a 5-day painting tuition in a luxury retreat in Puglia - the 'heel' of southern Italy. painting classes are exciting excursions to the local towns Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca from which the fortified castles, olive groves, Baroque churches, turquoise sea and the long sandy beaches become your inspiration for your canvas. Get a taste of Italy's warm south with delightful meals at local trattorias and chef-crafted indulgence in your private villa. To celebrate your art creation, this tour ends with an exhibition of your work and a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.
2020 Departure Dates
- 25 April
- 2 May
- 13 & 20 June
- 3 & 10 October
Arrive and enjoy welcome drinks and dinner prepared by the resident chef.
This morning, you have your first sketching and painting session with your teacher. This will include discussing the course outline, aims and expectations and getting started. In the afternoon, you will visit Santa Maria di Leuca, at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet. Enjoy an aperitivo and dinner in a local trattoria.
This morning, you will have another lesson at the villa, followed by lunch. Following lunch, there will be an outing to use the techniques. Return to the villa for dinner this evening, prepared by your chef.
After breakfast, the group will leave for a trip to Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’, where you can sketch the town's beautiful architecture and views. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. After lunch, you will visit Otranto situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous cathedral with its beautiful medieval floor mosaic. Return to the villa for dinner.
After breakfast, there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch is served at the villa. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish and dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.
This morning, you’ll have another painting lesson around the villa, followed by lunch. You will then have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli, on the Ionic sea, where you can sketch the fishing boats as they arrive and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.
Today is your final day of drawing and painting, with time to finish off your works and relax at the villa. Later this evening, you'll have an exhibition of your artwork to the group, followed by a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.
After breakfast. join the group transfers to Brindisi Airport.
per person, twin share
- Small group – maximum of 10 guests
- No single supplement
- The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways.
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