Colours of Tuscany Painting Week
5-day painting lessons with an experienced instructor
Day trips to beautiful towns such as Siena or Arezzo
Collect memories and inspirations as you explore Italy’s picturesque countryside and then recreate the wonders of the region in a painting session guided by a professional teacher. Stay in an authentic Tuscan villa, enjoying superb amenities and a peaceful ambience that helps you focus on the breathtaking sceneries around the area. During a painting lesson, learn basic techniques, different types of tools, and how to use various media, including watercolour, pastel & coloured pencil, to create soulful artworks. Visit famous medieval towns, such as Siena and Arezzo, to see incredible architecture and discover perfect landscapes to copy on your canvas or sketchbook. The experience is concluded with a sumptuous dinner at the villa and a group show of your paintings.
2020 Departure Dates
- 9, 16 & 30 May
- 6, 13, 20 & 27 June
- 5, 12, 19 & 26 September
- 3 October
Meet at Pisa Airport and transfer to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner.
After breakfast, you will have an introduction to watercolours, looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes, etc. Relax in the afternoon. Dinner is at the villa.
Demonstration of landscape painting after breakfast, looking at different ways to apply watercolour and mixing media like pastel and coloured pencil. Following lunch, there will be an outing to use the techniques. Dinner is at the villa.
Enjoy a day in Siena, sightseeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch will be at a trattoria in the centre. Before dinner, the tutor will discuss some examples of traditional and contemporary watercolour painting.
After breakfast, there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch is on the terrace.
The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is at the villa.
A chance today to try a larger and more ambitious work using the sketches and ideas accumulated so far.
Following lunch, there is an afternoon visit to a local place of interest with an opportunity to sketch. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
A leisurely morning to spend developing your work at the villa. For the rest of your last day, you are free to paint or relax by the pool. Dinner is at the villa with a group show of your paintings.
After breakfast, transfer to Pisa airport for your onward journey.
per person, twin share
- Small group tour - maximum 10 people
- No single supplement
- The transfer from Pisa Airport generally leaves between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Day 1 and back to Pisa Airport after breakfast on Day 8.
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