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Colours of Tuscany Painting Week

Capture the charm of Tuscany during this 8-day painting class. Stay in a rustic villa for seven nights. Learn basic painting techniques from an experienced instructor and discover the medieval cityscape of Siena and Tuscany’s best-kept secret, Arezzo.


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
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7-night villa accommodation with private en-suite bathroom
All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants
Days painting tuition with our experienced tutors
Sketchbook, easels and boards provided (paints and paintbrush not included)
Transport by minibus
Transfers from/to Pisa Airport at a specific time


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Day 1
Pisa – Tuscan countryside

Meet at Pisa Airport and transfer to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner.

Day 2
Tuscan countryside

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Tuscan countryside

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Tuscan countryside

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. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Tuscan countryside

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. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Tuscan countryside

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. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Tuscan countryside

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. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Tuscan countryside - Pisa

After breakfast, transfer to Pisa airport for your onward journey. 


Additional information

Official language
7 nights
from AUD3,518
per person, twin share
9 May - 3 October 2020

Important notes

  • 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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