MAY 20-26, 2018
7 DAY PAINTING & DRAWING

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MAY 20-26, 2018
7 DAY PAINTING & DRAWING

from 400.00

£1195 Inclusive 7-day price

£400 Hold deposit due at sign up

This course is aimed at artists of all levels who enjoy drawing, painting and photography and would like to explore the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside. The week will be divided between working in the studio and painting and drawing in this wonderful area. You can draw inspiration from anything that captures your imagination and spend the rest of the week working to develop your ideas. Our small group sizes will ensure that you will get plenty of individual tuition.This week is about having fun, 'having a go' and discovering new possibilities.

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ART

Our courses are carefully designed for complete beginners with no previous experience, intermediate artists who would like to improve their skills/techniques, and practicing artists looking for a new challenge. Julian, the host and instructor, has over 25 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, and always strives to create a friendly and relaxed studio. Read more about his story on the ABOUT page. We offer a variety of custom-made art courses in order to build confidence and inspire you across a range of themes and disciplines. These unique courses also reflect the culture and history of the area and are interwoven with art-history excursions, providing inspiration, variety and interest throughout the week. Above all, this is a real opportunity for developing artists to work in small groups alongside an experienced teacher.

7-DAY PAINTING AND DRAWING COURSES

These are our most popular courses, and are intended for anyone who is a beginner or an intermediate painter looking to improve or just have a go for the first time. Every course is different and our specific activities are dependent on the nature of the group and, of course, the weather. We vary the content to keep it lively and fun, whilst ensuring that you go home with work you’re proud of. As with all our courses, all the basic materials you might need are provided in the studio. However, feel free to bring any of your own materials if you wish. 

DETAILS / PRICING

7 days / 6 nights
Inclusive Retreat Price = £1195 (shared occupancy), +£200 supplement for single room (only one on-site), +£450 supplement for single occupancy in double room
Non-painting partner price £895
Deposit to hold space = £400*
Max # Guests = 8
* Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions.

INCLUDED *:

Accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
Daily breakfast
All meals onsite
Water and wine during onsite meals
Transfers from Chiusi train station to house
Transportation to/from day trips
Daily art classes
Hiking trails across the estate, swimming pool (seasonal) etc.
Guided tours of area
Various day trips to regional towns
Use of art supplies
Tips & taxes

* airfare not included, selected meals during day-trips not included

DAY TRIPS & ACTIVITIES:

Chiusi - guided walking tour, Etruscan museum visit, local market, Cathedral, etc
Day-trip to larger regional, historic towns such as Orvieto, Arezzo - both with amazing fresco cycles
or longer trips to larger cities such as  Florence or Siena - all with walking tours of historical sites
Half-day trips to smaller villages around nearby Lake Trasimeno.

LOCATION:

Countryside on border of Tuscany and Umbria
Nearest town: Chiusi, Tuscany
Nearest major airports: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO - Rome), Galileo Galilei Airpot (PSA - Pisa)
Nearest local airports: Sant'Egidio Airport (PEG - Perugia), Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR - Florence)
Nearest train station: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Transfers between the retreat and train station can be arranged at no charge on first and last day of retreat. Single and group airport transfers are possible and pricing discussed upon request. Train transfer from all airports is quite easy, and we will help guide you on the directions.

SUGGESTED PACKING:

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

ART SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED but feel free to bring any personal supplies you prefer
Comfortable shoes (for walking tours)
Bathing suit (seasonal pool, possible thermal spa day-trip)
Plug adaptors / converters (standard EU plug)
PROVIDED AT HOUSE: hair dryers, linens, toiletries (shampoo/soap), paid laundry service, wifi

 

7-DAY COURSE SAMPLE SCHEDULE*

DAY 1

    2:00 - 6:00 - Check-in

    7:00 - Aperitivo + Orientation

    7:30 - Dinner

 

DAY 2

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:30 - STUDIO (including Coffee break)

    1:00 - Break 

    1:30 - Lunch

    3:00 - STUDIO (including Tea break)

    6:00 - Evening break

    7:00 - Aperitivo

    7:30 - Dinner

 

DAY 3

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:30 - CHIUSI - guided tour + drawing

    1:30 - Lunch in Town

    3:00 - STUDIO (including Tea break)

    6:00 - Evening break

    7:00 - Aperitivo

    7:30 - Dinner

 

DAY 4

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:30 - STUDIO (including Coffee break)

    1:00 - Break

    1:30 - Lunch

    3:00 - Art History city tour in Tuscany or Umbria

    7:30 - Dinner in Town

 

DAY 5

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:30 - STUDIO

    11:00 - Plein air painting

    1:30 - Lunch

    3:00 - STUDIO (including Tea break)

    6:00 - Evening break

    7:00 - Aperitivo

    7:30 - Dinner

 

DAY 6

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:30 - STUDIO (including Coffee break)

    1:00 - Break 

    1:30 - Lunch

    3:00 - STUDIO (including Tea break)

    6:00 - Aperitivo on Lake Trasimeno

    7:30 - Dinner

 

DAY 7

    8:30 - Breakfast

    9:00 - 11:00 - Check out

*all activities and day-trips are weather permitting

 

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