Val D'Orcia - Fall

Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany

Dodie Davis with Vitalia Tours
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10 Day unique workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany.

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Studio Italia – Art Workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997

Walk the Arts

Ten days of plein-air painting, touring, art history/theory, group critiques and gourmet cuisine/wine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. A unique painting workshop in Italy offered since 1997 and open to artists of all levels and all media. Small groups, personalized instruction and fun and intimate environment.

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Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops & Retreats for Creative People

Creative Retreats in Italy

Workshops and retreats conducted in English and tutored by professional artists and authors. All events are hosted in Venice, Italy for small groups of approximately 10 to 15 people.

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Studio Italia – Art Workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997

Walk the Arts

Ten days of plein-air painting, touring, art history/theory, group critiques and gourmet cuisine/wine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. A unique painting workshop in Italy offered since 1997 and open to artists of all levels and all media. Small groups, personalized instruction and fun and intimate environment.

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Art Trip Italy and the Venice Biennale 2019 – Art History Tour in Rome, Florence and Venice

Walk the Arts

Ten days visiting the major art sites and art museums in Rome and Florence as well as the 58th Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition. A cultural and fun trip in the company of an experienced art historian and a small group of like-minded adults.

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Etruscan Places – Roman Campagna: Historic Itineraries for Advanced Painters

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
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1 week workshop for advanced artists featuring motifs of historic masters of the the 18th and 19th centuries in the birthplace of plein painting.

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Etruscan Places – Open Air Fundamentals Buonconvento, TUSCANY

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
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We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demos that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session.

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Etruscan Places – Elements of Landscape

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson

Workshop focusing on painting the individual elements of the landscape: trees, clouds and skies, water, etc. according to an 18th century method.

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Plein-Air Painting Workshop: Italy with Artist Lori Dell

Arts + Cultural Travel

Our Muse:
Lori Dell, an established Canadian Artist, takes her brushes and palette to the outdoor vistas of Chianti in the Italian countryside. She shares her passion for architecture and landscape offering unique personalized instruction for sketching and painting plein air.

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Still Life Photography with Artist Karen Olson

Arts + Cultural Travel

Still Life Photography with Artist Karen Olson

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INTO THE SOUL OF FLORENCE – Plein Air Painting in Tuscany

Artist, Andrew Lattimore/Lattimore Studio of Fine Art

Join artist Andrew Lattimore for another Italy Plein Air Workshop in the culturally rich and visually sumptuous Tuscany. We’ll be staying in the foothills of Florence in a former monastery that offers panoramic views of Florence with seven acres of private gardens and silver leaved olive groves. All levels welcome.

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Plein Air Tuscany

Garrett Speirs

Painting Journeys into the Heart of Tuscany
For over thirty years Garrett Speirs has been painting and living in Tuscany. Plein Air Tuscany was designed for students of all levels. Spring and Fall trips.

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Italy 2017

Adventure-Artists with Sharon Rusch Shaver

This is an Artist-Adventure to paint, explore, eat fantastic Italian cuisine, all while staying in luxury historic accommodations in an ancient medieval hilltop village overlooking the Umbrian valley of olive groves and grape arbors. Horseback riding, winery tours and tastings, cooking classes, tours of Assisi and Spoletto.

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Start Now: Paint Oils in Plein Air with Katerina Ring in Tuscany

Abbondanza Toscana

Learn to paint en plein air, in oils, while staying at a stunning villa in the hills above Lucca. This tour includes ten remarkable days in Tuscany to enjoy painting, kinship with your fellow artists and the wonders of one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.

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Handmade cercamics event: Etruschi do it better

Ceramiche l'Antico

Thanks to l’Antico Ceramiche you can learn how artistic handmade ceramics can be created.
The artist Cristiano Cambi anticoceramiche.it exceptionally opens the doors of his laboratory in the Tuscan countryside (Italy) to let you see how artistic handmade ceramics can be created and painted.

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Travel Journal

Sketching and Souvenir Making

Adventures In Italy

Pam Garrison and Amy Hanna return for a travel journal creation, sketching inspiration, and keepsake making.

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Sue Spargo Design

Travel Journal: Italian Flora and Fauna Inspired

Adventures In Italy

Sue Spargo returns for the sixth time to lead an Orvieto inspired class using her incredible techniques with wool fabric and embroidery to create a once in a lifetime bag using Italian leather for handles and bottom.

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Fabric Surface Design

Textured Treasures of Italy

Adventures In Italy

Lisa Walton returns to use Orvieto’s many varied textures as inspiration for creating fabric and paper art pieces you will treasure forever!

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Live Model Painting

The Luminous Layers of Italy

Adventures In Italy

Ivy Newport guides you in drawing and painting with a live model. Blend collage and paint, adding depth and a luminous quality with encaustic wax.

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Slow Photography in Italy: Seeing with our Senses and Souls

Adventures In Italy

Catherine Anderson returns with us to Orvieto where the textures, colors and shapes, coupled with a slower pace, heighten your sensitivity, thus encouraging you to create photographs through the eyes of the heart.

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Sights and Sounds of Orvieto, Italy in Color and Texture

Adventures In Italy

Renee Nanneman and Lynn Schmitt lead you in using cotton, silk, batique, Dupioni silk, raw silk and home decor fabrics in creating your very own artful piece reflecting the colors and sights of medieval Orvieto and its countryside.

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Travel Journal

Creative Passport to Italy

Adventures In Italy

Join Lisa Sonora in creating a handmade travel journal, postcards, map and more as Lisa unearths your creative self.

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Drawing & Painting Workshop with Cooking Classes

The Retreat

During this course, we will explore the unique ancient urban scenes of a truly authentic part of Italy.

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whimsical orvieto – usher in your own creative renaissance

Adventures in Italy

Use exquisite Italian paper to create your personal journal, filling it with drawings and paintings of your week in Orvieto.

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Fractured Angels of Italy – Create fresco-like paintings on wood and fabric inspired by the angels of Italy

Adventures in Italy

Create fresco-like paintings on wood and fabric inspired by the angels of Italy.

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An Italian pilgrimage: wild faith and wild art

Adventures in Italy

Draw, paint, sketch and photograph to fill journal and canvas – memories of your adventure in Italy.

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Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy with Mel Stabin

Flying Colors Art Workshops

We will base here for 10 nights, and explore the surrounding villages by ferry as we discover the many painting venues that this heavenly location has to offer.

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AMALFI COAST with Don Andrews

Flying Colors Art Workshops

Don is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota. His paintings have received numerous awards in national competitions, including many awards from the American Watercolor Society.

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Fall Semester in Italy and Greece

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

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The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts are proud to offer, for the 27th year, a program specifically designed to expose artists and students of the arts to both the contemporary life and the history of these centers of civilization.

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EAT. PAINT. BLOOM: 6-Day Retreat in Italy

Paint Awake™

Escape the stress of life and experience an amazing, magical journey into the mystery of your own creative intuition.

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EAT. PAINT. WINE ! 6-Day Retreat in Italy

Paint Awake™

This ultra-relaxing, fun, and inspiring retreat is for adults with any level of art experience – including those with none.

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EAT. PAINT. WINE: 6-Day Retreat in Italy

Paint Awake™

Escape the stress of life and experience an amazing, magical journey into the mystery of your own creative intuition.

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