Painting Holiday in Tuscany
Tuscany’s breathtaking scenery has long been a favourite subject for landscape painters. With its gently rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves and pretty villages, there’s plenty to spark your creativity on this exclusive four-day learn-to-paint break. You will be staying in one of our hand-picked private villas, where you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside and receive daily lessons and insightful advice from an expert tutor.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
Peace of Mind Guarantee
Flexible booking for our guests. Amend your holiday at no cost up to 45 days before your departure.
Open to all abilities, the trip will see you supported through a series of exercises aimed at increasing your love and understanding of painting. A sketchbook, easels and boards are all provided and, as part of a small group, you will have the chance to share and discuss techniques with other readers during your trip. There will be plenty of free time to explore (as well as paint) the stunning Italian scenery, enjoy visits to the historic cities nearby, such as Siena, San Gimignano or Arezzo, wander the atmospheric streets and sketch some of the beautiful historic buildings and churches.
All meals are included with wine throughout your trip and you will be cooked and served meals at your private villa by an expert Tuscan chef. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch one day in a local trattoria which serves traditional Italian cuisine that’s created from locally-sourced ingredients. So whether you’re passionate about painting or you are only just starting out as a beginner, this exclusive small-group holiday will help you indulge your passion for painting in truly inspirational surroundings.
Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.
Solo Traveller Friendly
Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- Return flights to Pisa from London* with hand baggage
- Three nights stay in a private Tuscan villa
- Daily painting lessons with an experienced tutor
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners including wine
- Group transfers and all local transport
* Flights from London. Regional airports may be available on request. Subject to availability.
Dates and Availability
7 – 10 October 2019 (Monday to Thursday) – Only 4 rooms left
22 – 25 April 2020 (Wednesday to Saturday) – Available
Day 1 - Flight to Pisa
You will arrive at Pisa Airport where you will be met and transferred to your Tuscan villa. Once you’ve dropped off your bags, there are welcome drinks on the terrace followed by lunch and you’ll meet your painting teacher for the trip. Your tutor will give an introductory talk before guiding you through your first painting lesson. In the evening, you’ll have dinner at the villa.
Day 2 - Introduction to watercolours
After breakfast, you will receive an introduction to watercolour techniques. Your teacher will discuss the course outline, your aims and expectations and then go through different techniques, kinds of paper and brushes. Spend the rest of the morning putting everything you’ve learned into practice before lunch, prepared by your villa’s chef. In the afternoon, you can take a break from your art to relax by the pool or continue your sketching and painting. There will be another dinner at the villa tonight.
Day 3 - Landscape painting
In the morning, you’ll head out to the Tuscan countryside to paint the landscape en plein air. Your tutor will demonstrate to the group, looking at different ways to apply colour and mixing media like pastel and coloured pencil. Lunch will be at a local trattoria and then the afternoon is yours to enjoy or for more painting. Before dinner at the villa, your teacher will talk you through your work so far.
Day 4 - Return flight
After breakfast, spend the time putting the finishing touches to your work. Then, following lunch at the villa, you’ll head back to the airport to fly home, complete with your very own painting to take back to the UK and frame.
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