If you have always wanted to paint in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, now is your chance!
Together with local well known artist Elizabeth Cochrane, I am organising a week long painting holiday starting on Saturday 30th August 2014 in the beautiful medieval hilltop village of Montisi.
The course, which will concentrate on watercolour and sketching, is suitable for all levels and beginners are especially welcome. There will be workshops and demonstrations to build up your confidence and to cover basic techniques in watercolour. Liz will be arranging comfortable plein air painting in different locations in and around the village and there will be use of our studio space.
As an artist who has lived in Montisi for 17 years, Liz knows all the good places to paint at different times of the day. September is a lovely month as the weather cools down a little from the heat of the summer but it is still pleasantly warm and even if there is an isolated storm, that can create some amazing cloudscapes.
During the week you will spend 5 of the days painting in the mornings and afternoons. Light lunches will be provided on all the painting days.
We shall have a day away from painting and we shall go to the magnificent city of Siena where there will be a morning walking tour with wonderful guide Antonella Piredda, including a visit to the famous Duomo. In the afternoon you can visit some of the other historic sights or museums, see the incredible views from the top of the Town Hall tower, do some shopping or simply sit with a prosecco and savour the atmosphere of the Piazza del Campo where the world famous Palio horse race is run.
Accommodation will be at Santa Caterina, a small bed and breakfast in the village with a lovely pool and stunning views.
All but one of the evenings will be spent having dinner at one of the local village restaurants and you will have an evening free to have dinner on your own.
The price of £1395 includes accommodation with breakfast, all tuition, transport during the week, materials, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. If you would like to bring a partner to share your room the price will be reduced to £1195 for him or her.
Non-painting partners are welcome too and the price will be £1095 to include everything except the tuition and materials.
Do come and join us even if you thought you couldn’t paint but always wanted to. Liz will find the artist within you and help you discover your potential.
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For further information or to book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 161 904 7884 or +44 7836 622744.