Watercolor workshop in Tuscany

Watercolor workshop in Tuscany

In the fantastic setting of a 17th century villa in the Tuscan countryside  provided with a swimming pool, our watercolor workshop offers the classic technique on paper but also on wood, according to the teachings of the great Italian Masters.

Watercolor workshop in Tuscany

May 5-12, 2018

The workshop will be taught by Cesare Vignato, an Italian artist who obtained his degree at the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, with the assistance of an interpreter.

Seven days that combine painting, the exploration of local culture and a passion for Italian cooking and good wine.

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Along with the watercolor class, the week includes:

  • two excursions to Cortona and Siena (with guided tour of the Duomo)
  • a tour of a historic winery with tastings
  • a dinner at an authentic Tuscan restaurant
  • a market tour with shopping for local products
  • two cooking classes to learn how to prepare some Italian specialties

A unique opportunity to combine a relaxing vacation with the passion for Art.

The workshop is available for a maximum of 14 participants

Program:

Saturday May 5

Arrival at the Villa and settling in starting from 4:00pm

Aperitif and introductions

Presentation of the course and schedule for the week

Dinner

Sunday May 6

Breakfast

Morning: the art class begins: preparation of the wood supports with the “imprimitura” technique.

Lunch at local winery with tastings and light lunch

Afternoon: excursion to Cortona by bus. We recommend bringing an IPad or tablet to photograph this beautiful Tuscan hilltop town and find inspiration for your watercolors.

On request, a two hour ceramic class is also available.

Return to the villa and dinner

Monday May 7

Breakfast

Morning: art class

Buffet lunch

Afternoon: art class

Dinner

Tuesday May 8

Breakfast

Morning: art class

Buffet lunch

Afternoon: art class

Dinner at an authentic Tuscan restaurant

Wednesday May 8

Breakfast

Morning: excursion to Monte San Savino market. We will meet local producers and buy the ingredients for the cooking class that will take place when we return to the villa. A fun opportunity to cook together and learn the secrets of Italian cuisine.

Afternoon: cooking class

Dinner

Thursday May 10

Breakfast

Departure for Siena by minibus. Guided tour of the Duomo

Lunch on your own

Afternoon: art class

Dinner

Friday May, 11

Breakfast

Morning: art class

Buffet lunch

Afternoon: cooking class. We will prepare typical Tuscan dishes and enjoy them for dinner.

Saturday May 12

Farewells and departure by 10:00am

Cost: 950 euro – single supplement 500 euro

The workshop includes: a watercolor course with a qualified teacher, elements of art history that will be discussed during class, an experienced interpreter , wood supports for the imprimitura technique, a ceramic lab, seven nights in double rooms, breakfast, 6 lunches, 6 dinners with wine and digestifs included, a restaurant dinner, a tour of a winery with tastings, transportation to and from Cortona, Siena, Monte San Savino. Guided tour of the Duomo in Siena.