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.

Course-program

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.