Italy is waiting for you.

Italy is waiting for you.

Paint in Italy in 2020

Join us in Cortona, Italy July 18-25th, 2020.

The city that was featured in the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” is the special location for our next workshop. Join Linda Richichi and her husband, Mark Weston, author and Jeopardy champion, on a special plein air workshop focused on painting the countryside, the alleys and streets, the people and more. We have rented a villa with a pool next to the famous “Bramasole” so you can come sit by our pool and relax during our time together and/or opt to join us for a special Dinner with a private chef at our villa. Cooking lessons are also an option (not included in the workshop fee for painting).

We will assist you in finding a perfect place to stay that is walking distance to our workshop. Enjoy five full days of painting and two full days of visiting other cities such as Montepulciano, which is popular for its “Nobile di Montepulciano” wine, one of the most appreciated Italian wines, in Italy and abroad. The town’s numerous wine cellars offer free wine tasting, often accompanied with cheese, and many of them have a terrace with panoramic views that we can sketch from. At the Church of Sant’ Agostino, a crucifix attributed to Donatello is displayed. We will split the cost of the drivers when visiting other locations keeping our cost to a minimum and our fun to full potential.

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Learn how to start and finish a painting in pastel or oil while on location.

Learn how to start and finish a painting in pastel or oil while on location.

Come paint some of my favorite places in Italy. Fly into Florence or Rome and meet us in Cortona or choose to follow me to Italy and have a car waiting for you to arrive and take you to the villa with the group.

Come paint some of my favorite places in Italy. Fly into Florence or Rome and meet us in Cortona or choose to follow me to Italy and have a car waiting for you to arrive and take you to the villa with the group.

Early bird workshop special $595

After Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 30th, 2020 - $695 (for the workshop only).

Book your space today in the workshop and save. Fully refundable until April 18th, 2020. (Ask to read the Terms and Conditions)

Special gifts upon arrival in Cortona for the first five people booked.

Room, food and transportation is up to each participant. We can assist in arranging private or shared rooms, reservations for group dinners, special dinners at our villa and shared transportation to Cortona from the airport. Previously we have opted to fly into Rome however, Florence is closer to the villa. We will see which city gives better rates before booking our flights. We will work with you so you do not have to travel alone to or from the workshop. We will plan a trip that is educational, relaxing and of course, tons of fun. Come see why Cortona has proven to be a desired destination by many. Save your spot today and book your flights in the beginning of the new year.

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Enjoy plein Air painting from on top of the hill in Cortona.

Enjoy plein Air painting from on top of the hill in Cortona.

Is Italy on your bucket list? It should be!

Is Italy on your bucket list? It should be!