Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat

July 12-19, 2019

Live the Dream…

Paint among olive groves, immersed in the beauty of Italy from your private villa for 7 days. Capture sweeping views of the sea and hills of Tuscany. Savor the fragrances and flavors of the fresh, local cuisine, dining Al Fresco.

Hone your skills in this exclusive painting workshop. Internationally recognized artist, Jill Nichols, accustomed to teaching all levels and abilities, will offer group demonstrations and personal attention.

All Painting will be from Observation

Paint the abundant landscape en plein air from the comfort of your open-window studio or venture out to other points of interest around the villa. Indulge in a Still Life set in a 14th century cellar with northern light reminiscent of an Old Master’s workshop. While oil paints are the preferred medium, all mediums are encouraged, including watercolor and pastel.

Venture Out into History

The region is full of Renaissance and pre-historic art and architecture. The villa is located in the medieval village of Farnese, an historical power seat to the Vatican.

An Added Bonus

Jill will be sharing her journey with her artwork ‘Phi’, which she will deliver to the Director of Vatican Observatory, pictured left, just after the completion of the July workshop. Her artwork will be installed in the Vatican Observatory Museum at Castel Gondolfo, Vatican City.

Reserve your All-Inclusive Painting Holiday Today! Space is Limited!

All Inclusive

    • Easels are provided, if you’d like to go further afield please bring a portable easel
    • Canvas and solvent will be provided
    • A list of suggested materials, including paints and brushes provided upon registration. Oil paint will be the preferred medium, other mediums encouraged
    • We will start shortly after breakfast, meditation for those that choose
    • The morning will be immersed and focused on painting
    • Painting the Landscape from observation, in the comfort and controlled environment of a converted granary atelier
    • Still Life painting in northern light of Renaissance Atelier
    • Dine Al Fresco resting and conversing
    • Paint the late afternoon light 
    • Savor a sumptuous dinner, abundant with the region’s fresh flavors prepared and served at the villa
    • One Day Mid-Week break 
    • Full itinerary available upon request

Plenty of time for restorative rest, visiting the neighboring winery or exploring the area Prehistoric/Renaissance Art and Hot Springs. 

Easy living, everything is centralized at the private villa. 

This exceptional villa, at the intersection of the rich and fertile ground of Lazio and Tuscany, is abundant with vineyards and olive groves.

Your memorable experience is sure to impart an indelible impression on your paintings. Limited Availability, Reserve Your Spot Today!

Villa at Farnese

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Dates: July 12 – July 19, 2019 

All Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Medium: Oil/Watercolor, other mediums encouraged
Location: Villa in Farnese, 2 hours North of Rome
Limited: 8 max for workshop

All Inclusive Cost Includes: 7 nights accommodation, 5 days instruction, 6 days fresh local cuisine.
$2,250 per person
$1,500 non-painting companion

US Dollars. Based on double occupancy. Does not include cost of airfare and transportation.

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1 Response

  1. This sounds great. Please let me know about your 2020 tour

    Thanks so much. Retiring art teacher this June. Ready for Italy next year!!!!!

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