CHANGE OF DATE: April 30 to May 7, 2013
This class has been combined with a Cooking Workshop. You will get the benefits of both! Contact Jann for more details on the Cooking workshop.
You will encounter stunning views of the Umbrian and Tuscan countrysides. Some highlights will be a tour of Montepulciano, incredible sunsets and vistas, pottery, gourmet dinners and local wines, hilltop, old world villages, including the famous village of Cortona, and never-ending painting sights.
Daily, you will have several options – painting, sketching or photographing; shopping and touring or just relaxing at your own pace. You may paint in ANY MEDIUM. The choice will be yours. Most of my demos will be in watermedia.Travel to sites will be no longer than one hour. Non-painters are most welcome!
Tuscany in the Frame, Raffaele Nobile
who is Italian/English speaking has spent a major part of his childhood in Naples and Sicily. He has 25 years of experience running his own businesses, is a keen painter, and will be available throughout your stay. Relax and let him take care of everything while you paint.
Jann Pollard, NWS will be the instructor. Open to all levels of artists and in any medium. We will be capturing the moment through photos, sketches and small, plein air paintings. Jann has led tours in various locations since 1997.
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSITS:
Please refer to the Tuscany in the Frame web site for details.
Raffaele Nobile, Villa Nobile
CST32 Via Degli Olmi
Farneta, Cortona, 52044
(AR) Tuscany, Italy ,
Phone Italy: Cell: 0039 3398256617
Studio: 704.910.6422 (US)
Jann can email you Raffaele’s form on how to send money.
Date: April 30 – May 7, 2013. **** DATE CHANGE
Price: €1595 (euros)
€250 Single Supplement
5%Discounts for early enrollment and non-painting partners
** 15% on only this workshop for those also taking Lake Como workshop
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All local travel from start/end of tour (Rome airport – Fiumincino)
or if taking both Lake Como and Umbria/Tuscany workshops, travel by minibus from Villa Nobile to Lake Como with air transport to Milan Airport (Malpensa) at end of Lake Como Workshop
7 nights accommodations
**If you are taking both Lake Como and Tuscany/Umbria workshops, your rooms at Villa Nobile on May 7 and 8 will also be included.
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners (incl. local wine)
Painting tuition for the workshop
Bilingual tour director
Transportation in private minibus
Maximum 10 participants
Art supply list will be mailed near the tour date
Gratuities, personal expenses such as laundry. Services other than those mentioned, accident/sickness, trip cancellation and baggage insurance.
**If doing both Lake Como and Tuscany/Umbria workshops, lunch and dinner are not included for May 7 and 8. See Raffaele for details.
*** VILLA NOBILE
Click red link for more villa apartment information. The villa also has a wonderful ART STUDIO that we can leave our paints and equipment or opt to paint inside. For this workshop only, a Cooking Class will also be in process while we paint. We will get the observation and dining benefits of both.
CLICK HERE to see photos of past workshop.
Day 1:Pick up at Rome airport (Fiumincino) in the late morning.
Travel to our home base Villa Nobile, Cortona, where you will have time to relax and freshen up, followed by an Informal evening to meet the tutor and the rest of the group, talk about the workshop and what you wish to achieve in the week ahead, Relax and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the villa.
Day 2: We will spend the day doing some painting exercises at the villa studio, and getting to know our equipment. A trip to Cortona and all of its marvelous vistas and hilly streets will be a great introduction to some of the wonderful sites we will be going to during the week.
Day 3 – 7 Days may include possible locations in Umbria and Tuscany – *Montepulciano, Pienza, Montichiello, Lake Trasimeno,Orvieto, Anghiari, spectacular Tuscan vistas and much more. Your week will be a balance of travel to sites, shopping, scouting, dining, photographing, sketching, painting and much fun!
Day 8: Departure to Rome airport (Fiumincino) after breakfast. (May 7).
**If you are also attending the Lake Como workshop the week of May 9 – 16, you will be treated to two nights at the villa on May 7 and 8, and then you will be driven from Lake Como to the Milan Airport on May 16, the end of the Lake Como workshop. Read more about the details on the Lake Como workshop.
* “This is a Sample Itinerary”. It may be altered due to unforseen circumstances and may vary depending on the weather. If at any time during the workshops you wish to take time out please feel free to do so. If at any time during the workshops you wish to take time out please feel free to do so.
OPTION 1: Great discounts of 15% will apply to the Umbria/Tuscany workshop when you elect to do both Lake Como and Umbria/Tuscany. If you include this option, your second tour will end at the Milan airport. You will be driven by minibus from Villa Nobile to Lake Como on May 9, after stopping at the Milan airport to pick up others (about 6 hours). AND as a special extra incentive when you do both tours, your accommodation on May 7 and 8 is included. Lunch and dinner for these two nights will be additional, probably going to a local restaurant. Click red link for more info: LAKE COMO
* DO NOT BOOK AIR TRAVEL before confirming all details with Tuscany in the Frame. It is understood the participant knows he/she is signing up for this tour run by Tuscany in the Frame and agrees that Tuscany in the Frame is wholly responsible for whatever happens on the tour. Please refer to their web site for all cancellantion and registration details.