"I Truly enjoyed every aspect of the Arts Holiday - the teaching from Antonella was excellent and catered for mixed ability including myself 'beginner'. It was great to learn of different painting techniques. The group were all wonderful, it was interesting to see and learn too from different styles.
The well equipped studio was an art lover's heaven! I found the mix of studio days and sketching outings just perfect! There was no shortage of beautiful scenery all around the studio and in the outings to towns and villages."
Pam May 2016
May, like September, is a great time of year to paint in Tuscany. The weather is warm but not too hot to sit outside and enjoy painting the wonderful surroundings. We recently held our Spring holiday in May, and we were joined by a fantastic group of painters, ranging from beginners to more experienced painters. The group included a lady who was celebrating her 90th birthday and was an inspiration to us all, as well as teaching us a thing or two in the studio!
As ever there are so many amazing places to explore and paint around the Arezzo area. One of the highlights of the week was sitting on the roof terrace of a beautiful museum in the centre of Arezzo and painting the panorama of historic buildings that spread before us, with the hills of Tuscany in the distance. These beautiful historic towns supply something for everyone: From close up details in water colours to panoramas in pen and ink. Of course one must not forget the great Italian pastime of ‘people watching’ whilst having a long leisurely lunch in the Piazza Grande. And then afterwards, a little more painting of the medieval buildings that lean on one another around the edge of the Piazza.
Along with our visit to Arezzo, there were also day trips to Monterchi to experience the Madonna Del Parto, Piero Della Francesca’s sublime masterpiece. There was also a visit to the wonderful Anghiari with its classic tiny Tuscan streets. Throughout the week, alongside working in watercolours and acrylics, we explored the concept of mixed media, combining watercolours with pen and ink and acrylics with oil pastels. This was not only great fun, it also achieved some really interesting pieces of art. Take a look at our gallery to see some of the work that we produced as well as the locations we worked from. Just click on this link and it will take you there: http://www.artsholidayitaly.com/gallery.html
WANT TO JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER?
We still have a few places left on our September painting week so if you would like to come and paint with us in a relaxed, beautiful location with a great group of people, than please just click on the contact page link and we will supply you with all the information you need: http://www.artsholidayitaly.com/contact-us.html
Antonella Edwards (founder @ Arts Holiday Italy)
At Arts Holiday Italy we are passionate about teaching painting and drawing to beginners and intermediates as well as working with established artists who wish to come and be with other creatives painting in Italy Please feel free to comment. Thanks, Antonella.