Discover Tuscany through watercolour painting! The rolling hill-sides with its quintessential Tuscan cypress trees, the grand cities of Florence and Arezzo are the ultimate destinations for any aspiring artist. We will be painting whilst following in the foot steps of Renassaince masters such as Michealangelo and Da Vinci. Enjoy the insightful tutorship of experienced English landscape artist John Skelcher; who lives and works in Italy. This is an un-missable once in a life-time painting holiday experience which encompases tuition and sight seeing with personal tour of the world famous Uffizzi gallery, sightseeing in Florence, and painting trips to Arezzo and charming locations in Tuscan towns and the countryside.

This all-inclusive painting tour includes pick up/drop-off at Arezzo 7 nights accommodation at Popi with breakfast and lunches (apart from excursion days) and dinners at a family run Albergo (except lunch on trip days); all art materials including quality sketchbook, paints etc. use of easels, approns brushes etc. painting and drawing tuition and discussion with John Skelcher your guide and instructor, a one-day excursion to Florence, several afternoon excursions to the cultural and historical gems of Tuscany, a wine tasting session.

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Please note that this course is not based at The Retreat in Le Marche but at our carefully selected retreat and wellness centre in the Tuscan town Poppi near Arezzo. Click the itinerary link above for full details on this wonderful location in the heart of Tuscany.

Prices 7-Day Course
Room Type
Twin/Double en-suite p.p.      £ 1,500
Single en-suite p.p.                 £ 1,600
Non-painters                           £ 1,400

We offer a special £100 early booking discount for this course for bookings received by 31st January 2014.

For Groups: We are happy to arrange a specific course of your choice for you. Group discounts apply. Simply contact us with your requirements.

Non-painting partners are welcome at a reduced rate and can join us on all our trips and excursions.

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