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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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PAINTING HOLIDAY IN FLORENCE

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Read the Reviews received for this Painting holiday in Florence

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Dates

Each holiday is for 7 days


Sunday 15th October 2017 - Still Life Workshop

with Laura Thompson


Sunday 8th April 2018 - Portrait Painting Workshop


Sunday 7th October - Still Life Workshop


Average Weather in Florence in March, April, October 

 

Hotel: Hotel della Signoria

 

Price:  £1,740.00, no single person supplement, includes airport transfers from Florence airport, hotel accommodation "Classic Double",  6 dinners with wine, use of private studio daily, portrait painting or Still Life tuition, lecture by Art Historian at The British Institute, Florentine paper marbling demonstration and tickets to Palazzo Pitti.  All painting materials are provided.  Flights not included.


Non-Painting partners discount of £180.00


Additional Options

  Upgrade to a "Superior Double":  £40 per night

"Deluxe Double": £65 per night

 

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Tuition will take place each morning in the light filled studio of Laura and Frank just a three minute walk from the hotel.  Frank usually brings out prosecco and nibbles at 12 noon.  Guests are free to have lunch wherever they wish.   Each evening guests will get together to have dinner in different restaurants in the centre of Florence.  Dinner is not included on Friday night.

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Classic Double Room

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Superior Double with Balcony

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Deluxe Double

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I WILL RETURN

"Holiday was perfect with lovely people. Tuition enthusiastic and understanding and so very helpful. Hotel excellent and it's location first class. I will return, you have been warned" . Bob Benton Florence November 2015

COMPLETELY WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

"Completely wonderful holiday Sheila's organisation was brilliant and Laura and Frank were wonderful hosts. Laura is an excellent artist and we loved the art classes. Frank was an amazing tour guide and host Thanks to you all".  Emily Harris - Florence November 2015

 HOPE TO JOIN YOU AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

"I wanted to say how glad I was that I booked this painting workshop with Painting In Italy. Our hosts, Laura & Frank worked so well together to give a novice like myself a renewed confidence in my painting ability.  They  have also given me the practical skills to take my painting and drawing forward, hopefully to another level.  The social side was made all the more enjoyable by the other students that took part in the workshop, and by the efforts of Frank, for whom nothing was too much trouble. Humour was never far from the surface and frequently bubbled over to fits of laughter all round.  The hotel was excellent with fresh continental breakfasts, and the car transfer went smoothly as well. All the restaurants served very good food with an excellent menu.  I hope to join you again in the near future and would be happy to recommend this particular workshop to any novice or more experienced painter who wants to learn some classic still life painting techniques".  Ed Harris - Florence November 2015

ANOTHER GEM OF A HOLIDAY FROM PAINTING IN ITALY

"An amazing week. Laura and Frank are such wonderful people and I learnt a huge amount. Never having painted in oils before, I am now totally converted. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us and I felt very comfortable there as a woman travelling alone. The hotel is in the heart of Florence, near the Palazzo Vecchio and the studio - an excellent location. The restaurants served beautiful Florentine cuisine, and excellent Chianti! The trips were also very good, and I particularly loved visiting the Vasari Corridor. As a small warning, this was a physically tiring week, as we walked miles in the afternoons after standing up all morning at our easels. I should have paced myself better, but I didn't want to miss anything! Sheila had organised everything down to the tiny set detail, and we didn't need to worry about anything. Another gem of a holiday from "Painting in Italy"! - Florence October 2015

"I found the combination of good organisation, excellent tuition, comfortable hotel, interesting tours, flexibility of plans, good food and lovely fellow holiday makers meant that I had a most enjoyable experience. Fiona was very informative, inspiring and encouraging.....a lovely person. Thank you Sheila, Fiona and Tom!" - Kim T.  Florence April 2015 - click here for more testimonials

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This holiday is very suitable for single people travelling alone.  We have put our intimate knowledge of Florence and its restaurants to good use.  Click here to see one of the restaurants we use in Florence.  We have found a perfect venue for our tuition, 4 minutes walk from the hotel.  It is a private, warm light-filled studio in a handsome palazzo in the centre of Florence owned and run by Frank Rekrut and Laura Thompson who are both alumni of The Florence Academy of Art.  Cooking lessons are available for non-painting partners on three mornings during the week.   Lunch is not included in this programme.   

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Below is a description of the programme.  Please note that for the Portrait Workshop four models will be available each morning from Monday to Friday.  That means that two guests paint a model.


Sunday

Private taxi from Florence airport.  Guests arriving in Pisa need to take the airport bus into the centre of Florence and then a taxi from bus terminal to hotel (5 minutes away).

19.30  Gather for a glass of prosecco on the roof terrace, meet the tutor and fellow guests and listen to an introduction to the week. The terrace will be open if the temperatures are warm enough and closed if they are not. 

20.00 Dinner in nearby restaurant.


Monday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

09.15  Meet in reception to go to the Studio for tuition.

13.00   Tuition finishes. 

16.00  Optional visit to the beautiful shop of Alberto Cozzi to see a paper marbling demonstration.  This is a fourth generation shop famous for booking binding by hand.

19.45  Meet in reception to go to a local restaurant for dinner.


Tuesday 

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

09.00  Meet in reception to go to the Studio for tuition.

13.00   Tuition finishes.  

19.45  Meet in reception to go to a local restaurant for dinner.

 

Wednesday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

09.00  Meet in reception to go to the Studio for tuition.

13.00  Tuition finishes.  

19.45  Meet in reception to go to a local restaurant for dinner.

 

Thursday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

09.00  Meet in reception to go to the Studio for tuition. 

13.00  Tuition finishes.  

14.30  Meet in hotel reception.  Frank will take guests to The British Institute for an hour long lecture on "The Role of the Artist in Rennaisance Florence" followed by tea.

19.45  Meet in reception to go to a local restaurant for dinner.

 

Friday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

09.00  Meet in reception to go to the Studio for tuition.

13.00  Tuition finishes.  Guests are free to continue work in the studio with a packed lunch or have lunch in one of the nearby bars and trattorias.

Free afternoon.  

Guests are free this evening.


Saturday

08.30  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

Free day 

17.00  Meet in Studio to view the week's work with a glass of Prosecco.

20.00  Dinner in a local restaurant.


Sunday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast on roof terrace

Private taxi to take guests to Florence airport.

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