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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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REVIEWS ON THE FLORENCE HOLIDAY

I LEARNED A LOT

"Laura and Frank were a good team together.... I learned a lot form the class. She was very open with her style of works and very clear on details. I wish I could have stayed longer". Donna - Florence 2017 


EXCELLENT

"Our week in Florence was excellent. The tuition, the atmosphere, and the help from Laura especially, made learning a difficult technique easier.  Good company, good hotel . All round a special week". Penny - Florence 2017

REALLY ENJOYED THE PAINTING EXPERIENCE

"I really enjoyed the painting experience. Laura and Frank provided an excellent combination of focussed instruction and conviviality. The meals were great! Thank you for organizing such a wonderful painting holiday". Gordon- Florence 2017 

I LOVED THE ART COURSE

"I wanted to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our week in Florence. I not only loved the art course, but also learnt so much from Laura - she was a fabulous teacher and so encouraging! Between them, she and Frank looked after us very well - all, no doubt, down to your great planning! Rob enjoyed it very much too - he loves being a free agent to do what he chooses, so I think it was the right choice not to join the 'artists'!  I have been thoroughly inspired by it all and will definitely want to do another holiday that you have organised - although perhaps in a rural location next time". Valerie Florence 2017

I CANNOT RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE HIGHLY ENOUGH

I thought the whole of the holiday excellent and I know it sounds boring but really did rate every experience with 5 stars. I feel I learnt so much from the studio, the excursions were great, although I didn't go to the Uffizi as I was so exhausted that day. However I thought the Pitti Palace was worthy of a 5 star rating. I t hought the hotel was friendly, clean and welcoming and so central for everything. The whole balance of the holiday was well thought out and I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.

THOROUGHLY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE

Sheila, just wanted to let you know what an absolutely wonderful time I had last week in Florence.  I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  The hotel was wonderful, the dinners arranged were delicious and the art tuition was the best. Laura is extremely talented as a tutor and both her and Frank were so helpful with arranging anything we wanted to do following our lessons as well as providing tasty snacks and wine every day.   They arranged museum visits, trips to hillside villages, paper marbling, opera, piano recitals etc. etc.  Nothing was too much trouble for them.  No wonder I felt thoroughly spoilt.  Thank you and I really hope to attend more of your art holidays. -  Sheila Wood - Florence May 2016

COMPLETELY WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

"Completely wonderful holiday Shiela'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.  Laura was very clear and concise in her tuition, and her encouragement and charm has meant I now miss the 4 hour painting session routine very much. Everything was ready and prepared each morning for us to start painting. Brushes had been washed and paint and medium laid out ready on the palette.

 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

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

"Thank you so much for arranging the most wonderful holiday for us.  We had a fantastic time - Laura and Frank were brilliant... As were Tom, the hotel, the studio and Florence itself! " Emma Harris - Florence November 2015

I WILL RETURN

"Holiday was prefect 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 - October 2015

REALLY ENJOYED IT

"Really enjoyed it, lovely group, your attention to detail second to none.  Tuition very good, such nice people". - Florence October 2015

GREAT MEMORIES

"I really enjoyed the experience of working in a studio each morning and I appreciated the professionalism of Laura and Frank and the time and effort they put into the week. The whole experience was very enjoyable with some great memories to think over now I'm back home".  - Florence October 2015

TUITION BEYOND EXCELLENT

"Absolutely enjoyable, the group were wonderful the tuition beyond excellent".  - Florence October 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. 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

EXCELLENT TUITION

"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


LOVED EVERY MINUTE

"Loved every minute, excellent tuition, good company, made new friends.  Ideal for people on their own.  Very well organised". Florence April 2015


MOST SUCCESSFUL PAINTING HOLIDAY

"This was the most successful painting holiday for me.  I liked the dedicated studio time very much and as I paint much more at home these days this is something I would look for in the future.  Florence itself has so much to offer, so much to discover.  The Vasarri Corridor was the highlight of the trip for me".  Trixie Walker - Florence April 2015


A GREAT HOLIDAY OVERALL

"A great holiday overall and a very good balance with tuition, visits and free time.  Fiona had an enthusiasm for her subject which was both

enlightening and inspiring for me. Coupled with the location and the people it was a great week .

Ray Jones—Florence April 2015

 

SURPASSED ALL EXPECTATIONS

"The holiday surpassed all expectations.  I really enjoyed the lecture at the British Institute with Jeremy Boudreau he made it so interesting.  It made me think about going back to school !!  Also the amount of priceless pictures we saw blows your mind away". Angela Hudson - Florence March 2015   

 

I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK

" The holiday was well organised with lots of personal touches.  I enjoyed going to different restaurants for the evening meal.  The afternoon events were excellent.  Laura and Frank were lovely.  Laura was an excellent and  encouraging instructor.  Frank was very kind and kept us happy with snacks and drinks.  They also gave us good tips of where to visit in Florence as did Sheila.  I can't wait to go back"  Mary Byatt - Florence March 2015


THE HOLIDAY WAS MAGICAL

"The whole holiday was magical. The tutors at the Studio were wonderful, generous of their time, energy and expertise, from painting and sculpture to first aid!  Once again a wonderful experience, quite different from the 'countrysde' holidays, but for me a perfect balance and a rich experience to 'kick start' my painting. Thank you Sheila".  Joan Thompson - Florence March 2015


REMEMBERED AND ENJOYED FOREVER

"Overall it was a holiday to be remembered and enjoyed forever". - Florence March 2015