FLORENCE / TUSCANY
PAINT EUROPE WORKSHOP
FLORENCE / TUSCANY
EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
with ARTIST SCOTT HAMILL
7 Days / 6 Nights
September 3 - 9, 2023
Florence's Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore
Arno River & Ponte Vecchio
Have you always wanted to paint in Tuscany? This is the perfect time!
Whether you're an experienced artist or haven't drawn or painted since you were a child, here's your chance to join renowned California artist and instructor Scott Hamill for a memorable week of en plein air painting... capturing Florence's magnificent old-world Renaissance architecture and stunning Tuscan & Chianti landscapes. You will take home drawings and paintings filled with treasured memories of your Tuscany painting adventure.
You'll enjoy Italy in the autumn... the beautiful Tuscany & Chianti countryside... picturesque Tuscan ancient villages... and majestic Florence, the Renaissance art capital.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be daily painting plein air painting sessions, demonstrations, and individual instruction by Scott which will improve your skills and expand your art experience.
We’ll be based in Florence for six-nights staying in a boutique hotel located in the historic heart of Florence, conveniently situated near the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchi and the Arno River.
We'll paint in Florence's historic city centre and along the picturesque Arno River with the beautiful Ponte Vecchio medieval stone bridge. We’ll take painting day trips to the Chianti countryside to paint Tuscan vineyards and hills.
In addition to painting sessions... we'll visit Florence's two world-famous art museums, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo's David statue is displayed.
We'll take an Italian cooking class learning about Tuscan cuisine and having a group meal with a local chef... and we'll have a Tuscan wine tasting session with a local expert.
There will be free time for... personal painting... sightseeing in Florence to tour Florence's Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore, and taking a stroll through the grand Boboli Gardens... shopping in Florence's fabulous boutiques... sampling Italian gelato... and relaxing at sidewalk cafes.
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Florence's city centre, parks and gardens are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
The workshop is open to all levels... from seasoned artists to beginners with no painting experience.
Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are invited to join the trip at a reduced cost.
Paintings by Scott Hamill
The Tuscany Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:
A fabulous vacation experience in Italy visiting and painting in Florence... and taking daytrips to paint in the Tuscany countryside.
Daily art demonstrations, instruction and painting with Scott Hamill.
Visits to Florence's world-famous museums -- the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery.
Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 artists. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.
A Tuscan cooking class, followed by dinner... and Italian wine tasting session led by a regional expert.
Free time for personal painting... sightseeing to visit Florence's famous landmarks, the magnificent Duomo –Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore and to Boboli Gardens... shopping at Florence's fabulous boutiques and local markets... and relaxing at outdoor cafes
Optional before breakfast morning pleasure walks led by Paint Europe president, Tom Harter.
Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Susan for local-cuisine group meals at personally-select restaurants.
Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour for a fun and worry-free vacation!
Daily sketching and painting with Scott Hamill.
Six-nights in a signature boutique hotel (4-star): an historic hotel located in the center of Florence, near the Duomo and the Arno River.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
Welcome Reception – with local Tuscan hors d'oeuvres & wines hosted by Scott Hamill and Paint Europe.
Day trips to the Tuscany countryside for painting rural villages & landscapes.
Tuscan Cooking Class – followed by dinner with delicious Florentine specialties.
Italian Wine Tasting Session – with a regional expert.
Farewell Dinner – featuring Tuscan cuisine and wines hosted by Paint Europe.
Cocktail Hour Soirees – enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines hosted by Paint Europe
Optional Morning Pleasure Walks – escorted walks before breakfast through Florence's city centre, parks and gardens... and along the Arno River.
Cathedral, museum, palace & garden entrance fees for all group tour activities and daytrips.
Ground transportation for all group activities, including private vans for daytrips to Lucca and Siena.
Arrival & Departure City:
Scott Hamill, Artist & Instructor - More About Scott
Tom Harter, Paint Europe President - More About Tom
Signature Boutique Hotel (4-Star):
Classic Double Room (150 sq ft):
$5,925 - Shared room accommodation in Classic Double Room.
$1,650 - Added cost for single accommodation in Classic Double Room
Superior Double Room (193 sq ft):
$6,825 - Shared room accommodation in Classic Double Room.
$1,850 - Added cost for single accommodation in Deluxe Double Room with Arno River View
Recommend to Reserve Early!
Small-Group Limited to 15 Artists
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Please Note: WalkEurope strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the trip, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Tour is subject to meeting eight person minimum participation.