Painting Flowers in Acrylics

  • Art Escape Italy Art Escape Italy
  • Via di Mastiano e Giuliano 5007, Lucca, Italy
  • Oct 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 (7 days)
  • Casa Berti Blue Room, double room shared bathroom - €2,185.00 Casa Berti Farmhouse double, shared bathroom - €2,010.00 Casa Berti Farmhouse Single Room - €1,540.00 Casa Berti Farmhouse, double room with private bathroom…

About us

Learn to paint flowers with spontaneity and expression in the beautiful setting of a Tuscan country villa, under the instruction of artist Carmelo Blandino. Carmelo is known internationally for his striking and luscious floral paintings, and this workshop provides an opportunity to learn his approach. The workshop will teach students how to paint from various still life bouquets, exploring elements of color, depth, and composition. You will work in acrylics for the quickness of the drying time, which increases your momentum and inspires spontaneous responses to the subject.

The instruction will be oriented towards encouraging you to let out a more creative, expressive approach to still life painting. Rather than working in a realist manner, the idea is to work from your personal, intuitive sense. Working in a large format, you will explore your own personal response to the subject, while experimenting with vibrant colour combinations. In this workshop you will learn how to paint with spontaneity and joy to create beautiful paintings.

Arriving on Monday October 23rd, classes start on Tuesday October 24th and continue to Saturday October 28th, with departure on Sunday October 29th (5 days tuition, 6 nights accommodation). Prices include tuition, all materials, accommodation, all meals and transfers.


Location & accommodation

The location for this workshop is Casa Berti, a 17th Century Tuscan estate 14km from the beautiful Renaissance city of Lucca. You can choose between a large private room with private bathroom, or twin share accommodation with one bathroom per two guests.

What’s included

Five days of tuition, materials 6 nights accommodation, transfers on the first and last day of the workshop, and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine).

Non-participating travelling partners 

You are welcome to bring a partner or friend who is not participating in the course. Rates for non-participating partners include accommodation, transfers and all meals, and we will gladly assist in planning activities for your partner during the days while you are participating in the workshop.

What to bring

We recommend that you bring cash for incidentals of approximately 15-20 euros  per day.


For this workshop we will provide you with all of the materials that you will need. You will be working with acrylic paints, and will start by producing a large number of sketches on craft paper. We will have canvases ready for when you are ready to move beyond the sketch stage. As the idea is to work with colours that inspire you, and this is likely to change from day to day or moment to moment, we will have a large selection of acrylic colours for you to choose from. If you want to keep any of the materials (brushes, paints, palette etc) when the workshop ends, these can be purchased from us at cost. Otherwise you can enjoy the freedom of travelling without the inconvenience of carrying heavy art supplies.

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  • Oct 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 (7 days)


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