Landscape Painting in Tuscany with Thorgrimur Einarsson

  • Art Escape Italy Art Escape Italy
  • 32, Via di Streda, 50059, Vinci, FI,Tuscany
  • Oct 1 - 7, 2019 (7 days)
  • CABERNET I: Private Bedroom with Shared Bathroom - €1,940.00 CABERNET II: Private Bedroom with Shared Bathroom - €1,940.00 CAMERA ARANCIONE: Private Bedroom with Private Bathroom - €2,040.00 CAMERA VERDE: Private Bedroom with Private Bathroom - €

About This Event

Immerse yourself in the Italian countryside for a week of landscape painting. This art retreat will focus on various techniques of applying, scraping and manipulating the paints surface and texture. Thorgrimur will guide you through important topics, such as, color theory, values, edges and composition. He will show you how these tools all come together to create a finished painting. 

Thorgrimur will use demonstrations and discussions to convey to the participants his thought process when painting. The aim of this workshop is to enhance your ability to see nature with an artist’s eye, taking inspiration from what’s in front of you.

Included in this painting retreat: 6 nights of accommodation, 5 days of painting tuition, all meals and drinks (including Tuscan wine), extra activities such as an Italian cooking class and a wine tour & tasting, transfers on the first and last days, plus 22% VAT.

I’m still in awe of the experience we had with Art Escape Italy. Every day since leaving I’m reminded of another wonderful moment or meal or kindness.

Venue Highlights

Our art retreats take place at the beautiful Agriturismo Streda, a converted farmhouse and winery located in Chianti, just a 5 minute drive from Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci!). The agriturismo is located in the Tuscan hills, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, you can enjoy the stunning view whilst relaxing by the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards, or sitting on the terrace or in the jacuzzi with a class of wine.

Our art workshops take place in a large light-filled studio space in the center of Florence. The studio is located in our favorite Florentine Piazza; Santo Spirito, one of the city's loveliest and most lively neighborhoods. Santo Spirito is the artisan center of Florence, located south of the river Arno in the Oltrarno district, it is full of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Just a 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, all of Florence's main attractions are easily accessible.

Accommodations

During our art retreats participants will stay in their choice of bedroom at our Tuscan agriturismo. Guests can choose between private apartments, private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private bedrooms with shared bathrooms or shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The choice is yours!

During our art workshops participants must find their own accommodation in Florence, but we have plenty of suggestions for you!

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Directions

Agriturismo Streda can be found on google maps, on the first and last day of the workshop we provide complimentary tranfers to the venue from Empoli train station. Streda is located 2.5km from the medieval hilltop town of Vinci (a 35 minute walk). If you walk in to Vinci you can visit the Museo Leonardiano Vinci, which displays many of Leonardo's inventions. There are also some bars and restaurants in the town centre.
Florence: 45km (50 minutes by car)
Pisa: 60km (55 minutes by car)
Agriturismo Streda Belvedere
32, Via di Streda, 50059, Vinci, FI,Tuscany

The studio in Florence can be found on google maps by typing in Eurocentres. It is located in the piazza Santo Spirito.
Eurocentres Firenze, Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125, Firenze, Tuscany

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