19. giugno 2019 - 13:00
Lucca
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Workshop in Italy. "Painting Under the Tuscan Sun", Lucca, mercoledì, 19. giugno 2019

My dear friends! I invite everyone to participate in my WORKSHOP, which will be in Italy in 2019, in the city of Lucca, Tuscany.
Karolina Lenart invited me to participate in this wonderful event, in her beautiful Villa Casa Fiori, in the city of Lucca, Tuscany.
More information you can find out here:



"Discover the authentic essence of the towns, villages and countryside of Tuscany, one of the world’s great cultural destinations, through the joy of on location painting. Few regions in the world offer such a rich travel experience, and capturing your journey in oil colours takes that experience to new heights. Through painting, we will go beyond simply capturing a photographic likeness of a place, to capturing your personal interpretation of its life and energy. Through plein air studies, we see more clearly and connect more deeply; you will make the lessons of Tuscany’s history, culture, architecture and landscape your own.

You will also experience the best of Tuscany’s food, wine, and cultural riches. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the world’s great places. Join artist and instructor Vitaly Makarov for a fun and enlightening 10 days that will enhance both your on-location painting skills and your appreciation for this remarkable region that holds such a very special place in the hearts of the world."

• Painting instruction by Vitaly• Outstanding Italian food during entire stay with best local wines
• Day trip to coastal village of Lerici • Day trip to Volterra • Cooking Lesson with personal Chef • Lucca town tour • Painting in Villa Reale • Wine Tasting • Puccini concert in a Romanesque church • Glamorous Tuscan farewell dinner


Your Tuscan Experience

Our 10-day courses are held at the beautiful Casa Fiori, on the idyllic ******** hill overlooking the city of Lucca.

"Tuscany is one of Italy’s most cherished regions. Its beautiful countryside is reminiscent of the landscapes of Renaissance masterpieces. Along with rolling hills and vineyards, it also offers a rich artistic heritage including exquisite art and architecture – not forgetting premium wines and delicious cuisine.

Set between the blue-green Apennine Mountains and the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is the heart and soul of Italy. Known and loved for its splendid landscapes, charming low hills, olive groves, vineyards, and beautiful old farmhouses, Tuscany is the ideal location for any artist.

The weather in Tuscany in June is wonderful, with warm days filled with sun and noce warm evenings perfect to seat and enjoy al fresco!. The air is clearer than in the hot summer months, making for excellent views and great painting weather. Your days will be divided between painting at home with Vitaly and daytime excursions to local points of interest where you will have your painting sessions and time to discover Tuscany.

As an immersive cultural experience, we also offer activities including a classical Puccini concert, cooking class with our Chef who specializes in Tuscan cuisine, and wine tasting in our favourite local vineyards. These are only a few of our many close-by attractions."

About Casa Fiori

Your home Casa Fiori is situated on a small hill called ********, just above the 16th century church of Saint Lorenzo. It offers beautiful views of the Valley and the city of Lucca. It’s ideally positioned for a number of excursions, including to the towns of Lucca, Volterra, Pisa, and the Cinque Terre.

Casa Fiori is a 400 year-old stone house, surrounded by 150 acres of olive vineyards and colourful gardens. The house itself is divided into several sections, to offer places to work individually or as part of a group. You can paint, read a book from our home library, or simply enjoy the landscapes. The house is arranged over four levels and features seven comfortable double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. It is adapted to meet all of your modern needs, boasting air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The house also offers a stunning infinity heated swimming pool with a spacious deck area to relax and soak up Tuscany’s beautiful air

The heart of the house is our dining room, with a beautiful teak table and wood burning fireplace that makes it perfect for celebrating every meal. For your comfort, we have two kitchens; one adapted for cooking lessons, and one situated in the garden. The garden kitchen offers incredible views of the valley as well as a shady pergola where you can enjoy dinner and a glass of wine. Here you’ll also find a wood-fired pizza oven, where our pizza chef will teach you to make your own personalised pizzas.

With our magnificent views, food and services, our fantastic crew will make your visit so special that you will want to stay forever….

"My friends, we are will 10 days immersed in the world of painting in a beautiful place - Italy, Tuscany. What we can do in 10 days? I can not promise that during this time you will become great masters. Of course, this is impossible in such a short time. But I'll try teach you how to continue to learn. How to teach yourself. I will give you the main direction and methods, as you paint on. I will teach you how to learn from nature. I'll tell you about the composition in painting, I will tell you about the great significance of tone in painting and, of course, color. I'll tell you and show you how to apply the "golden section" method in the composition of paint. And most importantly, I will try to give you the most important thing - love for art, for nature. Impressionism is impressions, feelings, love, without it the painting will be dead, but if your works will have life, feelings, that your viewers will feel it. I will paint next to you, I will help you, I will try to keep this course in your heart ... "


Day-by-day workshop schedule


Day 1: Benvenuti! Group will be picked up from Pisa airport at 4:00pm or Lucca Station at 4:45pm. Arrival, unpack, settle in at Casa Fiori, time to rest and refresh. Around 17:30, welcome gathering with Vitaly and Karolina, and introduction to our day-to-day schedule, workshop plan, goals, and challenges. Dinner – prepared by our Villa chef

Day 2:

Home day ,Continental breakfast 9:00 time to relax and enjoy surroundings - first instructional session with Vitaly. Lunch at 13:00 prepared by our villa private chef. After lunch it is time to relax, take a walk, paint or sketch. 17:00 happy hour-gathering for cocktails. Dinner-Pizza Party with our villa Pizzaiolo!

Day 3:

08:00am: Breakfast, 09:00am: Introduction to Lucca with the secret stop!, time for explore, shopping with a map in your hand-Lunch on own . 14:30 afternoon painting session with teacher in beautiful Palazzo Pfanner gardens. 18:00 Meet bus, 19:00 dinner at home.

Day 4:
Home day! Breakfast at 8:30am followed by session with teacher around gardens. Lunch at 13:00 .Time to relax, around 16:00, the group will enjoy cooking lesson and prepare dinner for everyone 19:00. For non-cooks, massage (on own cost) by our specialized masseuse Charlotte!

Day 5:

Breakfast 8.00. Time to explore a bit of Liguria! 09:00am: A day trip to Lerici – a beautiful coastal village with spectacular views. Paint, sketch, shop, explore and relax (with a map in hand). Lunch on own. Return home 16.30 time to swimm or read a book with glass of wine! Dinner served 19:00pm


Day 6:

Home day! Breakfast at 8:30am followed by session with Vitaly around beautiful Church on the hill side . Lunch at 13:00.

Post lunch it is time to relax.
15.30 Departure for wine Tasting in Our favorite winery Valle Del Sole -with owner Marco
Lucca for Puccini concert in a Romanesque church, dinner at our favourite restaurant. Return Home 22:30

Day 7: Breakfast at 8:30am, day trip to Volterra a precious walled mountain top town. Individual exploration with the map in your hand , Lunch on own
16.00pm leave for villa.
Dinner home 19.00

Day 8:

Home day!Breakfast at 8:30am followed by painting session with teacher. Lunch at 13: lunch time to relax.16.30 Cooking Class for the second part of the group. Non-cooks optional massage with 19:00pm



Day 9:

Breakfast at 8:30am, 10.00 Departure to Villa Reale – The 17th century Villa Reale di Marlia lies in the heart of Tuscany, near Lucca, in an exceptional location at the foot of the Pizzorne hills. Home in the 19thcentury to Napoleon’s sister and Duchess of Lucca Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi
13:00 Meeting for picnic lunch. Return home 16.00

Dinner home 19:00


Day 10:

The last day of workshops! You’ll start the day with breakfast at 8:30am. The group will finish their art works. After lunch at 13.00pm, there’ll be time to pack, relax, and rest. Later in the afternoon, we’ll create a gallery with all of your works! You’ll enjoy this with a spritz and casual spuntini. At 19:00 pm there’ll be a glamorous gala dinner offering the best Tuscan cuisine. You’ll have a five-course meal prepared by our chef along with homemade verbencello.

Day 11:

Departure day- Breakfast at 8:30am. After breakfast (10.00am), the group will be taken to Lucca train station or Pisa airport.

Cost for the workshop is $3499

This workshop is being arranged through followyoursensesintuscany.com. Karolina will follow up on all questions about the workshop, accommodations, activities, coordinate arrivals and departures, food issues and all other details. Karolina will handle all booking arrangements, all enquiries, and receive the payments of deposit and balance from the students directly. Contact: Karolina Lenart
Email: followyoursensesintuscany@gmail.com
Web: followyoursensesintuscany.com

Telephone: +39 3455809974

Everyone should visit Italy at least once in their life.

Make 2019 your year to follow your passion and discover the Tuscan countryside, stroll through historic villages, enjoy a cappuccino in Lucca, taste the best sea food in Portovenere, sip a glass of the best Sangiovese wine from the local producer. Won't you come along with us?

Tuscany is waiting...

Vitaly&Karolina

mercoledì, 19. giugno 2019, Lucca, Workshop in Italy. "Painting Under the Tuscan Sun"

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