Painting peacefully ‘en plein air’ or capturing the rolling countryside with a lens. Perfect a skill and learn a new one with our experts in painting and photography.
Realise your creative talent with art classes amidst the rolling beauty of Tuscany. Expert tutors will share techniques in the medium you favour; oils, pastels or watercolours. The tutor will bring all the equipment you need, paints, brushes and canvas, along with their skill and encouragement.
Inspiration in Firenze, Volterra and Pisa
Florence is cultural capital of Italy, where better to find artistic inspiration. Our expert can lead you through the labyrinthe of riches to some secret gems like Michelangelo’s first work of art, Madonna of the Steps, created when he was just 14 years old.
Volterra is famed for its alabaster and holds an exquisite collection of sculptures at the Ecomuseum, Etruscan riches in alabaster art can be seen at the Guarnacci museum and there are splendid antique artefacts at the historic Palazzo Viti. There is an especially moving collection at the Museum of Sacred Art with sculptures, tapestries and paintings from churches and cathedrals nearby.
Visit Pisa to see the frescoes at Camposanto’s cloistered cemetry. The 13th century pulpit at the baptistery by the great sculptor Nicola Pisanus. Palazzo Blu charms with its 14th century blue facade on the banks of the Arno, over two floors it houses a collection spanning 600 years of Pisan art.