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Painting Holiday in Tuscany, Italy

  • Stay in a 400 year old elegant villa with gorgeous Tuscan hillside views, tastefully appointed bedrooms, pool, and beautifully restored ancient vaulted stables
  • Learn from award-winning instructors.  Workshops include demonstrations by the artist, individual instruction and critique, universal encouragement, and lots of laughs
  • Visit the famous hill towns of Tuscany: the villa is close to the most beautiful Tuscan cities of arts like Volterra (6 km), San Gimignano (27 km), and Siena (50 km)
  • Enjoy amazing home-cooked Italian meals.  Breakfast at villa, picnic lunches, dinners served at the villa and enjoyed with all the guests at a communal table
  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional) - vernissage at the Villa at end of workshop to show & sell 
At A Glance


  • 12 students maximum

  • lodging in the Villa Palagione

  • Welcome wine & cheese soirée

  • Daily breakfasts at villa, delicious picnic lunches and group dinners at villa as well as at local restaurants included

  • Local museums and historical site visits

  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional)

  • Farewell dinner at top-rated restaurant

"What a well organized trip and outstanding workshop. We have became accustomed to that by now! Thank you for the freedom and excellent tuition."

"Thank you Kate for your wonderful organization of our well being for the entire plein air painting holiday. The hotel was absolutely marvelous and the food every night couldn’t have been better. 

Paul George, Diane Olivier, Shirley Lehner-Rhoades, Villa Palagione

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