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See Italy as an Artist

September 25, 2017 - October 7, 2017

$3650 – $3950

The intention of this trip is to truly experience the Italian culture, art, food, and hospitality in a deep way. By using various creative practices, we will inspire participants to slow down, and really inhabit their surroundings. You’ll gain new skills in sketch, watercolor, and photography, but more importantly you’ll experience first-hand the value of making your creative practices the foundation of experiencing your travels and your life.

Three Nights in Florence

Highlights Sketch historic sites | Visit artisan ateliers on Oltrarno | Taste the best Florence has to offer | Bind your own artist’s journal

Visit – Mercato Centrale | The Duomo | Santo Spirito | Santa Maria Novella Church | Ponte Vecchio | Church of Santa Felicita

Seven Nights at Spannocchia

Workshops include – Drawing | Watercolor | Photography | Cooking Class | Classic Tuscan Food Tastings and Tai Chi, Italian, and Italian Art History

Spannocchia Highlights – Stay in a 15th Century Castle | Authentic Tuscan Meals Family Style | Organic Farm | Swimming Pool | Miles of Hiking Trails

Day Trips in Tuscany

Visit San Gimignano | Siena | Viterbo | Montalcino

Highlights – Artists’ Studio Visits | Sketch opportunities | Historic Sites | Local Cuisine

Two Nights in Rome

Visit The Trevi Fountain | Piazza Venezia | Michelangelo’s Campodoglio

Highlights Moonlight walking tour of the historic center | Sketch Crawl | Authentic Roman Cuisine | 4-star lodging

Using line and watercolor, we’ll sketch some of the most beautiful spots in Florence, Tuscany, and Rome. Our first three nights are in Florence, we’ll stay just a couple of blocks from Ponte Vecchio.

There are a total of 16 spaces available on the trip.


September 25, 2017
October 7, 2017
$3650 – $3950


Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham