Tutored painting sessions are from about 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, however, everything is flexible here – the studio is open all day, and Pheona is always around to help you.
Rather than have set courses each week, your painting holiday is tailored to suit you and you choose exactly what you want to learn or do.
When you arrive you’ll have a chat (and perhaps you have brought some photos of your work with you) and then you’ll design an individual but flexible ‘course plan’ for you with your host.
Of course, you can also just take each day as it comes and just enjoy being creative, relax in the gardens or visit some picture perfect Italian towns and villages.
You learn and create best when relaxed and enjoying yourself so you’ll find that the beautiful environment, the personal attention and the company of like minded people all contribute to you being able to be at your most creative.
Every Thursday is market day, so be prepared to head out to get the best of local delicacies, or take some pictures for inspiration.
Excursions will be planned upon arrival by the will of the group, however here are some examples:
– The Bismantova Rock (a grade A World Heritage site)
– Rock pools and waterfalls
– Carpineti Castle
– A trip to the local market
– A local latteria where they make parmesan cheese
– Chairlift ride to the top of the mountain ridge for beautiful views over Tuscany in one direction and Emilia Romagna in the other
– Visits to the towns of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Examples of subjects you might choose to explore:
– Learn how to paint in watercolours
– Learn to paint with acrylics or oils
– Landscape painting
– Life drawing and painting
– Exploring different techniques in different mediums
– Exploring the styles and techniques of different artists
– Abstract art
– Understanding perspective
– Drawing and painting animals
Accommodation at the house has been thoughtfully planned out to inspire you and each room focuses on a different Italian artist. You will find about 100 different works of art displayed throughout the house and within each room. The apartments within the building are all self serving and spacious, and there are also common areas, such as kitchens and a lounge with a television, if you should decide to come in and lounge with a cup of tea.
– Located in the small hamlet of Bedogno, overlooking vineyards and orchards with breathtaking views of hills and mountains all around
– The house doubles as an art gallery where you will be inspired daily
– Caters for 11 (absolute maximum) guests over three floors
– The two upper floors are self contained apartments; each with two spacious twin or double bedrooms, a large sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and south facing balcony with wonderful views
– The ground floor has a double and a single bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and an area for breakfast, tea coffee etc, and is perfect for those who like to avoid stairs
– Lunch and dinner are taken together in the outdoor dining area or else indoors after September
– No single supplements for solo travellers
– Large gardens filled with art, gazebos, hammocks, and spots for you to work on your art
– Fully equipped art studio ready for you to use any time of day or night