Walk the Arts Offers Unique Art Workshops And The Top Art Experience You Deserve

Painting Workshops | Art History Tours | Online Art Classes


Our top art classes and painting workshops in Italy, France, Spain and South America offered since 1997 are open to artists of all levels, from beginners to advanced and to all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). We offer a unique combination of plein air painting, stimulating art history/theory lectures, group discussions, touring and gourmet cuisine within beautiful locations. They are the perfect art holidays!


Walk the Arts offers art history tours in Italy, France and Spain as well as art trips in New York City. Our programs are open to everyone, from art students of all levels to life long learners wishing to live a meaningful experience. We provide a unique blend of art history classes, discovery walks, top art museum visits, culture and local life.

Painting Castelmuzzio during painting workshop in Italy with Walk the Arts

Studio Italia

June & October 2024 & 2025

A unique art retreat in Italy. Nine full days of plein air landscape painting, art history/theory lectures, touring and gourmet meals in the most beautiful area of Tuscany

A painting of lavender field during Atelier Provence with Walk the Arts

Atelier Provence

June 2024 & 2025

And Barcelona Modern Art Tour… seven days of plein air painting and gourmet cuisine in Provence followed by four days visiting top art museums and sites in Barcelona. The best art vacation in France and Spain.

A tucan during our watercolour workshop in South America

Colombia Art & Eat

February 2025

The perfect winter escape holiday in South America. Eight full days learning the fundamentals of watercolors and perspective drawing and tasting the best of Colombian Coastal food and culture.

A spectator of a contemporary work of art during art tour to New York City from Ottawa

New York Art Trip

March 2025

A four-day art trip devoted to top art museums and contemporary art galleries in New York City.

Walkthearts Venice Istanbul Biennale

Venice & Istabul Biennials

 October 2024

Nine days devoted to contemporary art at its best! Four days in Venice and flight to Istabul for 5 days.

Online art classes

Online Art Classes

Fall 2024

Virtual painting and perspective drawing art classes offered via Zoom. A unique dynamic mix of theory, practice, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level.

The best of all worlds: artistic growth, delicious food and wine, wonderful people, breathtaking beauty. Completely worthwhile. This workshop went beyond all expectations! You have given me an experience I will always treasure.


(O. Moorehead, Los Angeles, USA, Studio Italia 2018)

What a fabulous experience! I learnt a lot, met great people, saw wonderful places. Thoroughly enjoyable. I look forward to doing another one in a not too distant future.

(S. Paine, Christchurch, New Zealand, Atelier Provence& Barcelona 2018)


"Studio Italia is a jewel in the crown of art workshops. The program is so well designed to balance painting, instruction, advice, critique and museum tours by day with long, warm social evenings of conversation".

(K. Gross, San Francisco, US, Studio Italia 2016)

"One of the best holidays and learning experiences I have had in my life. A thought-provoking, reflective, and inspirational short time that I would dearly love to repeat".

(Scanlan, Sydney, Australia, Studio Italia 2013)



I came back amazed with the country and the art (food and drawing). I would do it all over again but stay longer; I enjoyed it that much.

(A. St-Louis, Ottawa, Canada, Studio Colombia Art & Eat 2019)




Since 1997 Walk the Arts (icscis inc.) has been offering top quality painting workshops, art classes, and art history tours in Italy, France, Colombia, Spain, and the United States.

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(800) 611-4789 (EST from North America)
(819) 457-1892 (from the World)



Prof. Yves M. Larocque in front of a view of the Val d'Orcia getting ready for an art class in Italy

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