We can’t wait to see you again!
Painting the landscape in Italy, now it is the time!
Travelling to Italy to paint and eat! This is what we want! We are optimistic about our upcoming art workshop in Tuscany, Studio Italia 2021 (October 1–10). So far, the European Union has approved the entering of vaccinated and pre-tested travelers. It is great news that all of Italy is now considered “low risk” and travel between regions is unrestricted. While face masks are still worn, life is finally returning to a sense of normalcy. On our side, Canada’s vaccination rate is not yet at the US level, but it is certainly advancing very well.
In the meantime, while getting ready for our in-person Italian fall painting workshop we keep offering our zoom live virtual art classes. Our two online art classes address “perspective drawing” and “personal artistic interpretation”, both essential for attending any painting workshop.
Also, meanwhile, we are dealing with Italy and France in turmoil concerning their tourism industry. They are trying to catch up with a whole year of lost revenues. However, despite an increase in our rental fees, we managed to keep the price of our upcoming art retreat in Tuscany at the same level as last year. In 2022, our prices will be slightly adjusted. Anyway, Studio Italia is still one of the most affordable art workshops in Italy considering its length (9 nights) and quality (in terms of content and all items included).
Of course, we can paint anywhere, but the Italian landscape is so unique and inspiring. Here an anecdote shared by Christine, one of our returning participants from Michigan, who wrote us this: “Your workshops energize me, and I find such peace painting in Italy. When I returned from Tuscany, the Homeland Security officer asked me what I was doing in Italy; ‘painting,’ I said. He replied, ‘but can’t you paint here?’ And I said, ‘if you ask that question, it means you’ve never been to Tuscany!”
In a nutshell; we cannot wait to meet everyone, to see you again, to have this morning coffee together in Tuscany, to do art as a group, and to enjoy life around gourmet meals and excellent wines!
This pandemic has taught us many things, and certainly, we are more aware of the fragility of life. There is no time to waste; we need to let go of all that is holding us from being genuine and creative.
By the way, we have three places left!