“An experience of a lifetime, with a brilliant teacher, a talented chef, sublime locations, thoughtfully designed program, which left us with only one question: when can we do this again”!

(A. Fader, New York, USA, Studio Italia 2018)

Studio Italia | A Top Plein Air Painting Workshop

Letting Go | Serious Fun

A top plein air painting workshop in Tuscany, Italy open to artists of all levels from beginners to advanced and all media. Studio Italia offered since 1997 is a unique art retreat in Tuscany that combines plein air landscape painting, art history/theory lectures, touring and gastronomy.

Oct. 1–11, 2019 (full)
June 15–24, 2020 (7 places left)
Oct. 5–14, 2020 (taking registrations)

The Painting Workshop

Studio Italia is a top landscape painting workshop in Tuscany open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors). This unique 9-day art retreat in Tuscany offered since 1997 combines plein air landscape painting, art history/theory lectures, touring and gastronomy. Artistic growth, breathtaking beauty, great food and new friendships. The perfect art holidays in Italy!

Are you looking to improve your skills, to experience plein air painting and to get rid of the fear of painting outdoors? Do you want to capture the spirit, the essence and the mood of the landscape by working faster while learning basic techniques (values, contrast, color, perspective)? Are you trying to find your own artistic style? Do you want to increase your confidence while having fun, and making new friends around great meals? If yes, then Studio Italia is for you!

Our art classes in Tuscany Italy are suitable for artists of all levels, from the very beginners looking to explore their creativity to the professionals searching for new concepts and challenges.

Nine full days devoted to plein air painting in Tuscany in the medium of your choice. Mornings are dedicated to instruction at the lodge, afternoons to lighter coaching in a beautiful town (Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Lucignano, etc.) and evenings to discussions around gastronomic meals and wine (our cooking book). Also, we spend one day in Florence visiting the Uffizi Museum and some important sites. Studio Italia is so popular that 60 % of our former participants who wish to take their work to a new level, register for a second workshop in Provence.

Our groups comprising eight participants allow us to offer personalized instruction and an intimate environment that fosters creativity and fun. Since our aim is to help you find personal avenues to express yourself, we offer in-depth art theory discussions and art history lectures. Read more about our approach and your instructor and please register to our blog.

Studio Italia also fits the artist’s partner who desires to enjoy Italy’s landscape and famous cuisine and wines. Accompanying partners join all the daily expeditions to nearby towns, attend our stimulating art lectures and work on sketches if they wish.

Location, Accommodation, and Meals

We offer our art classes in Tuscany near Cortona just in the middle of the beautiful regions of the Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia. We stay in an 18th-century house with its original terra cotta tiled floors and beamed ceilings, yet with the comfort of modern conveniences. Our house has several bedrooms with their bathrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a large kitchen, a dining room and a swimming pool. It is the perfect place for a painting workshop in Italy.

Our popular gastronomic meals provided at the lodge reflect Italian cuisine with an emphasis on quality ingredients and a creative color approach (to know more about meals). The view of the hilltop medieval villages such as Pienza (The English Patient), Castelmuzio, or Prolio will undoubtedly leave you mesmerized (see the prospectus). Our unique environment will contribute to the re-evaluation of your pictorial themes and the renewal of your palette, and also, will help to boost your confidence.


The price of our plein air painting workshop in Tuscany for 2020 is CAD 3375 (around US$ 2560 as of Sept. 2019). As for our artists from Australia and New Zealand, our currencies are very close. The art workshop includes painting instruction, art theory and art history lectures, nine-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine and digestif, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station , transportation to all painting/visiting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.), train ticket to Florence, entrance to the Uffizi Museum and all taxes.

CALL> (800) 611-4789 or e-mail info@walkthearts.com

For more details click on the prospectus (image above).

Le stage est aussi offert en français. Les détails en cliquant sur le prospectus ci-dessous.

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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