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Cinque Terre Watercolour Course 06th-11th June 2024

June 6 - June 11

€600.00

Explore the magnificent Cinque Terre region on a fantastic artistic retreat. Monterosso al Mare its the perfect location for exploring the colourful buildings, coastal scene and atmospheric sunsets through the eye of an art, whilst soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the classic Italian ‘La dolce vita’ life-style, with relaxed meals and aperitivi. After your painting sessions, there is time to explore the coastal towns and walks, as well as relaxing on the beach. This retreat is a creative experience with a truly personal and luxurious touch.

Accommodation

This Retreat takes place in the magnificent historic monastery at the popular Cinque Terre Town of Monterosso. Located in the new part of Monterosso, just a few step from the sea and the beach in Fegina and from the well-known statue “Il Gigante”. An oasis for peace and tranquillity, Villa Adriana is immersed in a splendid garden of Palms and Pine trees. The rooms are beautifully furnished and spacious with a focus is on providing tranquillity. Wifi and modern amenities are available in all rooms and throughout the hotel. Bicycles are available for hire for free and parking is also available for free at the hotel.

Meals

Breakfast and dinners will be taken at Villa Adrianna’s restaurant, which also has outside and terrace seating. The cuisine is Italian as well as International with a focus on a healthy menu based local fresh ingredients. Different dietary needs are catered for and several choices are available each day. One glass of wine is included with each meal and extra beverages are not included in the half-board price, which includes breakfast and dinner. If you are vegetarian or have dietary issues please ensure that this is stated on the guest registration form at the time of booking.

Breakfast 7:00-9:00 am

Lunch Break 12:30

Dinner 19:30

About the Course

You can expect to learn:

  • how to use value studies and the value map system
  • Develop compositions
  • Colour theory and value maps
  • Colour theory and value map relationships
  • The principles of drawing and painting
  • Techniques and developing atmosphere and mood

At the end of each session, the tutor guides the students further through critique and agreed targets

By the end of the course, you can expect to have improved considerably and to have created a collection of beautiful paintings as a perfect momento of this artistic experience of a lifetime.

During this course you have the perfect opportunity to develop your painting and drawing skills in the relaxing and beautiful surroundings of Monterosso fishing village in Cinque Terre.

You will work with professionally graded equipment to use and a highly skilled tutor to guide your progress.

This creative experience is ideally suited for beginner to intermediate level students wishing to immerse in the creative act whilst enjoying a fantastic holiday amongst like-minded people.

Your tutor will deliver theory classes and demonstrations each morning, in order to give the focus of the day’s study. During the late mornings and afternoon, students explore and create following a brief designed to give a progression route that will empower each student to become more confident and expressive.

Day 1

Program

Day 1

· 6:30pm-Meet and greet in reception at Villa Adriana, followed by course orientation and welcome drink.

· 7:30pm dinner

Day 2

· 7:30-8:30am Breakfast

· 8:30am Morning Tutor led Painting Demonstration at the Monastery

· 10am student practical painting exercise in Monterosso with tutor

· 12:30pm Lunch in the piazza

· 2pm- 3:30pm Afternoon Tutor led demonstration

· with Student practical painting time followed by critique

· Dinner 7pm

· 8:30pm-10pm…Tutor Lead Watercolour Demonstration Monastery

Day 3

· 7:30-8:30am Breakfast

· 8:30am Morning Tutor lead Painting Demonstration at the Monastery

· 10am student practical painting exercise in Monterosso with tutor

· 12:30pm Lunch in the piazza

· 2pm- 3:30pm Afternoon Tutor led demonstration

· with Student practical painting time followed by critique

· Dinner 7pm

· 8:30pm-10pm…Tutor Lead Watercolour Demonstration Monastery

Day 4

· 7:30-8:30am Breakfast

· 8:30am Morning Tutor lead Painting Demonstration at the Casa Oblate

· 10am student practical painting exercise in Monterosso with tutor

· 12:30pm Lunch in the piazza

· 2pm- 3:30pm Afternoon Tutor led demonstration

· with Student practical painting time followed by critique

· Dinner 7pm

· 8:30pm-10pm…Tutor Lead Watercolour Demonstration at the monastery

Day 5

· 7:30-8:30am Breakfast

· 8:30am Morning Tutor lead Painting Demonstration at the Monastery

· 10am student practical painting exercise in Monterosso with tutor

· 12:30pm Lunch in the piazza

· 2pm- 3:30pm Afternoon Tutor led demonstration

· With independent un-supervised Student practical painting time followed by critique at 6:15pm

· Dinner 7pm

· 8:30pm-10pm…Tutor Lead Watercolour Demonstration at the monastery

Day 6

· 7:30-9am Breakfast

· 11 am check-out

Materials supplied: Winsor & Newton Watercolours, a selection of Kolinsky sable brushes, aprons, watercolour paper/sketchbook A4, carry caddy, etc. Some more experienced painters may wish to bring some of their own brushes and paints out of preference.

Gallery visit included to either the Pity Palace, Boboli Gardens, Uffizi or Bargello Museum.

Evening time leaves you free to relax and enjoy the city of Florence.

Non-painters: Non-painters are welcome on all our painting excursions and outings where there is plenty of opportunity for sight-seeing and exploring the beautiful city of Florence.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Breakfast 7:30am-9:00am
9:00 am: Instructor meets you at reception, then it will be a walk to the
painting location, all materials needed will be supplied, but you may need to
take spending money for coffee breaks etc, some sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the day.
12:00: end morning workshop. However you may wish to continue working or return to B+B.

Lunches are not included in this course and guests have the opportunity to eat at a location of their choice after the morning painting session or use the time to explore more of Florence on their own accord.

15:00-17:00: Workshop continues at morning location. Those who have finished work can be given a new task by the instructor. Review of work .

19:30: Dinner at a local restaurant.

The schedule may be subject to change due to weather, seasonal festivities and other reasons beyond our control.

There are 4 days of tuition included of which one morning or afternoon will be dedicated to a group gallery visit. Your instructor will provide the ticket (included) and guide you through the gallery.  On the last evening before your departure, there will be a review of the group’s work and an aperitivi to celebrate before your fare-well dinner.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast and evening meals
  • 4 mornings tuition and afternoon program of study with critique of your work in the evening
  • all materials, Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, Kolinsky sable brushes, drawing equipment, incl. watercolour sketchbook
  • guided tour of Florence’s historic art museums

WHAT TO PACK

Comfortable casual clothing and sensible shoes for walking, sandals, for the summer and comfortable shoes for when we are out and about all day. It rains even in Italy, and at times heavily. A rain coat, umbrella, layered clothing, a hat and long sleeves for sun-protection are recommended.Adequate clothing for painting, clothes may get stained. Aprons will be provided.

Spring/Autumn: Days are usually mild and sunny but it can be cooler in the mornings and evenings. We recommend layers and a raincoat as well as a jumper.

For Groups: If you are wishing to book a tour with your painting group, we are happy to arrange a specific course of your choice for you. Group discounts apply. Simply contact us with your requirements.

Non-painting partners are welcome at reduced rate and can join us on all our trips and excursions.

COURSE LOCATION

Monterosso al Mare is the largest of the five coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olives. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters make this small village one of the most hospitable of the Ligurian Riviera.

Nearest major airports:

  • Milan Linate
  • Pisa
  • Genoa
  • Bologna Giuglielmo Marconi
  • Florence

By train:

  • from Pisa
  • Bologna
  • Florence

Transfers: Taxi services can be arranged from Monterosso Train station (500m distance) Genoa and Pisa airport by the Hotel. Please contact with us if you wish to arrange pick up at either of these locations.

Cost:

€2,250.00 Twin/double en-suite p.p.

€2,300.00 Single room en-suite p.p.

Deposit: 25% non-refundable

Full amount due: 21 days prior to course start date

For our full cancellation policy see our Terms & Conditions

Deposit: £600 non-refundable payment made below.

Full amount due: 21 days prior to course start date

For our full cancellation policy see our Terms & Conditions

Some Images From Our Cinque Terre Courses

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June 6
End:
June 11
Cost:
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