2018 Summer in Umbria/Tuscany  PleinAir Workshop

June 3-15 2018 in the beautiful central region of Umbia and Tuscany. Workshop participants will join James as they explore the country roads and medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Gubbio, Pienza, Cortona, Perugia, Corciano and art museum visits in Florence. Artists will have 8 days of painting with a 3 day group trip halfway through to tour Siena and see the beautiful Duomo and Baptistry, and the wonderful sights of Tuscany. James will do 3 demos from start to finish, as students really benefit from watching a full demo. Limit 10 artists in the class, all skill levels are welcome. Family and friends are welcome too.


Gubbio Italy Pleinair destination

Central Italy, 2 weeks! You don't have to worry about the phone, or your emails, or the news. Just focus on your painting, the scene, and the vastness and beauty of the moment. PleinAir gives one the ability to focus, which is what the artist needs to understand their work and get into the mode of creative response.



Transportation while in Italy will be included in the program. Participants will arrive in Italy on June 3, 2018 at Rome Airport. This workshop will conclude on June 15th with departures out of Rome Airport.

Upon arrival in Rome, workshop participants will travel by van to the beautiful central region of Italy, staying in a charming 14th century medieval hilltop town of Corciano, no tourists, only locals.

Corciano has a monestary, restaurants and cafe, piazza, olive grove. The windy stone streets weave up and around the small town in a maze with suprises around each corner. Surrounded by the countryside one can hear the church bells, crickets and birds as it is a very quite and magical place.

Each morning participants will meet for breakfast and then head out to 1 of many locations we have on our itinerary for a day of painting and adventure.


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Double Occupancy: (shared room) – $4,300        Single Occupancy: (all villas and hotels) – $4,900     Spouse/friend shared occupancy: $2,800                  Significant other single occupancy rate: $3,300

Pricing Includes:

All lodging while in Italy, Includes 3 star hotels in travel destinations and apartments/villas in Corciano, Florence and Siena.
All transportation while in Italy including transportation to and from cities and airports
All excursions and transportation to painting locations including train transportation.
Welcome Dinner and Departure Dinner, Breakfast Daily
Workshop Instruction fees
24 hour emergency care assistance