Italy 2019 PleinAir Workshop: Corciano, Lucca and Cinque Terre

July 18th - 27th 2019: First half of our Italy PleinAir workshop will take place in the magical, medieval hilltop town of Corciano and the second half will take place in the famous Italian coastal towns of the Cinque Terre. Workshop participants will join James as they explore medieval hilltop towns of Perugia, Corciano and San Gimignano, with a group trip halfway through to the travel destination of Lucca. Artists will have 8 days of painting which includes four days in Umbria, 4 days in Cinque Terre, and a 2 day group trip halfway through to visit the Italian town of Lucca and the Carrarra Marble Quarries. James will do 3 demos from start to finish. Limit 10 artists in the class, all skill levels are welcome. Family and friends are welcome too.


James PleinAir in Italy

Pleinair in 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 Aug 4, 2019 at Rome Airport. This workshop will conclude on Aug 16, 2019 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.

Midway through the workshop, participants will take 3 days / 3 nights to travel in Tuscany seeing the historical cities of San Gimignano and Lucca. Visits will include one day of painting in San Gimignano. The program will conclude with 4 days of painting in the beautiful region of Cinque Terre along the Mediterranean Sea.

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


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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, San Gimignano, Lucca and Cinque Terre.
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