This workshop will concentrate on planned painting exercises including drawing skills, color theory, composition and values. Constructive critiques are held daily and a final critique of all paintings occurs on the last day of the workshop. We only take 10 to 12 painters at a time allowing for a more personal approach to your painting experience. Of course, those newly discovered artists receive a little more guidance.
We are in our 16th year in Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany, and our goal is to continue to produce a plein air-painting program that will engage the artist with respect to the landscape. The artist will come away from this experience well versed in landscape painting techniques and will have also seen the very best Tuscany has to offer. Our guests will stay in what was once the summer villa of Pope Pio II built in the 15th century and which is now a charming three star spa and hotel serving incredible Tuscan food. All rooms have private baths. It truly is an artist’s retreat.
Day 1: At 9:15 a.m. all artists are collected at a central point in Rome and transported by private minibus to Bagno Vignoni Tuscany, about 2 hours north of Rome. After lunch a demo in oils. Artists paint.
Day 2: Demo in the morning. Paint all day in Bagno Vignoni. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Demo in the morning in the hilltop village of Montichiello, about 5 kilometers from our hotel. Lunch is on your own today; choose a lovely little restaurant looking over the valley. Tonight dinner at our hotel.
Day 4: Demo in the morning. Paint in Bagno Vignoni. Lunch on your own, dinner at the hotel.
Day 5: Visit to San Gimignano and Siena; Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Today, paint in Pienza, the model Renaissance city built by Pope Pio II. Enjoy lunch at any of the excellent restaurants in Pienza. Painting demonstration. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7: Demo in the morning. Lunch on your own. 4:30 p.m. line up of work, critique of week's accomplishments 4:30 p.m. Farewell dinner.
Day 8: Check-out. Everyone transported back to Rome to the airport.
As a full-time professional artist, Sam D’Ambruoso brings over 20 years of experience to these workshops. He has been concentrating on landscapes and portraits since 1972. His nationally acclaimed artists’ workshops in Tuscany and Amalfi, and Sicily, Italy continue to grow in popularity.
Graduating from Providence College, he studied at the Paier School of Art, Hamden, CT under Joseph Funaro and at Lyme Academy of Art under Dan Gheno. He also studied with internationally renowned landscape painter, Thomas Beuchner of Elmira, New York and also at the Scottsdale Artist School with Skip Whitcomb of Fort Collins, Colorado.
A significant influence in landscape painting for Sam was at the Plein Air Painter’s of America Workshop in Old Lyme, CT where he studied with Matt Smith and Kevin McPherson. After teaching art in area colleges, he has developed a 8-week program of instruction in landscape painting as well as portraiture as well as offering private art lessons to selected beginners in oil painting. He is an Elected Artist at the Kent Art Association, Kent, CT.
He was chosen by American Artist Magazine as a landscape-painting instructor at Art Methods and Materials Show in Pasadena, California. Current painting projects include original paintings of New England and Tuscany, Italy as well as selected landscape and portrait commissions.
Artist and non-painting guests can take advantage of walking and hiking paths between Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico, etc. Cooking Classes 1-5 days. Bus and train services to Siena and Florence. Winery tours to Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino. Spa facilities.
The hotel enjoys views of cypress, umbrella pines, and the rolling landscape all bathed in the glowing Tuscan light and presents world class vistas to challenge the out-door painter. There is a unique thermal pool directly outside the hotel doors. A beautiful, full service SPA has been added to the hotel this year and can be enjoyed by all. Join us for our 15th year in the beautiful village of Bagno Vignoni, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany.
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- Double occupancy for the artist (non-instructed): 2,375 USD
- Double occupancy for non-painting guest: 2,775 USD
- Single supplement charge: 375 USD.
- 7 nights, 8 days at Albergo Le Terme, a restored Papal Country Villa (Pope Pio II). All rooms have private baths
- Breakfast each day: 3 lunches, 5 dinners included
- This is a non-instructed paint-out with art instruction available and when requested. Painting normally 6 hours per day, approximately 33 hours in total
- Work in oils, watercolors or pastels. Beginners to advanced
- Painting in Pienza, Montechiello, Bagno Vignoni; includes transportation to site
- Land transfers from Rome and then back to the airport included
- Special mid week travel day to Sienna and San Gimignano.
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With over 20 years’ experience as a full-time artist, Sam concentrates his efforts to landscape painting and portrait commissions. His widely-acclaimed artists' workshops in Tuscany, Amalfi and Sicily Italy and the U.S. continues to grow in popularity. He now has over 50% of prior workshop participants joining...
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