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Base of operations: USA
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 him every year. Graduating from Providence College in Rhode Island, he studied at The Paier School of Art, Hamden, CT and Lyme Academy of Art. He has also studied with the artists, Kevin McPherson and Matt Smith.

He offers private art instruction in oil painting and drawing Middlebury, CT. He was chosen by American Artist Magazine as a landscape-painting instructor at the Art Methods and Materials Show in Pasadena, California. Current painting projects include original paintings of New England and Tuscany, Amalfi, and Sicily Italy as well as selected landscape and portrait commissions.
Questions and Answers
We sponsor art instruction workshops in landscape painting in Tuscany, Amalfi, Sicily as well as in Hawaii, New England, and other selected parts of the USA.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Our company formally started in 1998 and is now in their 15th year of operation. Sam D’Ambruoso, owner, artist and instructor, has been painting professionally since 1972. The company’s first workshop was in Tuscany and has been in the same location for the last 15 years. Our new recreational culinary classes are now designed for artists as well as complete program for artists’ guests.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to deliver the very best services in art instruction and cultural experiences in popular areas of Italy and the USA to small groups of 10 artists at a time ensuring plenty of one-on-one art instruction.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in landscape and portrait painting art instruction with small groups of artists for beginners to advanced professionals as well as recreational culinary classes for artists’ guests with noted regional chefs of Italy. Our art instruction takes the artist to the next level of artistic development in painting.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Sam D’Ambruoso, founder/owner, artist and instructor, has been professionally painting for the last 30 years. He has past extensive corporate management experience as well as full credentials as an artist and in art instruction. His business partner and wife, Mary Ann D’Ambruoso, has worked extensively as a meeting planner in the hotel/ hospitality and recreational culinary industry for over 25 years.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our most popular travel packages are the Landscape Painting Workshops in Tuscany and Amalfi. Our October Tuscany workshop, a true artist’s retreat, offers plenty of rolling hills and cypress trees for the artist’s canvas as well as full health and beauty spa services at our hotel. During the Feast of St. Andrew in June, our Amalfi workshop in the south of Italy offers spectacular touring and painting opportunities in Positano, Ravello, and the Isle of Capri. Both locations have excellent world-class, recreational culinary classes as well.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"This is the wonderful artist I take my Italy workshops with. He and his wife, Maryann, are the most gracious, attentive and loving people I could have ever hoped for in furthering my love of painting. If you ever want to paint in Italy, look no further - you could never regret it. They are like your own private tour guides and help you fall totally in love with Italy”! M.M., New York

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M14325

Amalfi Coast, Landscape Painting Workshop 10% off.
Contact us for dates. Experience spectacular land/seascape painting or paint historical vistas. We now have over 50% of prior workshop participants joining us every year.

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USD 3275 / Per person
Vacation School
Drawing
Painting
Season: June - June
Italy

Old Lyme, Impressionist Landscape Painting 10% off.
Join the Old Lyme Workshop to learn proven drawing and painting techniques in the plain air tradition.

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USD 295 / Per person
Vacation School
Drawing
Painting
Season: May - August
Connecticut

Paint in Tuscany 10% off.
Visit Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany, Italy and enjoy an unforgettable Plein Air Painting Course "the Land and the Light". Be inspired and create your own Plein Air Paintings!

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USD 2975 / Per person
Vacation School
Drawing
Painting
Season: October - October
Italy

Sicily Landscape Painting Workshop 10% off.
A "Paint-Out" workshop, non-instructed with transportation to the best scenery that Sicily has to offer. Spend your vacation in Taormina - land of myth, folklore and tradition.

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USD 2775 / Per person
Vacation School
Drawing
Painting
Season: April - April
Italy

Private Art Instruction Middlebury, Connecticut
Private drawing and painting art instruction with Sam D'Ambruoso in Middlebury, Connecticut.

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USD 70 / Per course
Vacation School
Drawing
Painting
Season: January - December
Connecticut
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