Painting in Tuscany

TUSCANY FROLIC, May 2 – 12, 2018!
with René Eisenbart

This workshop is FILLED!

An art immersion experience of painting in Tuscany. You will lodge at a picturesque villa near the small town of Castelfiorentino. The rural setting of Ill Grande Prato is like a sanctuary, with great views, a pool and even an outdoor pizza oven!  One of the best things about this venue is that they’ll cook for us.  Plus they can accommodate a large group so you can bring your non-painting friends or family.

The train station in Castelfiorentino is 10 minutes by car or a 40 minute walk, giving us access to travel throughout the region. This new venue, about an hour from Florence, is close to San Gimignano and Volterra — two very charming destinations. We can shuttle you to the train station for excursions, take a cab or you may prefer to rent a car for complete autonomy.

You’ll have almost daily painting lessons in a dedicated classroom. Plan to experiment with new techniques and styles. Free time in the afternoons for pool time, more painting or walking about town.  While the workshop focus will be on painting, you’ll have the option of some all day excursions. Side trips can be planned before or after the workshop to see Florence, Cinque Terre or Venice. Or spend time in connecting cities such as Amsterdam.

THIS VIDEO will give you a better sense of our new setting — which is even more spectacular in person!

READ MORE about making art in Italy on my blog




Workshop plus breakfasts, dinners & lodging:
        $1900 — double occupancy
        $2400 — private room  
                          Companion fee $1200

$500 deposit per person holds your place
just send a check
         or use any credit card through Paypal for a small fee
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE for more information or to register by mail

April 2nd at my place, 10am
we’ll talk about journal making


This has been a fabulous, life changing two weeks in Tuscany — Great instruction, ideas, companions, food, activities, accommodations & setting. I could never have imagined anything more satisfying. You are one incredible lady. Your smile makes it all good!

Thank you for a wonderful and unique experience. Every day was filled with special people and moments. It has been a fantastic trip in every way because of the hard work and planning you did. Thank you.

All of the careful, detailed preparation made for a stellar experience. This trip is beyond compare and I’m ever grateful for your invitation. You’ve been of constant service to us, always with a laugh and an encouraging word. Grazie mille, amore!

I’m so delighted you called me and invited me to join this lovely band of ladies. This adventure has been just remarkable — so much fun, so many chances to learn new things.

Congratulations on your travel workshop! It has been fabulous. Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful and skillful instruction. I am so lucky to know you!

You are simply and truly a lovely individual AND a wonderful teacher. Thank you so much for your patience and encouragement!