Painting workshops, art holidays or art retreats in Tuscany, Italy or Provence France? At Walk the Arts we facilitate the exploration of new territories for our artists in all art mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor. Our painting classes and art tours are meant to offer an environment that fosters creativity. Call (800) 611.4789
Studio Italia is a reasonably priced 10 full days of plein air painting, art history, touring, discussions and gourmet cuisine Tuscany, June and October 2019. Why we keep it so low? So you can take advantage of our art experience and our currency is the Canadian dollar. Rest assured: no pasta for every meal, not only one glass of wine. You will see that Walk the Arts is very generous. Here is our official cookbook,
American artists of all levels! Take advantage of a low Canadian dollar. US$2430 (exchange rate Sept 2018) for a quality art class (10 full days)! All inclusive except airfare. Call 800.611.4789
When attending one of our painting workshops, one eats and drinks very well; it is part of this unique experience. But not only for the body but also for your soul and intellect.
Immersing people in the experience of art, this is what we do as a profession. We lead art workshops in Italy, France and Colombia. We paint the seducing landscapes of the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, or the Provence. Every evening, around the supper table, usually dimly lit by four candles dripping on Chianti bottles, we would have lengthy discussions on various topics such as art marketing, contemporary art, sociology of the arts, etc.
The great Renaissance humanist Alberti (1404-1472) would agree when taking this approach. But who was he?
Born in Genoa, Alberti excelled as an architect, sculptor, painter, art theorist and writer. He wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including painting (Della Pittura), architecture (De re aedificatoria), sculpture (De statua) and even family ethics. In his I Libri della famiglia, four books written around 1434 in a Tuscan dialect, Alberti discussed education, marriage, wise household management, family prosperity, and friendship in the work place. Book Three reveals beautiful excerpts on meals such as: “…but let there be a proper table for good citizens, so that no well-disposed member of your family would want to eat elsewhere in hopes of assuaging hunger better than at home. Let your table be a good domestic spread, with no lack of wine and plenty of bread. Let the wine be pure and the bread, too, good enough, and let there be fine and sufficient condiments for the bread.” And let’s not forget the cheese!
We will follow Alberti’s advice during our art class in Tuscany and in Provence.