Art & Study Retreats in Italy
Summary: Drawing & Painting in Tuscany
Drawing and/or Pastel Painting
Day One, May 17, morning arrival in Florence
Travel by private coach from the Florence airport to the villa Pensione Bencistà in Fiesole in the hills above Florence (approx. one hour). Your afternoon is free so you can settle in, relax, and enjoy the view of Florence from the terrace. Evening brings a welcome dinner at Pensione Bencistà.
May 18, morning free to sketch and relax and adjust to the time change. There will be an afternoon drawing/pastel class.
May 19-23, 9:30-12:30 p.m., Drawing or Pastel Classes. In the afternoons there will be free time at the Pensione Bencistà or you may choose to take a twenty-minute bus ride into Florence to explore the city. On the afternoon of May 21 there will be guided visits to the Church of Santa Croce to see art by Giotto and Cimabue among others and the Pazzi Chapel. We will also visit the Carmine Church to see the beautiful Massacio frescoes. After supper on Monday evening, May 19th, Tuesday May 20th, and Thursday May 22nd, Professor Robert Proctor will present short lectures on Dante and on the Renaissance in Florence.
Saturday, May 24, morning departure from the Pensione Bencistà.