Book Watercolour Painting Workshop Holiday
Lucca Italy, May 2024
DEPOSIT AND BALANCE
A deposit of €300 per person is required to confirm your booking.
The balance for your holiday is due March 7, I will email your invoice by 1 March.
Please note our cancellation conditions set out below. Please take out normal holiday insurance, including cancellation insurance.
If you prefer to pay by credit card via by PayPal, please use the Paypal links which includes 5% credit-card transaction fees.
OR, if you have a New Zealand bank account, you can use Internet banking payment to pay Euros direct to my New Zealand bank account. For accuracy, please ensure you only use your bank's exchange rate.
Refunds for cancellations will only be available up to 60 days before and will incur an admin fee of €150.
We reserve the right to cancel any course at two months' notice and provide you with a full refund.
Some more about the workshop
This workshop is suitable for any level of experience but some drawing experience will be useful. There is so much in Lucca to inspire that we will find something for everyone to draw and paint.
Each day will start with a short theory session then a demonstration of the day's painting subject out on location. After a break, I will let you loose to paint, I will come and help each student in turn throughout the afternoon.
There will be a special emphasis on quick sketching – perfect for when we are on-the-go in daily life or while travelling.
We will also explore subject selection and strategies to tackle complex subjects.
You might not come away with completed paintings as painting en plein air is most suited to sketching and preparation for a studio work. What you will have is lots of reference material to play with when you get home.
Our workshop day starts promptly at 9am through to 4pm at predetermined location. Please ensure you have internet enabled phone with map and whatsapp so I can communicate with you. We'll have a wee siesta (in Italiano una pausa) and then meet for aperitivi at 6pm then on for dinner.
I allow photographs of my demonstration paintings as they evolve as long as it is understand that I DO NOT allow filming of any kind, including with cell phone or tablets.
Travel Light: We will be exploring Lucca on foot so please travel lightly and be prepared to carry your own supplies all day (a flight cabin wheelie bag is perfect for this).
Participants are required to bring their own art supplies – a materials list will be sent as part of registration documentation.
Alcohol, accommodation, insurances and living expenses are not included.
Most days we will paint out all day and students can come and go as their work allows therefore lunch is not included (typical cost E10-E20).
Personal laundry is not included however laundry services are available.
Painting Holiday Workshops can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair-climbing and it is important that all students have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in these activities without the need of assistance from others.
Field easels are available for a small fee and a refundable bond.