Friday, February 1, 2008

Workshop: Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona, Italy

Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona, Italy
May 3-10, 2008
with Kathy Busillo


In the tradition of Sorolla, Sargent and Prendergast we will be
painting the figure en plein air in Cortona, Italy. Simple scenes from everyday life are a long-standing tradition of the plein air painter. Picture yourself standing under the sun in Tuscany painting with a local model posed before a vineyard or within an olive grove. Other painting sessions will be in and around town where scenes of people going about their daily business abound. A day trip is planned for Florence and the Uffizi Gallery, with emphasis on viewing paintings with the figure in the landscape. Another day will be spent in Siena painting its residents and guests.

*All-inclusive plans, other options available.
For more information
please go to Painting the Figure en Plein Air or email Patrick at with subject heading "Painting the Figure en Plein Air"


Saturday: Arrival in Cortona

-Arrival and Check-in in Cortona at assigned three-star hotel

-7:30p Welcome to Cortona wine and chocolate tasting at La Saletta.

-8:30p Dinner in Cortona at La Loccanda del Loggetta

(All restaurants to be announced)

Sunday: Cortona

-9:00a-11:00a Morning Demonstration

-11:00a-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch Anticca Tratorria

-3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop

-7:30p Wine tasting at Toninos Terrace

-8:00pDinner in Cortona at Flu Fluns

Monday: Cortona
-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop
-1:00p Lunch Trattoria Etrusca

-3:00-5:00p Afternoon Workshop

-5:00p-7:00p Afternoon Demonstration

-7:30p Wine tasting Il Pozzo

-8:00p Dinner in Cortona at Trattoria Toscana

Tuesday: Florence

-Day trip to Florence with lunch provided

-Visit to Uffizi Gallery

-8:30p Wine tasting and dinner in Cortona at Hotel Oasi or TBA

Wednesday: Cortona

-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch at TBA

-3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop

-7:30p Wine tasting at Margherita

-8:00p Dinner in Cortona at Route 66

Thursday: Siena

-Day trip to Siena with demonstration, workshops & lunch included.

-8:30p-Wine Tasting La Saletta

-9:00p-Dinner in Cortona at Tempero

Friday: Cortona

-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch in Cortona at La Locanda del Loggetta

-3:00-5:00p Afternoon Workshop and prepare for art show

-5:00p-7:00p Art show and critique

-8:30p Farewell Wine Tasting Dinner in Cortona at Pane e Vino

Saturday: Departure

- Morning breakfast session, optional

- Morning Check-out

- Open-air Market

- Departure from Cortona or we can help you plan an extended stay!

Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary.

All times are approximate

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