WATERCOLOUR ART CLASSES on Lake Orta, italy
Take a trip to a painting paradise in Italy.
Lake Orta is a little known jewel in the beautiful Italian lakes and the family-run Hotel Giardinetto, is our unique venue for a week of tuition in watercolour painting.
Each day there will be tutored painting and sketching sessions in picturesque locations such as the charming piazza of Orta San Giulio and the peaceful Isola San Giulio.
Dine on the lakeside terrace of the hotel each evening and visit nearby Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore for a day of painting and sightseeing.
The medieval town of Orta San Giulio is a short boat trip from Hotel Giardinetto. The boat picks up from the hotel jetty. Explore the exquisite shops in the narrow cobbled lanes and relax in a café looking out to the picturesque Isola San Giulio. Take the short boat ride to the island and experience the special peace of its historic monastery and ‘Walk of Silence’.
We’ll also spend a day on Lake Maggiore where you can visit the magical Isola Bella.
Now factor in the opportunity to paint in watercolours with the guidance and encouragement of an experienced tutor who will demonstrate essential techniques and take you to the best locations.
Return home with beautiful paintings, new friendships and precious memories.
Cost for course tuition plus double room /single occupancy:Single participating artist – £1395.00
Cost for course tuition plus double room -Participating artist plus partner – £1818.00
Please note that flights, lunches and insurance are not included but once you have booked your own flight the Itinerary is as follows:
FLIGHT – DEPARTS Heathrow ARRIVAL MILAN Malpensa
Minibus will collect and drop off at Hotel Giardinetto, Pettenasco.
Welcome drinks and canapé in Sky Rooftop Bar 6.30pm
Dinner on Terrazza Ristorante – 8pm
10.00am Terrazza Azzurra, Hotel Giardinetto – the one to the left of the main restaurant.
A day spent at a gentle pace, refreshing our watercolour techniques.
Lunch – Snack bar available on Terrace
In the afternoon we’ll paint water and reflections, sky and clouds on the lake shore.
Time for a swim!
8pm Dinner on the terrace of the hotel.
9.30 Boat from Hotel Giardinetto to Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio
Sketching and composition in and around the cobbled streets, cafes and shops of the piazza. Lunch in Piazza with views of the island.
Afternoon en plein air painting session for students in and around the piazza.
18.30 Boat returns to Hotel Giardinetto
Dinner on the terrace
9.30am Minibus departure for visit to Lake Maggiore – 30 minute journey.
Demonstration painting of the Borromean Islands of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatore.
Afternoon – students can paint or take a boat trip to Isola Bella for sightseeing and souvenir
17.00 Minibus pick-up from shore of Lake Maggiore and return to Hotel Giardinetto.
9.30am The Boat will pick us up from the jetty at Hotel Giardinetto and sail to Isola San
Giulio. Sightseeing and Demonstration painting in the morning on the island.
Tables will be reserved for anyone who wishes to have lunch in the Albergo San Giulio on the
Afternoon painting session with tutored guidance.
16.30 Boat returns to Hotel Giardinetto
18.30 Impromptu gallery review of paintings of the week with Aperitifs and canapés
followed by Dinner on the terrace
Free day to relax or sightsee.
Lunch at Hotel Giardinetto
Minibus departure for Milan Malpensa
FLIGHT – DEPARTS ARRIVAL HEATHROW
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