Studio Italia

“An experience of a lifetime, with a brilliant teacher, a talented chef, sublime locations, thoughtfully designed program, which left us with only one question: when can we do this again”!  (A. Fader, New York, USA, Art Workshop in Italy – Studio Italia 2018)

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October 1-10, 2021 (2 places left)
July 10-19, 2022 (3 places left)
October 1-10, 2022 (2 places left)

Painting retreat in Tuscany

“A jewel in the crown of art workshops,” wrote one of our former participants. Studio Italia is a top art workshop in Italy offered every June and October. It is open to artists of all levels, from beginners to advanced and all mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors).


Our unique art workshops in Italy are open to artists of all levels and all mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc). During the mornings we offer instruction at our lodge. Afternoons are devoted to plein air painting sessions in the Val d’Orcia or nearby towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Lucignano. And evenings are dedicated to stimulating lectures on various art topics followed by gourmet meals accompanied by great regional wines. We also spend one day in Florence visiting the Uffizi Museum and other important sites. To sum up, nine full days of art and gastronomy in the most beautiful area of Tuscany.

Like all our art courses, Studio Italia is great for all skill levels from beginners to advanced. Since we limit the size of our groups to eight participants, we can offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment.  Prof. Yves M. Larocque is our painting instructor and art historian in Italy.  You will certainly enjoy his passionate teaching style.  Our painting retreat in Tuscany is so successful that we have artists who have joined us more than two times already. Furthermore, 60% of our participants register for a second workshop in Provence.  Studio Italia is also perfect for accompanying partners who enjoy the landscape, the visits to historical towns, the lectures, the food and the wine.

We are located near Cortona, in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. During our art holidays in Italy, we stay in a comfortable and spacious 18th-century house surrounded by vineyards and fields of olive trees.  The house has several bedrooms with private bathrooms, a large kitchen, a dining room, a salon, and a swimming pool.  Meals offered at our lodge are a reflection of Italian cuisine and its staples including olives, fresh herbs, tomatoes and great cheeses such as Gorgonzola and Pecorino Romano.

Price includes:

  • 40 + hours of art instruction
  • nine-night double accommodation (we have a few single rooms available for a supplement)
  • all breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 8 gourmet dinners including excellent wines and after dinner drinks
  • transportation from and to the Arezzo train station (meeting point of our art workshop in Italy)
  • transportation to all painting/visiting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, Lucignano, etc.)
  • train ticket to Florence and guided visit to the Uffizi Museum
  • easels for everyone, turpentine and cobalt dryer for the oil painters
  • all taxes and gratuities

Price: CAD$ 3375 (around US$ 2600)

Depuis 1997, Walk the Arts (icscis inc.) offre des cours de peinture, des stages d’art et des excursions axées sur l’histoire de l’art en Italie, en France, en Colombie, en Espagne et aux États-Unis.


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View of Tuscany during our art workshops in Italy

Studio Italia Oct. 2021

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