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Chianti Hills

July 11-17; 18-24, 2004

Home base is a beautiful 15th-century villa perched on a hilltop 1/2 hour from Florence. In the Chianti hills, enjoy an inspirational and artistic approach to Tuscany, and the perfect setting for painting and drawing for all levels. Your hosts, an artist and art historian couple, have created a charming, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere in their villa. Each room has its own unique character with views of the gentle landscape, the olive groves and cypresses standing out against the skyline. Feast on divine meals prepared with local produce and served with locally-produced Chianti. Workshops run during the last 2 weeks of July, and take place Monday-Friday with morning and afternoon sessions, mostly outdoors in beautiful settings. Teenagers and non-painting partners are welcome, too.

Régis Burckel de Tell, your teacher, first studied at the Lille Fine Art School and then pursued his artistic studies in Paris with the American painter Henri Goetz and finally in Rome where he stayed for a number of years perfecting his skills. He has regular exhibitions in France, Europe and the United States and combines professionalism with a long teaching experience. Since 1975, he has taught oil, watercolor, drawing, pastel and “gobelins” techniques of tapestry in his own “Atelier de Calvisson”, in France, where painting, drawing, watercolor and tapestry workshops are offered April through the end of October (from Sunday to Saturday).

Non-painting friends and family are welcome. If you go with a companion who would like to take a cooking and wines course and/or Italian in Florence both of you can stay at the villa and each participate in your own activities.

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Minimum age:

16 (with parental permission); younger teens and children are welcome for lessons with an adult

Getting there:

arrive Florence by air


Program Basics & Courses
Course price includes:
• arts workshop
• accommodation (double room)
• full board (all meals with unlimited local wine)
• household linen (bath towels are not provided)
• use of studio easels, folding chairs and drawing boards
• round trip transfer from the village train station to the villa

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Drawing, Painting & Watercolor Courses
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Special offer when booking at eduVacations: 1 free cooking & wine lesson!

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What People are Saying

“It was absolutely delightful. Regis & Corrine are so wonderful. The food was incredible!” Linda, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Guided tours explore the art of Florence and Siena. Nearby swimming pool in a natural setting, horseback riding, tennis courts and golf course. Area around villa is perfect for walks or simply relaxing in the sun.

Accommodation Choices

Double room (single room may be available with supplement).

Program Details
Drawing, Painting & Watercolor Courses

Choose from drawing, or painting with oil, watercolor, or pastel. Most courses take place outdoors at various scenic locations (vineyards, villages, the coast) in the local area. Paint or draw from 9:30am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday. All levels are welcome. You can use your afternoons to relax, explore, paint, and use the on-site studio. You will need to bring your own supplies and you’ll receive a list once you enroll. Language taught in: French, English, Italian
Duration: 1 week minimum, 2 week maximum.


10% of course price

Prices and accommodation:

• 540 euros per person/1 week (non-painting partner, 400 euros);
• 1000 euros for both weeks


July 11-17; 18-24, 2004 (1 or 2 weeks)

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