Creative Holidays in Italy


Art Holiday.

Wednesday 6th June to Wednesday 13th June 2018

Your tutor on this popular holiday will be David Westby, a professional artist and experienced and enthusiastic teacher. The holiday is based at Masseria Impisi and includes instruction and workshops, with people doing as much or as little painting and drawing as they wish. Workshops are usually in the mornings for about an hour and cover approaches to painting such as choosing a subject, ways of seeing, composition, aspects of abstraction, as well as technical demonstrations such as preparing surfaces, mixed media, acrylic and watercolour techniques. The workshops are adapted to the needs of the group or individual requests. The approach is relaxed and informal. David will create an individual programme of artistic activity and learning for each of the guests. Visitors on the Art Holiday will find new subjects to paint and continue to develop their skills and techniques or maybe try something new or more ambitious. We have an informal get together at the end of the holiday to review the work created and share experiences and discoveries. The day starts with a self service breakfast in your own kitchen/diner. At 9.00 we get together at the studio for a workshop, demonstration or individual work until lunch at 1.00. After a siesta, painting and individual direction will continue. Supper is at 8:00 pm.
On saturday morning we visit Ostuni to experience the vibrant sights and sounds of the weekly market. Then to the historical Old Town for sketching or painting in the lanes and piazzas leading up to the Cathedral. We enjoy a late lunch in a shady trattoria or restaurant before returning in the minibus to Impisi. On the final evening we share a celebratory supper in Ostuni or by the seaside in Villanova. Non painting partners or friends are very welcome on the Art Holiday to share the convivial atmosphere, wonderful local food and wine and all excursions. Other activities such cycling or walking amongst the olive groves or swimming, fishing or snorkelling at the seaside are possible and we would be happy to help facilitate any other interests.

The Art Holiday. Wednesday 6th June to Wednesday 13th June 2018.
COST: 1,100 per guest, based on sharing a twin or double bedroom at Masseria Impisi.
There is a 100 reduction for a non painting partner or friend.
1,100 for single guests. We have two single occupancy bedrooms with a shared bathroom in the Villetta adjacent to Masseria Impisi.
All rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.

On booking we will require a deposit of 300p.p. The balance is payable up to three weeks before the start of the holiday. The cost of the holiday includes tuition and studio facilities, exclusive use of pool, gardens, library and tv room at Impisi, full board (apart from one lunch and one evening meal taken in restaurants or cafes). Free excursions. Free transport from and to Brindisi Airport for our recommended flights.
ACCOMMODATION.. On site at Masseria Impisi set in the buildings overlooking the pool, extensive gardens and olive groves we have four air conditioned, en suite, double or twin bedded rooms. There are two kitchen diners for guests use. A communal library and tv room for all guests. At the pretty Villetta, there are two bedrooms for single accommodation with shared bathroom, a kitchen, lounge, gardens and private terrace.

TRAVEL We recommend the following flights to and from the UK:
EASYJET. Gatwick to Brindisi Return.
Wednesday 6th June Depart Gatwick 11.15 Arrive Brindisi 15.10. (Minibus to Masseria Impisi.)
Wednesday 13th June Depart Brindisi 15.40 Arrive Gatwick 17.45. (Minibus to Brindisi Airport.)

Guests arriving and departing on other flights that do not coincide with Easyjet flights will incur additional costs to transfer to and from Masseria Impisi. Wanting to travel by Train? Guests can be met at Ostuni Rail Station for free transport to Masseria Impisi at any time.
NB Holiday prices do not include travel to and from Italy. Click for availability...
If you book in for a Self Catering Holiday in 2018 and wish to spend some time painting or drawing and require tuition and use of our studio facilities, please go to the Self Catering page for further information.

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