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Tuscany Painting Course "whater Color"- "Oil Colour" Whether painting is your life or you are very much a beginner you will be inspired.

Tuscany Painting Course"whater Color"- "Oil Colour" Whether painting is your life or you are very much a beginner you will be inspired.
In such a wonderful setting you may want to spend most of your painting and sketching 'al fresco'. With the help and encouragement of our tutors you'll be amazed at your progress.
Our workshop sessions are experimental.

Here you will be introduced to new ideas, different techniques and media from conventional watercolours to wax and ink. How about collage or papermaking?

There's plenty of feedback aimed at personal development too - our tutors know how to get the best out of their students - in the nicest possible way.
Naturally, it's all very informal. How much or how little you do is entirely up to you. Feel free to pick and choose, to relax and enjoy the Versilia Tuscany.
Lido di Camaiore (between Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, 20 km far from Lucca and Pisa) - your home throughout your stay. Five minutes outside the walled town of Fivizzano, a side road snakes up the hillside to the medieval hamlet of Caugliano.
You will be staying in an 20th Century 'villa Chini', built for his holiday in the heart of Lido di Camaiore (Versilia Tuscany) by Galileo Chini (1873 - 1956), friend of Giacomo Puccini who also stayed here several time. Recently restaured and updated to full comfort with 20 rooms, maintens the original furniture and 20 original paintings.

Painting Course "oil colours"
This painting course is for everyone. Forget about all the complicated theories you’ve ever heard and learn how to produce paintings with knockout power.
Capture the essential qualities of the Tuscan landscape. The special light, tones and textures that are so famous.
Discover the magic of your own style and express your ideas, paint with passion!
I don’t want to see how well you can paint details, or how skilful your work is, I want you to show me what grips you. The painter who is afraid to make mistakes is not going to have much fun, remember we are not interested in your public image, but your ideas.
When you have transcended the principles of technique, when you reach within yourself, then you will be able to capture a mood and expression that is uniquely yours will you truly make art…“By their works shall you know them”…

Each picture you paint, no matter what, is a portrait of YOU!

We will paint outdoors, beginning each session with a discussion of the scene in front of us. I will talk about composition, light and colour possibilities, bringing attention to the following:

- space (negative and positive)
- how to crop, use dominance, and layer effects
- using lines, shapes and textures to add structure and interest
- awareness of size relationships and perspective.
- How to combine colours and tones

Let’s make paintings that are more than just copies, more than pretty pictures, beyond stories…

We want to release ourselves from slavish technique, from photographic idealism, from proving our perfection.

Painting & Drawing
For those who have always dreamed of making a drawing or to play with the colours on canvas, or to explore the magic of art and its secrets. An expert teacher will guide you in your first steps, introducing the various materials, the importance of observation, in order to arrive at a point were the research will become more intuitive and thus bring you to the creation of your own original works. The courses can be designed to meet your specific needs, and whereas there are no minimum numbers required, the classes will have not more than 6/8 students. The courses will take place in the morning. Coffe and tea are included as well as a lunch in a typical italian trattoria. Our Staff is at your complete disposal for quotations, availability and programs. You could be anywhere in Tuscany, and we dare you not to fantasize about living here.

Painter's Teacher CORTI Riccardo
OIL COURSE SEASON 2007-2008 Tuscany Coast Riccardo Corti was born in Florence in 1952.
After earning high school diploma, he lived in Rome for ten years working in the
area of film direction. He was also assistant director to Luchino Visconti. Later he moved to Milan,
where he became a freelance photographer for magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Since 1982
he has devoted himself entirely to painting. From 1989 he lives and works in Lido di Camaiore.

3 hours a day (9am-12am) for 3 days. Fee: € 200.00 per person. maximun number of participants: 2 –.
3 hours a day (9am-12am) for 6 days. Fee: € 350.00 per person. maximun number of participants: 2 –.
for course with more partecipant you ask at our school direcly ........
Each participant will create a small canvas (e.g. a pine tree or a marine), thus learning the basics of oil painting.
Riccardo Corti’s house and studio is located 900 mt from Hotel Club “I Pini”, on the same street.
Painting classes will be held either in a room full of light or plain air in the garden.
Participants are invited to bring an old and comfortable shirt to wear during classes.
Riccardo Corti’s works can be seen at

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  • Address: via Roma 43 LIDO DI CAMAIORE, Camaiore (LU)
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