Watercolour with Brian Smith 13-19 Sept 2019
We at Clearspace are thrilled to be welcoming the renowned artist, demonstrator and tutor Brian Smith to the team. He will be the resident teacher on our exciting Watercolour retreat in September 2019 and will guide all prospective artists through his vast array of techniques to capture the essence and feeling of our part of Tuscany. He has a wealth of teaching experience and will help everyone to develop their own style whilst developing new skills.We will be painting on location within the medieval walled city of Lucca, as well as making the most of the picturesque surrounding villages and breathtaking landscape. Teaching sessions will equip the painters to make the most of their time '‘en plein aire”, and artists will have unlimited access to the studio to carry on working on their projects in free time. For those who like a break from their art, there are many comfortable places for relaxing in and around our large airy country house and grounds, including several welcoming sitting areas, a loggia, pergola and terraced gardens. And if next September is anything like this year, we will all be enjoying the infinity pool.
A Typical Day
8-9 Breakfast- health and fresh with fruit, yogurt, cereal, preserves, croissants, breads
9:30-12:20 taxi transfer to location for painting demonstration and session
1-2 back to the house for lunch and relax - salads, salumi (cold meats), cheese.
2-4:30 art lesson and trouble shooting workshops
4:30 Tea and cakes
5-7 Free time - to relax, swim, read, walk, chat.
7-7:30 pre dinner drinks - Prosecco and nibbles
7:30 3 course Dinner with local wine, still and sparkling water
Guests have unlimited access to the tea and coffee station and the art studio throughout the day.
to book , read the terms and conditions, complete and submit the booking form and pay the deposit
Prices and What’s Included
The Cost of this retreat is £1100 per person (shared occupancy of King twin or double ensuite room). Clients can upgrade to Premium ( Single occupancy of King double ensuite room) for £1870 pp. There are two king twin or double rooms (not ensuite but with a bathroom adjacent) which are available for single occupancy for £1100 pp and a slightly smaller ensuite for single occupancy for £1300. Prior to booking for single occupancy please check with firstname.lastname@example.org \
*6 nights accommodation * 6 breakfasts * 5 lunches 5 tea and cakes 6 predinner drinks and nibbles * 6 dinners with local wine and still or sparkling water including final celebration dinner 11 art lessons ( 24 Hours -at least 4 sessions of which at least 4 are en plein air ) 4 return taxi transfers to painting locations including Lucca * unlimited time in the studio * unlimited access to the estates facilities, grounds , infinity pool, gardens and games
Non painting Partners are very welcome
Partners who wish to attend the retreat but not do any painting themselves are very welcome and can enjoy a generous discount of £100. I will be happy to help them arrange alternative activities.Please complete the booking form and pay the deposit , and your final balance will be adjusted to reflect the discount.
Guests will be able to purchase extra virgin olive oil from the estate.