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Autumn Arts Festival – Watercolor and Acrylic

October 20, 2020 - October 28, 2020


Il Chiostro celebrates the harvest time of the year in Tuscany with The Autumn Arts Festival. We offer 4 separate workshops that all overlap throughout this week-long celebration of the arts, the harvest, the wine and this wonderful region of Italy.  The workshops are:

  • Painting in Watercolor & Acrylic plus Collage with Lynn Stender
  • Watercolor Journaling with Kathy Rennell Forbes
  • Tuscan Cuisine, instructor TBA
  • Travel Photography, instructor TBA

In addition to your workshop we offer Italian Opera Appreciation lectures with Prof. Patricia Pease each evening before dinner.  This is open to all participants.

Program Description – Painting in Watercolor & Acrylic plus Collage:

In our daily plein air painting classes we will explore various settings around the vineyard, nearby valleys, and hilltowns as subjects to study composition, luminous palettes and brush techniques. We will experiment with the famous Tuscan light in our own paintings, then visit the museums in Siena and Florence to view the Medieval and Renaissance masters. We will learn from each other through daily critiques with the instructor. At the end of the program we will hang a final exhibit for all participants.

This is the perfect workshop for beginners as well as experienced artists. Lynn will teach you step by step techniques that guarantee to bring out the creative side in each of you.

Price: $3,690 p/p; optional supplements include:

Cypress Road by Lynn Stender

  • limited number of suites available for a $450 p/p supplement (minimum 2 persons)
  • single supplement $695 (limited number available)


  • Room (double or suite) with full bathroom-8 nights
  • 2 meals per day (dinner with wine and full Tuscan breakfast)
  • Workshop tuition and fees (except where noted)
  • General activities (except where noted)
  • Transfers between Siena train or bus station and Dievole

Departure is on morning of October 23rd.

General Activities Open to All Participants (in addition to workshop):
Most activities take place in and around the 900 year old Dievole estate & vineyard.

  • Winery tour and tasting, featuring Dievole`s Chianti Classico
  • Italian Opera Appreciation classes every evening before dinner
  • Excursion to Siena
  • Dinner in the old cantina
  • Various topical excursions with your class
  • Special evening events and surprise entertainment, TBA
  • Pig Roast celebrating the harvest and the arts

Price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Museum admissions
  • Art supplies, laptops or other equipment for workshops.

Contact us for more information:  info@ilchiostro.com or speak to us live at 800-990-3506.


October 20, 2020
October 28, 2020


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