Study Painting in Italy
May 16 - 24, 2020, Rome to Milan through Tuscany
A 9 day luxury guided trip with art lessons by Fei Lu
The warm Italian sun bathes you in its fuzzy orange glow. You're painting in Tuscany, gazing out at the lush scenery and considering which view you want to paint. Artist Fei Lu chats about plein air painting and her techniques, providing guidance to help you create a beautiful painting as a memory of this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
If this sounds like a dream — it’s not! In partnership with Odyssean Travel, this incredible guided art tour of Italy becomes a reality in May 2020. The trip starts in bustling Rome, takes you north along the gorgeous Tuscan coast and ends in stylish Milan.
Italy Trip Highlights
Learn classical painting techniques every afternoon; 6 out of 9 days in our journey
Half-day guided sightseeing tour of the rugged seaside cliffs of Cinque Terre
Marvel at the magnificent Palazzi dei Rolli (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Genoa
The tour ends in Milan, where we’ll explore the city and enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner
Painting Lessons with Fei Lu
Enjoy 6 painting classes in acrylic and watercolour led by professional travel artist and Winged Canvas founder Fei Lu.
We explore Italy in the morning with a private local guide and enjoy art sessions in the afternoon (3 hours a day). Lessons are guided, techniques are shown step by step so this experience is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Plein air: the art of outdoor painting!
Watercolour landscape of Cinque Terre
Fei visiting the Colosseum in 2014.
Day 3: Arrive in Cecina
AM - Transfer by Private Coach to the seaside town of Cecina
PM - Lesson 2: Impressionist Painting techniques inspired by the iconic Tuscan countryside.
Day 4: Explore the Tuscan Coast in Cecina
AM - Half day tour of Cecina and entry to the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation and the Cecina Archaeological Museum
PM - Lesson 3: Seascapes in watercolour & how to paint water
Day 5: Colourful Cinque Terre
AM - Transfer by private coach to Genoa with sightseeing stop in Cinque Terre en-route. Meet in La Spezia for a half-day guided tour of Cinque Terre Trail with a Rail Pass
PM - Continue our journey along the Tuscan coast to Genoa.
Day 6: Adventures in Genoa
AM - Enjoy a half-day tour of Genoa, an old regal city overlooking the sea. Entry to Palazzi dei Rolli, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
PM - Lesson 4: Learn the Art of Plein Air: composition, sketching, planning, and outdoor painting techniques.
Day 7: Arrive in Milan
AM - Transfer by private coach from Genoa to Milan.
PM - Lesson 5: Begin a painting of your choice! Create your own Italian inspired masterpiece and receive one on one instruction
Day 8: Magnificent Milan
AM - Immerse yourself in stylish Milan with a guided half-day walking tour. Entry to Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper (not guaranteed due to limited availability).
PM - Lesson 6: Finish your masterpiece with one on one instruction. Enjoy a 3 course "Last Supper" with new friends!
Day 9: Goodbye Italy!
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the airport.
Painting by Gerard van Honthorst,
using the Chiaroscuro technique.
Impressionist painting of
Bordighera, Italy by Claude Monet.
All lessons and
& two dinners
8 nights in 4-star
1 x baggage per person
Private coach and transportation
All event tickets and
14 Travelling Artists
2 Hosts from Winged Canvas
1 Private Local Guide (17 people total
16+ (all travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)