TUSCANY 2019 cancelled

Sketch & Paint in
2019  Sept 14 – 21  —- CANCELLED —-
Sorry – not enough registration to present this workshop.
(posted Jan 30 – 2019)

All levels of creative skill are welcome in this workshop/tour group. A focus on pencil sketching on location & watercolor lessons with advanced support for experienced painters working independently in other mediums. (Acrylic, pastel, oil etc)

Enjoy your 2019 Tuscan art adventure with professional illustrator and painter Jan Poynter. Explore Tuscany with an english speaking guide, group tours & meals included and time for dedicated plein air activity at Jan’s favorite locations. (with indoor studio/workshop space on site for Demos and late night creative ;-)
Paint every minute, explore independantly or just relax by the pool.
No pressure. No masterpieces required.

Check out the GALLERY
of Jan’s sketches and paintings from MAY 2018

BOOK NOW ! Workshop space is limited to 10 students 

I am partnering with Artravelitaly.it to host this workshop – a local Certaldo company, specializing only in creative travel, with great english speaking staff, excellent on-site support & event transportation.
Artravelitaly   will handle all registration, deposits and final payments. Pricing does NOT include flights, materials or travel insurance. Workshop costs will differ based on your Accommodation choices: Double/shared/single.  

Services included:
Fattoria Bacio Villa Accommodation
7 Continental style breakfast with eggs, cheese, fresh fruit, yogurt and sweets.
(Vegetarian and other dietary requests are accommodated.)
7 Freshly prepared Tuscan Gourmet dinners
Wine and olive oil tasting with lunch
Transportation for the field trips to S. Gimignano, Certaldo Alto, Siena…Guided tour and museum entrance in Siena
At arrival: Pick up at Florence Airport or Florence train
station at 2pm.
Departure: First drop off at Florence Airport at 7.30 am.
Second drop off at Florence station at 11 am or airport at 11.30 am.
Ground transportation while at Villa
Easels and folding stools

Not included: 6 Lunches
Any personal expenses
Painting materials
AirfareBooking and cancellation Policy

Please note: that because lodging is in a historical villa, rooms are not standard size and some will have shared bathrooms. At your request, we will be happy to provide description and images of the rooms available.

To register: a 600 € deposit is requested.
Final balance is due one month before the start of the workshop.

Cost for students:
– In double room with private bathroom: € 2300
– In single room with private bathroom: € 2800
– In single room with shared bathroom: € 2600
– In double room with shared bathroom: € 2100

Please note that because lodging is in a historical villa, rooms are not standard size and some will have
shared bathrooms. At your request, we will be happy to provide description and images of the rooms

Cancellations will have the following refunds:

30 days at 12:00 pm CET before the start of the workshop:
50% of deposit will be refunded

Within 30 days at 12:00 pm CET to the day of the start of the workshop: 50% of total paid will be refunded

For further information and booking please contact italy@artravelitaly.it
Artravelitaly – Loc. Bagnano, 135 – 50052 Certaldo (Firenze) – Italy
italy@artravelitaly.it www.artravelitaly.it Phone: +39 377 27 095 00



Each day includes: breakfast, transportation to activities and 3 course dinner with wine.
Wifi is included and available anytime in the garden courtyard. 

Saturday DAY 1    pick up in Florence Train or Airport. Transfer to Villa Fattoria Bacio near Certaldo.
Meet and greet group dinner with an introductory painting demo & discussion by instructor.

Sunday DAY 2      Villa estate wine tasting and Gourmet lunch.  Rest, explore & paint

Monday DAY 3     paint/sketch in nearby Certaldo Alto Medieval Hilltop town. (no cars) Cafes for own lunch, hilltop views and historic buildings, museum, shops.

Tuesday DAY 4    Train>group to Siena. Paint/sketch museum tour, cafes etc

Wednesday DAY 5 Villa Local day to paint or relax. Afternoon painting Demo with wine.

Thursday DAY 6   
Tour to San Gimignano Towers, frescoes and artworks. Thursday street market and paint/sketch throughout the historic town center.






Friday DAY 7  painting review, discussion and farewell group dinner

Saturday DAY 8  group breakfast > transfers to Florence train or Airport


I got lots of sketching and watercolor painting done during May 2018 journey in Tuscany. Some only steps away from the Villa, with great local locations in the countryside and nearby Certaldo ALTO. My wandering and exploration paid off with fabulous locations (cafes & Tuscan cuisine) in historic Siena and Florence.

Come and join me in a creative adventure !

Our villa stay is near the small town of Certaldo on the regional train line to Florence & Siena. Fattoria Bacio MAP is a working vineyard and olive farm – with their own estate wine & olive oils. You can rent a bike if you want a more active adventure – the farm roads and hillside vinyards are fantastic. (lots of hills…I used an e-bike!)  Each couple of days of art instruction & plein air will be punctuated with a cultural tour or activity. The medieval Certaldo ALTO is only minutes away. No cars or crowds. 

Check out my sketchbook and watercolors that I did in TUSCANY  MAY 2018

Anyone wishing to extend their journey before or after the workshop I can recommend great central stay places in: Certaldo, Milan & Florence…and any ceramic folks should check out La MERIDIANA  – it is just down the road.