FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
ABOUT MY PAINTING TRIPS…
If I am a beginning painter, can I attend your workshop? Absolutely,
my workshops are for small groups of people (anywhere from 4-12 students),
so I can work with you and teach you whatever level skills you need.
I believe anyone can learn to paint and draw if they have the interest.
What is a typical day in one of your workshops? After
breakfast, we have an art lesson in our home
studio, then we explore and paint in a nearby village.. We also
sight-see, sit in cafes, visit museums, shop, stroll and lunch. Generally
your afternoon is free for napping, shopping, exploring etc. We
meet in our studio in the late afternoon for more instruction
and painting. Cocktail hour/snack time takes place in the studio
in the late afternoon and dinner is served around 7:00. After
dinner, leisure time allows you to take a walk, visit a café or
read a book.. The studio is open 24 hours if you want to continue working.
I can find a less expensive tour then yours. Why should
I go with you? You need to
look carefully at the details of any tour you are considering. My
trips include painting instruction daily, small groups, charming comfortable
hotels in safe locations, personally arranged transportation, gourmet
meals and months of planning and preparation done to create a tour
specialized to the needs of artistic participants who enjoy picturesque
What is special about your trips? We
stay in small local villages off the beaten track, where you meet the
local residents and interact with them. We use local drivers and cooks
and visit local artists and craftspeople in their homes. You have plenty
of opportunities to have conversations with the locals.
What if I come alone on your trip? You will
travel with a friendly group of like- minded people with similar interests.
Many friendships have formed from people meeting on my trips and I
have many repeat customers. You are welcome to bring a non- painting
friend or spouse. We can find lots of things for them to do, while
you are painting.
Who can answer my questions about travel details? Eileen
Condon, my assistant, is along on all my workshops. Eileen has traveled
to 5 continents and knows her way around the world. Eileen and I have
held workshops in Tuscany, France and England.
We will hold our 11th European travel workshop in Provence, France this
May. Our 12th trip will be to Tuscany, September 8-12, 2012...
If you have more questions please feel free to contact