Trips and Tours
Throughout the year, we offer a myriad of local, regional and international trips and tours; the following are recent trips we've embarked on. Please check back for planned trips in 2012.
TRIP: April-May 2011
St. Louis (pdf)
TRIP: June 2011
(TRIP IS FILLED)
Castello di Spannocchia, Siena, Italy (TRIP IS FILLED)
June 25–July 4, 2011
We have reserved twelve spots for seven days of painting at Castello di Spannocchia, an amazingly beautiful agricultural estate located a few miles southwest of Siena, Italy.
Castello di Spannocchia, a center for education and enrichment programs, is a painter’s paradise surrounded by 1000 acres of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape. Artists will be housed in eitherthe Villa or Fattoria – each with its authentic Italian character. All meals are home cooked with the freshest ingredients and seasonal vegetables
and herbs from the garden. Each evening we will enjoy
a four-course dinner with wine reflecting traditional Tuscan cuisine.
You will paint en plein air everyday in one of the many spectacular painting locations at Spannocchia. There will be a half day trip to San Galgano, a nearby chapel and monastery, and Chiusdino, a true Tuscan hill town. We will also visit Siena for a full day and see its old historic center and architecture, and the surrounding Chianti countryside.
Imagine yourself surrounded by beauty everyday, enjoying wonderful food and wine in the company of fellow artists, and receiving superb instruction. The trip includes all airport transfers (to and from Spannocchia), hotel accommodations for eight nights, all meals with four-course dinner with wine every night (except Saturday), day trip transportation, and painting instruction. Airfare not included. Space is limited to twelve and will fill quickly.
An information session on the Tuscany trip will be presented on Wednesday, October 6 at 12:45pm. More info can also be found on the Castello di Spannochia website.
$500 deposit required
Not refundable after January 15, 2011
Balance due February 15, 2011
No refunds if cancellation occurs after March 1, 2011.
Please contact Michele Kenna at email@example.com or call 978 369 2578.
Ilana’s paintings reflect her strong connection with the beauty of small details in nature.
She layers paint on panel in fluid glazes and strokes,
which evoke the gesture of reflective light and natural organic form. Ilana will teach you how to capture the essence of the landscape through careful observation
of color and form. To see her work please go to Ilana"s website at:
Ilana holds degrees from Goddard College and Rhode Island School of Design. She has been included in group shows at the Danforth Museum, Boston Public Library andmany numerous international exhibitions. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DeCordova Museum, and Fuller Museum of Art. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in Vermont, and has conducted workshops in workshops in Mexico and South Africa.