2018 & 2019 AMALFI-POMPEII | PAINTING HOLIDAY TOUR & WORKSHOPS
Sun October 14 - Fri October 19 2018 (A few places left)
Sun April 21 - Fri April 26 2019 (Now open for booking)
Gorgeous art holiday in Italy! Accommodation (group rental) in SORRENTO.
A spectacular artistic adventure you'll never forget on the remarkable Amalfi coast in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Painting / drawing in beautiful SORRENTO breathtaking POSITANO, intriguing POMPEII, colourful PROCIDA and majestic CAPRI.
Paint (or draw, whatever you prefer) in a small group with a talented tutor in one of the most breathtaking places on the Mediterranean!
Finally, a painting holiday in Europe where you can do art in fabulous scenery in Sorrento, Positano on the Amalfi coast, in Pompeii and on the islands of Capri and Procida on the same trip.
The Amalfi-Pompeii art holiday group will stay in Sorrento in a group rental (house or condo/flat) close to the centre of town. From there, the group and tutor will head every morning for painting outings, extraordinary excursions, and group meals. The tutor will teach and also guide the group throughout the week to some astonishing two-in-one sightseeing/painting sites.
We take you within the depths of the incredible unearthed ancient city that is Pompeii, where you’ll discover its secrets, admire the bejewelled remnants of a surprising lifestyle, and be forever moved by the eternal silence of its inhabitants. On this one of a kind painting trip, you also discover Positano, a jewel nested on the Amalfi Coast, where blue is bluer than blue. Your palette will overflow with colors / colours, and painting/drawing takes a whole new dimension! On this art trip you also get to capture in colo(u)r, the marvelous island of Capri.
TRIP SCHEDULE | PAINTING HOLIDAY AMALFI - POMPEII
Day -1: Tutor and artists meet in the afternoon. Introduction to the painting holiday workshop. Group dinner.
Day 1: Breakfast "at home" (our group rental). 9:30 am, the plein-air painting workshop starts in the beautiful city of SORRENTO where the tutor gives an artistic briefing. The group sketches, paints / draws until lunch break. Group and tutor visit and paint a different view of SORRENTO in the afternoon. Around 5 pm, it's off for a well-deserved coffee or tea break at a nearby café, where there is informal and constructive talk about the day's work. Free time, then dinner.
Day 2: Delicious breakfast, then a short briefing, Morning ferry (stunning views!) to utterly beautiful POSITANO where tutor and group spends the day painting / drawing. Lovely lunch there. Afternoon session spent painting a different view. Back to Sorrento by ferry by the end of the afternoon. Dinner.
Day 3: Lovely breakfast, short morning briefing. Another morning ferry, this time to the famous and beautiful island of CAPRI where tutor and group spend the day painting / drawing. Enjoyable lunch. We'll spend our afternoon session painting on the island at a different spot. Back to Sorrento by ferry by the end of the afternoon. Dinner.
Day 4: Breakfast, briefing. Day trip to PROCIDA island (45 mn ferry ride). Painting / drawing the whole afternoon after group lunch break. The group visits and paints 2 different views of the island. Ferry back to Sorrento. Dinner.
Day 5: A short morning train ride from Sorrento. Group and tutor spend the day in POMPEII, sightseeing. No full-fledged painting inside, just sketching or watercolo(u)r pencils, as for safety reasons, they no longer allow backpacks. Around noon, time for lunch just outside of the ruins. The afternoon is spent in a different part of the ruins. Group and tutor leave the site at about 4:30 pm. Back to Sorrento by train. Back to the condo (flat) for briefing and good-byes.
5 full days of tutoring (20-25 hours) with a tutor who knows the area of this painting trip and who will guide you throughout the week.
Art materials (Paints, pencils, paper, brushes, eraser/rubber, cup, tape)
Equipment provided on this Amalfi art vacation: board and stool.
Guiding on excursions: The tutor will guide the group throughout the week on this art trip.
Free: Non-painting partners or friends are welcome to join excursions at no extra cost.
PLANNING MY POMPEII - AMALFI COAST PAINTING / DRAWING TRIP:
Nearby airports (Naples and Sorrento) are accessible from major European cities. Flights can be as low as £40 when booking early, and less than $400 from overseas. - Accommodation: group rental (house or apartment) with single rooms and double rooms. (from £200 - 250 per person, for the week) - Restaurant lunches, dinners, cafés (roughly £150 to £200 for the five days). - Transportation: [Some are free for 65+] Sorrento - Pompeii train (£5 round trip), Sorrento to Positano ferry (£25 round trip), Sorrento - Capri ferry (£35 round trip on average). Sorrento to Procida ferry (about £35 round trip on average). Pompeii entry ("skip the line" £12 for EU citizens, or £17 other). A few bus tickets in Sorrento and Capri. Naples aiport - Sorrento train (£7 round trip).