Courses

Capture the beauty of Tuscany with Suzy Pal Powell

With Suzy Pal Powell

At Lucca

03 September - 13 September, 2023

I love to teach and share what God has blessed me with, and my philosophy is : 'It is just paint and paper, Not a matter of Life or death, so enjoy the process.

Course Highlights

  1. Instructions by Suzi
  2. Wine Tasting in local bio-dynamic winery
  3. Puccini concert in a Romanesque church followed by 5 course dinner in Restaurant
  4. Artist guest spot day with Dominika Allan from Sorores Aromatherapy : Cyanotype
  5. Day trip to Portovenere ,San Gimignano ,Lucca
  6. Cooking Lesson with personal Chef
  7. Glamorous Tuscan farewell dinners with local wine selection
  8. Healing massages
  9. Pizza Festival with private Pizzaiolo

Day by Day Workshop Schedule

  1. Day 1: Benvenuti! Group will be picked up from Pisa airport at 4:00pm or Lucca Station at 4:45pm. Arrival, unpack, settle in , time to rest and refresh. Around 6pm welcome gathering with Suzy and Karolina, and introduction to our day-to-day schedule, workshop plan, goals, and challenges. Dinner – ,,Viva Toscana ,, 5 course dinner by Our Chef.
  2. Day 2: ecovery Day...Continental breakfast 9am - time to relax and enjoy surroundings - first instructional session with Suzy. Lunch at 1pm Post lunch time to relax, 4.30 Cooking Class for the group. Non-cooks massage with Charlotte. Dinner 7pm
  3. Day 3: Breakfast at 8:30am Artist guest spot Day with Dominika Allan divided in morning and afternoon session: Cyanotype - learning how to prepare paper and then creating your own blue prints. A great idea to help you understand how shadows and light affect art together with A mix of your own bath salts and creating a 'ritual bath'. The science of essential oils and how they support wellbeing. Lunch 13.00pm under Pergola. Dinner home 19.00pm by our Chef.
  4. Day 4: Breakfast, 09:00am: Introduction to Lucca with the secret stop... time for exploring , shopping -with a map in your hand.Lunch on own . Back home for dinner served by Chef Ella.
  5. Day 5: Home day! Breakfast at 8:30am followed by session with Suzy around gardens. Lunch at 1pm .3pm departure for bio-dynamic wine tasting-truly magical experience.Back home for dinner with private Chef.
  6. Day 6: Breakfast 8.00. Time to explore a bit of Liguria! 09:00am: A day trip to Portovenere – a beautiful coastal town with spectacular views. 1h boat tour for everyone later paint, sketch, shop, explore and relax (with a map in hand). Lunch on own. Return home 4.40pm time to rest or read a book with glass of wine,Dinner home.
  7. Day 7: Home day! Breakfast at 8:30am followed by session with Suzy around villa. Lunch at 1pm. Post lunch it is time to relax. at 4pm back to Lucca for more exploration and Puccini concert in a Romanesque church, dinner at our favourite restaurant.
  8. Day 8: Breakfast at 8:30am, day trip to San Gimignano – a beautiful medival town in Tuscany with famous towers. It's one of Tuscany's most evocative hill towns. It is time to shop, explore and relax on own (with city map in hand). Lunch on own, Return home at 5.30. Dinner at 7pm by Chef Karolina
  9. Day 9: Home day!Breakfast at 8:30am followed by painting session with Suzy. Lunch at 1pm .Post lunch time to relax or paint ,Around 4pm we will departure for Pizza lesson with dinner with a private Pizzaiolo(Pizzamaker)
  10. Day 10: The last day of workshop! You’ll start the day with breakfast at 8:30am. The group will finish their art works. After lunch at 1pm, there’ll be time to pack, relax, and rest. Later in the afternoon, we’ll create a gallery with all of your works! You’ll enjoy this with a spritz and casual spuntini. At 7pm there’ll be a glamorous gala dinner offering the best Tuscan cuisine. You’ll have a five-course meal prepared by our chef along with homemade Verbencello.
  11. Day 11: Departure day- Breakfast at 8:30am. After breakfast (10.00am), the group will be taken to Lucca train station or Pisa airport.

Course Cost: 3549Euro

There is so much beauty that we sometimes miss. Just a ray of sun on a flower petal, or a bird sitting on the fence. We don’t’ have to paint a huge painting to convey the message. We will use a small-er format due to time and space, Using a watercolour paint or sketchbook, or small pieces of watercolour paper. We will be watching for that small beautiful picture to photo and put in our books or paper. You can also bring one to journal each day while in Italy. A wonderful way to remember the trip and memories.

About teacher:

God has truly blessed me by allowing me to create. I have done a lot of different things, but painting is my favorite.

We live in far west Texas where the wind and tumbleweeds blow! And we live on a cotton farm and have 2 grown children, in-laws and 4 grandchildren.

I have been painting in watercolor since about 1990. Along with the watercolors, I do lots of drawing, sketching, collages and now I have started doing oil paintings. I love bright colors, and western art is my favorite subject, even though I don't do a lot of it. Watercolor is my favorite medium but the torn paper collages run a close race! I started doing the mixed media collages in 2010 and have really enjoyed them. Some have been licensed, and sold at Kohls, and Home Goods Stores. As of 2016, Kirklands is carrying a church painting.

I am a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society SWS, Wyoming Watercolor Society WyWS, and Artists of Texas AOT, SWA and NMWS.

I also teach monthly lessons as well as workshops. Along with Commissions. I never had art in school, and started out on my own basically but have gotten to take some workshops along the way. They are great but it all boils down to hours and hours of practice, ruined paintings and paper! I have been selected to be in two North Light 'Incite' books. The 2nd will be out in Sept. 2015. In September 2016 I will be in Incite 4 with camper collages. I have also been in Chris Unwins 'Artistic Touch' books. In 2009 one of my watercolors was on the cover of Daniel Smith Catalog, and Christopher Cross purchased one of my Christmas pickups for his Christmas CD.

Your Tuscan Experience

Our 10-day courses are held at the beautiful old farmhouse on the idyllichill overlooking the city of Lucca. Tuscany is one of Italy’s most cherished regions. Its beautiful countryside is reminiscent of the landscapes of Renaissance masterpieces. Along with rolling hills and vineyards, it also offers a rich artistic heritage including exquisite art and architecture – not forgetting premium wines and delicious cuisine. Set between the blue-green Apennine Mountains and the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscanyis the heart and soul of Italy. Known and loved for its splendid landscapes, charming low hills, olive groves, vineyards, and beautiful old farmhouses, Tuscany is the ideal location for any artist. The weather in Tuscany in October is wonderful, with sunny days and colder nights. The air is clearer than in the hot summer months, making for excellent views and great painting weather. Your days will be divided between painting at home with Nancy and daytime excursions to local points of interest where you will have your painting sessions and time to discover Tuscany. As an immersive cultural experience, we also offer activities including a classical Puccini concert, cooking class with our Chef who specialises in Tuscan cuisine, and wine tasting in our favourite local vineyards. These are only a few of our many close-by attractions.

Included in the cost of your workshop in Tuscany:

• Accommodation

• All tuition fees

• All excursions

• All activities

• Airport transfers and local transportation including day trips to Lucca, Barga, Portovenere and Volterra

• All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with wine (excluding 3 lunches out)

exclude:

  • Flights to and from Pisa
  • 3 lunches (Lucca, San Gimignano, Portovenere)

This workshop is being arranged through followtuscany.com. *Karolina will follow up on all questions about the workshop, accommodations, activities, coordinate arrivals and departures, food issues and all other details. Karolina will handle all booking arrangements, all enquiries, and receive the payments of deposit and balance from the students directly.

Contact: Karolina Lenart

**Email:followyoursensesintuscany@gmail.com

Web: followtuscany.com

Telephone: +39 3455809974 or +48 880876413

FOR YOUR COMFORT , WE ORGANIZE INDIVIDUAL TRANSFER FROM/TO PISA AIRPORT OR LUCCA/PISA TRAIN STATION TO/FROM OUR VILLA.