Courses

THE MAGIC OF TUSCANY with DORI BETH

With Dori Beth

At Lucca, Italy

20 April - 29 April, 2025

I am so thrilled and excited for a 10 day get away to Tuscany ! Come paint with me under the magical Tuscan sun. We will stay at a 300 year old villa, where everywhere you look is a painting waiting for you to create! Each day we will dine on original Italian cuisine that inspires anyone’s “palette.” We will have many excursions and adventures to explore the Regional countryside and towns. Visiting the village with the Bay of Poets, a seaside village, a town of towers all to entice creativity. I will teach four , 3 hour sessions, where I do demos and assist each students to help them complete 2 paintings to take home. You will learn a number of techniques working with watercolors. In Lucca there is a wonderful little art store that only an artist can appreciate. Beginners and advance students will be inspired beyond their wildest imagination in the atmosphere of romantic Tuscany. This is an adventure that you will draw upon for the rest of your life!

Course Highlights

  1. instruction by Dori
  2. Beautiful accommodation in traditional Tuscan farmhouse on the hills of Lucca
  3. Private driver
  4. Personal Chef offering best Italian cuisine
  5. Lucca , Florence , Lyric & San Terenzo day trips
  6. Tuscan cooking lesson with personal Chef
  7. Wine Tasting in local bio dynamic winery
  8. Puccini Concert in a Romanesque church with dinner in restaurant
  9. Glamorous Tuscan farewell dinner with art gallery

Day by Day Workshop Schedule

  1. Day 1: The arrival day! Group will be picked up from Pisa/Florence airport or Lucca Station between 4-5pm. Arrival, unpack, settle in Villa, time to rest. Around 6pm, welcome gathering with Dori and Karolina including day-to-day schedule and workshop plan, goals, and challenges. Dinner – Karolina’s favorite Tuscan delights.
  2. Day 2: Home day! Morning recovery…breakfast 9.00am. Time to relax and enjoy surrounds - first instructional session with Dori. Lunch at 1pm under Pergola prepared by our chef. Post lunch is time to start limoncello :) Afternoon time to paint under the pergola.5.30 pm departure to our friend Gino local meat producer - we will have dinner with our hills wine degustation.
  3. Day 3: Lucca day! After breakfast group will depart to The town of Lucca , Guided walking tour , later you will have time for Your personal shopping, lunch . Back home around 4.30pm , time to relax followed by Pizza party!
  4. Day 4: 8:30am breakfast, afterwards session with Dori. 1:00pm Lunch at home provided by Chef Luciana. Post Lunch excrusion to Fabbrica San Martino for bio Biodynamic wine tasting with the owner Giuseppe. Back home for dinner by Chef Karolina
  5. Day 5: Breakfast at 8:30 day trip to Florence . Guided walking tour upon arrival , Visit in Palazzo Strozzi for an art exhibition , later time to explore more, shop and lunch on own. Return home 5:00pm , dinner by Chef Luciana.
  6. Day 6: Breakfast at 8:30 , session with Dori , Lunch home , Afternoon we will be back to Lucca for more exploring and Puccini concert followed by dinner at Karolina's favorite restaurant.
  7. Day 7: Time to explore Liguria! A day trip to Lerici – one of most beautiful coast town with spectacular views and know as a bay of Poets . Upon arrival we will have a tour in the Castle of Lyric , later time to explore, shop and relax on own . Lunch on own. Return home at 4:00pm. Dinner by Chef Luciana 7:00pm.
  8. Day 8: Breakfast home, session with Dori . Lunch served 1:00pm. Afternoon Cooking class start at 4:30-Chef Karolina will teach You how to make ravioli and Tuscan delights, dinner served 7:00pm
  9. Day 9: 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 prosecco and our special snack. At 7pm there’ll be final dinner offering the best Tuscan cuisine. You’ll have a meal prepared by our chef alongside homemade limoncello.
  10. Day 10: Departure day. ☹ Breakfast at 8:30am. After breakfast, the group will be taken to Lucca train station or Pisa airport.

Course Cost: 4299€

ABOUT THE ARTIST :

I PAINT WHAT I FIND INSPIRATION IN! I paint almost every day. It centres me and gives me joy. These paintings are based on photos I take from my travels and just whatever I see that is striking in everyday life. My original paintings celebrate color and the process of water and pigment interacting. I make some of these originals available for sale (the ones I need to part with to make room on my easel for more). Please know that when you chose to buy an original it is one-of-a-kind and from a creative place in my heart.

Your Tuscan Experience

Our 10-day courses are held at the beautiful old farmhouse , on the idyllic historical hill overlooking the city of Lucca.

Tuscany is one of Italy’s best-loved 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, Tuscany is the heart and soul of Italy. Known and loved for amazing light, splendid landscapes, charming low hills, olive groves, vineyards, and beautiful old farmhouses, Tuscany is the ideal location for any artist.

As an immersive cultural experience, we also offer activities including a classical Puccini concert, cooking class with our Chef who specializes in Tuscan cuisine, wine tasting in our favourite local vineyards.These are only a few of our many close-by attractions.

Learn more about Dori Beth :

https://www.doribethart.com/

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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.She will handle all booking arrangements, all enquiries, and receive the payments of deposit and balance from the students directly.

Contact:

Karolina Lenart

Email:followtuscany@gmail.com

Web:followyoursensesintuscany.com

Telephone: +393455809974 or

+48 880876413

Included in the cost of your workshop in Tuscany:

  • Accommodations
  • All tuition fees
  • All excursions
  • All activities
  • Airport transfers and local transportation including day trips to Lucca, Portovenere , Florence .
  • All breakfasts lunches and dinners (excluding 3 lunches)
  • The use of folding stools

Exludes:

  • Flights to and from Pisa
  • 3 lunches (Lucca,Florence, Lerici&San Terenzo)
  • Painting supplies


Travel:
It is suggested that you fly into Pisa/Florence airport beetween 3-5pm as our transportation for the workshop will be coordinated from there .

Departure is scheduledby 10.00am Please make sure your flight back is coordinated with departure from Villa.

Register: To sign up, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 -Euro is required.

Reserve your place now, so you don't miss out!

Contact Karolina to register:

Karolina Lenart

followyoursensesintuscany@gmail.com