While Villa in Aria is available for rent as a holiday home (enquiries here) it is also open in the spring, early summer and autumn, when not otherwise booked, for painting courses under the Tuscan sun.

At 500 metres above sea level the Villa overlooks the Lunigiana valley and Apuan  Mountains in the distance. The Villa has 200+ degree views providing the artist with an abundance of painting opportunities. In addition, old towns, villages, churches and the coast which includes Lerici, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre add to the list of painting venues.

This year we are delighted to announce that  James Tatum will be hosting two courses with us. James who is a landscape painter has been teaching for a number of years in the UK and abroad.  His preparation and approach to his works can be seen in the following video. For further background please go to www.jamestatumartist.com

The dates are 27th May – 3rd June 2017 and 30th September – 7th October 2017 subject to a minimum of 6 people. The maximum number of places is restricted to 10. Students will stay at Locanda Gavarini and the classes will be held at the Villa which is just a short drive away.

To express your interest in either week please contact us at davidk@villainaria.com The closing date is 16th February 2017 and we look forward to hearing from you.