Second Painting holiday for 2025 at Ancora del Chianti (near Florence) in Tuscany week

12th May 2025 - 19th May 2024

New painting holiday for 2025 at Ancora del Chianti (near Florence) in Tuscany

Website: www.ancoradelchianti.it

From Monday 12th May – Monday 19th May 2025

If you would like to book…please email me at ali@alisart.co.uk or go through the booking form 

Included in the rate:

  Food and accommodation for seven nights 

–  Delicious meals each day

  A Pizza night 

  • Full on-site dedicated assistance
  • Use of a panoramic beautiful art studio looking over the hills of the Chianti area

The rates:

Double bedroom with private bathroom for 2 persons sharing: € 1890 per room / per person € 945

Double bedroom with private bathroom for 1 person – single use: € 1250

Triple bedroom with private bathroom for 3 persons sharing: € 2550 per room / 850 per person

Once the rooms above are full…there are rooms just a 5 minute walk away. You will be eating with everyone else and the costs will work out at a similar rate 

Not included:

  • Transfers will be arranged for us and we will pay in Euros when we get there  (Cost will be @ 40 Euros per person from Pisa & 25 Euros from Florence based on 8 people sharing a minibus so could be more if less people) The transfer is @ one and a half hours from Pisa
  • Flights (The nearest airport is Florence …but for anyone coming from Manchester I think it best to fly to Pisa as there are no direct flights and therefore long travel times)
  • Tutor cost of £250 paid directly to Ali Hargreaves 
  • Tourist tax of 2 euros per night to be paid in cash on arrival 
  • Drinks ~ There will be plenty of drinks available to buy individually by our guests 

Exclusive use

If I have 12 people booked by the end of June 2024 …I will be able to have the place exclusively for us so please book ASAP if you want to come! 

Optional trips out

– A Wine tasting can be arranged for the interested…I think this would be great fun!

– A visit to Florence can easily be arranged too and I will be organising this for our day off when there … a great chance to visit amazing art galleries and possibly sketch in town

– The chance to visit picturesque Tuscan villages and paint or sketch there 

Painting experience

Ali will be teaching watercolour and mixed media with some lessons based in the studio and others in the beautiful grounds and area surrounding the accommodation 

There will be a mix of whole group teaching and individual tuition. She will teach all day apart from the one day where we get the opportunity to visit Florence. Ali teaches every subject going ….and will introduce you to lots of lots of exciting techniques.  

For those who don’t know her….Ali is known for her enthusiasm and love of colour!

Any questions…don’t hesitate to email me at ali@alisart.co.uk and ask.

Reserve your place now!

Use the button below to reserve your place on this course! I will then get back to you to confirm whether your place has been approved.

Please note: Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee your place on the course. Students already on the course get priority of place and then those on the waiting list.

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4 hours ago

Alisart
Fancy an all day workshop with me?

Expert teaching for people at all levels, all your materials, refreshments and a slap up lunch included, lovely light venue and good car parking.

Still places on the following:

Majestic mountains on Thurs May 30th : https://alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/83

Old window framed by flowers on Sat 29th June : https://alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/84

Life drawing & Painting with Adam:  https://alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/92Image attachmentImage attachment

Fancy an all day workshop with me?

Expert teaching for people at all levels, all your materials, refreshments and a slap up lunch included, lovely light venue and good car parking.

Still places on the following:

Majestic mountains on Thurs May 30th : alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/83

Old window framed by flowers on Sat 29th June : alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/84

Life drawing & Painting with Adam: alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes/show/92
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1 day ago

Alisart
This was my lesson for my watercolours classes this week.

How to draw a partial profile portrait and all the entails.
Then mixing skin colour and how to apply washes in a more traditional style. Thanks to my beautiful niece for modelling for us!

Watch this space for the finished piece next week. 

This is my model of teaching where we observe, we draw, we learn techniques and skills and then put it all together……trying out every subject going to find our own style. 

Interested in my video lessons?
Link here: https://alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classesImage attachmentImage attachment

This was my lesson for my watercolours classes this week.

How to draw a partial profile portrait and all the entails.
Then mixing skin colour and how to apply washes in a more traditional style. Thanks to my beautiful niece for modelling for us!

Watch this space for the finished piece next week.

This is my model of teaching where we observe, we draw, we learn techniques and skills and then put it all together……trying out every subject going to find our own style.

Interested in my video lessons?
Link here: alisart.co.uk/booking-portal/classes
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Comment on Facebook

That sketch looks so like Helen!

Would have loved to have done this one with you, shame we live so far away. Skin tones are always a conundrum when I attempt to paint my grandchildren. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting. ☺️☺️☺️

Would like this session for acrylic class too please. 🤞🎨🖌

2 days ago

Alisart

Here are the results (as promised) from my workshop at The SAA on Thursday.

My students worked really hard! I taught them observation skills, how to draw and all sorts of exciting mixed media techniques before embarking on the finished painting in the afternoon.

This is my model for teaching and I had a lot of great feedback!

Well done everyone and thank you to all the lovely staff at the SAA for making it happen.
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Comment on Facebook

Oh wow amazing really love this painting !!! Well done Ali !! X

3 days ago

Alisart

A busy day running my workshop with a full house at The SAA yesterday.

It was a great turn out and I had some great feedback back 🤩🎨🧑🏻‍🎨😊

Watch this space for the results!
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Comment on Facebook

Looks great. Do something in Derbyshire! X

It was a joy to be there. Alison is a professional artist who also knows how to teach, a rare combination of skills. Thank you Alison & SAA. I learnt a lot, I now have to remember it all! 😀

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