I was very fortunate to be invited on a horseback trip through Tuscany. I was in heaven even before arriving to Castello di Tocchi.
Guests are encouraged to take inspiration from the spectacular landscapes surrounding the Villa and the interiors within its beautifully crafted arches to create their own masterpieces. At Villa Ferraia, an on-site studio run by artist Sarah Holl offers painting, drawing and mixed media classes to guide one’s creative experiences. Models and still lifes are available alternatives to work from during studio time. Choose between a conventional class under Sarah’s instruction or an unconventional class with independent studio time and Sarah’s guidance. Hone your skills in conventional materials, or learn from Sarah through the use of mixed media. Supplies, including oil and acrylic paints, are available for guests to use.
Conveniently located near Florence and Siena, Villa Ferraia also offers transportation into the cities to discover the works of the old masters. Use the techniques in their works as you discover your own style and methods of creating art. These classes and trips are available to all guests, but those who participate in other activities are welcome to visit the studio and observe the works in progress.
The Tuscan Experience operates upon the demand of a large group of participants. For more information, contact Sarah!