Dynamic Landscapes


With Soraya French

19th – 26th July 2024


Course Details


The aim of this course is to encourage the participants to move towards a more expressive way of painting the landscape.


Drawing inspiration from  the natural beauty of the region while painting on location with the facility to practice the elements and principles of  design such as colour, composition, light, texture and creative experimentation back at the studio. 





A perfect fusion of realism and abstraction, the freedom to interpret the stunning Italian landscape in your own unique style, creating pieces that evoke both the essence of the region and personal expression.


Included in the price


  • all tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury air-conditioned, en-suite rooms with: – see our rooms here
       – luxury bedding
       – high quality, 100% natural, Italian toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and hand gel
       – daily servicing of the rooms
       – mid-week linen and towel change
       – 100% cotton waffle robes & slippers
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 5 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • 3 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from painting locations
  • Guided orientation walking tour of the medieval hill-top town of Montelparo on day of arrival
  • 1 free day (lunch not included) with the option to take an excursion to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance town full of history as well as fabulous boutique shops, charming cafes and one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio
  • full-time staff on site including concierge service


Prices start from €2499 per person based on two people sharing a room. 


To find out more  fill out the form at the VERY bottom of the page.


Bring along Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.


About Soraya


Soraya is a contemporary artist based in Hampshire, she works in all painting media but is particularly known for her expressive and colourful mixed media paintings.


Use of vibrant colours, light and expressive textures are prominent features of her work. The ambiguity and evocative quality in her paintings leaves something for the viewer’s imagination. She has been the recipient of a number of prestigious art awards in the last few years , the most recent The Derwent Art award at the Mall Galleries in June 2023.


Her work is held in many private and public collections both at home and abroad.


Soraya has published 6 art books commissioned by Harper Collins and Batsford and also a regular contributor to The Artist magazine. She is a director and former president of The Society of women artists and exhibits her work at their annual exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.


Soraya’s studio is located at Project workshops (www.project-workshop.co.uk ) in Quarley near Andover, where she works and runs occasional two day experimental workshops. A selection of her paintings and prints can be viewed at the studio by appointment and at their two open studio weekends in May and December.

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