Painting Holiday with Gaye Adams

Join us from 17th – 24th September 2022 on our week long painting holiday in Central Italy – more than 4 places available

Suitable for all levels of plein air painters


Course Details


On the first day Gaye will orient students to the approach that she typically uses out in the field, and will do a demo painting.


We will have two days of painting in Montelparo, and three days on location to paint for a total of five structured workshop days.


Each  workshop day, Gaye will start  with some teaching and a demo, and then students will start on their own paintings.  The balance of the day will be spent coaching each student individually at their easels.  The course will include instruction on choosing subject matter and creating a solid composition, getting color mixtures right, and some basic approaches to creating a successful field painting. It is a small workshop, so you will have plenty of personalized instruction time with Gaye.   There will also be a group critique at  Hotel Leone at the end of the course to sum up the learning.


You will be painting five out of the seven days, so that will give you a chance to spend some time exploring.


About Gaye


Gaye Adams has been working as a professional painter and art instructor for over three decades.


During those years she has travelled widely to explore the landscape with paint – from the wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest in northern BC, to the sun drenched shores of Croatia.


Painting on location has become a passion for Gaye, and she is passionate about helping students further their abilities in the practice she has so come to love.


Gaye works with a number of professional galleries in Canada, and has been employed by a plethora of arts organizations through the years.


For a glimpse into Gaye’s world, check out the following:


instagram:  gayeadamsart


Click here for a free demo video to get to know Gaye and her teaching style a little better.


Painting holiday prices start from €2,075 per person which includes the following:


  • All painting holiday tuition fees
  • 7 nights Luxury accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Local transportation including group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)*
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch or gourmet picnics on location and evening meals
  • Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
  • 5 days painting tuition including 3 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • 1 free day (lunch not included)
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs available


*On the day of arrival we organise pick up times based on the groups arrival times either into Ancona airport or at the local train or coach stops.


We will do our very best to make sure nobody has to wait for too long but please be aware we will be picking up other members of the group whose arrival times may not necessary coincide perfectly with your own and we ask for your patience.


If you are arriving at a time that really doesn’t tie in with the group or arriving a day or so earlier we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up.   The cost of a taxi is in the region of €150.  If there is anybody else arriving doing the same we will arrange it so that you can share the transport costs.


Similarly for departure, for retreats the rooms are to be vacated by 10:00 on the morning of departure.  Departure time will be set based on the majority of the group.  Again we will do our very best to accommodate everyone.

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