Hotel Toscana Mare

Painting Course in Italy - Holiday in Tuscany with oil painting course

Oil Painting course

Each participant will create a small canvas, thus learning the basics of oil painting. Riccardo Corti’s house and studio is located 900 mt from Hotel Club “I Pini”, on the same street. Painting classes will be held either in a room full of light or plain air in the garden.
Participants are invited to bring an old and comfortable shirt to wear during classes.

You will be staying in an 20th Century 'villa Chini', built for his holiday in the heart of Lido di Camaiore (Versilia Tuscany) by Galileo Chini (1873 - 1956), friend of Giacomo Puccini who also stayed here several time. Recently restaured and updated to full comfort with 20 rooms, maintens the original furniture and 20 original paintings.

Painting Course "oil colours" 

This painting course is for everyone. Forget about all the complicated theories you’ve ever heard and learn how to produce paintings with knockout power.
Capture the essential qualities of the Tuscan landscape. The special light, tones and textures that are so famous.
Discover the magic of your own style and express your ideas, paint with passion!
I don’t want to see how well you can paint details, or how skilful your work is, I want you to show me what grips you. The painter who is afraid to make mistakes is not going to have much fun, remember we are not interested in your public image, but your ideas.


3 hours a day (9am-12am) for 3 days. Fee: € 200.00 per person (maximun number of participants: 2)
3 hours a day (9am-12am) for 6 days. Fee: € 350.00 per person (maximun number of participants: 2)

Brief biography of
Riccardo Corti

Riccardo Corti was born in Florence in 1952. After earning high school diploma, he lived in Rome for ten years working in the area of film direction. He was also assistant director to Luchino Visconti. Later he moved to Milan, where he became a freelance photographer for magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
Since 1982 he has devoted himself entirely to painting and from 1989 he lives and works in Lido di Camaiore.

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