Plein air painting workshop in Chianti

Plein air painting in Tuscany at Villa le Barone
Plein air painting in Tuscany at Villa le Barone

From 9 to 18 July, Andrew Lattimore, a famous US painter, will hold a plein air painting workshop in Chianti at Villa le Barone. Tuscany, Chianti, and Florence have historically been part of artists ’Grand Tour’ as they sought to enlighten and cultivate their sense of art, aesthetics and history. There is only a few places left! For more information contact

What better place than Chianti to draw and paint? As Andrew Lattimore, who has spent many years in Tuscany, says: “you will find enchantment and inspiration trough the beauty of the landscape and majestic history of Italy. There are wonderful views to paint from the property; rolling hills, silver-leaved olive groves, flower gardens, vineyards, and so much more.” And, in addition to painting, participants in the workshop will enjoy the Italian “dolce vita”, the exquisite Tuscan food, and the wonderful Chianti wines!

There will be a total of ten days of painting instruction on the property as well as on surrounding areas. Each day will consist of 4 to 6 hours of plein air painting instruction, critiques, and demos. (With the exception of two days when participants are free to paint or explore Tuscany). Andrew Lattimore teaches mostly in oil paint, but those who prefer other mediums, i.e. Pastel, watercolor, pencil are welcome too. Whatever one is most comfortable with.

Painting Workshop in Chianti

Artist and Instructor, Andrew Lattimore has been teaching fine art for over 20 years. At the age of 17, he went to the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York, completing his studies in 3 years. Afterwards, he went to Florence for 2 years, and then moved to UK to study landscape painting. Upon his return to the United States, Lattimore quickly attracted the attention of galleries and collectors. Today, his paintings are in collection throughout the US, Italy, France, Great Britain, and Hong Kong. He has also been commissioned to paint portraits of business leaders, dignitaries, and members of some of the country’s most distinguished families. Most recently, New York State Governor George Pataki has selected Lattimore his official portrait.

So what better place than Villa le Barone in the heart of Chianti to hold plein air painting workshops? Many painters, from France or the US have already done so! For more information on the workshop that Andrew Lattimore will teach contact

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