LOVED THE HOLIDAY
"Loved the holiday and all the guests got on so well.. would also like to say what a great set up the hotel was for painting and relaxing. Would have liked more time for painting. Felt trip to Assisi was unnecessary as I had personallybeen before anyway. But of course I could have stayed behind !,,, Lovely restaurant the alchemists. Would totally recommend holiiday and the BRILLIANT tutor. Thank you for organising it for us".
WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE!
Great hotel, with very welcoming owners. Perfect location. Good food and wine, both at the hotel and locally. Jenny was an informative and dedicated teacher who is also good company. What is not to like?? Thank you".
REALLY ENJOYED MY WEEK
'Really enjoyed my week. Sheila provided very good info prior to departure and made sure I was comfortable. The lunches and dinners were very good. Chris is an inspiring tutor and I will be going to some of his workshops at home. Thank you for a great week.'
REALLY FUN WEEK
'Enjoyed the week in Montefalco. Chris Forsey struck just the right balance for me. He is relaxed, with great sense of humour, and his approach to using mixed media inspired me make changes to my own style of painting. The hotel is quirky and I liked the informality and the feeling that we could make it 'our home' for the week. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and charming. The visits were excellent although would have liked more time in Bevagna. All in all a really fun week with the right size group, and would come again!'
'This was an excellent holiday, coming at a difficult time for me. Chris Forsey was great fun and good company as well as being a super painter and tutor. Organisation was first class and trips memorable.. I would I've to return to Montefalco especially if Chris was the tutor again'. Montefalco June 2016
OUR TUTOR WAS EXCELLENT
"This Holiday was a well-balanced combination of tuition and time to visit local attractions. Our Tutor was excellent both in the more formal 'classes' and in the tuition whilst painting 'in the field'. She was available at all times, and was ready to spend time with each of us. I greatly admired her own work and found it mos t useful in attempting to improve my own work".
FIRST CLASS TUTOR
"Dear Sheila, Helen and I have thoroughly enjoyed our Italian 'holiday' - I found the opportunities for painting absolutely splendid, our tutor first class, and the hotel a most interesting experience. Congratulations once again to "Painting in Italy". I hope we may manage another sometime, in the not too distant future. All best wishes, Chris. -
JENNY JOHNSON WAS BRILLIANT
"I enjoyed the holiday. The organisation was good, the taxi's of Muarizio excellent and the information he gave. Jenny Johnson was brilliant, a lovely lady, gave some excellent instruction, encouraging and made me try out new ideas, which is what I wanted, she was pleasant company with a good sense of fun. I would be more than happy to work with her again. " Trevor Redman
HOPE TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR
"I enjoyed all! it was a wonderful experience in all. The people were warm and friendly and we enjoyed all aspects. It was great fun. Hope to do it again next year. Sheila was very helpful".
SARAH MADE MY VACATION A HUGE SUCCESS
"Sarah is an amazing person and gives 200 percent into everything she does. She went well above the scope of instruction and took great pains to make sure each guest was having their needs met. I liked her approach to tuition, I also like that there are other art materials to try, especially the opportunity to experiment with dry point etching.and printmaking. Sarah is very good at being flexible for the guests that have different artistic directions or have special needs. She really made my vacation a huge success".
APPRECIATED THE CARE YOU TOOK
"As someone who has knee problems, I truly appreciated the care you took in providing us with a taxi service. * Oh my gosh, learning about the capital city of Umbria, Assisi, and its history, was marvelous. We fortunately had Marco, an enthusiastic historian to accompany us during our tour of the beautiful Basilica of Saint Francis. Similarly, Visiting Bevagna ( Mevania, the Etruscan-Oscan settleman) was equally interesting and the Medieval Festival, exciting. Dinner, in Ristorante, Oscar, was superb! Most of all, I loved the attention Sarah was able to afford us, as the painting group was smaller and thus she was able to devote more individual time to us. Sarah was ever present, and very devoted to all guests regardless of whether they were " painters " or not. It was a wonderful trip and you were truly a gracious hostess. Thank you. I look forward to future trips." - Cortona and Montefalco (2 weeks)
REALLY SPECIAL WEEK
"Thank you Sheila for a really special week. I enjoyed Saragano so much last year I thought I was setting myself up for a disappointment but quite the contrary. Sarah was a very sensitive tutor who encourgaged me to try new things and showed me new tricks. The hotel was lovely, clean, comfortable and the staff very friendly. I enjoyed the hotel food and the food in the restaurants we visited. The excursion to Assisi was the highlight for me as the guide was so interesting. See you next year"