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Villa on a HIll  Acrylic, Oil on panel 2.5" x 3.5" (plus painted frame)

Villa on a HIll  (quick study)
Acrylic, Oil on panel
2.5″ x 3.5″ (plus painted frame)

Plein air workshop with Linda Richichi &

Artist/ Writer Residency

in Umbria, Italy

July 18- 25, 2015

(with additonal optional days in Tuscany before official event)

Isn’t it time to treat yourself to a week of fun, adventure and inspiration in breathtaking Italy?  

If you want to learn to paint better or are an artist or writer, join Painter Linda Richichi
on a trip to Italy to work in an environment that will surely inspire you.
You may opt to raise your painting skill and take Linda’s workshop or simply work on your own.
Either way you will enjoy the time to create while staying in a luxury villa in the
Umbrian countryside, sightseeing/painting at nearby hilltop towns,
dining on scrumptious Italian food and drinking local wine just 8 km from Todi (close to Assisi).
The workshop is open to both advanced, intermediate and beginning painters.
A friend or partner is welcome to stay with you in your room and join the group.
We will take our time, slow down and savor life as the Italians do.
Add more depth, more joy to your work. Join us for a wonderful week in Italy.

The price is based on double occupancy and is all-inclusive*

                                                                                             (airfare not included) 


* Transportation to and from Todi train station to villa
* All excursions
* Lodging in a luxurious villa with Todi in the distance
* Meals including house wine with dinners
* Admission fees
* Transportation for excursions all week
Lessons are included for workshop attendees.
Choose how you want to attend ….
Workshop attendee, Artist in Residence, Writer in Residence or Non-participating partner.
(Guests usually opt to arrive together to and from airport/villa).
Limited to 12 guests- minimum 6 guests.
Your investment -

Workshop attendees-


Along with all stated above, it includes daily painting lessons from Linda Richichi, one on one assistance and two group critiques. Begin with composition, value, the Notan concept, color studies, color theory, and more. You will learn to paint quick small studies as well.

Plus, all lessons  including those from other participants are included in your package.
Perfect for beginners to intermediate painters or advanced wishing to review.

Artist/Writer Residency participants-

$2370  also includes group critiques  & 3 lessons (choose from any class offered- painting, cooking, etc).
Find a quiet place to take in the vistas to write or paint while the workshop classes are underway.
Join the group for the excursions and meals.
A limited number of optional classes will be offered as well.
(Excludes one on one lessons by Linda Richichi).
Designed for professional and advanced artists.
Non- participating partners-
$2170 for participants who are spouses, partners or roommate of a participant.  (Includes meals and group excursions, transportation to excursions, wine with dinners.)
(Lessons are not included).
Limited space so register early!   Participants who register before Sept. 2014 will receive a small Richichi study while in Italy!
 All fees include transportation from villa during 7 day stay, lodging, meals, admission fees.
(To and from villa to airport not included.)
For those wishing to teach, register early as only a limited number of instructors will be accepted.
What is your expertise?  There are opportunities to teach your expertise for a reduced fee.
*Already we  have a culinary expert to teach cooking lessons. More classes tba based on enrollment.
*Discuss with Linda your expertise and opt for teaching a 2 hour class for a reduced fee. ( 2 more openings available).
*Participants opting to teach will be accepted based on the participant’s  interest in the topic and approval prior to departure.
(Workshop attendees make take all the classes offered.)
A non- refundable $250 deposit will hold your place until Nov. 2014.
Payments may be then made on a regular basis and full payment is due 90 days prior.
See contract for full details and cancelation policy.
(Receive a gift for referring a friend.)
For more info contact
Send a check for $250 made out to Lincoln and Varnell Fine Art addressed to:
Linda Richichi, PO Box 892, Armonk, NY 10504
Painting the fog at villa
 Participants painting the early morning fog.
Umbria's sunflowers

Umbria, Italy with workshop participants

todi sunset web

Fabulous views from the villa!


Enjoy cooking lessons




*Register for a Fall 14 or Spring 15 Introduction to Art 15 week course at SUNY Orange in Newburgh, NY. Since 2002 Linda has been teaching drawing, painting and an Introduction to Art class. Now she teaches three classes of Introduction to Art along with the online drawing course. She will teach you to go from a simple doodle (understand the meaning of lines) to developing form from shapes and then learn the basics of creating a landscape painting and more!  This class is offered each summer on campus or online as well.

Ask about how to receive Member Benefits.

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