Art & Writing Residency in Italy

 July 2015- Click here for more info

Painting the Sunflowers

Sunflowers Galore

Isn’t it time to treat yourself to a week of fun, adventure and inspiration in breathtaking Italy? If you 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 at the same time 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.
Artists and writers…. 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.
There are opportunities to teach your expertise.
*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 must be accepted.
The price is based on double occupancy and is all-inclusive* (except airfare) 
and it covers transportation to and from Todi train station to villa. All excursions, lodging, meals, admission fees are included.
Lessons included are depending on fee amount paid. See below.
(Guests may opt to pool together to hire a car from airport to and from villa in place of train).
Limited to 12 guests.

Workshop attendees-

$2570 also includes daily painting lessons from Linda Richichi & one on one assistance with two group critiques. Begin with composition, value, Notan concept, color studies and theory, and more.

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 critiques  & 3 lessons of choice from any class offered.
 Reduced fee if accepted to teach one two hour class as arranged prior to departure.
(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).
 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.
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

Linda Richichi is an international award winning plein air artist and spiritual painter. She has earned a Best of Show in a worldwide paint out and recently received the Reader’s choice award by About. com for Best Intuitive Artist 2012.

The luxurious villa where we will stay is in Todi and has dramatic views of the hillsides with a typical Italian castle in the distance.


Italian Pastel by Linda Richichi

Italian Pastel by Linda Richichi


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