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Tuscany Portrait Workshop 2024
Tuscany Portrait Workshop 2024

Tuscany Portrait Workshop 2024

A once in a lifetime painting experience in Tuscany. Come paint portraits with live models alongside Melissa Calabria, Kristine Onsrud, Nic Thurman, and William Heimdal, while soaking up Tuscany from a historic castle.

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+2 – Oct 31, 2024, 9:50 AM GMT+1

Castello di Montalto, Strada Comunale di Montalto 16, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga SI, Italy

Tickets

  • Male - Queen Bed Shared Bath

    Sale ends: May 01, 11:50 PM GMT+2

    Private Queen Bedroom - Bathroom Shared With 1 Other Guest (Same Sex Only)

    $6,500.00
    +$162.50 service fee
  • Private Villa With Garden

    $7,950.00
    +$198.75 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Female-Twin Bed Shared Room/Ba

    A Twin Bed in a Shared Bedroom (One Other Guest) With Shared Bathroom (One Other Guest) - Same Sex Only

    $5,500.00
    +$137.50 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Private Villa

    From $6,720.00 to $9,450.00
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    • $6,720.00
      +$168.00 service fee
    • $9,450.00
      +$236.25 service fee
  • Male Queen Bed - Early Bird

    $6,505.00
    +$162.63 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Male - Queen Bed Shared Bath

    Private Queen Bedroom - Bathroom Shared With 1 Other Guest (Same Sex Only)

    $5,954.00
    +$148.85 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Female - Queen Bed Shared Bath

    Private Queen Bedroom - Bathroom Shared With 1 Other Guest (Same Sex Only)

    $5,954.00
    +$148.85 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Priya Deposit

    $1,950.00
    +$48.75 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Early Bird Queen

    $5,900.00
    +$147.50 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Deposit - Early Bird

    $1,751.50
    +$43.79 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Early Bird Deposit

    $1,951.50
    +$48.79 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Deposit - Chloe

    $2,025.00
    +$50.63 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Rocio Deposit

    $4,650.00
    +$116.25 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Rocio Payment

    $4,650.00
    +$116.25 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Female Queen Bed En Suite

    Female queen bed with en suite bath in San Giovanni East

    $7,000.00
    +$175.00 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Zoe Deposit

    $2,205.00
    +$55.13 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Sonica O - Exclusive Deposit

    $3,875.00
    +$96.88 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Chloe -

    $4,725.00
    +$118.13 service fee

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Room Options

Nestled within the expansive castle property, a collection of exquisite villas awaits, each boasting its own distinctive charm, bedrooms, bathrooms, and inviting living spaces. The villa that you live in will depend on the ticket that you choose. Notably, our male or female-only villas offer a guaranteed accommodation option corresponding to your ticket type.

 

Included with your room: sheets and towels (changed weekly), free wi-fi, gas, electricity and water, normal heating, wood for fireplaces, crockery and cooking equipment, final cleaning. 

In addition to the shared common areas within your villa, all rooms include the shared common areas of the castle: swimming pool, barbecue area, country tennis, laundry area, ping pong and foosball (table soccer), reading room, piano room, and television room. 

While we strive to accommodate specific villa requests, kindly note that the final allocation will be based on a fair and necessary basis, considering factors such as availability and order of reservation. Rest assured, we will do our best to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Private Villa With Garden - La Voliera

A Private Cottage Villa With A Queen Bed, Bathroom, Sitting Area, Kitchen Area, & Small Private Garden. Both the bedroom and the living room have beamed ceilings and terracotta tile floors. There are no stairs throughout. Perfect for couples! Couples ticket is available for $9,000. It functions as 2 tickets with a  shared a bed. 

Private Villa - San Martino

San Martino is a small 2-story tower over the main gate to the castle courtyard; it takes its name from the large fresco depicting Saint Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar. It is accessed from the upper courtyard. San Martino’s outdoor area has a stone table and wrought iron chairs under the shade of a majestic linden tree.

 

Downstairs there is a cozy sitting room with beamed ceiling, fireplace and parquet floor; a mini-kitchenette in the back includes two burners, a sink and a small refrigerator. Upstairs is a bedroom with high beamed ceiling, parquet floor and queen-size bed, as well as a bathroom.

This little tower is full of character and perfect for couples. The couples ticket is available for $9,000. It functions as 2 tickets with a  shared a bed. 

Private Queen Bedroom With
En Suite Bathroom In Villa

A private queen bedroom with an en suite bathroom in one of the estates beautiful villas. Your bedroom and bathroom will be completely private, and the common areas in the villa will be shared with other participants. The common areas vary by villa but include: living rooms, sitting rooms, kitschens, dining tables, patios, gardens, and terraces.

Private Queen Bedroom With Shared Bathroom (One Other Guest - Same Sex)

A private queen bedroom with a shared bathroom (one other guest only) in one of the estates beautiful villas. The common areas vary by villa but include: living rooms, sitting rooms, kitschens, dining tables, patios, gardens, and terraces. 

Private Queen Room With Shared Bathroom (Two Other Guests) - WOMEN ONLY -
In La Fattoria

A private queen bedroom with a shared bathroom (two other female guests) in the beautiful La Fattoria. La Fattoria is a second-floor apartment accessed directly from the castle courtyard, just inside the castle gate. The main apartment has a combination living/dining room with kitchen area and fireplace. La Fattoria’s private enclosed lawn with garden furniture is just outside the castle gate.

Private Queen With En Suite Bathroom- MEN ONLY
&
Single Bed in Shared Room With Shared Bathroom (One Other Guest) - MEN ONLY
In Torre del Vescovo

A private queen bedroom with an en suite bathroom & a private single bed in a shared room (one other guest) with a shared bathroom (one other female guest) in the beautiful castle tower.

 

Torre del Vescovo is a two-story wing of the main castle building, including the original watchtower, and provides a complete medieval castle experience. The living room has a high beamed ceiling and is adorned with frescoes; it has a dining area, a very large fireplace, an old piano and a television. There is a separate full kitchen with espresso machine, dishwasher and clothes washer. One of the rooms has access to the ladder that leads up the tower!

From the living room a short flight of stone steps leads to an enclosed private garden, with a stone table and a wisteria-covered gazebo.

Single Bed in Shared Room (One Other Guest) With Shared Bathroom (One Other Guests) - Same Sex Only

A single bed in a shared bedroom (one other guest) with a shared bathroom (one other guest) in one of the estates beautiful villas. The common areas vary by villa but include: living rooms, sitting rooms, kitschens, dining tables, patios, gardens, and terraces. 

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Included With Your Ticket

In addition to the captivating experience of the workshop, all tickets include:

  • Painting Materials: Immerse yourself in the craft & process with high-quality materials provided, including canvas, easel, brushes, and paint.

    • Bring your own drawing materials​.​

  • Meals: Indulge in the culinary delights prepared by the castle staff, including breakfast, light lunch, and dinner. (Please note that meals are not provided during the 2 Florence day trips as we will be dining at local restaurants).

    • Some additional complementary food and wine will be provided to further enhance your experience.

    • Additional groceries can be purchased for you and delivered to the castle at your expense. 

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  • Daily Lessons & Live Model Painting Sessions: Immerse yourself in daily lessons conducted by our esteemed instructors, where you will refine your skills and explore new horizons. Engage in captivating live model painting & drawing sessions, capturing their essence and honing your observational abilities.

  • Personalized 1-on-1 Guidance: Benefit from personalized and hands-on assistance from our instructors, who will provide individualized guidance to help you overcome challenges and refine your craft.

  • Day Trips to Florence: Immerse yourself in the wonders of Florence with two captivating day trips. Walk the charming streets, visit renowned cultural landmarks, and marvel at the masterpieces housed in the city's prestigious museums. 

    • Museum Tickets and Transport Included​

    • Meals in Florence not included

  • Wine Tasting: Embark on a delightful wine tasting adventure, savoring the flavors of exquisite local wines and immersing yourself in the rich viticultural heritage of the region.​​

  • Shuttles: There will be a scheduled shuttle on October 16th to take participants to the castle from Florence, and a scheduled shuttle on October 30th to take participants from the castle to Florence. 

    • Shuttles to Florence and back are included​ during the day trips and a shuttle will be provided during the wine tasting. 

    • Notice: It is ultimately your responsibility to be on time at the meeting points for scheduled shuttles and to ensure your travel plans align with the schedule. 

Refund Policy

Refund Policy:

  1. Full Refund (within 90 days of booking - Applicable until May 1st 2024): Participants who request a cancellation of their registration within 90 days from the date of their booking, as long as the date is prior to May 1st 2024, will be eligible for a full refund of the workshop fee.

  2. Partial Refund (after 90 days of booking and until May 1st 2024): Participants who request a cancellation of their registration after the initial 90-day period, but before May 1st 2024, will be eligible for a 70% refund of the workshop fee.

  3. No Refund (after May 1st 2024): Participants who request a cancellation of their registration after May 1st 2024 will not be eligible for a refund. The workshop fee is non-refundable after May 1st 2024.

Please note the following:

  • The organizers strongly recommend that participants purchase travel insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen circumstances, such as travel disruptions, illness, or other events that may prevent attendance. Travel insurance can provide coverage for potential financial losses in such situations.

  • Refund requests must be submitted in writing to the organizers. Please contact info@nicthurman.com to submit a refund request. 

  • The refund amount will be based on the workshop fee paid at the time of registration and will exclude any transaction or processing fees incurred.

  • Any applicable refunds will be processed within a reasonable time frame after receiving the cancellation request.

  • The organizers reserve the right to make exceptions to the refund policy on a case-by-case basis, considering unforeseen circumstances or extenuating situations.

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