Monday, December 3, 2018



  June  2019   Five-Day Plein Air Workshop in a Mountain and Ocean Setting in Tuscany, Italy at Barry's Studio










Instructor: Barry John Raybould
Date of Workshop: June 10-14, 2019 -  5 days
Date of arrival at accommodations: Sunday June 9th.
Date of departure from accommodations: Saturday June 15th
Location: Tuscany, Italy

Getting there: Fly to Pisa airport (PSA). There are a lot of car hire places right at the airport. From the airport you just hop onto the freeway/motorway for a one hour drive to Aulla, Lunigiana. Then from Aulla only about 15 minutes to the workshop lodgings.

Nice places you can visit before or after the workshop: Cinque Terre (30 minutes), Parma (70 minutes), Lucca (60 minutes), Florence (90 minutes), Siena (120 minutes).

Cost: Tuition + Accommodation (6 nights)


Advance Special Price (book before March 31, 2019): US$2800


Regular Price: US$2900

The workshop will be held in my studio in Licciana Nardi, near Aulla, in northern Tuscany, just one hour drive north of Pisa.

Each day we will go out painting doing lots of studies and plein air painting, and at the end of the day meet  to discuss the day’s work and do individual critiques. The goal will be to identify where you need the most help, and if necessary select assignments from the VAA curriculum that will help take your work to the next level.

At the end of the workshop I will give each of you an individual plan for what you need to work on for the following six months.


What is included

  • tuition
  • individual learning plan
  • accommodation for student
  • accommodation for non-painting partner in same room no extra charge
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
Not included
  • airfare
  • car rental
  • dinners (there are many nice places to eat in the evening quite close you may want to explore) 

How do I register?


Virtual Art Academy membership is highly recommended. All current members at the end of the workshop will be given a personalized 12 month learning plan based on the Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program curriculum.  If you are not already a member, go to virtualartacademy.com to join.





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