Date: Mon 27 Jul - Wed 5 Aug, 2020
Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm
This collaboration between Verrocchio Art Centre and Hampstead School of Art offers students the opportunity to learn in the picturesque setting of Tuscany.
Arrival on 27 July at Pisa Airport
Reach Casole d'Elsa at 6pm (usually)
19.30 Drinks on the terrace
20.00 Dinner on the terrace (3 courses with wine)
On the first morning after breakfast, tour the village with Sculptor Nigel Konstam, founder of Verrocchio Art Centre, with historic links to Hampstead.
28 - 30 July Studio Workshops
Workshops take place with a morning and afternoon session.
Long lunch break and then re-start at approx 3.30 pm.
Day off in which we offer an optional trip to San Gimignano, Siena or Florence - Nigel Konstam will give an evening lecture on a preceding evening.
Day off can also be used to work in the studios independently.
Evening- a group trip to eat at local restaurant (Cook's night off)
1 - 4 Aug
Studio Workshops continue.
On the last day before dinner, an informal exhibition of the works created by the students (curated by the tutors) with drinks around 7 pm.
Departure after breakfast to Pisa Airport
Flights (which attendees need to book independently)
Outbound 27th July 2020
British Airways BA 604 Heathrow Airport LHR Departing 08:25 and arriving 11:40 at Pisa International Airport PSA.
Painters, (and sculptors not wanting to buy alabaster , rather working in clay or wax or other) might prefer to take a later flight
British Airways flight BA 612
Heathrow Airport LHR Departing 13:05 and arriving 16:15 at Pisa International Airport PSA. Verrocchio will arrange the transfer straight to Casole d'Elsa, about 1.5 hrs drive from Pisa.
Inbound 5th August 2020
BA 605 BA
Departing 12:40 from Pisa International Airport PSA Travel time: 2 h 20 m Arriving 14:00 Heathrow Airport LHR
Course £400-425 (depending on numbers) to be paid to HSoA.
Accommodation & Food (visit the Verrocchio website as prices vary) to be paid to Verrocchio
Flights to be booked and paid for independently.
For sculptors who plan on carving you will need to have euros available (approx. €30) in order to select your piece of carving stone.
To book or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can visit Verrocchio's website for more insight into this fantastic opportunity or click the following links about the founder and ex Hampstead resident Nigel Konstam.