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Paint in Assisi with Hazel Soan

25th April - 4th May 2015

Assisi town


Paint in Assisi with Hazel Soan

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Assisi is well known as a pilgrimage site because of it patron saint and St Francis Basilica, but the wealth of medieval and Renaissance architecture within its walled centre is what makes it an excellent base for a painting holiday.

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Hazel Soan is a talented and versatile artist. She is also an excellent teacher and her painting holidays are extremely popular. Hazel has personally chosen Assisi and hopes it will appeal to those who enjoy a classical painting environment and staying in just one location.    Hazel Soan will be working with you every day – providing inspiration, encouragement and helping you select appropriate subjects to paint. She will illustrate a wide range of the topics with talks and demonstrations. Hazel will be working in watercolour. Students may choose to work in any medium.



Painting itinerary

25 April   Meet Hazel Soan & Vanessa Fagan at London Heathrow Terminal 5. Fy to Rome 1050-1420 hours.  Private coach transfer to Assisi (approx. 1 – 2 hours). You will be staying in a 4 star hotel conveniently located just 300 meters from the famous Basilica di San Francesco.  The hotel has a terrace overlooking the Umbrian countryside that is ideal to paint from.


26 April – 3 May Eight days painting with Hazel Soan in Assisi.

Basilica di san Francesco


The small town of Assisi (pop. 3000) is one of the Christian world’s most important pilgrimage sites. Even though it is always busy with sightseers, it is difficult not to be charmed by the tranquility of the town and its medieval and Renaissance architecture. Staying 9 nights in Assisi you will be able to choose quieter times to paint the most popular sites and discover its depth and peace.


assisi church


The range of painting subjects is excellent.  The main piazza has a lovely fountain, there are houses painted with beautiful frescoes and the six Corinthian columns of the Temple di Minerva is one of the best preserved Roman facades in Italy.   There are cobbled winding streets leading up to the mediaeval castle with glimpses of fine views across the Umbrian countryside. On a Monday there is a local produce market in Assisi.  Assisi is hilly but there is a very good public minibus service and of course there are always taxis for anyone who finds the climb too much (other traffic is restricted to certain times of the day and access is limited to a couple of hours).






4 May   Return transfer to Rome.  Fly to London 1515-1650 hours.

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Price per person:         £2,495.00       Single room supplement:   £  275.00

Price includes :       flights, hotel accommodation, all meals except lunches, guest artist

                                           and travel escort from the UK

Number of painters:  10 – 14


basilica of  St. Francis in Assisi, Italy


Paint in Assisi with Hazel Soan

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