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Paint the Gardens and Palaces of Tivoli with Hazel Soan

16th - 24th May 2014

The dreamily romantic gardens and palaces of Tivoli and Ninfa will be perfect for Hazel Soan to demonstrate the use of colour and the properties of pigment.

Roman columnsVilla d'Este in Tivoli, Italy


Paint the Gardens and Palaces of Tivoli with Hazel Soan

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hazel SoanHAZEL SOAN is a hugely talented and popular artist. She featured in the Watercolour Challenge TV series and has published many instructional books including Watercolour Rainbow, Watercolour Landscape Techniques, African Watercolours. Hazel is a versatile painter and an exceptional teacher catering for all abilities. Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious and her ability to draw out the best in students is quite remarkable.  Every day will be spent working hard and painting with Hazel, who will provide lots of guidance on the most suitable painting subjects and tuition on how best to capture the colour and spirit of the gardens in Tivoli and Ninfa in the form of instructional demonstrations, informative group critique sessions and come individual assistance when required.  You will mainly be working together as a group but you may also choose to work independently. Hazel will be working in watercolour. Find out more about Hazel Soan.    

Villa adriana 2The magnificent palaces and gardens of the villas d’Este and Adriana in Tivoli and of nearby Villa Aldobrandini are fine examples of the lavishness of ancient Rome and the splendour of Renaissance gardens. Fountains, statues, columns and palaces will provide definition and variety, and the nearby mediaeval town of Palestrina is always a delight to paint.


Ninfa web image


The glorious Giardino Di Ninfa with its crumbling ruins will be one of the highlights of the trip. It is most famous for its roses, which are typically a blaze of colour and heavily scented in late May.


Scheduled flights are from London to Rome. Accommodation is in a very comfortable 4 star hotel in Tivoli for the whole holiday enabling you to settle into a painting routine without the inconvenience of moving locations. A private coach will be used every day to visit different locations and gardens in and around Tivoli.  Everything is included except for lunches and an accompanying escort will assist Hazel and be looking after you.



Programme synopsis

16 May   Fly London to Rome. Transfer to Tivoli.

17 May   Painting in the gardens at Villa D’Este

18 May   Painting in the Giardino di Ninfa

19 May   Painting in Villa Adriana

20 May   Painting in the medieval town of Palestrina

21 May   Painting at the Temple of Vesta and later at Villa Gregoriana or  Villa Adriana

22 May   Painting in the Villa Aldobrandini in nearby Frascati

23 May   Painting in the Tivoli in the garden of choice.

24 May   Fly Rome to London.

Price :  £2,195.00 / US$3,500.00 per person                  Single room supplement : £200 / US$320

12 – 16 students      

All mediums and abilities welcome.    

Places are always quickly snapped up on Hazel’s painting holidays, so register yours as soon as possible

This holiday is offered in association with the The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines who we have been working offering overseas painting holidays with since 1990 with renowned artists and professional tutors.



Paint the Gardens and Palaces of Tivoli with Hazel Soan

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