Etruscan Places is now offering courses in the United
States! Since 2013, Etruscan
Places has offered a Salt Marsh Workshop in Ipswich, MA. See
Calendar for 2015 schedule. Be the first to sign up! Click
here for more information. You can get our
Ipswich registration form
2015 Calendar is
Art Students League classes for 2015!
Introduction to Plein Air Painting:
a weekend workshop...
New York Art Students League May 9 - 10, 2015
New York Art Students League May 11 - 15, 2015
More info coming soon.
Article by Maddine Insalaco,
in Fall Issue of
American Artist Plein Air Painting.
For a rewarding and memorable experience we invite
you to join our team of dedicated landscape artists in Italy or in
the United States. Take a few moments to explore our site or
us directly for all information describing our various landscape
painting courses. Fees are based in US Dollars.
"What induces you, oh man, to depart from your home in town, to
leave parents and friends, and go to the country-side over mountains
and valleys, if it is not the beauty of the world of nature which,
on considering, you can only enjoy through the sense of sight; and
as the poet in this also wants to compete with the painter, why do
you not take the poet's descriptions of such landscapes and stay at
home without exposing yourself to the excessive heat of the sun?
Would that not be more expedient and less fatiguing, since you could
stay in a cool place without moving about and exposing yourself to
illness? But your soul could not enjoy the pleasures that come
to it through the eyes, the windows of its habitation, it could not
receive the reflections of bright places, it could not see the many
flowers which with their various colours compose harmonies for the
eye, nor all the other things which may present themselves to the
eye." Leonardo da Vinci, The 'Paragone