“Grandfather’s Piano” by Akhriev in oil, 2018 at Villa Vitalba

“Grandfather’s Piano” by Akhriev in oil, 2018 at Villa Vitalba

“Grandfather’s Piano” by Akhriev in oil, 2018 at Villa Vitalba

“Grandfather’s Piano” by Akhriev in oil, 2018 at Villa Vitalba

Billiard Room of Montereggi, Oil on Panel 2016

Billiard Room of Montereggi, Oil on Panel 2016

EXTRA ACTIVITIES
On Sunday evening there will be a welcome reception.
On Monday evening Akhriev will give a demonstration.
On Wednesday evening there is a private Italian cooking class and shared meal.
On Friday evening there is a farewell reception.

Conversation in the loggia with Carola, the owner.

Conversation in the loggia with Carola, the owner.

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Interiors and Still Life Masterclass

June 10-14, 2019 (Arrive June 9, depart June 15)

The Vitalba estate makes available to us beautiful interiors. I will work with participants to select an interior composition, and we’ll discuss the practical principles of working in multiple layers, using the brushstrokes to help create form and space, and selection of details to include and eliminate. We will constantly be aware of the interlocking warm and cool colors.
— Daud Akhriev

COURSE STRUCTURE
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Akhriev will teach steadily each M-F from 9:00-1:00 to participants painting in the villa, the cloisters or the chapel. Classes will begin on time.
-From 1:15 until 2:30 the estate’s restaurant will serve lunch.
-From 3:30 or 4:00 every afternoon Akhriev will paint somewhere on the estate, and participants are welcome to paint nearby, observe and ask questions, or have independent activities.
-Several times during the course the participants will gather together to talk about progress and see one another’s work.
-Participants are welcome to ask advice about works from outside class.
-At 7:30 every evening dinner will be served in the restaurant.

INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Instruction M-F as described above
Boarding in the villa, private or shared room (different pricing, please select)
All meals at the restaurant on the estate (at scheduled times), in a former monastery of the 11th Century. Wine included at lunch and dinner.
One evening demo by Akhriev
One Italian cooking class in the villa
Transfers on the day of arrival and departure from the airports of either Milano Linate (NOT MILAN MALPENSA) or Bergamo
Model fee
Damar varnish, turpentine and brush cleaner

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The minimum age for participants is 18 yrs.
The rooms of the 17th C villa are on the third floor. Basic physical fitness to climb stairs with your luggage is obligatory.
Participants need to bring all art materials not listed as “provided.” For example, easels are not provided.
Meals are provided, but require a short walk of about two blocks through the vineyards.
Room Selection will be granted based on the order of enrollment.
The bathrooms are shared, four bathrooms total for ten students. Three are on the sleeping level.
Two washing machines are provided. Clothes are hung to air-dry in a designated room.
Airport transfers are provided ONLY from the airports of Bergamo or Milan Linate. Arrival at other airports require participants to organize their own transportation to the villa.
The villa has a dog.

PRICE
Course with Private Room $1900
Course with Double, Shared Room $1500

*email us for a 10% discount code if enrolling in multiple masterclasses

One of the double rooms.

One of the double rooms.