paint Your memoirs under the tuscan sun!

-watercolor sketchbook tour in Italy


Watercolor sketchbook & Tour

Join me in the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy

Learn to simplify the complexities of the Italian landscapes of town and country to fit onto your sketchbook page. You'll learn the simple practices of sketchbook keeping enriched with watercolor washes - and bring this practice back home to your creative life.

September 2-12, 2020

THE tuscany region of italy


$4299 - see details For payment and to break it up into smaller payments over time.


contignano will be our home base




Phone: +1 (860) 501-7486 |

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Create journal pages as unique as your own handwriting.  I will show you how to enhance your drawings with creative page layouts and journal entries, as well as a bit of mixed media.  You'll be inspired and encouraged.  If you think you don't know how to draw...I'll teach you!!  For those oil painters who are tired of flying with loads of gear, let me introduce to you how you can improve your current plein air work.  The scenery is always amazing, the companionship is delightful. We get to go where "the regular tourists" don't get to go.  It's been a few years since I've traveled to Italy and am so excited to return - and have you come, too - so I can share the experience of this beautiful place with you!    

Included in your holiday are the following*:

  • 10 nights accommodations

  • 36 meals (10 breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 9 dinners)

  • All ground transportation to/from Florence Peretola Airport on the specified arrival and departure dates/times as well as to all excursions we take

  • Instructor’s fees

  • Entrance fees to sites

  • Wine with lunches and dinners

Not included:

  • Your airfare

  • 3 lunches and 1 dinner, all reasonably priced (or 2 lunches and 2 dinners, depending on the instructor’s itinerary)

  • Additional goodies and wine you may choose to have in your own room

  • Treasures you may choose to take home

  • Gratuity for our house staff and chef (information will be sent in your registration packet)

Because the number of students is kept small to allow for maximum time with Roxanne, registering early is essential. You can opt to take advantage of a limited-time discount for early registrations paid in full OR you can make an initial deposit and subsequent scheduled payments.

This 10-day workshop is priced at $4299. See above link to payment info to break it into smaller payments and reserve your spot ASAP!

If you missed the 2019 French adventure, this is your opportunity! (Last year, my workshop sold out in 10 days – don’t miss your chance!)

Click here to reserve your spot.  

limited spots available

 I'm so delighted and honored to be invited by Lisa Statkus to teach in this wonderful place! I hope you will join me! More information about this fabulous opportunity is on Lisa's Gryphon Art and Travel web-site: