Master painter Clare, working in oil and acrylic.
  • Guardia Sanframondi, Italy
  • 20 hours over 5 days

Painting with Clare

Play with paints alongside master artist Clare in a quirky Medieval artist town. Clare will guide you in sketching and painting on canvas to create your final painting. Fall into the gentle rural Italian rhythm and tap into your own self expression, then venture out to explore the charming town.
  • Complimentary studio lunch


One Guest
USD $1480
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $460
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Clare at work, experimenting with colors...Exploring the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.Practicing the art of slow travel - taking a break, relaxing and contemplating outside the studio.Steps away from astonishing panoramas, helping to enable creative expression.

Meet the Artist

Clare is an artist based in the medieval quarter of a charming Italian town that she brought to worldwide attention through her original cultural activities. Trained in Scotland's two most prestigious art schools, Clare's art is in international collections around the world. She works in both oil and acrylic, and often uses reclaimed surfaces. She interweaves personal and archetypal, working meditatively with color, layers, story and depth of meaning. She has a passionate interest in our immense creative potential; in how we can use art to know ourselves, and thus heal and transform our lives.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Your choice of a selection of paints, canvases, tools and other materials to best facilitate your creative expression, and a quality hard-backed sketchbook to use daily for collecting imagery.
  • Professional support in bringing your unique vision into being: technical guidance, subtle advice and encouragement - you’ll work together with the artist to nurture your inimitable style; from classical realistic, to wild mark-making.
  • Specific guidance around color, composition, drawing and painting, using materials, working intuitively - wherever you need it.
  • Gentle rural Italian rhythm with gentle studio time.
  • A complimentary lunch at the arthouse, trips out and about on foot and in the car - around the beautiful market town, meeting other creatives, and/ or enjoying the inspiring landscape, culture, food, ambience.
  • Materials and tools.
  • Your unique original painting.

Explore Guardia Sanframondi

Between the atmospheric streets, beautiful medieval quarter, and astonishing panoramas, there is a vibrant international community growing in Guardia Sanframondi with lots of new projects and energy. Guardia is gaining a reputation as an artist’s town, with enthusiastic artists, writers, musicians and other creatives making new lives there. The local culture is super friendly, enthusiastic, and wonderfully quirky in places. People go out of their way to accommodate stranieri, and are extremely generous with their time and energy.

Additional Details

Clare will share an eBook of The Insider’s Guide To Guardia Sanframondi. This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 14 days. If interested in extending your time, let us know by how many days and we will do our best to accommodate you.You will have the possibility to do oil painting (to allow for drying). Your finished artwork can be shipped to you, once it has dried and is ready to travel for an additional fee. 

Guest Reviews

  • Sajili, India

    I came to the small town of Guardia 2 days before I was to start learning to paint with Clare . It’s been a marvellous experience. She helped me find a wonderful airbnb at Garricks, just what I needed with its panoramic terrace view, and it turned out to be just a few doors away from hers. Clare went further to offer to pick me up at the station! And she took me around town while I was here, inclu Read more