Oil Painting with Luigi
  • Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
  • 18 hours over 3 days

Oil Painting with Luigi

Take an Italian renaissance journey with hyperrealism maestro Luigi in Vicenza. Learn Luigi’s simple method, accessible for beginners or advanced, to create realistic oil paintings on canvas with stunning details. Set in one of the most strategic locations in Italy’s Veneto region, you’ll be in the quieter oasis next door to Venice, with Palladian villas and picturesque views of mountains all around for inspiration.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea, Lunch


One Guest
USD $1955
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $960

Meet the Artist

Luigi is a hyperrealist painter among the most important and recognized by critics in Italy. As a self-taught painter for over 35 years, he has achieved a particular working method and results that do not follow the canons of the academic school. He has done over one hundred solo and four anthological exhibitions and participated in the Venice Biennale. Many of his artworks are in private and permanent collections worldwide.

Greatly inspired by Caravaggio, Luigi paints in oil using the same play of light and shadow characteristic of his paintings. His favorite subjects are still-life compositions with fruits and flowers, such as orchids and shells. Armed with photographic skills, he hunts for precious moments in nature and recreates them in stunning detail.

"Anyone can paint well; the important thing is to have the passion and the desire to learn, then everything comes by itself.", he says, "Painting is a wonderful journey."

VAWAA Includes:

  • Introduction to painting in a realistic and naturalistic style.
  • Find inspiration in maestro Luigi’s neighborhood surrounded by nature.
  • Learn the best colors, solvents, and paints suitable for this style.
  • Experiment with various techniques - how to work from photos or still life, prepare gradations of color, and blend by making the brush strokes invisible.
  • Your own painting to take home.
  • Enjoy a “spritz,” a typical Italian aperitif, at Marostica Castle in the chess square, and a Prosecco in the historic town of Bassano del Grappa with Maestro Luigi.
  • A lunch afternoon at Luigi’s for an authentic taste of Italian pizza.
  • Panoramic walk along the river Brenta starting from the Ponte Vecchio of Bassano.

Explore Vicenza, Veneto

Luigi's studio is in Bassano del Grappa in Northern Italy's Veneto region, about an hour's drive or train ride from Venice. It lies at the foot of the Alps along the River Brenta with picturesque views of mountains and running water, a plethora of delicious restaurants and local markets, interesting museums with art exhibits, and lively Italian families who will immerse you in the little town's unique culture.

The Veneto region is home to famous Venetian Renaissance painters like Tiepolo, Canaletto, Mantegna, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, and Veronese, with works of art scattered throughout. You can marvel at the frescoes by Giotto at "Scrovegni Chapel." Architecture lovers can explore Andrea Palladio's Palladian villas, considered one of the most influential personalities of Western architecture, or relax at "Prato della Valle" one of the most beautiful and extensive squares in Europe.

An ideal Italian adventure.

Additional Details

Bassano del Grappa is lovely year-round, especially in April–June, and September–October. The months of July and August are the hottest and the busiest.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 7 days for special projects or advanced techniques. Please ask when you send your booking request.

Best suited for 15+ years or older who have the physical capacity to paint for 6 to 7 hours. Please make sure you are not allergic to turpentine, the solvent to thin your paints. The studio does not have wheelchair access and individuals with special needs must be accompanied.
Luigi's Availability 3 days

Guest Reviews

  • Hannah K., United States

    We spent three full days in Luigi’s studio during this experience. He started each day with a meticulous demonstration of techniques and color-mixing, followed by assistance and individualized guidance while we recreated his steps. He was a very patient and attentive teacher, and his lessons were well-planned.

    Each day around noon, we took a Prosecco break followed by a delicious home-cooked me
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