"Arniano is a wonderful setting. William's gentle but disciplined teaching allowed us to develop our creative skills with confidence in landscapes, still lives and portraits. Amber cooked feasts for us everyday which looked so attractive and tasted sublime with all the advantages of delicious local ingredients. The house has spectacular views, a great atmosphere with a large open fire and attractive cosy rooms".
- Peregrine and Miranda Moncreiffe
"Brethtaking panoramic views, pictoresque cosy garden corner where you can enjoy fresh drinks, chatting with you class mates..and bedrooms are simply... AMAZING!! The perfect hide-away where to practise your painting skills, immersed in the tuscan hills. Amber knows exactly how to take great care of you with delicious tuscan wines and food and Will is the most friendly talented painter I have ever known"
- Carolina Bracalente
The most beautiful place, Arniano is set in a dreamy scape. In the morning, clouds lie like reclining nudes, whiter than whites, as if carved from Carrara marble. Amber, our generous host, is a true Tuscan cook, delicious salads, imaginative dinners and epic breakfasts. Our tutor William set his sites on ourday's activity with gusto! Sketching a sheep's skull by a roaring fire in the white drawing room, painting portraits in front of the Venetian front door, or painting the olive trees in the heat, are just examples of how we spent our colourful days. I enjoyed my 5 day course, my only complaint is that it went by far too quickly!"
"Arniano is a very beautiful and charming place with it's wonderful garden and its 360 degrees panoramic views. It represents the perfect combination for inspiring art-making. Will is a fantastic teacher and Amber is simply the best host you could wish for, her artistic talent goes along with excellent cooking skills! Certainly a week at the Arniano painting school is a perfect getaway and a memorable experience for whoever is interested in art, food, wine and great people."
- Virginia Broadhead