Whether you’re a professional painter, avid collector or just an art enthusiast, Borgo Pignano, Tuscany is the perfect place for you to release your inner Michelangelo with painting classes tutored by local artists.
The Art Classes
Ignite your own creative renaissance. Set in the heart of a picturesque 750-acre organic estate, Borgo Pignano is a place of paradise. Guests have access to complimentary canvases and paint supplies. They can choose to paint in the Art Studio or head outside to be inspired by the surrounding landscapes. Guests can opt for painting classes taught by local artists. Here they will learn all about perspective, how different times of the day can change the colour palette and how the types of equipment they use can mould their own unique style. Borgo Pignano has its own in-house gallery, The Pignano Art Gallery. The Gallery exhibits a rotating collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other contemporary arts. Past exhibitions feature sculpture from Janine Von Thungen and paintings by Carlo Romiti.
Art for the Mind
There has been a renewed interest for painting in the past couple of years with many people taking the practice up as a new hobby. Programmes such as SkyArts’ Portrait Artist of the year and Channel 4’s Grayson’s Art Club, are inspiring individuals to pick up a paint brush. Viewing or making art can be an incredible form of therapy, a creative outlet to relax and reset. Research from Verywell mind, a medically reviewed and reliable resource of mental health topics, reports that creativity positively impacts your health by expressing your thoughts through a creative medium such as paint. Set against the backdrop of the Tuscan hills, Borgo Pignano’s innovative art programme helps to nourish creativity and fuel happiness.
Birthplace of Italian Renaissance
The Tuscan region is home to rolling hills, world-class olive oil, velvety red wine and an artistic legacy few could rival. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is steeped in artistic history and legacy. Traditionally celebrated for its Medieval and Renaissance art, it offers some of the world’s best cathedrals, art galleries and museums. Beginning in the Middle Ages there were four main Tuscan art schools that competed against each other: the Florentine School, the Sienese School, the Pisan School, and the Lucchese School.