Long weekend workshop’s


Terms & Conditions

The Workshop includes:

  • Individual instruction in a group setting course consisting of classroom lectures, demonstrations & practical experience with an English-speaking teacher, as well as written instructional material.
  • Unlimited use of the exclusive studio space in our 14th century palazzo including our spacious lounge with fireplace, library and large private terraced garden.
  • Your own selection of materials, papers, pencils, paintbrushes, pigments, palettes, paper towels and other art supplies.
  • The chance to create your own drawings and frescos,  which you may keep at the end of the course.
  • Small groups in order to ensure that students receive personal attention and to facilitate communication.
  • The chance to work in a friendly, relaxed environment.
  • The use of visual aids and comparative images to explain the various artistic and technical processes of the great masters and their relevance to painting today.
  • Includes the use of the workshop cell phone for incoming phone calls.
  • Free Use of the studio computer with Internet connection (Wi-Fi) and e-mail access.
  • Custom tailored class and private lessons are available upon request.


Daily Class Schedule:

  • The long weekend workshop runs from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon.
  • Unlimited studio time: unlimited all-day use of the art studio and materials. 



  • In conjunction with the workshop, Ortolan Studio also provides the historical and artistic tour outside of the studio to visit the historical town of Serravalle in Vittorio Veneto and the local antique market, accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide taking in the most important artistic sights and frescos.
  • Additional Walking excursions to medieval villages and places of artistic interest available on request.



  • Guests are accommodated in a comfortable double room (with private bathroom and kitchenette) in our charming palazzo or in a nearby hotel or small apartment  with private bath and cleaning service.
  • A limited number of single rooms or small apartments are available for an additional sum of  100 €.
  • All rooms inside the workshops are designated non-smoking, and all windows and doors are protected by a 20 ft. smoke free boundary outside.
  • Complimentary guides and bottle of Prosecco wine in your room.


Extended Stay:

The extended stay option is for participants who want to take advantage of the Ortolan Studio environment for a week before or after their workshop without being enrolled. This includes full board accommodation plus studio space, allowing you to continue work you have begun the previous weekend, or begin working a week before the long weekend workshop starts. An extended stay also provides a unique opportunity to explore the many extraordinary cultural resources located near the Studio. Confirmations of an extended stay are accepted on an available-space basis.

  • Participants who wish to arrive early or stay a few days extra-without classes-are required to pay €150 per day.



We provide traditional Italian home cooked meals using fresh organic ingredients: needless to say, the food is good, plentiful and all meals are delicious!

  • Continental breakfasts, Italian lunches, and exquisite four-courses dinners are enjoyed in family-style environment where the best Italian cuisine and regional specialties are served up: cheeses, pasta, risotto, fresh organic fruit & vegetables from our very own vegetable patch, not to mention the cakes.
  • Daily wine tasting.
  • The workshop price workshop includes three breakfast, three lunches and two dinners: all meals, beverages, wine, coffee/tea and snacks are included in the price.
  • A farewell party dinner is scheduled for the Saturday evening.
  • Participants with specific dietary requirements or allergies should notify us when registering.
  • Cooking lessons are available upon request


Transfers and transportation:

  • Ortolan Studio will provide transport to from the Vittorio Veneto train station free of charge.
  • We will contact you prior to your trip to confirm your arrival time.



The long weekend workshop is available on the first weekend of every month. For specific dates and topics, please enquire.



Included in the cost of the workshops are: Admission services, farewell dinner, all meals, accommodation, housing personal assistance provided by the Program Coordinator for your entire visit, tuition, 24 hour emergency support line, cultural activities, excursions & field trips.

  • The all-inclusive price for the long weekend workshop including all art supplies, and 2 nights full board accommodation, meals, local transportation, tours and related fees & taxes is € 650 per person. All meals, beverages, wines and coffee/tea are included in the price.



  • When registering for a workshop with a friend with whom you wish to share a room, we offer a 5% discount on the total bill.
  • When registering for a workshop with 4 other people, we offer a 50% discount on your bill.
  • When registering for a workshop with 8 other people, you will be able to attend the workshop free of charge (including accommodation).
  • Please enquire about our special group prices and as to the availability of scholarships/ bursaries.


Prices do not include:

  • Airfare.
  • Fees for private car rentals, taxis etc. (Bus and taxi service or car rentals are also available if needed).
  • Insurance of any kind, optional sightseeing, postage, packaging, clothing or any other items of personal nature.
  • Packing & shipping costs for those who would like to take their work home.


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  • A 200 EUR non-refundable deposit is required for workshop and accommodation reservation.
  • Reservations for workshops must be paid in full at least 60 days before the course starting date. If the balance due is not received 60 days prior to the starting date, the participant/ payee is at risk of forfeiting their reservation and nonrefundable deposit.
  • If you sign up less than 60 days before the start, full payment is due immediately.
  • Payments for workshops are accepted  via wire transfer – please email us for instructions.
  • PAY ATTENTION: all paid fees shall be net of all bank costs and commissions


Cancellation Policy:

  • In the event of any cancellations, you are required to contact Ortolan Studio via e-mail or telephone, at least 60 days before the course starting date, notifying us of the said cancellation, at which time you will be offered the option of partaking in a course at a later date. Date changes for canceled workshops received less than 60 days before the course starting date are not guaranteed and are subject to the discretion of the Ortolan Studio management and the possibility of filling the place on the course. Confirmation of cancellations will be confirmed via email within 48 hours. The new reservation for the same kind of workshop must be made within one year of the canceled workshop.
  • In the unlikely event of courses being cancelled by Ortolan Studio, a complete refund, including the € 300.00 deposit, will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation notice.



  • We strongly suggest that all workshop participants take out travel insurance before they depart for Italy. As a minimum requirement he policy should cover medical emergencies, lost baggage, transportation problems and theft.


Privacy Policy & Ortolan Studio service dedication:

  • Your privacy is guaranteed. Our staff and instructors are not permitted to provide any details about our participants before, during or after their workshop.
  • Our mission is to provide a unique learning opportunity and an unforgettable authentic Italian experience.


Non-discrimination Policy:

Ortolan Studio has a strict non-discrimination policy and admits participants of any ethnicity, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or national origin.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me. We will be more than happy to help with your enquiry.
Looking forward to hearing from you.