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Read this page carefully and in its entirety
you register!

PLEASE NOTE!  All accommodations are based on double-occupancy (shared room with another participant). If you want to bring along a painting buddy to share a room with, please add them to your registration form on the day of registration and have them submit one, as well. 

Your accommodation is in an ancient "updated" palazzo in downtown Florence (Oltrarno section) without an elevator. 

DO NOT purchase airline tickets prior to confirmation the workshop has made up on January 21, 2023

Air Fare is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the workshop. 

Bringing your own art supplies is a neccesity so please see list on previous page


We advise you to register as soon as possible when Carol opens registration on December 26, 2023 at 5pm (Mountain Standard Time). She will post a reminder with the link via her newsletter, instagram and Facebook. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and her workshops fill quickly. To be reminded on the day of registration please sign up for Carol's newsletter at

To reserve your space, please submit your information through the link Carol will provide. If you have a painting friend you'd like to bring along to share a room, YOU MUST put their full name on your form AND have them submit their own form. Make sure your email address is correct when submitting the registration form.


Add to your address book.  

Once you submit your info you will be contacted by email to confirm your place in the workshop with a request for a $500 deposit. Your space is considered reserved once the $500 deposit is received. 

After you pay the $500 deposit, you will be sent a "Registration Form" via email to complete, sign and return within 7 days. Your attendance is contingent on receipt of your completed and signed "Registration Form".  This completes the registration process.


The remaining tuition balance is due by Jan 20, 2023.

Tuition balance is payable by Zelle, check, or money order. Bank transfers, Paypal or a credit cards are welcome, but their fees will be added on to the balance due.

There are no refunds after the last day to cancel on Jan 20, 2023 for any reason as we are committed to our expenses at that point in time. For this reason, we REQUEST that you have travel insurance. Please check with your insurance company as you may already have a policy in place or consider getting a quote from

Trip insurance is reasonably priced and gives great peace of mind.

A WAIT LIST will be available in the order registrations are received. If a space opens and you're next on the list, you will be sent an email letting you know and you'll have 24 hours to respond before we move to the next person on the list. Please add to your address book 


In the event that the workshop is cancelled for any reason, all monies paid will be refunded, in full. If a workshop does not make up, we will notify you before the last day to cancel.  We do reserve the right to substitute an instructor of the same caliber for last minute emergencies where it's not possible to cancel.

Please DO NOT purchase airline tickets until after you receive confirmation from us that the workshop is a go on Jan 21, 2023  We are not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel arrangements in the event a workshop does not make up.

NOTE: All accommodations are based on double-occupancy (shared room with another painting participant). If you want to bring along a painting buddy, please add them to your registration form in the space provided and have them submit one, as well. There are a few single occupancy options that have an upcharge. Email Debra for details as each room is different. 



Walking is the only way to really see Florence and this workshop involves walking. Navigating cobblestone streets and climbing stairs is something you'll do daily so joining does require a certain amount of stamina even though the workshop is studio based at the hotel. To attend the workshop participants should be able to walk unaided.

The city "walking" tour through the streets of Florence is several hours of walking.
Cabs are included where they are part of our itinerary. Extra cabs are not included in tuition costs, but we will gladly help you order one, if needed. There may be a few situations where we take the city bus.


Accommodation is in an updated ancient palazzo and each room is unique - some having small kitchenettes and others not. Accommodation is based on double occupancy (shared bedroom/bath). Shared bedrooms have twin beds which in some cases are close together (not all). There are also a few single occupancy rooms that have an upcharge. Email Debra if you're interested as rooms vary. Room assignment is based on first come first served basis. 

An alternative to sharing a room with someone you don't know is to bring along a friend (you will be assigned a shared room with twin beds) or a partner/spouse (queen bed). You must name them at the time of registration. 


You will need to bring your own portable easel (no large French easels please) and paint supplies (list below). We will provide odorless solvent, but please bring a container with a secure lid to pour it into.

A list of activities included in the workshop are listed on the workshop page. A detailed daily itinerary will be made available to students prior to the workshop. Itineraries are always subject to minor changes. 

Traveling to Florence, Italy

We recommend that you pack as light as possible as it makes for a more pleasant trip. 

All participants must possess a valid passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months after their departure from Italy (Schengen Treaty). It is absolutely necessary that your passport has the correct expiration date and enough extra pages to accommodate an entry and exit stamp. Info can be found at US Dept of State.

Airfare is NOT included in the cost of the workshop. Participant must provide their own airfare to Florence, Italy
Florence - Peretola (FLR) is the airport you fly into.

You want to arrive in Florence by early afternoon of May 11, 2023 which usually means leaving the USA the day before (May 10) 
Departure is on May 19, 2023 by 10am. The hotel will store your bags if your departure is later.

Participants will need to take a cab from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport at departure.  We have found NOT having a set time for pickup from the airport eliminates participants from waiting at the airport and allows for complete flexibility in choosing their own arrival time.
The airport is not far from the hotel and cab fare is usually between 25-40 euro  We will provide you with detailed instructions prior to your arrival and we are always available by email or phone. The Florence airport is small and has only one area from which to exit where you will find plenty of cabs waiting. It's easy. We'll be waiting to greet you at the hotel!

Hoping you can JOIN us!

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