The New York Institute of Photography's Chris Corradino will be teaching a photography workshop in beautiful Tuscany this fall, from October 25 through November 3. We're partnering with Il Chiostro, a U.S. company that produces creative arts workshops in the most beautiful parts of Italy.
This 10-day trip will combine photography, great food and wine, and features other arts workshops besides photography that will appeal to all the adults in your family (Tuscan Cuisine, Italian Opera Appreciation, and Painting: Watercolor and Acrylics).
This special excursion is Il Chiostro's annual Autumn Arts Festival at the Dievoli Chianti Classico Winery. Tuscany in autumn is a sensual feast you won't want to miss: russet and golden hills, crisp air, trees weighted with olives, woods rich with mushrooms and chestnuts. The scent of grapes hangs over the valleys like mist. The harvest is the soul of the Tuscans, and in autumn the hill towns revert to the locals. Their art is to prepare the bounty: prosciutto, nuts, olive oil, and especially Chianti. Traditional festivals celebrate every phase from the vendemmia (harvesting of grapes for wine) to the wild boar. Music, folklore, dancing in the piazza. Photo opps abound!
And there, in the heart of Tuscany, is nearby Siena. The legendary medieval town is packed with history and art. In autumn, her museums and churches relax, uncrowded. The streets echo her architecture, art and heroes. (Are you seeing your photography portfolio expanding? It most certainly will!) Since 1998, Il Chiostro has celebrated this time of the year in Tuscany with their final program of the year, and we'd love to have you join Chris and the other instructors for workshops and a memorable trip filled with sensual delights.
This excursion will feature photography and other arts workshops in a setting unlike anything you've ever seen before. The people of Dievole Winery have become like family to all Il Chiostro visitors and their guests: Dino roasts the pigs in an oven built in the 1700s, Silvano prepares welcome appetizers to greet you on the first day of arrival, Leonardo waits for you to pick his olives so he can teach you the technique that damages the olives the least, and Chef Enzo creates a magical meal based on the bounty of the season that you can enjoy dining in the vecchia cantina - the historic wine cellar from the original Dievole vineyards.
Click here for more information on Chris Corradino's photography workshop, Designing and Composing Travel Photographs, and see pricing and other information about the excursion. See you soon in Italy!
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