Italy class panel is complete!

italy class panel

We are proud to announce that the Italy class panel is complete!  This panel will be painted on canvas by students in 8 days with instructors Pierre Finkelstein and Carolina d’Ayala Valva (author of this great book).  This class takes place in Rome on September 13-22, 2014.

pierre finkelstein and carolina d'Ayala Valva

Class Info:  This workshop consists of 8 days of instruction and 2 tour days. Students will spend 4 days with each instructor, which students will complete a collaborative panel that includes an architectural trompe-l’oeil with faux marble elements, and a Grottesca portion painted with egg tempera. The class will take place in a private studio space that is within walking distance to Vatican City. Hotel accommodations, restaurants, and café’s are nearby. Classes will be taught in English and Italian.
The optional tour days will be at the Vatican Museum and the Villa Farnesina. Both tours will be guided by the instructors.
The tuition is 1300 € ($1,785 currently) *additional credit card transaction fees may apply.
Included in that price are: instruction, basic materials for class, welcome breakfast, closing dinner, coffee and tea during class, and completed panel by student.
Not included: Lunches and other meals, brushes (can be purchased during class), airfare, accommodation, admission fees to museums, transportation on tour days.
This is an exciting class that will surely be a thrill for all levels of decorative painters.   More info…



  1. What beautiful work. Is the class for experienced artists or could a beginner join?

  2. Great Panel Pierre! Had the pleasure of seeing you bring this beauty to completion at SALON 2014, Seattle WA. Thanks for being such a great teaching master…..Love to watch you in action as you create.

    Best to you and look forward to seeing you again soon.
    PS Love, Love, Love this blog!!
    Thanks for sharing and most appreciative of all the efforts…

    Cynthia Borman

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