Precious Metal Clay and Polymer workshop, with Kathy Wong.
Would you like to explore Southern Tuscany AND explore the versatile and colourful world of Polymer and Precious Metal Clay?
Join us in June for 10 days revelling in your creativity in the Tuscan countryside.
Kathy will guide you on the 8 day workshop through all things polymer and metal clay, where you will create a beautiful and unique wearable piece (or pieces!) in polymer and precious metal, along with the creation of a journal to record your notes and impressions of your time here.
Kathy's workshops are fun and fulfilling, with daily morning yoga to invigorate and ready your mind for a day of creativity, mouthwatering organic food and wine, all the while surrounded by the beauty of Monte Amiata and the Mediterranean sea. You'll also have plenty of free time to explore, swim, or simply relax. Book by 21st March 2018
Included in Your Trip
~ Accommodation for 1 night in Firenze and 7 nights in a Tuscan agriturismo with all modern facilities including a gym and swimming pool with set in the Monte Amiata countryside, followed by 2 nights in a Tuscan agriturismo in the Maremma, on the Mediterranean coast.
~ All required art materials, polymer and PMC clay and equipment (you have the option to purchase more as you like)
~ English-speaking / bilingual hosts and staff at your disposal throughout your tour.
~ 9 sessions of guided art studio time and consultation with use of kiln, torch and all instruments and tools at your disposal
~ Excursions to markets, art garden and sightseeing tours
~ All breakfasts (continental).
~ Welcome pack of wine made in the region and Moeloco flip flops.
~ from day 2 until day 9 a combination of sumptuous picnic lunches (eg.pizza / panini / salad / buffet style) and leisurely sit-down lunches of local organic produce, including wine.
~ Dinners at Le Citte / Il Duchesco /local trattoria / restaurant inc. a quarter litre of wine, water & coffee. Please Note: If you don’t wish to eat with the group on any occasion, any dinner or lunch extra to the itinerary will be at your expense. If you wish to eat at the agriturismo otherthan specified on the itinerary, your meals will be charged to your room.
~ Transfers to / from Firenze and all travel to and from tour locations as detailed on itinerary with your English-speaking driver Shuttling between the accommodation and the studio is included morning and evening as listed on itinerary - if you forget something, or wish to arrive later / return early to the accommodation taxi service is charged at 5€ pp
~ Wine and olive oil tasting at selected vineyards / establishments.
~ Free access to Wi-Fi at accommodation.
Not Included in the package
~ All items not detailed in inclusions.
~ Single accommodation supplement
~ *5% Paypal surcharge (no charge for bank transfer in Australia)
~ Laundry service
~ Bike hire outside of itinerary for Alberese
~ Shuttle service not listed on Itinerary
~ City tax in Florence
~ Lunches and dinners not listed on the itinerary
~ Tea and coffee outside specified breakfast and lunchtimes
~ Tips, personal telephone charges, toiletries other than provided in the accommodation at the discretion of the establishment
~ Items of a personal nature
~ Spending money
~ Medication and prescriptions
~ Insect repellent
~ Postage, drinks and souvenirs
~ Tickets for museums/monuments
~ Additional optional activities
~ All transfers other than stated
~ International airfare
Yoga Horseriding Bicycle hire Shuttle service outside of Itinerary
*** Transfers to Rome, Florence, Perugia and Bologna airports can be arranged with the driver
Marco Matteini has been driving professionally for over 25 years
Born and bred Tuscan, he is in the know: he will take us wine tasting or sight-seeing along the way, and stop at just the right breathtaking Tuscan view so we can capture that perfect photo.
His 8 seater vans are equipped for the comfortable transfer of travellers and their luggage.
Marco and his driving team are very friendly and professional, all speak English, and they are conscientious and careful drivers who work both autonomously and for reputable agencies and with local registered guides.
Originally from the Southern Highlands of NSW she travelled to southern Tuscany in June 2012 during a writing workshop. She fell in love with Marco and the mountain and since August 2012 has made Monte Amiata her home.
Ali looks forward to sharing the hidden gems of the region with other creatives.
Anne-Maree Wulff is the Tours Truly, Tuscany Aussie-based co-ordinator, admin officer and co-director extraordinaire.
Originally the founding partner of a successful, family orientated Long Day Care service in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia, Anne-Maree shares a passion for all things art and craft, and of course Italy! Her inquiring mind has seen her acquire numerous qualifications, the most recent is personal training, where she enjoys sharing the benefits and importance of keeping your body and mind active, assisting to coach at a local Bootcamp. Anne-Maree’s personal philosophy is to keep learning. She is currently learning Italian and has her sights on a new certificate for 2018
Accommodation Le Citte
"Le Citte" (which means "The Girls" in the Sienese dialect) and its glorious panoramic view of Santa Fiora and Monte Amiata will be your home base on the mountain part of your stay.
You'll be treated to a big hearty Tuscan welcome from Silvia, Michele and their four daughters at their beautifully appointed agriturismo, "Le Citte".
Their philosophy is one of treading lightly on the territory and Silvia - a dedicated and passionate chef - will create your meals using the organic produce of the region, keeping in tune with the abundance of the seasons.
Each bedroom is a light and spacious sanctuary in which to relax and recharge, with a private bathroom and organic toiletries. There is free WIFI throughout the building and all dietary requirements or preferences are catered for.
You'll be treated to:
∞ Pool, sauna and gym
∞ Restaurant onsite with food and wine local to the region
∞ Spacious rooms and glorious views of Santa Fiora & Monte Amiata
About Southern Tuscany
Southern Tuscany remains the one of the areas off the beaten track. Renowned for its Etruscan origins and Medieval history, it spans the Montecucco and Scansano wine regions, and winds its way from the wild natural beaches of the the unspoilt Parco Naturale di Maremma and glorious chestnut and beech forests of Monte Amiata.
Southern Tuscany is not a zone overrun by tourists and therefore retains its genuine nature, traditions, its history and personality, where the true Tuscany sneaks up and steals your heart.
Follow our blog for information on the towns around Southern Tuscany - here we add articles, photos and events, all in English.