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TONAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Richie Carter (2-week immersive experience)
TONAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Richie Carter (2-week immersive experience)

Sun, Sep 08


Marsala, Sicily

TONAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Richie Carter (2-week immersive experience)

This immersive experience is 2-weeks long, set in two different venues. Guests and participants can choose from one week (first or second ) or both weeks. Week One = Sept 8th - 14th,2024 Week Two = Sept 15th - 21st ,2024

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – Sep 22, 2024, 11:00 AM

Marsala, Sicily

About the event


  • Week One: 6 Nights
  • Week Two: 6 Nights
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Pickup Location: Trapani Birgi (TPS) - via Palermo connection See our pickup policy
  • Materials: Oil Paint, Gouache, Watercolor
  • Equipment: Plein air kits are available to rent. "Paint pass" access is also available to rent.
  • Shipping:  We are happy to pack and send work. Shipping and handling fees vary depending on size, weight, and destination.
  • Rental Car: Car rental is not necessary but recommended if you'd like to explore the area after class.


Richie Carter hails from the outskirts of Kalispell, Northwest Montana, and holds a BFA in Painting from The University of Montana, awarded in 2012. He spent time immersed in European art traditions, studying for a year in northern France and a semester in Venice, Italy. 

This international exposure has imbued his work with a rich blend of tradition and contemporary flair. Today, based once again in Kalispell, he draws inspiration from his travels, capturing scenes from Montana's backcountry to European city streets. Richie's art aims to bridge the rich tradition of realism with contemporary realities, fostering genuine human connection. Beyond being a talented painter, he's recognized for his exceptional skills as an art educator.


Have you ever felt the urge to capture the boundless landscapes and timeless beauty of nature but didn't know where to start? Struggling to convey the serenity of a sunset or the grandeur of ancient ruins? Richie Carter is here to guide you on a transformative journey, marrying the essence of landscapes with your own personal expression.

Join us for an unforgettable two-week workshop, tailored to give you an immersive experience in landscape artistry. You can choose to participate in either the first week, or the second, or indulge in both for a comprehensive exploration. Each week promises a unique theme, ensuring a rich learning experience.

Richie, with his vast experience and deep passion for the arts, will be providing daily demonstrations and invaluable one-on-one feedback, ensuring that every participant experiences remarkable growth in their skills.

Week one takes you through an inspiring journey amidst the ancient ruins of Segesta and Selinunte, some of the world's best-preserved Greek temple sites. There will also be thrilling excursions to serene beaches and the enchanting island of Mozia. As we paint the sun's descent over the reflective salt flats, Aperol Spritz in hand, you will find yourself transported into every painter's dream life.

The subsequent week offers an unparalleled experience. Participants will have the privilege of residing in a historic monastery, perched atop a mountain in the medieval city of Erice. Here, surrounded by panoramic views and ancient structures, you'll live a chapter from history while exploring all the wonders Erice and Trapani have in store.

Harness the magic of landscape painting with Richie Carter, amidst the mesmerizing backdrop of the Mediterranean, and discover a profound connection with your artistic self.


  • Art Supplies & Materials:  No need to lug around heavy equipment or worry about messy paint tubes. We've got you covered! All essential materials required for a successful plein air painting experience are available for rent. If you're keen to delve into Richie's unique color palette, we offer the option to rent access to a full range of colors he will be utilizing. All mediums and solvents will be provided. For those looking to stock up, our studio store has canvas available by the half square meter, as well as numerous other painting surfaces to try. Arches oil paper, copper, panels.  All you'll need to bring along are your brushes!
  • Travel and Ground Transport:  To make your experience seamless, we'll pick you up from Trapani, easily accessible with a shuttle from Palermo airport. Throughout the duration of the workshop, we handle all your transportation needs, ensuring you can focus entirely on your art.
  • Exclusive Access to Sites:  All entry fees to various sites and guided tours are included in your package. Experience the grandeur of ancient ruins and the tranquility of breathtaking landscapes without any hassle.
  • Meals:  Embrace the Italian culinary experience with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for you daily. Whether you're savoring a home-cooked meal at our base or enjoying the regional delicacies at a local eatery, your taste buds are in for a treat!
  • Duration Flexibility:  Tailor your workshop experience based on your preferences. Join us for one week, or dive into a comprehensive two-week program. For those eager to make the most of both weeks, we offer a $400 discount when joining both, making it both rewarding and economical.

Join us for an immersive artistic journey, and allow Richie to guide you through the mesmerizing landscapes and the captivating process of plein air painting. Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, this workshop promises a transformation for your art.


In the first week of this workshop (Sept 8th - 14th), you will be staying in the serene heart of Marsala's countryside, at Baglio Custera Resort. This boutique hotel, celebrated for its lush gardens, relaxing pool, and world-class cuisine, is perched atop Rakalia hill—home to an ancient Hercules shrine, enveloped by olive and citrus orchards.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional "baglio" farmhouse, Baglio Custera combines the allure of the old with modern comforts. Indulge in the region's culinary treasures, from Mediterranean-infused dishes featuring garden-fresh produce to the catch of the day. Your stay includes all meals, lodging, and daily transportation, inaugurated with a welcoming dinner and concluded with a grand Sicilian banquet.

The second week of this workshop (Sept 15th - 21st)  takes you to Mount Erice, a Medieval hamlet high above the town of Trapani, where you'll discover breathtaking panoramic vistas, as you stay in a historical property overlooking the splendors of the Sicilian coastline. This timeless haven, surrounded by age-old churches and medieval landmarks, offers endless inspiration for artists and history buffs alike.

Rooms maintain the area's authentic charm but are fitted with today's essentials, including air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Dive into the region's gastronomy with local dishes, punctuated by visits to landmark eateries and wine sampling with a view!

Included are all meals, accommodation, and transport, from the warm welcome dinner to a memorable Sicilian farewell feast. Immerse yourself in history, art, and culinary delights.


  • Regular Priced Tickets

    Sale ends: Aug 25, 6:00 PM
    From $1,000.00 to $5,200.00
    • $2,800.00
    • $2,800.00
    • $5,200.00



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