Artists' Plein Air Workshop 
In Tuscany
with Guest Artist Kelly Medford

                         Dates Depend, of course, on when we can travel safely. 


Kelly Medford,an American living and teaching in Rome, will be our special guest instructor. While sheltering in place during this pandemic, I have been lucky to attend some Zoom drawing classes with Kelly and have grown to admire - even more - her skill and lovely way of dealing with students at all levels. 

Plein air artists will  paint with and learn from Guest Artist Kelly Medford,who specializes in plein air painting and sketching. She will customize classes and discussions to group members' levels and media. There will be informal group discussions, critiques by request, and free time to work, relax, or explore Barga or nearby towns on your own. A detailed schedule will be provided following your registration

Friends who wish to join the group will be welcome and can enjoy the friendly village and it's serene, breathtaking location, arts community, cafes, art museum, and (often) music on the street.  

For more information or an application form, please contact me, I am always delighted to share information and answer your questions~

Donna Magnani 


This and first/ top of page photos by Don Krohn

Guest Artist / Instructor

Kelly Medford

Born in Washington, D.C., Kelly came to Italy on scholarship to study classical drawing at The Florence Academy of Art in 2004, after having studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Antioch College and  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After finishing her studies she began taking her easel outdoors to explore and learn about Italy through painting in both oils and watercolors. The current organizer of the Rome Urban Sketchers and founder of Sketching Rome Tours, she dedicates herself to working and teaching primarily en plein air in Rome and throughout Italy. She has taught the SVA studio program in Rome since 2016 and her work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. 

Her topic for this workshop will be her own focus - light and shadow. The quality of the light in Italy (and the Tuscan countryside especially) is renowned. 

Abandoned House 



Orvietto Roofs

The Green Ape