Note from the Artist: Since 2016, we have gone international with our virtual online painting courses, so we’re already engaged with artists across the world. The idea of physically being able to travel internationally, to meet the artists in the flesh, and enjoy the beauty and culture of Italy and other countries is exceedingly exciting to both me and my wife, Aimee!
Dennis Perrin is an internationally renowned and collected artist whose work hangs in public and private collections on nearly every continent. He was trained at The New Orleans Academy of Art under the late M. Dell Weller. For decades, he showed at galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and was a prolific creator of numerous figurative and floral works, many which feature his wife, Aimee, as model.
In late 2015, in collaboration with his daughter, Camille Rose, Perrin created The Perrin Method™, an online Atelier, dedicated to bringing his unique style of teaching to a worldwide audience. To date, The Perrin Method™ boasts of students numbering in the many hundreds and in 37 countries around the world. His live workshops have become exceedingly popular, regularly filling up. Several times a year, he and Aimee go on the road from coast to coast, teaching workshops from Georgia to California.
Daily, Perrin’s works are celebrated in social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where he has a global following of more than 120,000 followers. His teachings go beyond the usual emphasis on traditional painting techniques to include visualization, imagination, and meditation, and Perrin strongly encourages his students develop their own unique Personal Vision as artists. His Virtual Courses emphasize the unique role the individual plays in the development of their work.
Recently, Dennis and Aimee have moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where they have opened the Dennis Perrin Fine Art Gallery. To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.
*PLUS BONUS PARTNERS PACKAGE for non-artist with Piero as your guide: opportunities to explore surrounding historical villages, horseback ride, golf, visit a Roman archaeological site, visit nearby festivals, visit the Church of the Dead, take a bell tower tour, discover sunflower fields or just drink with the locals! "****Non-Painter discount of $350
Day 1, October 2
-Arrival (*Rome, FCO is the recommended airport).
-Piero will meet you at the airport and escort you to your exclusive HOTEL TADDEO E FEDERICO.
- Introductions all around as everyone settles in.
- Dennis, along with our host and native Marchegiano, Piero Pagliardini, will welcome us over drinks and then pizza night!
Day 2, October 3
-Breakfast and lots of espresso.
-First day of class with Dennis.
-Break for a delicious seasonal lunch.
-More class than time to relax. Meet back up to explore a Roman Villa and the “Museo dei mestieri”.
-Dinner at a local Osteria.
Day 3, October 4
-Wake up to the smell of fresh pastries. Enjoy a local breakfast of cappuccino and pastries (or le paste).
-Piero will pick us up and take us to Urbino, the city on the hill, where we kick off our adventure! We'll meet Paolo - who is an art historian with a deep and passionate knowledge of all things Ducale. We'll see the frescos, frieze work, important paintings and architecture of the high Renaissance at the spectacular Palazzo Ducale. In a loose yet structured manner, we'll wander the main squares and winding medieval pathways and pay a visit to Raphael’s childhood home. You will be immersed in local color, texture, and flavors (while eating everything in sight) as well as examining architectural motifs, contemporary art, and design, all the while sketching ideas that will inspire your art.
-Lunch at our favorite restaurant
-Stop at an Italian art store before heading back home (optional).
-Late afternoon class with Dennis.
-Delicious dinner on site where Dennis will prepare you for your next day’s work!
Day 4, October 5
-Fresh baked pastries and coffee at our place!
- Start the morning with another inspiring class.
-Another delicious regional lunch will be provided.
-Evening wine tasting at a small local wine producer, with Piero as your sommelier. This will include a tasting of the best passito wine in Italy. Learn simple yet timeless wine facts you can take home to impress your friends. Dinner to follow.
Day 5, October 6
-Breakfast and early morning TRUFFLE HUNT with professional local guide. Our seasoned truffle hunter, along with his dog, will lead us on an autumn walk through the forest in search of truffles. Mud boots provided!
-Time to wash up at the hotel followed by a truffle-inspired lunch.
-Afternoon class with Dennis.
-Dinner in the neighboring village of Sant’Angelo in Vado.
Day 6, October 7
-Breakfast at the hotel, and then off to stroll through the travelling open-air market!
- Lunch at the Enoteca, in the heart of the market, featuring fried fish and prosecco (*non-fish items will also be available).
-Last class with Dennis! We will finish up our projects and review lessons shared.
-Time to pack at the HOTEL TADDEO E FEDERICO.
-Meet that evening for a farewell dinner where we will raise a glass (or two, or three!) to Dennis and our week in Le Marche. Cin-cin! Cheers! And a warm salute until next year!
Day 7, October 8
(*Please arrange departures for after 4:00 pm.)
Pick-ups at FCO Rome airport will be offered between 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Departures at FCO Rome airport will be offered from 2:00 pm onward. In order to arrive for your flight with ample time, we recommend scheduling departing flights after 4:00 p.m.
Pick-up and Departures from other locations, or at times outside these parameters can be arranged at an additional fee.
*Artist of all skill level and non-artist alike are welcome to come!