Patrick Lee - Painting the Italian Countryside in Trevi, Italy; May 7-14, 2020

$2900 Workshop participant
$2400 Non-workshop participant
$500 Non-refundable deposit

Join contemporary award-winning artist Patrick Lee for this unforgettable plein air painting adventure in Umbria, Italy. The setting for this painting experience takes us to the  hilltop town of Trevi. As part of a small, close-knit group, you will benefit from demonstrations and lectures, personal and group critiques and frequent art chats. Your time will be spent gaining painting skills while immersed in Italian culture and traditions. 

Workshop Description

Demonstrations and instruction will focus on the fundamentals of plein air painting: drawing, value, design, and color and how to balance these elements as you learn how to interpret nature with rich beautiful color.

Each day of painting will begin with a short instructor demo, then you will venture into the surrounding countryside to paint the natural beauty of Umbria. This region is known for its rolling hills, quaint medieval towns and open, welcoming residents. Painters will spend one day painting the town’s historic Villa Fabri and another painting a historic, privately owned olive oil farm and mill. All levels of expertise are welcome. Participants may paint in oils or acrylics.

About Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee takes a unique creative approach to making paintings in the studio and en plein air. He draws heavily on intuition and imagination to develop an image, often altering the drawing, color, and spatial relationships to create a mood and express a feeling about the subject. This often leads to strong elements of abstraction and suggestion in his work, rather than explicit detail. This gives the viewer an opportunity to connect with each piece in their own way, inviting them to let their own imaginations make personal associations and connections.


The Antica Dimora alla Rocca Hotel is located in the historic center of the hilltop town of Trevi in Umbria. This boutique hotel is the perfect setting for an intimate art experience. It is housed in a recently restored 17th-century palace and offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and its central location is ideal for exploring the town.

The hotel’s gourmet restaurant, La Prepositura, offers traditional cuisine of the region and a variety of local wines. It can accommodate all special dietary needs  .


The workshop hours are from 9:00 AM-noon and from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. We will have one uninstructed free day.


  • 7 nights at the Antica Dimora alla Rocca Hotel (Prices are based on single occupancy with ensuite bathroom)
  • All breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with wine included (participants will be on their own for 2 dinners)
  • 2 lunches
  • Art instruction with Patrick Lee
  • Painting and lunch at historic olive oil farm and mill
  • Painting at Villa Fabri
  • Guided tour of Trevi
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Wifi

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Painting supplies
  • Cooking lessons/truffle hunting (may be arranged at an additional fee)
  • Independent meals, independent sight-seeing, personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Make a deposit to hold your place and Winslow Art Center will email you instructions on how to pay in full