Artful Journeys* is an annual arts education program, designed to teach new skills, widen horizons, and allow participants to experience art and culture of a region from an artist’s point of view. Our programs have recently expanded to include: art and cooking workshops and music and cultural tours throughout Europe and also workshops on Cape Cod.

Teachers and artists are joined by a common thread: passion for their life and work, whether it

be painting, music, sculpture, cooking, photography or wine. Cultural tour sizes are usually small, as are the workshops, to provide a focused and intimate environment.

*Formally known as “Tuscany: A Journey for the Senses”, our programs were originally based in the Val d’Orcia of southern Tuscany.

  • 2018 JOURNEY OFFERINGS

    A Brush with Portugal #2

    Early May 2018

    Details coming soon.

    Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun

    The CSO’s 2018 Artful Journey will take us to Scandinavia in July, when it will be warm and light for many hours each day.

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    Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun

    Painting in the 'Gunks

    Mid-September 2018

    July 5 - 19, 2018

    Details coming soon.

    Art History in Provence

    Early November 2018

    Details coming soon.

    A Brush with Tuscany #3

    Early October 2018

    Details coming soon.

  • 2017 JOURNEY OFFERINGS

    Milan, Parma, & Turin

    This will be a fabulously elegant trip for those who love opera, food and architecture.

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    Milan, Parma, & Turin

    March 7-17, 2017

    Closed

    A Brush with Portugal

    Join Eli Cedrone’s third workshop with Artful Journeys LLC. Designed to be a fun, stimulating & stress-free experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized so all you have to do is paint and enjoy Cascais, Portugal.

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    Paris and The Loire Valley

    This trip, first to Paris and then to the Loire Valley, is abundant in music, urban life, famous sights and also rural relaxation.

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    A Brush with Portugal

    Paris and The Loire Valley

    May 6-13 2017

    May 27 - June 6, 2017

    Discovering Lucca

    Come with us on a seven-day food, music and cultural tour to the beautiful, eleventh-century, walled city of Lucca, Italy.

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    Discovering Lucca

    Pasta & Puccini with John Carafoli and John Murelle

    September 30 - October 7, 2017

    Focusing on Prague

    Join us as we explore a stunning medieval city while you improve your photography skills.

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    Focusing on Prague

    with Carla Bohnett

    September 9-16 2017

  • 2016 JOURNEY OFFERINGS

    Silk Road Cultural Series

    This season's companion trip to the Cape Symphony's Passport Concert "The Silk Road and Beyond." Includes 4 local trips to places where you can experience Asian culture and history close to home.

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    Silk Road Cultural Series

    Begins November 3, 2015

    Join us for all 4 trips or choose just 1 or 2.

    Plein Air in the Val d'Orcia

    Join Susan Hope Fogel, an award winning painter, as she leads an inspiring, intensive, landscape painting workshop in Italy's Val d'Orcia.

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    Plein Air in the Val d'Orcia

    September 4-14, 2016

    Private Tour

    A Brush with Tuscany #2

    Join Eli Cedrone for a fun, stimulating and stress-free experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized so all you have to do is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting the Florence area of Tuscany.

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    Photography in the Dolomites

    Once again, Paola Bianco and I are teaming up to produce another art-focused trip, but this time the art is photography and the locus is Soprabolzano in the Dolomites or the Italian Southern Alps.

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    A Brush with Tuscany #2

    Amsterdam & Brussels

    April 14-22, 2016

    Trip is full

    June 18 - 25, 2016

    Photography in the Dolomites

    June 9 - June 16, 2016

    Emilia Romagna

    A friend asked me if I would put together an autumn trip focused on food. I did, so back we go to Reggio Emilia. We will explore not only the culinary treasures of Emilia Romagna, but also some of its other storied cultural nuggets.

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    Musica a Due

    Musica a Due promises to be a dream trip for chamber music enthusiasts. We will stay in Bergamo and in Milan. The 2 Jons will not only help us understand the music we hear, but will also perform in unique venues.

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    A Foodie Trip to Emilia Romagna

    Musica a Due

    November 11-20, 2016

    October 14-22, 2016

    Trip is full; waiting list active

  • 2015 JOURNEY OFFERINGS

    The Crown Imperial Tour

    Join us, on our third CCSO Passport Trip, for a cultural odyssey to the United Kingdom, where art, architecture, and of course music will be our focus.

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    United Kingdom

    April 13-21, 2015

    Registration Closed

    The Arts of the Val d'Orcia

    Experience the artistic wealth of the Val d'Orcia region: fine arts, architecture, geothermal spas, linen, pottery, museums, and hopefully a chamber music concert or two!

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    Val d'Orcia

    May 27 - June 3, 2015

    Registration Closed

    The Pleasures of Emilia Romagna

    Explore the cuisine and culture of Northern Italy with food designer and writer, John Carafoli, and John Murelle, baritone and voice teacher.

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    Emilia Romagna

    October 11-20, 2015

    Registration Closed

    Buona Bologna with Paola Bianco

    Join Paola Bianco, an architect and passionate foodie, in Bologna and discover the city's finest restaurants, markets, architecture, and regional artisan makers of wine, vinegar, and gelato.

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    Bologna

    October 20-27, 2015

    Registration Closed

Take a peek at our blog: artjournalsdorcia.blogspot.com for an inside look at past Journey offerings.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to organize a custom group trip with a specific art or cultural focus.

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