Honest Art with Jodie King ~ June 8-13, 2025

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HONEST ART ITALY with Jodie King

Join Jodie in Tuscany, Italy – an area that has inspired artists for thousands of years – for an in-depth, joy-filled workshop that will help you embrace freedom in art and in life. Prepare to be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime art experience while enjoying personalized instruction with Jodie, hand-selected cultural excursions, spectacular scenery, delectable meals…and so much more! 

“It is my goal that when you return to your own studio (or kitchen table) you will be able to combine the inspiration of stunning Italy with the skills we learn in the studio to lean into your own art practice and make your best, most honest art ever!” ~ Jodie King


If you are a beginner, you’ll be given the opportunity to learn composition, color mixing, mark making and more – all in a welcoming environment. If you are an advanced artist, Jodie will help you create your most honest work through understanding the personal energy you bring to your art, embracing your personal mark making and how you choose the color combinations in a more intuitive way. Either way, this workshop will help you to advance your art to a new level in a judgement-free, joy-filled zone.

Then the real magic comes begins as Jodie teaches you her own creative process, as you learn to embrace our own intuition as an artist. Priceless! Through demonstrations, meditation and journaling, you will leave this workshop with a better understanding of embracing freedom in art – and in life.

MEET Jodie King…

…an artist, educator, and entrepreneur on a mission to unleash artists’ inner power, freedom, and joy! With over 20 years of art experience, and a playful, irreverent approach, Jodie connects with audiences from around the world. Her art has been collected internationally and she is known for her high-demand art and business courses, as well as national and international workshops.

In her workshops Jodie openly shares her personal painting techniques and creative process, yet her relaxed teaching style helps you let go of your fears and inhibitions in order to create raw, free, and honest work.

In her popular, Honest Art Workshop in Italy, you’ll learn Jodie’s unique approach creating Honest Art while incorporating 4 important artistic elements practiced by Italy’s master painters.


  • The Mother Color – Jodie’s trademarked color mixing technique
  • Great Composition and why it matters
  • How to find (and embrace) YOUR unique voice – also known as Honest Art
  • Ways to get out of the frustrating “fugly” stage
  • How to truly have FUN with the process
  • The magic of color mixing and values
  • How to create your most Honest Art ever!
  • What to do when you’re stuck
  • The 4 elements that Italy’s master painters used (you’re gonna be surprised about #1), and how to make sure they’re a part of your art
  • How to understand the personal energy you bring to your art
  • Jodie’s personal painting techniques and processes
  • How to use intuitive ways to select colors
  • Ways to use meditation and journaling to enhance your art
  • Jodie’s best-kept secrets to advancing your art to the next level


Day 1: Arrival

  • Welcome and workshop overview with Jodie
  • Dinner

Upon your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, our private drivers will transport you to the Italian countryside, and your boutique hotel accommodations in the unspoiled village of Città della Pieve. After check in, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the historic center of the village with trip facilitator, Pamela Haack. Then it’s off to the art studio for a workshop introduction with Jodie.

Afterwards we gather together for a welcome aperitivo, followed by a delicious, regional-style dinner, prepared by Chef Vito. 

Day 2: Studio, Flower Farm

  • Studio with Jodie, Puscina Flower Farm
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, after breakfast, it’s off to the studio for a morning of painting, learning and being inspired, as Jodie guides you with demonstrations of her signature techniques, including learning her Mother Color – Jodie’s trademarked color mixing technique. After both group and individualized instruction, lunch today is served up at our friends’ inviting cafe.

In the afternoon our drivers will transport you to beautiful Puscina Flowers – an organic flower farm in the heart of Tuscany’s spectacular Val d’Orcia. Here you’ll take a delightful tour of the gardens that feature hundreds of varieties of flowers, followed by a floral composition lesson with our friend, Teresa, on how to arrange flowers in a simple, natural way. So fun! Afterwards, you’ll enjoy dinner right here on the farm, served up under the ancient olive tree.

Day 3: San Casciano dei Bagni

  • Studio with Jodie, Visit to archeological site
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning you’ll join Jodie in the studio to begin painting! With Jodie’s expert guidance you’ll learn to tap into your own distinct style as you create Honest Art. So freeing and inspiring, and surrounded by beauty everywhere you look. Today you’ll enjoy a light lunch at a nearby, local cafe.

In the afternoon our drivers will transport you to the charming village of San Casciano dei Bagni, situated on a hilltop teaming with hot springs. Here our friend, Ludovico, will take you on a special, private tour of an astonishing Etruscan and Roman archeological site. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Afterwards we’ll head to our friend, Daniela’s, chic restaurant, nestled beneath the walls of the town’s regal castle, for a delicious Tuscan-style dinner.

Day 4: Studio Time, Pasta Class

  • Renaissance art walk, Studio with Jodie, Pasta-making class
  • Breakfast, dinner

This morning, after breakfast, we’ll take a walking tour to view some of the town’s incredible medieval and Renaissance masterpieces, where you’ll discover the four elements Italy’s master artists practiced. Then it’s off to the studio with Jodie for a morning session of learning and creating. Lunch today is on your own. You might even grab a panino from Luca’s nearby panini shop and bring it right back to the studio so you can continue working.

In the afternoon, after some time to rest and recharge, we walk together to our friend, Cristian’s, bistrot for a delightful pasta-making lesson that includes a peek inside the tunnels beneath his wine cantina. Plus you’ll learn Cristian’s best-kept secrets for pairing pasta with just the right sauce. A delicious dinner follows, featuring your handmade pasta, of course.

Day 5: Città della Pieve

  • Studio with Jodie, Final celebration
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, it’s off to the art studio with Jodie for a full morning of painting and revealing your Honest Art, as you immerse yourself in the joy and inspiration of this amazing workshop. After lunch at a nearby trattoria (perhaps followed by gelato) you’ll enjoy some free time to shop, relax or continue to work in the studio.

In the late afternoon you’ll make your way to a private home for a celebratory aperitivo and informal pizza dinner as you reflect on this special time spent with Jodie and your fellow artists, with whom you’ve shared this truly, special art experience.

Day 6: Departure

Early morning transport to Rome Fiumicino Airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS ~ Boutique Hotel Vannucci

Hotel Vannucci began as a project of Vittoria Spinola, daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele II, who fled Pisa (and an arranged marriage with her elderly husband) to start a new life with her lover in Città della Pieve. Here, she and her soon-to-be new husband, Paolo, built two villas that became luxurious holiday accommodations for wealthy Romans vacationing in the countryside. In 1903 one of the villas became Hotel Vannucci, and today it maintains the elegance and refinement of its inception, with luxurious sleeping rooms, marble bathrooms and inviting gardens. A stay here is truly special, nestled just outside the medieval walls of the historic, and unspoiled, village of Città della Pieve.

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  • Daily individualized and group instruction with Jodie King
  • 6 days/5 nights at Boutique Hotel Vannucci
  • Private van service pick-up on arrival and departure days (Rome Fiumicino Airport)
  • Private van service to/from all towns and sites included in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts
  • Most lunches  
  • All regionally inspired dinners, featuring local wines
  • Visit to organic flower farm
  • Pasta class!
  • Visit to archeological site
  • Renaissance art walking tour
  • Pizza night
  • All paints, canvas boards and mixing surfaces
  • Brushes and palettes knives are also available for your use, but Jodie recommends bringing your own brushes and tools

Not included: Airfare, meals, alcoholic drinks, or transportation outside of that which is specifically listed in the trip package, gratuities for hotel staff and drivers

The Unexpected is Part of the Journey: Sometimes unexpected things come up. If there is unscheduled closing or schedule change, we carefully pivot to include something that is equally as wonderful and interesting, so that the quality of your experience is never at risk. ☺️


  • Dates: June 8-13, 2025
  • Trip Price: $5,295-$5,795 (select room type upon booking)
  • Room Descriptions:
    • Single: Single occupancy, single bed, private ensuite bathroom
    • Classic: Single occupancy, double bed, private ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Superior: Single occupancy, double bed, private ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combination
    • Deluxe: Double occupancy, double bed or two singles, private ensuite bathroom with tub and shower (specifically for couples or friends traveling together)
  • A $700 deposit is required to book your space on this trip
  • View our Terms and Cancellation Policy
  • Arrival/Departure Airport is Rome Fiumicino