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Enjoy quaint villages, spectacular hilltop towns
and stunning countryside
with tutor/artist Margaret Lacey
(watercolour, pastel, pen and wash)
September 9 to 23, 2017
Italian bi-lingual host and guide
Fantastic home cooking -
(breakfasts and 8 evening meals)
Six hosted tours, Local transfers
Painters $3990, non-painters $3500
Small group - only 10 places
phone Margaret 0427 841 379
Bookings phone Pat Thomas 0419 357 717
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TIME is closing in for the opportunity to take
two weeks to be the artist you always imagined,
in Tuscany, standing in front of an easel, brush
in hand, ready to paint.
Award-winning artist Margaret Lacey brings a
wealth of experience to the Tuscany Art Experi-
ence this year. It will be her third trip hosting the
event, and she’s looking forward to introducing
artists to quaint villages and spectacular scenery
bathed in the colours of a Tuscan autumn.
“They’re fantastic. In fact one person came
back for a second trip!” Ms Lacey said.
“It’s a very fun tour. It’s a holiday as well as a
The tours will run for two weeks in September,
painting workshops will be held every second
day and on the alternative days, visitors can go
on day tours to places such as Assisi, Florence,
Perugia, San Gimignano, Siena and Trasimeno.
The trips, which are truly tremendous value,
are deliberately kept small to ensure maximum
value and so the trip resembles a small family.
The beautiful scenery of Tuscany will inspire
you to paint scenery you couldn’t imagine. It’s a
holiday you’ll never forget, and with Margaret’s
warm nature, it’s a home away from home.
“It has a feeling of freedom to it. We cater for
very experienced artists, professional artists
and also beginners.
“You don’t necessarily need experience, I do
step-by-step demonstrations and beginners
have been amazed by their results.”
Either way, it’s an exciting experience with a
woman who has had so much experience work-
ing in the industry, winning many awards.
Her paintings are an expression of her passion
for the landscape, the seascape and the environ-
ment. She is keen to share her experiences with
other artists and help to capture the fleeting mo-
ments of time, light, beauty and atmosphere.
Recently, Margaret won the best pastel painting
and best-in-show at the Sandy Point Art Show.
Visitors will stay in comfortable accommoda-
tion, with breakfast served each day and eight
home-cooked evening meals, leaving you the
rest of the night to explore Tuscany.
You’ll be staying with a lovely Italian family,
the Lazzeris. The family always goes out of
their way to ensure visitors feel comfortable
and at home. You will be guided by Rosalinda,
a friendly tour guide and translator who will
make your experience spectacular.
The land content of this fantastic tour, which
includes tuition, accommodation, daily break-
fast, eight evening meals, local transfers and six
hosted day tours, is very reasonably priced at
$3990 for painters – and $3500 for anyone who
may want to come along but will not be painting.
The price has not increased since the 2014 tour.
The tour will run from September 9 to Sep-
tember 23. Bookings are preferred by June 1.
As spaces are limited to 10, it’s highly recom-
mended that you book as soon as possible.
For more information and to make a book-
ing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat
Thomas on 0419 357 717.
Tuscany’s calling all artists
Award-winning artist Margaret Lacey will
be hosting painting workshops on a two-
week tour in Tuscany.
Kongwak sister Tahlia and Makala Jeffries
meet two of the huskies who pulled them
along in a sled at the Poowong Family Fun
Day last Sunday. M531717
Jake Greaves of Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours puts his dogs through their paces for a big
crowd at the Poowong Family Fun Day last Sunday. M541717
Taking the opportunity of the Poowong Fami-
ly Fun Day to focus attention on the success of
the ‘Adopt a Greyhound’ program initiated by
Greyhound Racing Victoria, is Maddie Bensley
of Korumburra with her family’s pet, Josie, a
rehomed greyhound which never raced. “She’s
beautiful dog,” says Maddie. M491717
Locals Gerry Cosgriff and Max Grigg chew
the fat over this 1984 Holden one tonner at
the Poowong Family Fun Day last Sunday. Ger-
ald prefers the 308 V8 engine which he says is
much more powerful than the 253. M511717
Gypsybelle Wadsworth of Poowong has a close
encounter with a carpet python at the Poowong
Family Fun Day last Sunday. M551717
Two year old Phoebe Moriarty of Nyora
was fascinated by these Wessex Saddle-
back piglets in the animal nursery area at
the Poowong Family Fun Day last Sunday.
Poowong Family Fun Day a hit
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