ONLINE CLASS: Watercolor, Pienza Garden

DATES: 11/04/2020 - 11/04/2020
PRICE: $50.00

Pat Fiorello is a professional artist and seasoned instructor whose work has been exhibited in over 75-juried shows and more than a dozen solo exhibitions. She is known for her romantic landscapes, garden and floral paintings, in both oil and watercolor. Pat has a love for Italy, in part stemming from her family heritage, and is author of the book, Bella Italia, Italy through the Eyes of an Artist containing over 80 of her paintings of italy in both oil and watercolor.

A very popular instructor who has led classes and workshops for over 20 years, Pat has taught in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe including painting workshops at Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France. She is a long-time instructor with Il Chiostro, having taught many workshops in Tuscany, Lake Garda and New Zealand over the past 10 years. She receives high marks as a patient, encouraging and fun instructor who communicates clearly. Pat is committed to students learning and growing along their own personal artistic path while experiencing the joy of painting and discovering new places with the eyes of an artist.

Pat, you have a magic that speaks to me.  Thank you.  BK
You are such a blessing and inspiration Pat, thank you!!!  AW

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Pat is a Signature Member and past President of the Georgia Watercolor Society and her work has been in “Splash 11- Best of Watercolor” published by North Light Books.

Feedback from past students is available at:  Recent article on Pat in Atlanta`s Simply Buckhead MagazineEat, Paint, Love

Bella Italia, Italy through the eyes of an Artist by Pat Fiorello

Pat Fiorello has been teaching painting at Il Chiostro for several years.  This book contains over 80 of her paintings of Italy, including many from places which will be familiar to Il Chiostro alumni:  Lake Garda, Tuscany, Florence, Siena, and Venice.

Fiorello invites readers on an irresistible visual journey to share in her most vibrant memories of Italy—its grandeur and splendid views of sparkling blue lakes, breathtaking hilltops, quaint villages and sunlit gardens. Because of her reverence for exquisite light and color, the works of art emanating from Fiorello’s easel beckon viewers to open their eyes more fully, and to breathe in all the enchanting sights—near and far—that the world has to offer.
Michelle Morton, Morton Media Arts

For more information about this book and to order copies, go to:

Article reproduced from American Art Collector:

Paint the gardens of Italy in watercolor
Join Pat Fiorello, an instructor who has led more than 10 programs with Il Chiostro since 2008, for a paint along session where you’ll create a beautiful watercolor still life painting that reflect a taste of Italy.
Painting will feature flowers from a garden she discovered in the town of Pienza in Tuscany. We will focus on achieving convincing form and depth, rich, clean color and expressive brushwork.
Pienza was the birthplace of Pope Pius II.  Once he became Pope, he had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town in the middle of the 15th century.  Since then, not much has changed.

Plan to paint with Pat in this class, so have your supplies out, water cups filled and palette loaded with fresh juicy paint.  Come ready to learn and have fun! Feel free to enjoy some vino, Prosecco or biscotti during our critique to get you into the mood.

Please watch the 2 short videos about what we’ll be painting and the thinking behind the composition.
Pat, Your zoom class is one of the great benefits of this crazy year.  I have been so grateful to see your beautiful artwork and have always wanted to sit in one your classes and learn from you. With zoom that can happen now!!  I love your style of teaching…sharing how you are thinking and applying all the tools/wisdom/talent that you have.  I’m so excited to catch your vibe!  ~ recent online student

Class Date: Wednesday, November 4

Time:  3 pm Eastern Time (That is 2pm Central time, 1pm Mountain time and 12 noon Pacific time; 8pm in Britain and 9pm in Europe)

Class Length:  3 hours:  2 hr. class + 1 hr. critique

(Limited to 12 participants)

Price:  $50

Comment from recent online student:  Pat, that was soooo good! Thank u so much. I look forward to the next one !!!

Wall of flowers in the secret garden of Pienza


This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.