Painting in Sicily!

DATES: 05/23/2020 - 05/30/2020
PRICE: $2,900.00

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 and Lake Garda 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.

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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

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Article reproduced from American Art Collector:

Join us in our new location:  Sicily!

Join Pat Fiorello as she returns to the land of her ancestors for a totally new painting adventure in the spring of 2020.

NOTE:  these dates and the price are not yet confirmed.  We are still working out the details of this new workshop, so check back in a few months for more information.

In the meantime, if you want to save your spot early, just send us an email at and we will put you on the list.  When it is time to officially register, we’ll send you a notice.

Sicily with the iconic Mt. Etna in the background

Venue TBA

The closest airport would be Palermo. Once you have registered, we will send you instructions on how to meet the group from there.

Sicily has always been a crossroads of civilizations all around the Mediterranean.  It has stunning natural beauty from mountains to seasides (it is an island!).  The cultural is a grand mix of ancient peoples and modern Italy.  The food is reputed to be some of the best on the planet, thanks to its fertile, volcanic soil and warm climate.

Sicily is a culture unto itself, ready to behold.