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Your Artist and Guide

One of the things that sets this experience apart from other European art workshops is the inclusion of several guided travel days. 

We love making art! We love travel! 

It is a dream come true for us to bring our great passions together and share this amazing experience with you.

Appassionata Me is unique in the international art workshop world.  We believe that your Italian experience shouldn't stop when the workshop is over.  You’ve come all this way and are so close to so many amazing things!!  How can we NOT show them to you?!!  That’s why we include several extra days in the tour so we can show you all of our favorite things in Florence, Siena and Tuscany.  This, paired with our many special personal touches, makes this an experience like no other.   

Our workshops are specifically designed for people who just like to have fun with art.  You don’t have to be an “artist” to have success.  Most of the other workshops are for serious artists looking to master their craft.  At Appassionata Me, we drink wine, laugh, crank the music up and mess around with various art techniques just because it’s fun.  The end result is irrelevant.  We are on a gorgeous farm in Italy having the time of our lives with an amazing group of women.  It’s all about the joy of creating!

We want to share our expertise of Italy with everyone, especially those who might otherwise be hesitant to go.  Traveling to a foreign country alone can be intimidating.  The thought of trying to deal with such issues as how to figure out where you are going, how to ride the public transportation, how to communicate with the locals, or even sometimes how to work the toilets (I'm not kidding) can be quite scary. 


This is a great way for the solo traveler to explore the country.  You come by yourself but you won't be alone.  Your entire trip will be in the company of your new friends.  This is also a great opportunity for a girls trip.  How incredible would it be to share this experience with your closest family or friends?  We will take care of all the details from accommodations and meals to private drivers! All you have to do is show up and have fun. 

Your Guides

Heather is the indispensable, fun-loving, hostess-with-the-mostest, full of energy, people loving, funny, warm-hearted, great cooking, adventurous, and marvelous-in-every-way right hand. She is the "secret sauce" of Appassionata Me.  No other tour company has her and, because of her, our tours are elevated to a whole new level. Any of the ladies from previous trips would tell you that Heather most definitely was instrumental in making their Italian adventure magical. They'd probably each have several funny and memorable "Heather stories" as well. She is key to the success of each and every trip. We are so lucky to have her! 

Sisters-in-law, Bethany and Heather, are all about creating unique experiences and making this a trip of a lifetime for you. They compliment each other perfectly and have such a fun and comfortable chemistry that you can't help but want to be around them.  Bethany is the owner of Appassionata Me and the art instructor.  She developed this company out of a great passion to bring art to women who don't consider themselves "artists"  Her enthusiasm is contagious whether she's leading an art workshop or leading the group through Florence, sharing her historical knowledge of Italy along the way.

fill me with extraordinary, adventuresome moments......

Appassionata Me

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