Painting on the Amalfi Coast.

Ravello, Italy

Experience hosted by Leo

3 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Hi sleeping artist!

This experience is not theoretical: it's about full immersion and practice! Its your artistic awakening! You will be surprised by the awakening of the sleeping artist within you!

During our introductory meeting the basics of watercolor painting will be explained. I always bring along a bunch of finished paintings that clearly show my techniques.
Composition, sketching and color mixing will be considered and practiced.
The difference between the techniques of 'wet on dry' and 'wet on wet' is explained and demonstrated. How to use these techniques together will be discovered by participants.

Everyone will receive a painting system consisting of high quality colours, brushes and portable, light-weight base. Unlimited high quality Italian watercolor paper is provided.

We begin to understand composition through sketching. Walking in Ravello (Or, by arrangement, anywhere on the Amalfi Coast), we will choosing a location that inspires you to make your first painting: your very own masterpiece!

Everyone will receive personal tuition adapted to enhance their natural abilities.
Other paintings may be undertaken based on the earlier learning, experience and time.

Winter is a great time for watercolor because it dries more slowly giving more time to 'work it'.
Go on, give it a go! Ya never know till ya try!
Other things to note
Depending on the weather a sunhat is recommended.
Hi sleeping artist!

This experience is not theoretical: it's about full immersion and practice! Its your artistic awakening! You will be surprised by the awakening of the sleeping artist within you!

During our introductory meeting the basics of watercolor painting will be explained. I always bring along a bunch of finished paintings that clearly show my techniques.
Composition, sketching and color mixing will be co…

What's included

  • Equipment
    I have developed a light portable watercolor board with paints, water and p...

Meet your host, Leo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 42 Reviews
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I have been painting watercolors for 20 years. Much of that time has been on the Amalfi Coast where I am known as 'Leo il pittore', that is Leo the Painter! I have also painted in Rome, Florence, and Venice, Greece, Israel and Ireland.
Many years of experience give me the ability and confidence to teach others. I have taught workshops through local hotels and privately. My technique is in evolution, building on a deeper understanding of the medium and striving for new expression.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with you so that you too can find your unique expression.
I have been painting watercolors for 20 years. Much of that time has been on the Amalfi Coast where I am known as 'Leo il pittore', that is Leo the Painter! I have also painted in Rome, Florence, and Venice, Greece, Israel and Ireland.
Many years of experience give me the ability and confidence to teach others. I have taught workshops through local hotels and privately. My technique is in evolution, building on a deeper understanding of the medium and striving for new expression.
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Where you'll be

There are many wonderful places to paint in Ravello and around the Amalfi Coast such as Atrani, Amalfi, Positano and Cetara.
I am free to meet people anywhere on the Amalfi Coast and even in Naples for two or more people.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Fausta
September 2020
Had a great painting experience with Leo, very knowledgeable, right amount of balance between explanation, and painting. Wasn’t too laid back and actively helped us turn or work into art. Learnt great techniques and confidence to continue painting. Leo was also really flexible in planning the time and location and was really friendly!
Had a great painting experience with Leo, very knowledgeable, right amount of balance between explanation, and painting. Wasn’t too laid back and actively helped us turn or work in…
Rachel
September 2020
Our lesson with Leo was a big highlight of our trip. Leo is a brilliant teacher and we really loved our afternoon. Neither of us can paint but we left feeling like we had learnt some great stuff and understood the principles. The location was brilliant too and Leo is just an awesome, cool guy. We will definitely be back as soon as we can! Number one thing to do in Amalfi/Ravello. :)
Our lesson with Leo was a big highlight of our trip. Leo is a brilliant teacher and we really loved our afternoon. Neither of us can paint but we left feeling like we had learnt so…
Samantha
March 2020
Meeting Leo was magical, it was just him and I painting on the third pier of Amalfi..... March 1st 2020.... Leo... he is an amazing teacher , he encouraged my soul to step outside of the painting medium (Acrylic) I am used too . The watercolor class was learning to work with the movement and especially the random and at times unexpected fluidity of color. Then combined with the water of the Mediterranean Sea 🌊 the hours flew by . I am an acrylic painter by nature 💕, but water color is so different, it means connecting with the earth & water and letting go of things that can’t be controlled, that’s what water color painting is like to me .... the most beautiful things seem to happen by accident in watercolor. Leo, he really listened to me I was very interested in the mythology of Amalfi and he showed me technique on how to convey the story that was in my mind , Leo brought with him all the tools to ensure real beauty and structure, to the feeling I wanted to paint ( the story of Hercules and Amalfi the water nymph of Pompeii who died to young ) So thank you Leo ⭐️ ✨ ⭐️ 💫 ⭐️ ✨ ⭐️
Meeting Leo was magical, it was just him and I painting on the third pier of Amalfi..... March 1st 2020.... Leo... he is an amazing teacher , he encouraged my soul to step outside…
Bart
December 2019
It was a very unique experience with Leo. He brought out the best in us; and we all left feeling like we learnt and did something very new. It also gave us a chance to experience the place in a different way and take a most beautiful (and personal) memory of it back. Highly recommend this !
It was a very unique experience with Leo. He brought out the best in us; and we all left feeling like we learnt and did something very new. It also gave us a chance to experience t…
David
November 2019
Leo was an inspiring host. We thoroughly enjoyed our painting experience with him. We were worried because the weather was quite bad but Leo had a perfect plan in place to ensure that we could fully enjoy the experience. We now have wonderful souvenirs from our trip to the Amalfi coast, thank you
Leo was an inspiring host. We thoroughly enjoyed our painting experience with him. We were worried because the weather was quite bad but Leo had a perfect plan in place to ensure t…
Delphine
November 2019
This was such an amazing and unique experience, i highly recommend it to everyone ! Leo is a great painter and teacher, and very accomodating.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Just bring along your creative mind and a willingness to try something new!