Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Painting Under the Tuscan

The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas is once again pleased to return to Italy with a trip to Tuscany between the dates of May 19 through May 27. Based in Lucignano, a small Medieval hill town located south of Florence, our guests will comfortably lodge just outside the town walls in old world Villas with kitchens, modern rooms with baths, and a swimming pool.

Lucignano is centrally located in the heart of the Chianti region for day excursions to surrounding Tuscan destinations. Our guests simply have to open their door and step out each morning to draw or paint the Tuscan landscape surrounded by Olive Groves and overlooking Cortona.

If a day trip is what you want, no worries, a member of The Fine Arts League staff will lead a visit to one of the surrounding towns to draw, paint or sightsee. Morning drawing and painting instruction is available and will be led by Fine Arts League instructors John Dempsey and Christopher Holt. Afternoon drawing or painting sessions are accompanied by founder Ben Long. Participants will be instructed in the rendering of the Italian landscape and architecture.

For more information, please contact the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas at (828) 252-5050.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Welcoming back - BEN LONG! Ben will be here for the 12 week Spring Semester at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, the school which he founded to teach Portrait Painting. We welcome the advanced Artist to join Ben along with other Master's Apprentice students from the Fine Arts League to share in the wisdom of a living Master. For more information on the Spring courses being offered at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, please visit our website at: or telephone: (828) 252-5050.

The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas is a small and very unique school dedicated to teaching in the style of the 'old masters'. We draw and paint from life. If you choose to become a full time Student, enrolling in our Master's Apprentice course - you will learn everything from mixing your own pigments, stretching your canvas, fundamental drawing, painting people and landscapes to staging and having your own gallery show.

One of our students, Renee Whisnant will have her Opening this coming Thursday, January 19th from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Fine Arts League Gallery in the Historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We welcome you to attend.