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About my workshops.....

My Studio Workshops are always totally inspirational with a basic outline of follow along demonstrations in different styles with associated mediums. I feel that students prefer this style of tutoring because it enables them to learn techniques and colour mixing on a concentrated level  Demonstrations consisting of detailed analysis of many areas including... How to create beautiful inspiring scenery ....How to incorporate perspective into your paintings...Basic drawing, plus Portrait & Figurative  construction  Usually these workshops are held monthly, here at my Melbourne studio, En Plein air or online,  I also travel Internationally .....Europe, Italy,France, UK, and the US  teaching various En Plein air and in-house holiday painting workshops, usually twice a year  Traveling & painting is one of my great passions and I look forward to my next wonderful adventure..... J

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International  Workshops:

Oil Painting Workshop with Janet Knight

20th -29th May 2024

Just imagine! .... close your eyes and dream with me along side the bustling canals of Venice, amongst the sparkling grapevines of Prosecco, and quaint fairytale like villages full of magic. Now imagine painting a beautiful feeling of this amazing adventure and creating the most wonderful memories in one of the most beautiful countries in the world....

This workshop offers 10 full days of painting and adventure in beautiful North Italy situated beneath the Italian Alps. Focusing on Venice and its fascinating medieval culture and then follow on to explore the quaint and fairytale like villages and castles that are close by. The exquisite scenery in every location is bound to get those creative juices inspiring you to create fabulous and unique artwork.

An amazing and inspirational painting experience in Italy, and because of its exclusive nature the workshop will consist of 7 participants only. We would highly recommend an early deposit to hold your place.  (check out the Early bird Price)


Join Janet Knight on this exclusive boutique painting holiday experience in Venice. Be swept away in the culture and the essence of a beautiful country. Janets ability to capture feelings and beauty on canvas is an exquisite talent which she shares so generously with others. As a professional oil painter for over 32 years, Janet has an incredible history of exhibiting, teaching and selling her art all over the world. Janets work has collectors who circle the globe as well winning many major awards and is highly sought after for her tutoring capabilities here in Australia as well as many other countries. Tutoring painting holidays for major countries of the world since 2017 has inspired her to keep traveling and sharing her painting knowledge and love of life with others. 

"I can't help but to sit and wonder about my life and the amazing opportunities I have had. Expanding my arty career across the world and sharing my knowledge with aspiring people. I feel so very fortunate to be able to guide and tutor wonderful artist while providing inspiring content to elevate the senses, creating a magic as well as fulfilling experience for all."... J

DAY 1  Monday 20th SERRAVALLE

Our driver will meet you on arrival at Venice Airport between 9am - Noon. Transfer to our accomodation in Serravalle Vittorio Veneto. Accomodation will be the Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel and nearby hotel Piccolo Principe B&B. Palazzo Galletti, a fourteenth Century gem nestled beneath the Italian Alps. Welcome drinks on arrival. Our first evening be thrilled with an authentic home cooked Italian dinner at Palazzo Galletti. 


DAY 2  Tuesday 21st SERRAVALLE

After a lovely welcoming breakfast Janet will commence todays painting session in the heart of Serravalle with a demonstration in Oils and then assist the artists with their own paintings. A short history lesson at the beginning of our day from our guide before we nestle into our artwork. This medieval village set beneath the Italian Alps is quite fairytale like, oozing charm in its historic culture with a tale or two. Its charming atmosphere is a delight to paint and will make for a very enjoyable day.

Lunch and dinner at Palazzo Galletti.


Day 3  Wednesday 22nd VENICE

After a brief transfer we arrive in beautiful Venice for todays painting location. We start the day with a little history from our guide followed by Janets demonstration in Oils then assisting the artists with their work. Claiming such a priceless art and history heritage this medieval city built on water now attracts thousands

of tourists each year to its quirky streets and breathtaking scenery. Dream like and forever inspiring Venice literally has a painting hiding around every corner, it's such an eclectic and facinating city. Every time I paint in this gorgeous part of the world I feel the essence of many painters before me who wanted to capture the feeling of this wonderful city.

Janet will scout the perfect painting location to paint where we will paint the morning away and then artists will have the option of sightseeing in the afternoon or continuing to paint.

DAY 4  Thursday 23rd TREVISO

Today we travel to Treviso. This Morning Janet will introduce you to this medieval moated village with some history from our guide followed by a demonstration in Pastel, then assistance for the painters with their own work. Known as little Venice Treviso has quite a few waterways and canals crossing the old town inside the ancient walls. A medieval village boasting an ancient walled fortress with surprises around every corner. Treviso reminds us of Venice in many ways and of course less tourists always feels good. Expect a treat around every corner. Full day of painting.

Evening dinner at Palazzo Galletti.


Sight seeing opportunity to Garda Lake OR the charm off the nearby Prosecco Vineyards where we can explore and do a little wine tasting.(optional, not included in the price)

Lake Garda began to form approximately 1.5 million years ago from a glacier. The large mass of ice slid to the base of the mountains, melted and formed the largest natural fresh water lake in Italy. An abundance of things to see including ferry rides to various historic villages around the lake. 

DAY 6  Saturday 25th  VENICE

Today we arrive in beautiful Venice once more. After scouting another fabulous painting location, Janet will start the day with a demonstration in Oil and then help the students with their own work. Todays artists have the optional a full days painting program or experiencing more of the culture of Venice with amazing food, gondola rides etc.

Evening dinner a Palazzo Galletti.


DAY 7 Sunday 26th  ASOLO

Today we visit the charming village of Asolo which is known as the pearl of the Provence of Treviso. "The city of a hundred horizons" Established in 588 -591. This medieval villages also the home of the English poet Robert Browning  and actress Eleanor Duse. Before Janets demonstration in Oil, a brief history talk from our guide. As well as Asolo's quaint streets making you feel as though you had stepped back in time you will also be inspired by the picturesque scenery around every corner. This is a great village to just relax, paint and soak it all in, maybe a glass of Prosecco will suit the hour.  full days painting with  the option to sightsee in the afternoon.

Evening dinner at Palazzo Galletti.


DAY 8 Monday 27th  CASTELLO CONEGLIANO (Castle Conegliano)

Today we travel to Castello Conegliano where will experience the gardens of this monumental structure including brief history talk from our guide. After scouting a fabulous painting location Janet will demonstrate in Pastel and then help the artists with their own work. The Castle, with its landmark tower visible from several points surviving the weight of centuries, the medieval access gates, the walls just now traditionally renovated. The ancient magic allure allows visitors to capture the extraordinary environmental beauty of this fascinating part of Italian history.

Full painting day.

Dinner at Palazzo Galletti.

DAY 9 Tuesday 28th  SERRAVALLE 

Painting the gardens of our 14th century accomodation Palazzo Galletti. Following this mornings demonstration in Pastel, painters can enjoy a relaxing morning painting the gardens of our beautiful accomodation with assistance from the tutor. The afternoon wandering the streets and galleries of Serravalle for some inspirational sightseeing.

The evening - Let's celebrate our wonderful Italian Workshop with celebratory drinks and and our farewell critique.

Lunch and dinner at Palazzo Galletti.

DEPARTURE DAY 10 Wednesday 29th

Late morning transfer to Venice Airport.


WORKSHOP 'EARLY BIRD' PRICE per person twin-share

$5,295 AUD   $3,529 USD

($500 AUD deposit must be paid before the1st Dec 2023)

Workshop price per person twin-share..... 

$5,595 AUD     $3,895 USD

Single supplement .....

$1,295 AUD     $860 USD   

Non painter discount $250 AUD    $175 USD 


  • 9 nights accomodation at Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel and nearby Piccolo Principe B&B.

  • 18 meals, including breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 7 dinners.

  • Welcome and farewell drinks as well as included with all dinners.

  • Arrival and departure transfers as well as transfers to all painting locations.

  • Fabulous painting and sightseeing in Venice, Serravalle, Treviso, Asolo,Castello Conegliano and Palazzo Galletti.

  • Exclusive daily history talk at each painting location from our guide and driver.

  • Workshop accompanied by a professional assistant .

  • First class tutoring by renowned artist/international educator Janet Knight.

  • Intensive painting sessions including demonstrations, painting instruction and assistance.

  • Last but not least LOTS OF FUN because this is your holiday.


  • Tavel arrangements not specified in the itinerary, such as air travel from your home to and from the workshop.

  • Travel insurance. We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover yourself for cancellation, medical and hospital expenses, and other unforeseen expenses.

  • Gratuities to the coach drivers and local guides.

  • Sightseeing, unless specified in the workshop itinerary.

  • Items of personal nature.

  • Airport and overseas arrival/departure taxes.

  • Excess bagage charges.

  • Passport and Visa fees.

  • Free day guided tour (optional).

BOOKING FORM and TERMS & CONDITIONS please email for more information 

           VENICE ITALY & SURROUNDS 2024


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