Studio One – Big Sur is the online home of Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham. Together we produce original artwork and provide inspirational instruction in person and online.
See Italy as an Artist – 2018
Venice and Florence – September 29 to October 4
Spannocchia – October 4 – 11
Venice | Florence | Tenuta di Spannocchia | Siena | Tuscan Hill Towns
Sketch | Watercolor | Journaling | Photography | Tuscan Cuisine | Yoga
with Erin Lee Gafill & Tom Birmingham
We’ll start with three days in Venice, staying in a quiet spot, still near Piazza San Marcos. We’ll sketch the canals and Villas of Venice, eat at local trattoria, visit the Doge’s Palace, the Duomo, Murano, and Burano.
We’ll take a high-speed train to Florence, where we’ll spend two nights near the Historic Center. We’ll visit some of our favorite spots.
Our week at Spannocchia includes scheduled sessions in daily writing, sketch, watercolor, yoga, Tuscan cuisine, and photography. Join a small group of kindred spirits and develop the creative habits that can change your life.
Erin Lee Gafill & Tom Birmingham are artists living and working in Big Sur, California. Together they create original work and produce classes, workshop, educational travel and online lessons to inspire a life in the arts.
I arrived in Concord early in the afternoon. The weather was pleasant, no snow, no rain. How did we find things before google and craigslist, I really can’t remember. That day I was looking for a place to stay for a few days and a place to work to make a few bucks. I had …
The Awaken the Artsist Within Tour starts in Venice on September 29 and ends in Florence on October 12th. If you are only joining us for the week at Spannocchia, participants will meet us in Florence on October 4th, but still depart on October 12th. Here are the things I think about when making my …
When March arrives, most of the country begins to sprout and blossom. This is not so true in the North Country. By mid-March, the hills are still covered in several feet of snow, and there might still be a few blizzards before spring. During my years in New Hampshire, I found that at that point, …
Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham live and work in Big Sur, California. Contact us if you would like to visit.