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.

Italy, 2018 – Awaken the Artist Within

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

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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.



Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham live and work in Big Sur, California. Contact us if you would like to visit.