This premiere olive-centric workshop includes elements of the classic workshop we have offered over the years, but with a unique twist: it's all about olives! The workshop takes place during the olive harvest season in Tuscany. AJ style team photographer, Emily Followill, will be back again as your photography instructor. Emily will teach you the basics of your camera and for more advanced photographers, you can dig into technical one-on-ones with Emily.
Annette will be teaching styling in the kitchen and in the studio with special guest, acclaimed chef Alisa Barry of Bella Cucina who will be in the kitchen teaching Italian cooking lessons. If you have a passion for all things Italian, including Italian food, this workshop is for you. Annette and Alisa are a match made in olive oil heaven. If you're obsessed with olives and olive oil, this is your time to make the commitment and come cook, style, and photograph with this amazing and complex local product. All recipes will use local olives or local organic olive oil, and both sweet and savory recipes will be on the menu.
Here's what you'll be doing for 4 days of olive oil fun: you will partake in foodie excursions. We will visit an organic olive grove and harvest olives. The group will observe/participate and photograph while the olives are harvested and then pressed (you can even participate in harvesting the olives if you please). We will all enjoy a picnic in the olive groves after a morning of harvesting. Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the seasonal bounty like olives, truffles, persimmons, and even wine tasting. Of course you will be enjoying wine from our very own vineyard at all meals.
You'll have a free day to explore even more of Italy which includes your choice of fall festival excursions. We have everything laid out for you on our Free-Day Activity Page.
Post-production lessons on work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those who are interested.
$2,850.00 for shared rooms, $3,275.00 for single rooms. (Class is limited to 8 students.)
2 shared rooms and 4 singles are available, so book early.
Fee includes breakfast, most lunches (excluding your free day), some dinners, all instruction, and group excursions. Accommodations are also included. Airfare is not included and is the responsibility of the student. Students fly to Pisa airport, you are responsible for transportation to the B&B.