Tuscany, Italy Workshop with Cynthia Knox, CPSA with optional Venice add-on!

Join Cynthia in Italy as she teaches her signature style of colored pencil painting! Enjoy 3 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Siena and 3 nights in Cortona. Beautiful accommodations, tours, wine and delicious cuisine await! Take in the sights and flavors of Italy with food tours, cooking lessons, wine tastings, sight-seeing and of course, artist workshops with Cynthia Knox. Download the full itinerary and details here. There are only 16 spots left! ****Register today!****

Don’t want to miss out on Venice while you’re in Italy? Join us for an extended tour to Venice from October 5-8. Float down the Grand Canal, taste your way through the streets of Venice with a food walking tour, tour Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica and more! Take the water taxi to Murano to see the exquisite glass blowing while also exploring the islands of Torcello and Burano!

EXPECT TO LEARN, LAUGH, AND LEAVE WITH NEWLY ACQUIRED SKILLS AND A STUNNING PROJECTOver three days (eight hours), Cynthia will demo each texture observed in this still life, including the wood surface background.  She will provide hands-on instruction and will be available online for follow-up assistance after the workshop has ended. Download the workshop description here.


 “Cynthia Knox is a dedicated teacher.  Her expertise in the colored pencil media is absolutely astounding.  She has the ability to inspire, motivate, and educate her students to achieve levels they never knew imaginable.  Cynthia is one of the finest teachers I have been privileged to know.” – B. LaBelle

“You are a fantastic artist and teacher!  Michelle and I enjoyed this workshop more than any other since your workshop on the 2015 Alaska cruise.  We will fly down again from BC, Canada, for your next one.” – E. Cooke

“So far I have been able to attend all the workshops that Cynthia has taught in The Villages (Florida).  She is amazing as an artist, as a teacher, and as a person.  She has a way about her that makes her students feel very comfortable around her.  Her classroom material is always well prepared, and she takes the time to help each student.  I am looking forward to another one of Cynthia’s workshops in 2019!”  – R. Conboy 

For additional Testimonials, please see Testimonial page.


Cynthia Knox, CPSA, is a colored pencil and graphite artist who lives in New York with her family.  Her artwork has received numerous awards in national and international juried exhibitions, and she has authored 17 art instructional books.  Cynthia teaches art workshops for individuals and groups throughout the United States, internationally, on cruises and online via Zoom, Craftsy.com and for AnnKullberg.com. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, juried member of the International Guild of Realism and commissioned portrait artist. Cynthia’s passion is showing students how to draw with colored pencils and working with them individually and in groups to bring their skills to the next level. She credits her passion and artistic inspiration to a deep love for God and her family. View her resume, artwork, books, testimonials and teaching schedule here on this site. She is on Facebook and Instagram.


Travel Dates: September 26 – October 5 with optional Venice add-on October 5-8
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Tour Coordinator: Karen Embrey, CTW, SMMC – Tuscany Tours
Supply List: will be provided by summer 2023

Deposit: $500 Nonrefundable Deposit (each person)
Cost: € 4125 (based on double occupancy) to Tuscany and additional € 1726 for the Venice add-on.
– price in US dollars will be converted at time of final deposit, 110 days before trip.