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During this watercolour workshop we will paint in scenic rural locations around The Retreat in the mornings and learn about classic Italian cooking during 3 afternoon cooking classes.

Get inspired by un-rivaled views and tranquil sceneries with it’s many vineyards and olive groves dotted across the wide open landscape. With beautiful seasonal colours, greens and yellows lighting up the fields and rolling-hills at this time of year you won’t be short of inspiration. From The Retreat, you will enjoy stunning views across the region providing plenty of inspiration and we will be working plein-air in the surrounding area as well as in the studio.

Your experienced painting tutor will help you develop your confidence and skills. We will also visit ancient hill-top towns, the sea-side and historic cities where we sit and paint and simply soak up the atmosphere.

This course is suitable for beginners to advanced.

All materials are provided, including  a quality sketchbook and all other materials.

Fresh healthy meals and wine sourced from local producers will complement your rejuvenating retreat experience. On our excursions we will visit some of the local hill-top towns, where time stands still and the ancient heart of Italy still beats in every lane and Roman building. A must experience for lovers of all things Italian.

For Groups: If you are wishing to come to The Retreat with your painting group, we are happy to arrange a specific course of your choice for you. Group discounts apply. Simply contact us with your requirements.

Non-painting partners are welcome at a reduced rate and can join us on all our trips and excursions.

10% discount for returning visitors

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Room Type 7 Day Course
Twin/Double room p.p. £ 1,100
Single Room £ 1,300
Twin/Double en-suite p.p. £ 1,200                                     
Single en-suite p.p. £ 1,400
Non-painters £   800