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Painting Holidays & Art Workshops in Italy


  • The courses

    Our courses include landscape painting, life-drawing, print-making, portrait painting and classical frescoe painting. We offer 7 and 10 day courses. Read more
  • Seasonal Themes

    We have given some of our landscape courses a seasonal theme, including the best time to come to paint sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards and when best to see the magic. Read more
  • Your Tutor

    John is a very experienced tutor who will introduce you to a variety of techniques, styles and media. With a positive and encouraging approach, he will inspire you. Read more
  • Self-catering stays

    We are now offering Self-catering stays. Ideal for experienced artists wanting to come to Italy and paint without having to participate in a course. Read more

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8th-15th April 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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This course is full! Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Read the Rest…

15th-22nd April 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

Watercolour

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Learn to paint quickly Read the Rest…

22nd-29th April 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Learn to paint quickly Read the Rest…

6th-13th May 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

Urban Sketching - Capturing the Moment

This course is full! Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Read the Rest…

13th-20th May 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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This course is full! Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Read the Rest…

20th May – 27th May 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

Tuscany Plein-air Water colour painting 2013

Few places left! Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Learn Read the Rest…

27th May-3rd June 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Learn to paint quickly Read the Rest…

10th-17th June 2017 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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This course is full! Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint watercolours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the ambience and culture of this famous historical city. Allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Read the Rest…

17th -24th June 2017 Painting workshop with Cooking and Yoga Sessions

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This painting course is aimed at anyone wanting to indulge in a variety of creative experiences  and recharge their batteries through the power of Yoga. If you are passionate about all things Italian, then this course is for you. We will spend 6 mornings drawing, sketching and painting the beautiful local scenery and ancient hill-top Read the Rest…

30th June – 07th July 2017 Plein-air Painting Workshop

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1 place remaining! Enjoy painting and drawing stunning Italian sceneries and hill-top towns. We will paint here at The Retreat as well as other magnificent locations and enjoy excursions around this spectacular area. There will be demonstrations in watercolours, oils and acrylics. We will explore the techniques and media as well as colour mixing, observation, scale, composition and Read the Rest…