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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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11th-18th August 2018 Watercolour Workshop with Cooking Classes

Sorry, this course is full! 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 Read the Rest…

25th August – 01st September 2018 Watercolour Painting and Yoga Workshop

This painting and yoga course is the perfect retreat for anyone wanting to explore their artistic potential and to relax and rejuvenate through 3¬†yoga sessions. Your professional Yoga teacher will help you on your journey to developing a strong, flexible and healthy body and you will be able to to free your mind from stress Read the Rest…

08th -15th September 2018 Plein-air Workshop at The Retreat

Enjoy painting the beautiful scenery surrounding the Le Marche Retreat. In the morning there will be plein-air demonstrations, followed by practical sessions where you put into practice what you have learnt, observed and remembered. In the afternoon, there will be more opportunity to paint during practical sessions, critiqued where necessary by your tutor. In the Read the Rest…

21st-28th September 2018 Plein-air Painting Workshop at The Retreat

Sorry, this course is full! Enjoy painting the beautiful scenery surrounding the Le Marche Retreat. In the morning there will be plein-air demonstrations, followed by practical sessions where you put into practice what you have learnt, observed and remembered. In the afternoon, there will be more opportunity to paint during practical sessions, critiqued where necessary Read the Rest…

6th-13th April 2019 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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…

20th April-27th April 2019 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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…

27th April-04th May 2019 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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…

4th-11th May 2019 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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…

11th – 18th May 2019 Florence Watercolour Workshop

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…

18th-25th May 2019 Florence Watercolour Course

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…