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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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31st March-7th April 2018 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…

7th-14th April 2018 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…

21st April-28th April 2018 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…

05th-12th May 2018 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…

12th-19th May 2018 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…

26th May – 2nd June 2018 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…

23rd – 30th June 2018 Plein-air Painting Workshop at The Retreat

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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…

4th – 14th July 2018 Sunflower Oil painting course with Yoga (10 day)

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A Must for all Plein-Air Painters! What a ‘Joy of Joys’ it is, to be painting Sunflowers in nature! If you have ever craved the chance to paint them then this is your big opportunity! Paint alongside your experienced tutor who will demonstrate strategy after strategy in the aim of capturing one of nature’s most enduringly captivating phenomena- Read the Rest…

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

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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…

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

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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…