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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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1st -8th June 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…

29th June – 6th July 2019 Landscape Painting Workshop at The Retreat

Enjoy painting the beautiful scenery surrounding the Le Marche Retreat. In the morning there will be 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 evening, Read the Rest…

13th-20th July 2019 Landscape Painting 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…

27th July-3rd August 2019 Landscape Painting Workshop

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 more. There will Read the Rest…

7th – 14th September 2019 Landscape Painting Workshop

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 more. There will Read the Rest…