What an amazing day we had! In July 2011. The   Retreat had been invited to hold a surprise life-drawing session for contestants of Channel 4’s  Celebrity Coachtrip.

John had the pleasure of conducting a life-drawing class for a range of British celebrities. Filmed at Senigallia’s Palazzo Baviera, John taught a traditional life-drawing class with the  help of ‘Retreat’ model Lydia. The day was  light- hearted and full of humour which led to many of the guests promising to return to The Retreat for extra classes in the future.

Amongst the participants were Paul Burrell, Canon&Ball, East Enders’ Nick Cotton and a host of other celebrities. So why not look out for Channel 4’s new series of Celebrity Coach Trip in the new year, to see John and our celebs in action. The program is due to be aired on 25th January at 17:00 on Channel 4 but you can get a sneak preview from the images in our gallery below or visit the Channel 4 website for further details.