Art Courses at The Retreat

Painting, Yoga and Cooking retreats in a traditional Italian farmhouse set in tranquil and beautiful surroundings with magnificent panoramic views.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Painting Holidays and Art Workshops for all levels of ability in traditional media.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Painting Holidays and urban watercolour sketching in Florence, Tuscany.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Landscape painting workshops in traditional media in stunning countryside in the heart of Italy.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Professional painting tuition tailored to individual needs in traditional media including landscape, plein-air, urban-sketching and still-life.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Painting, Yoga and Cooking retreat in traditional farmhouse set in tranquil and beautiful surroundings with magnificent panoramic views.

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Art Courses at The Retreat

Painting Holidays and urban watercolour sketching in Florence, Tuscany.

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Courses

Landscape Plein-air Courses

Enjoy painting and drawing stunning Italian sceneries and hill-top towns. The program includes courses in oil, acrylics and watercolour as well as painting courses with Yoga or Cooking Classes.

Florence & Venice Courses

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

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Upcoming Courses

7th-13th September 2019 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: September 7, 2019 – September 13, 2019 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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21st-26th September 2019 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

When: September 21, 2019 – September 26, 2019 all-day Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination…

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28th September–4th October 2019 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: September 28, 2019 – October 4, 2019 all-day Painting & Drawing Ancient Italian Hill Towns Enjoy drawing and painting…

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12th-18th October 2019 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: October 12, 2019 – October 18, 2019 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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26th-31st October 2019 Florence Watercolour Course

When: October 26, 2019 – October 31, 2019 all-day Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in…

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18th-23rd April 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

When: April 18, 2020 – April 23, 2020 all-day Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in…

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24th-29th April 2020 Venice Watercolour Course

When: April 24, 2020 – April 29, 2020 all-day 24th-29th April 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed…

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2nd-7th May 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

When: May 2, 2020 – May 7, 2020 all-day Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in…

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8th – 13th May 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

When: May 8, 2020 – May 13, 2020 all-day 8th - 13th May 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic…

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23rd-30th May 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

When: May 23, 2020 – May 30, 2020 all-day Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in…

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31st May – 5th June 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

When: May 31, 2020 – June 5, 2020 all-day 31st May - 5th June 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6…

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13th-18th June 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

When: June 13, 2020 – June 18, 2020 all-day Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in…

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20th-26th June 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: June 20, 2020 – June 26, 2020 all-day 20th-26th June 2020 Painting & Drawing The Landscape Enjoy drawing and…

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4th-9th July 2020 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

When: July 4, 2020 – July 9, 2020 all-day Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination…

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11th-17th July 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: July 11, 2020 – July 17, 2020 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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25th-31st July 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: July 25, 2020 – July 31, 2020 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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22nd-28th August 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: August 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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5th-11th September 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

When: September 5, 2020 – September 11, 2020 all-day Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful…

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12th-17th September 2020 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

When: September 12, 2020 – September 17, 2020 all-day Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination…

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9th – 15th October 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

When: October 9, 2020 – October 15, 2020 all-day 9th - 15th October 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic…

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30th October – 4th November 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

When: October 30, 2020 – November 4, 2020 all-day 30th October - 4th November 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6…

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The Retreat

The Retreat is a small art school in the heart of Italy’s beautiful Le Marche Region specialising in exclusive painting holidays with a truly personal touch.

Small groups and a ‘home-from-home’ atmosphere let any aspiring and experienced artist relax, indulge and create to their heart’s content.

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The location for the The Retreat was inspired by an Italian artist friend’s recommendation to visit „Italy’s best kept secret – Le Marche“. It was love at first sight. Here, you find all regions of Italy combined into one – the rolling hill-sides of Tuscany, the mountains of the north and coastal scenes and beaches of the south all in one panoramic view. It truly is ‘tutto Italia in una regione – all of Italy in one region’ as the Italian’s call it. What better place to pitch your easel.

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