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

18th-23rd April 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really…

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24th-29th April 2020 Venice Watercolour Course

24th-29th April 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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2nd-7th May 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really…

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8th – 13th May 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

8th - 13th May 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas…

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23rd-30th May 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really…

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

31st May - 5th June 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its…

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13th-18th June 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really…

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20th-26th June 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

20th-26th June 2020 Painting & Drawing The Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the…

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

Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination of painting, cooking and yoga, the holy-trinity of Retreat…

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11th-17th July 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning, there will…

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25th-31st July 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning, there will…

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22nd-28th August 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning, there will…

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5th-11th September 2020 Painting & Drawing Workshop

Painting & Drawing the Landscape Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning, there will…

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

Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination of painting, cooking and yoga, the holy-trinity of Retreat…

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26th September – 3rd October 2020 Florence Watercolour Course

Treat yourself to this fantastic opportunity to paint water colours in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn’t really…

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9th – 15th October 2020 Watercolour Painting in Venice

9th - 15th October 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas…

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

30th October - 4th November 2020 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its…

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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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