The New painting holidays season 2016 at The Retreat has gone off to a good start. We kick-started the Spring Season with a 5 day Life-drawing course. Painters from the US as well as Europe have enjoyed learning the observation and gauging techniques so vital for any accomplished painter. with all guests having extended their stay to do some extra landscape painting over the Easter period, what was going to be a 5 day course extended to be a 9 day art extravaganza. even the Easter bunny was impressed by so much effort and rewarded our guests for their hard work. Well done everyone! We are already looking forward to the next courses and are delighted to be welcoming so many of last year's guests back this summer.