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.

Virtual Retreats

Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? Join us on our fantastic virtual live Watercolour Painting and Cooking Retreats in Italy.

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

27th-30th May 2021 Live 4 Day Virtual Italian Art Retreat

  Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? All is not lost!…

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11th-16th June 2021 Venice Watercolour Course

11th-16th June 2021 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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24th-27th June 2021 Live 4 Day Virtual Italian Art Retreat

    Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? All is not…

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10th-16th July 2021 Painting & Drawing Workshop

10th-16th July 2021 Painting & Drawing Workshop Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning,…

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17th-22nd July 2021 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

17th-22nd July 2021 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination of painting, cooking and yoga, the holy-trinity…

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29th July-1st August 2021 Live 4 Day Virtual Italian Art Retreat

  Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? All is not lost!…

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19th-22nd August 2021 Live 4 Day Virtual Italian Art Retreat

    Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? All is not…

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26th-28th August 2021 Live 4 Day Virtual Italian Art Retreat

  Missing Italy? Can’t wait to get back here to Paint and enjoy la Dolce Vita? All is not lost!…

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4th-10th September 2021 Painting & Drawing Workshop

4th-10th September 2021 Painting & Drawing Workshop Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning,…

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11th – 16th September 2021 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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17th-22nd September 2021 Venice Watercolour Course

  17th-22nd September 2021 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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25th – 30th September 2021 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 -14th October 2021 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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15th-20th October 2021 Venice Watercolour Course

  15th-20th October 2021 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and…

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23rd – 28th October 2021 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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29th October-3rd November 2021 Venice Watercolour Course

29th October - 3rd November 2021 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its…

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16th-21st April 2022 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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22nd-27th April 2022 Venice Watercolour Course

22nd-27th April 2022 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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7th-12th May 2022 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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13th-18th May 2022 Venice Watercolour Course

  13th-18th May 2022 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and…

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28th May -2nd June 2022 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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3rd-8th June 2022 Venice Watercolour Course

3rd-8th June 2022 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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18th-24th June 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop

18th-24th June 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning,…

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2nd-7th July 2022 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

2nd-7th July 2022 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat Intensive Painting, Yoga and Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination of…

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23rd-29th July 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop

23rd-29th July 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning,…

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20th-26th August 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop

20th-26th August 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning,…

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3rd-8th September 2022 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat

3rd-8th September 2022 Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat This Retreat is a combination of painting, cooking and yoga, the holy-trinity…

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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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See For Yourself

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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