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

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

THIS COURSE IS FULL! This Retreat is a combination of painting, cooking and yoga, the holy-trinity of Retreat activities!!! Expert…

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10th-16th September 2022 Painting & Drawing Workshop

Enjoy drawing and painting the beautiful scenery surrounding  The Retreat. In the morning, there will be drawing and painting demonstrations,…

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8th -13th October 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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14th-19th October 2022 Venice Watercolour Course

THIS COURSE IS FULL! Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand buildings of…

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24th-29th April 2023 Venice Watercolour Course

  24th-29th April 2023 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and…

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29th April -4th May 2023 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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12th-17th June 2023 Venice Watercolour Course

12th-17th June 2023 Venice Watercolour Course Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand…

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17th-22nd June 2023 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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03rd-08th July 2023 Venice Watercolour Course

  Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand buildings of the grand Renaissance…

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08th-13th July 2023 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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04th-09th September 2023 Venice Watercolour Course

  Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand buildings of the grand Renaissance…

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09th-14th September 2023 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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02nd-07th October 2023 Venice Watercolour Course

  Spend 6 fantastic days immersed painting the historic canals with its gondolas and grand buildings of the grand Renaissance…

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07th-12th October 2023 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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07th-12th October 2023 TEST CINQUE TERRE 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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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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