Creativity & Connection in Italy with Reina Cottier


3rd – 10th October 2025

Our Week Together


I would love you to come and join me for a magical week of combining creativity & fun, inspiring personal growth, and building connections in Montelparo, a beautiful hilltop setting, with the Adriatic Sea on one side and the mountains on the other, stunning!


Imagine immersing yourself in creativity, experiencing the local culture, and forming lifelong friendships with like-minded souls. 


We will work both in the studio where I will be demonstrating & one on one instruction, & in beautiful local locations as we explore the surrounding area. And when we are not ‘creating’ we will be exploring local towns, experiencing the culture, food, & enjoying what the local people & area has to offer.


We will be using a variety of mixed media, acrylic ink & acrylic paint. This experience is for all levels, whether you are a total beginner, or seasoned artist seeking new inspiration.


I will share with you all my processes & techniques using multi mediums in various ways, which you will then take and make your own unique creation.  I will be guiding you throughout.








The 2 styles I’ll be teaching:


~mixed media multi layered artworks with dimension & depth.

~acrylic paint & markers- free flowing, vibrant colours, swirling movement with detailed hand painted designs /marks – most often seen in my ocean, bird & nature themes.


My workshops are organic. I will help you tap into your imagination & what inspires you, & express yourself through colour, shape & texture, staying in the moment allowing your inner creative to blossom. It’s all about enjoying the journey of creativity…the process itself is where the magic happens, where you explore, experiment, and discover new things (often about yourself!) along the way.


Beautiful rich colours, depth & layers, free flowing & relaxed.


I encourage breaks if you need it, music, singing/ dancing… do what feels good!


We have fun.


The week will be an experience that promises both creative inspiration and meaningful connections.


I cant wait to meet you!


Included in the price is:


  • All tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury air-conditioned, en-suite rooms with: – see our rooms here
       – luxury bedding
       – high quality, 100% natural, Italian toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and hand gel
       – daily servicing of the rooms
       – mid-week linen and towel change
       – 100% cotton waffle robes & slippers
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from our daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 4 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • up to 2 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from painting locations
  • Guided orientation walking tour of the medieval hill-top town of Montelparo on day of arrival 
  • Experience the community and culture on a “Taste of Le Marche”  full day experience visiting three local, family run, artisanal food & wine producers with a tour and tasting at each
  • One Free day with the option to take an excursion to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance town full of history as well as fabulous boutique shops, charming cafes and one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas (lunch not included)
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio
  • full-time staff on-site including concierge service


Prices start from €2599 per person based on two people sharing a room. 

To find out more  fill out the form at the VERY bottom of the page.


Bring along Partner or Friend


If you’d like to bring along a non-participating partner they too can experience our hospitality enjoying all the meals and excursions.  If you’re wondering what else there is for them to do then find out just some of the options here.




About Reina


 Reina Cottier is a visionary & intuitive artist based in the beautiful coastal town Tairua- Coromandel Peninsula, in.New Zealand.  She is a mother of 2 amazing girls , (18 & 19), and married to her ‘gem’ Jerry. She’s an animal lover, a food fiend, & has a natural ability to connect with all walks of life.


She creates original artworks, merchandise, & holds art workshops & retreats on her Tairuaproperty. (See her 5 star google reviews!)


She had a spiritual, multi-cultural upbringing, surrounded by books, art, craft, theatre & music.


She studied art right through school winning many awards.. but the true rewards were never in the certificates or trophies…” my connection to my fellow humans through my creative gift is what really inspires me to create & therefore, thrive.”


Right from the start she knew she wanted her art to uplift & inspire. “ I just wanted to create beautiful colourful things that made people feel good.” Her art comes from a place deep within, & she taps into her intuition for each artwork with very little pre-planning involved.  

Drawn to painting themes strongly inspired by different cultures, nature & strong ‘ocean’ themes, she loves to experiment with no rules or limits.  The work varies, sometimes mixed media, ink, sometimes acrylic. Breaking ‘art rules’ is a must… ” I like in walking my own path, all whilst staying open and vulnerable, knowing that this is an ever changing, evolving experience every single day. I am forever stretching my wings, taking risks, trying new themes and experimenting with techniques. There is never failure, only learning & therefore, growth”.



Her paintings are in private collections, office blocks & hotels worldwide. Her work has been featured in 5 books, and on the cover of NZ Artist Magazine. She also licenses her images and recently had NZ boat company, Stabicraft wrap their ‘show piece’ boat for the latest NZ Boat Show, in her well known ‘Seabed’ image.



Reina is not an ‘insular’ artist, connection with people is just as inspiring and important as creating.

She would love to connect with you, feel free to reach out…

FB: Reina Cottier Art
Insta: @reinacottierart


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