Mixing it up – being bold with watercolour

with Tessa Pearson

29th August – 5th September 2025


Watercolour with mixed media

Workshop Details


For this workshop, Tessa will inspire you and share her techniques to create lively, spontaneous sketch studies which we can then translate into more considered paintings in the studio, capturing the energy from direct observation.


We will draw wonderful landscapes and interesting corners of the ancient  hilltop town , courtyards and beaches, lemons and olive trees….


Suitable for all abilities from beginners to professionals. Tessa will guide you with one to one tuition and daily inspirational demonstrations using watercolour and gouache with inks, crayons, wax and collage.





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)
  • 5 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • 3 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from painting locations
  • 1 free day (lunch not included) 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
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs
  • full-time staff on-site including concierge service


Prices start from €2399 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 Tessa


Tessa Pearson is a qualified, experienced tutor who loves to share her passion for colour and watermedia , able to teach most subject matters although her own work is focussed on her love of flowers and gardens experienced in inspirational gardens both her own, and from her travels in Morocco, and interpreted in her very recognisable style.


Trained in printed textiles at the Royal College of Art, her first career was painting silk which she sold successfully in Liberty’s in London and around the World. Following a short break to raise her three children she returned to her love of colour and florals using painting and printmaking on paper as her preferred medium, creating colourful abstract monoprints and paintings in watercolour. Her influences have been many, from Matisse to Hodgkin and the bold colourists of mid twenty-first century painters Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin.


Tessa Pearson exhibits widely at art fairs and galleries in the UK and internationally, having work selected for prestigious exhibitions including the Royal Watercolour Society Opens and the Royal West of England Academy Print Open. She was recently elected an Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

See more of Tessa’s work on her Instagram page @TessaPearsonArt or her website www.tessapearson.com.

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