Retreats Programme

Are you in search of a creative adventure in authentic Italy?

 

We offer an ever-changing number of creative retreats – each with a different tutor where you’ll have the opportunity to explore your creativity with daily workshops as well as getting a taste of local life in an authentic Italian village.

 

Creative Retreat Italy

 

Imagine yourself staying in an Italian palazzo nestled on the edge of a picture postcard medieval hill-top town perched above the rolling countryside and with views to the Adriatic coast in the distance….

 

                           

 

Our creative retreats for adults combine the perfect balance of creativity, relaxation, sightseeing, a little bit of culture and luxury accommodation and all crafted to each individual group.

 

The Le Marche landscapes have inspired artists for centuries, and it provides the most breath-taking backdrops for any painting holiday, photography course or quilting and knitting retreat.

 

Have you ever dreamed about taking part in a writing retreat, yoga retreat, knitting retreat or painting  in Italy?   Now’s your chance.  Stress free, relaxing, fresh air and stunning views – what more could you want?

                         

 

All our retreats are for small groups only.  Group size is typically between 12-15.  We have 12 luxury, en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms so you can share with a friend or bring a non-participating partner whilst you enjoy your creative retreat.

 

If you do want to bring along a friend or partner who doesn’t want to participate in the course or retreats they can still come along.

They’ll enjoy the same delicious meals and can join you on any of the excursions included in your retreat or course and many other activities – find out more about what non-participating partners can do here.

 

 

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2024

T Looking South From Moss Beach lower res 12th - 19th April 2024

PALETTES OF THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE with HELEN DANNELLY

TFace 3rd - 10th May 2024

CREATIVE PORTRAIN PAINTING with JUSTIN OGILVIE

chickenhousehighresT 10th - 17th May 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with DAVID SHKOLNY 

Suitable for all abilities and all mediums

Screenshot 17th - 24th May 2024

CAPTURING THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE with OKSANA ZHELISKO

En Plein air painting and Drawing

SOLD OUT

South-Coast-With-White-LightT 24th - 31st May 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with RICHARD CLAREMONT

Colours of the Landscape

SOLD OUT

South-Coast-With-White-LightT 31st May - 7th June 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with RICHARD CLAREMONT

Colours of the Landscape

SOLD OUT

waitersT 7th - 14th June 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with ELI CEDRONE

All Levels: Sketching, oils, watercolor and acrylics

 

BridgeS 14th - 21st June 2024

PLEIN AIR PAINTING HOLIDAY with ANTHONY BARROW

Acrylics, Gouache & Watercolour Painting Holiday in Italy

21st - 28th June 2024

PRIVATE RETREAT

MarketT 28th June - 5th July 2024

THE WONDERS OF WATERCOLOUR with TERRY JARVIS

Watercolour

OpenbookT 5th - 12th July 2024

WRITING RETREAT with RUTH BRANDT

TSmerillo 12th - 19th July 2024

MAKING ART IN LE MARCHE with CHRISTOPHER COLE

Sketching and painting using pencil, pen, watercolours and/or acrylics

THot Summer - Soraya French- 20 x 20 in - MM 19th - 26th July 2024

DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES with SORAYA FRENCH

Teaching in acrylics.  Watercolours and oils can also be used

SOLD OUT

Tstone 9th - 16th August 2024

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST IN ITALY with TRACY VERDUGO

acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

Tstone 16th - 23rd August 2024

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST IN ITALY with TRACY VERDUGO

acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

LoriT 23rd - 30th August 2024

ADVENTURES IN MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE with LORI SIEBERT

SOLD OUT

RetreatH 30th August - 6th September 2024

LIFE IN THE LANDSCAPE with JENNIFER BONNEATEAU

forestT 13th - 20th September 2024

PLEIN AIR PAINTING HOLIDAY with GAYE ADAMS

All levels of plein air painters

JAitkenT 20th - 27th September 2024

PAINTING LIGHT with JENNY AITKEN

All abilities: Acrylics and Oils

TSky 27th September - 4th October 2024

CAPTURING ITALY IN TEXTURED ACRYLICS with SAMANTHA WILLIAMS-CHAPELSKY

Suitable for the painter with some acrylic experience but beginners are certainly welcome!

SOLD OUT

 

IMG_5398T 4th - 11th October 2024

AN ESSENCE OF PLACE PAINTING WEEK with JULIA MORGAN

Watercolours

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality 11th - 18th October 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with DEBBIE MACKINNON and MIKE STANIFORD

Acrylics & Gouache

SOLD OUT

TTREES 18th - 25th October 2024
TPigeon MAn 25th October - 1st November 2024

PAINTING HOLIDAY with KAREN BISHOP

Watercolour & Yupo paper

2025

RoxanneT 4th - 11th April 2025

MIXED MEDIA ART & CULTURAL RETREAT with ROXANNE EVANS STOUT

 

TBallDeena 25th April - 2nd May 2025

CATCHING THE ITALIAN LIGHT PAINTING WEEK with DEENA S. BALL

 

South-Coast-With-White-LightT-1 2nd - 9th May 2025

COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE Painting Workshop with RICHARD CLAREMONT

 

 

South-Coast-With-White-LightT-1 9th - 16th May 2025

COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE Painting Workshop with RICHARD CLAREMONT

SOLD OUT

TTake 5 At Nr. 10 23rd - 30th May 2025

PAINTING WEEK with MANON SANDER

TWool 30th May - 6th June 2025

KN-ITALY KNITTING RETREAT with PEACETREE FIBER ADVENTURES

Tstone 6th - 13th June 2025

PAINT YOUR WANDERLUST with TRACY VERDUGO

Acrylics, acrylic inks and a few mixed media elements like oils pastels, charcoal, pencil, collage

SOLD OUT

MasseyT 13th - 20th June 2025

PAINTING HOLIDAY with CAROLE MASSEY 

All abilities: Drawing, Pen & Wash, Watercolours or a medium of your choice

20th - 27th June 2025

ART RETREAT with BRIDGET BENTON

COMING SOON

THutchinsChives 11th - 18th July 2025

ART RETREAT with JENIFFER HUTCHINS

Acrylics and Watercolours

THallet Peak Rocky Mountain National Park 8x10 18th - 25th July 2025

ITALY IN WATERCOLOUR with EMILY OLSEN

COMING SOON

TC_H_EndOfTheRoad_317 25th July - 1st August 2025

PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOUR RETREAT with WYATT WATERS

TPink Garden Fireworks 38x40cm watercolour 29th August - 5th September 2025

MIXING IT UP – BEING BOLD WITH WATERCOLOUR with TESSA PEARSON

Tflowers 12th - 19th September 2025

ART RETREAT with MARY GARRISH

THudsonRiverFromPlumPoint_72 19th - 26th September 2025

FRESH EXPRESSION OF LIGHT AND LANDSCAPE with TONY CONNER

COMING SOON

Festive-Windows_watercolor_JulieDrewT 26th September - 3rd October 2025

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND SKETCHING with JULIE DREW 

All skill levels and mediums

TTurtle 3rd - 10th October 2025

CREATIVITY & CONNECTION with REINA COTTIER

Mixed media, acrylic ink & acrylic paint

SOLD OUT

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