2017 TUSCANY DATES
Retreat 1: June 12-18
Retreat 2: June 20-26
Art. Food. Beauty. Relaxation.
Each week includes lodging in the Tuscan countryside near Cortona at a charming hillside villa, sketching, your choice of watercolor or acrylic classes, walking tours in the local villages, authentic Italian cooking classes and time to just take in the beauty of Italy.
See the villa and meet our hosts here.
Day 1: Transfer from train station to villa for check in & Welcome aperitivo at the villa
Day 2: Orientation / Walking tour of town / Market tour / Group dinner in Town
Day 3: Guided painting at nearby Madonna del Bagno & Castello Montecchio / Cooking class at the Villa for dinner
Day 4: Day trip to Assisi & Cortona (of Under the Tuscan Sun) / More sketching & painting
Day 5: Free Day (activity suggestions & transportation to Train Station
Day 6: Lunch / Wine tasting at Buccelletti winery then time to sketch/paint in the garden/vineyard / Pasta cooking class or pizza making at the Villa for dinner
Day 7: Wrap up & pack up (Transfer provided to train station)
*Itinerary is subject to change --this is Italy after-all ;)
Retreat Cost – $2390 (Double occupancy) or $3040 (Single occupancy). Cost is per person attending.
• Villa room for 6 nights in Borgo Santo Stefano
• All breakfasts
• 1 dinner out, 2 dinners at Villa (cooking class dinners), 1 lunch out
• Welcome cocktails and apertivo
• 2 cooking classes at the Villa (see above)
• Private drivers for all transfers to and from Villa
• 3 Day trips
• 1 olive oil tasting
• 1 wine tasting
• All art lessons
• A handmade art journal
• Painting apron
• Tote bag
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2017 CALIFORNIA COAST DATES
Take a peek at our most recent retreat in California...
Weekend Retreat : March 24-27
Restorative Art Retreat in the charming Ballard Farmhouse circa 1912. Take it easy as you soak up the small-town feel and capture your favorite spots on canvas! Stay with us in one of the Farmhouse rooms or join us for the days' activities. We'll explore a variety of mediums as we traverse this historic town. We'll be leading landscape, schoolhouse and vineyard painting sessions and hosting an evening of figure drawing. Scrumptious meals provided and a wine tasting will be included at a local vineyard.