Visual Arts

Activity Retreats Painting and drawing: The peaceful and beautiful countryside, the ancient villages and the distant mountains provide the perfect setting to get the creative juices flowing.
Activity Retreats Photography: Our lead trainer George Watts believes you can take stunning pictures on even the lowest spec camera. so even if your camera is an iphone you can attend a course and expect to come home with some stunning shots

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A typical day on the course might look like this:

  • Rise at the crack of dawn to catch the sun rising over the distant hills.
  • Head back for a nutritious breakfast of bacon and fresh farm eggs and croissants freshly baked at the local boulangerie.
  • Trip to the countryside, mountains, lakes or any of the historic villages nearby to take photos and make sketches.
  • Lunch
  • Continue to work on the morning’s painting or join a still life class.
  • Supper cooked by our chef from home grown nutritious ingredients.
  • A relaxing massage
  • Then off to capture the sunset before settling down to enjoy a glass of local wine.