Budgets Silk Painting Workshops

We appreciate that it isn’t easy to calculate a trip abroad when you have to do all the sums yourself. With this in mind, we have created a table of typical costings so that you can better assess possible expenses during your time here in Venice. Bear in mind that our calculations are based on the actual tuition days and do not take into account any extension you may make to your holiday before or after the Workshop of your choice. It is also worth noting that the accommodation costs quoted are often for two or more people sharing a room or a self-catering apartment, and as such, costs could be reduced for two or more persons sharing the price indicated in our sample table.

A sample budget for the single-day silk painting workshop can be found at the foot of this page.

ItemFull courseRepeat studentBooking pp for 2 or more togetherNotes
ItemFull courseRepeat studentBooking pp for 2 or more togetherNotes
Course€330€313,50€313,50Course fees only to be paid in €uros to Creative Retreats. All other costs to be paid directly to the companies or establishments concerned in the currency indicated at the time of purchase or acquisition of a service. (eg.flights, accommodation, local transport)
Flight UK -- Venice return€100€100€100Alternative transport methods have not been considered. This price was sourced July 2016 for London airports
Accommodation

(self-catering, hotel etc) approx. €120 per night
€600€600€600Cheaper accommodation is available, particularly if shared with a room mate. Here we have considered a self-catering apartment or inexpensive hotel for 5 nights -- presumed arrival Sunday and presumed departure Friday.
Evening meals (eg. pizza, drink, coffee)€100 @ €20 per meal€100 @ €20 per meal€100 @ €20 per mealIt is possible to spend much more. Here we have considered less expensive option.
Lunches, tea, coffee€30 @ €10 per day€30 @ €10 per day€30 @ €10 per dayLunch included first day. Morning and afternoon refreshments included on the tutored workshop days. Cost indicated for average snack lunch eg. sandwiches, plate of pasta express
7-day ticket local transport & return airport transfer Venice airport€72€72€72This sum will differ slightly for those coming in from Treviso airport
Total in €
€1232€1215,50€1215,50An estimated total including course fees (full fee or discounted fees), flight, local transport, extra meals (where not included), accommodation. This estimated total DOES NOT take into consideration any extension you may make to your holiday. The sample costs cover a presumed arrival on Sunday, and a presumed departure on Friday. The actual workshop runs for 4 days, Monday through to Thursday.
Total in £ approx.£1032£1018£1018Exchange calculated 13/07/2016
Total in $ approx.$1366$1347$1347Exchange calculated 18/06/2016

Sample budget one-day silk painting workshop

The following budget takes into consideration a hypothetical 5 day holiday period in Venice during which you attend the one-day workshop.

ItemFull dayRepeat studentBooking pp for 2 or more togetherNotes
ItemFull courseRepeat studentBooking pp for 2 or more togetherNotes
Course€95€90,25€85,50Course fees only to be paid in €uros to Creative Retreats. All other costs to be paid directly to the companies or establishments concerned in the currency indicated at the time of purchase or acquisition of a service. (eg.flights, accommodation, local transport)
Flight UK -- Venice return€100€100€100Alternative transport methods have not been considered. This price was sourced July 2016 for London airports
Accommodation

(self-catering, hotel etc) approx. €120 per night
€600€600€600Cheaper accommodation is available, particularly if shared with a room mate. Here we have considered a self-catering apartment or inexpensive hotel for 5 nights -- presumed arrival Sunday and presumed departure Friday.
Evening meals (eg. pizza, drink, coffee)€100 @ €20 per meal€100 @ €20 per meal€100 @ €20 per mealIt is possible to spend much more. Here we have considered a less expensive option.
Lunches, tea, coffee€60 @ €15 per day€60 @ €15 per day€60 @ €15 per dayLunches and morning and afternoon refreshments included on the workshop day. Here are listed 4 sample lunches on the non-workshop days
7-day ticket local transport & return airport transfer Venice airport€72€72€72This sum will differ slightly for those coming in from Treviso airport
Total in €
€1027€1022,25€1017,50An estimated total including workshop fee (full fee or discounted fee), flight, local transport, extra meals (where not included), accommodation. The sample costs cover a presumed arrival on Sunday, and a presumed departure on Friday with attendance at the single day workshop during that period.
Total in £ approx.£860£856£852Exchange calculated 13/07/2016
Total in $ approx.$1140$1134$1129Exchange calculated 13/07/2016