Coming soon

Looking to set up a series of day courses for those who are in and around Venice for a short vacation. With these visitors in mind we have organised a few fun events which will allow you to do something a little different whilst you are here, and at the same time offer you the opportunity to create a personal keepsake or special gift for someone back home. Our single day events attempt to closely link a creative activity with Venice in order to make the experience even more worthwhile as a souvenir of your time in this enchanting city. Come back often to see what’s in store, and for the time being, check out the Urban Sketching and Silk Painting events

Photography in Venice

Well I can't sit here twiddling my thumbs and so would ask you to spread the word far and wide that Creative Retreats in Italy is in the process of researching the possibility of a digital photography workshop here in Venice. The group would be tutored by a well established photographer. For now, we just need to know what kind ...
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Venice Sketching

Urban Sketching in Venice Overview The Urban Sketching in Venice walkabout offers an original sketching experience which enables you to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Venice. Sketching is the perfect tool for capturing the city as it opens up your imagination and enables you to see the sights in a refreshingly new light. Suitable for everyone – ...
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Prospectus: Silk Painting Day

Painting on silk, single day workshop Prospectus for intensive 1-day Workshop event Course overview Silk is one of the most beautiful of all fibres, it is also one of the oldest. Silk is a superb fabric to work with. It has a natural lustre and gloss which means that it has beautiful decorative properties. During this workshop you will ...
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Creative activity

Special dates just for you and your group?
Could be the calendar dates do not fit in with your schedule!
Are you a tutor or group leader? Or maybe just someone travelling with a bunch of friends?
Maybe you would like to fit one of our Creative Retreats activity events into your travel plans here in Venice?

Contact us and let us see what can be done. Just remember that the more time you can give us ahead of your visit, the more chance there will be of fitting in your request for personalised dates or of creating a special event just for you!