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Calling all those who plan to join the watercolour workshop with Cecil Rice in June 2017 — we have included a couple of painting excursions outdoors in Venice in the programme this year. Studio facilities will be available to us throughout the course as they were last year so that it will be possible to develop and appraise paintings indoors as well as capture fresh and immediate impressions outside. There is a considerable advantage in this two-edged approach, which echoes the way many professional artists approach their painting trips. It gives us the greatest flexibility and adaptability, weather-wise…

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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Prospectus: ‘Painting Venetian Light’, 2017

Painting Venetian light in watercolour with Cecil Rice Testimonials & images of this recent course can be seen here >>> Prospectus for Workshop in June 2017 Cecil Rice is a British artist living and working in the UK. He has been painting in watercolours and oils for over thirty years and represented by UK art galleries since 1985. Cecil exhibits ...
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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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‘The Art of the Short Story’ with Vanessa Gebbie

Breaking News!!! Workshop event tutored by Vanessa Gebbie -- Venice, April 2017 Classic writers such as Byron, Browning, Hemmingway, Thomas Mann. Contemporary writers too - Salley Vickers, Sarah Dunant, Michael Dibdin, Donna Leon and many many more - Venice has always intrigued writers, gifting them stories, inspiration, settings, characters... Join their ranks in April 2017 for five busy half-day ...
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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!