Escape Painting Holidays at Villa Pia in Italy
Escape Painting Holidays is a magical art retreat led by contemporary artists Rachael Reeves and Gareth Edwards, hosted here at Villa Pia, on the borders of Umbria and Tuscany. Rachael and Gareth are committed to helping artists at whatever stage to fully explore and discover their potential.
At the week-long Escape Painting Holidays retreat, the tutors encourage students individually to get creative with the materials provided. You will develop your own painting language, inspired by the stunning Italian landscape and surroundings.
The retreat is perfectly suited to couples and solo travellers, offering plenty of free time to enjoy a swim, a siesta or a stroll around the local area. Enjoy daily talks and personalised tutoring and feel invigorated by the friendly company and the blissful environment.
UPCOMING DATES: April 18, 2019 and September 26, 2019. Find out more and book your spot at escapepaintingholidays.com.
Testimonials from the Escape Painting Holidays 2019 retreat:
“The course has exceeded my expectations.” – Shena Carrick
“I have had a wonderful time.” – Joanna Jackson
“Had an absolutely amazing week in Italy with you all. I loved everything about it – from the location to the company, the food and of course the inspired, instructional yet unobtrusive teaching. You and Gareth were great fun and a great team.” – Carol Sloan
“I just got back from a fantastic course with Rachael Reeves and Gareth Edwards based in a little villa-hotel on the Tuscan/Umbrian border. They were a great teaching combo – so positive and encouraging, helping all the students to identify areas to work on, supporting everyone to make progress. The course focused on landscape, but they are totally up for supporting artists to develop in whatever genre they are working in. I feel very empowered to take my work to the next stage. We were with Rachael and Gareth from breakfast to bedtime for 7 days, they were fun to be with, lovely people.”
“I first met Gareth on the one-week landscape course at Newlyn and two of the other students had also learnt with him there at different times – the fact that we followed him to Tuscany is testament to his teaching. I can report that G and R live up to what great teachers should be; being consultative and responsive to students’ needs and interests. As well as working as a professional artist, Rachael teaches an Access and Foundation to Art and Design course and at a charity for people with learning difficulties. From our conversations I can tell that she is committed to good teaching practise.” – Jacqui Mitton