Retreats and Workshops 2019


Figure Drawing Evening (Stay tuned for future dates)

Enjoy an evening appreciating the beauty of the human form. We bring you an experienced nude model and provide light instruction to help those of you new to figure drawing to get started in this super fun and interesting charcoal medium! Materials and supplies provided but participants are encouraged to bring any other supplies they would like to use.

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Past Workshops

Landscape Weekend Workshop (September 21-23, 2018)

Are you looking to jump-start, develop or expand your landscape painting abilities? Learn how landscape artists layout their compositions, simplify what the eye sees, use a variety of brushes and stroke to communicate different foliage, the importance of shade, color, and tint in expressing planes and so much more. Don’t worry if none of that verbiage makes sense to you–it will after the workshop! We’ll break it down to the very basics.

Join us for a weekend dedicated fully to the artistry that goes into developing beautiful landscape paintings from start to finish!

Creative Journaling Workshop (June 23, 2019: 10am-1pm)

Explore Your Inner World through journaling, letter writing, and story.

The Goal: Self-Empowerment and Self-Discovery through Creative Journaling.

The Opportunity: A permission slip to explore your creative self and heal through the power of words.

What You Get: 3 hours of focused instruction and guidance on how to tap into your inner creative genius using a variety of journaling techniques that offer profound effects on your self-worth from a professional teacher and lover of journaling and the creative process. Journals will be provided.

Instructor: Shannon Horn

Figure Drawing Evening (July 25, 2018)

Enjoy an evening experiencing the beauty and joys of figure drawing with an experienced nude model and instruction to help you develop the skill set to bring charcoal to life!

The evenings event  is brought to you in collaboration with Forage Florals and will be hosted in their enchanting floral studio/barn, located on the Sunstone vineyard property. The atmosphere is set to inspire and relax, providing the rustic charm, floral beauty and comforting ease one could only dream of. 

Wine and appetizers to be enjoyed before and during are included, as well as all materials needed for the figure drawing course (standing easels, drawing boards, charcoal, conte crayons, erasers, newsprint, and drawing papers).



“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

Bellissima Art Retreat in Tuscany

Art. Food. Beauty. Relaxation.

​Each week includes lodging in luxurious and authentically Tuscan accommodations. Enjoy sketching, your choice of watercolor or acrylic classes, walking tours in the local villages, authentic Italian cooking classes and time to just take in the beauty of Italy in either a the Tuscan countryside or a charming city center.

Spark your creativity, try something new, and make a memory that will last a lifetime!

Space is limited, so please visit the official Bellissima Art Retreat Website for more info and/or email us at [email protected] for more info!

Week 1: June 23-29                                           Week 2: July 1-7
​Tuscan Countryside Villa                                Luxurious Lucca Apartment