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White Paint
Lemons on Canvas
Feather & Flower Tiles
Art Class
painting holiday water colour set
pink raven by trine pettigrew
Creative Retreats
The Creative Olive is a small family run business offering painting holidays, creative retreats and more. 
Our weekend and week-long courses are held in Portugal, Spain, Denmark and Scotland. 
Day Stained Glass Workshop
Take a peak into what one of our retreats looks like
Watercolour by Trine Pettigrew 

The course was excellent: it felt very relaxed and there was a good balance between teaching and time to do your own work. Trine helped us to draw without feeling inhibited about the result, which was very freeing and great fun. I felt that I learnt a lot, but more importantly I left feeling a lot more confident and inspired to continue painting. I would definitely go again! 


(and the food was delicious!)


- Annie Audsley

Gourmet Dish

All retreats are vegetarian and prepared by culunary expert Anna Cairns Pettigrew

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