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.
Mixed Media Retreat
14 April - 21 April 2023
15 / 16 April 2023
The fun with watercolor really starts when we combine it with other painting media. Ink, gouache, gesso, pastel, charcoal and acrylic all combine beautifully with watercolour to produce vibrant interesting paintings.
03 June - 10 June 2023
November 2023 TBC
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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