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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. 

Watercolour Mixed Media


31 Oct-07 Nov

We are very excited to welcome our students once again to a week of painting in the beautiful coastal East Nuek of Fife, Scotland.
Nestled between Edinburgh and St Andrews, with its scattering of coastal villages and harbours you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing motives for your paintings, sketches and mark making. Fishing boats, seascapes, rows of houses - set your imagination free and learn to combine mixed media techniques with watercolour and acrylics. See More >>


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

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