Art by the Sea Painting Retreat

Opening: 25 Jul 2019, 17:00 - 20:00

25 Jul 2019 – 1 Aug 2019

Cost of entry

from $1,340

Art by the Sea

Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia

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Learn to draw and illustrate from a professional painter and illustrator, explore soft pencil and watercolor techniques, and find your inspiration on Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coast.


The tutored illustration and drawing vacation is run by professional painter and illustrator Irena Sophia from her seaside summer house in Vodice, on the Croatian Adriatic coast. Available to solo travelers, couples, friends, and non-participating partners alike, the illustration and drawing vacation includes daily tutored lessons and workshops adapted for a wide range of levels, from beginner to advanced. Tuition is adapted to suit guests' needs, interests, experience and ability levels, with people doing as much or as little drawing and painting as they wish. You will explore soft pencil and charcoal basic drawing techniques and cover basic watercolors and tempera techniques. Your daily art lessons will cover the following topics:

  • Drawing basics
  • Color theory and exercises
  • Illustration styles and techniques
  • Sketchbook experimentation
  • Drawing and painting en plein air

UpTrek Art Retreat 2019 inclusions: accommodation, all meals, daily illustration and drawing workshops with artist Irena Sophia, art supplies, guided Vodice tour, guided tour of Šibenik, guided Prvic Island tour, airport transfers from Zadar or Split. 

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Irena Sophia


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