EXPLORE Europe & Paint… From Home!
Complete two 3-hour art lessons live, online over a full day (or 3 days if you choose) with one of Australia’s top artists.
You will learn how to paint famous European buildings, street scenes, people and animals — even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush.
Choose 1, 2 or 3 days from 25th–27th March.
No flights, no passports – just join in on Zoom or Facebook, from home.
Join in the fun now from $37 – only for a Limited Time!
Day 1: France
See the sights in Paris and sketch
Day 2: Italy
Ride a virtual gondola through Venice
Explore Switzerland and Netherlands
Taste the dishes (with recipes to cook at home), dress up, laugh, meet friends and explore. Escape the boredom of lockdown and come with us on a virtual arty Tour to Europe!
Choose 1, 2 or 3 days from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th March
Live* daily on Zoom 10am–5pm (Brisbane AEST)
Unique immersive virtual painting weekend with one of Australia’s most successful art teachers, master artist Jacqueline Hill.
You’ll come away with up to 6 gorgeous paintings of Europe plus amazing memories, friends and experiences.
*Optional recordings available. Early Bird EXTENDED until 14th March
You’ll be amazed at the places you’ll explore and paintings you’ll create from the comfort and safety of your own home — even if you’re a beginner.
Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, Grandma or Retiree,
Tired of being bored during all those lockdowns? Soon you’ll love having the time to happily sketch and create!
Are you always in awe of those people who have travelled the world and come back with an art journal full of amazing paintings? Can you imagine being one of those people? Yes! It’s possible — I have seen people’s faces light up with joy hundreds of times in my classes and art retreats.
Travelled before but going stir-crazy being locked down now? Join us to relive those precious memories from Europe – and this time, sketch or paint a beautiful journal full of memories – whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced artist.
Come and travel online and paint with one of Australia’s most successful art teaching programs. Don’t have a lot of painting experience? No problem. Even in just 1 day, you will understand how to use pencil, watercolour and ink to paint anything you see. The incredible paintings you create will amaze you! There are recordings available for VIPs if you miss a session. Switch off and create with joy. Then enjoy the feeling of showing off your artworks to your friends and family!
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lets you learn from a master teacher at an unbelievably low price — less than one tenth of a normal retreat price. This offer is only open to a limited number of people who book in early. Once the bookings are filled this offer will close. EARLY BIRD OPTION CLOSES SOON!
What you will experience
Traveling with paint from home is easy once you know the tricks! You’ll be immersed in stunning locations around Europe to grow and explore your inner creativity with guidance from a kind zen art master.
You may even discover why creating art is so addictive to so many people. Did you know that making art has been proven to affect brain waves, calm the nervous system, raise serotonin levels and as a result genuinely make you feel happier?
You will discover that sketching and painting what you see while travelling creates treasured memories of those precious moments in time. You’ll find that drawing and painting while travelling will encapsulate those happy feelings far more than just photographs you take.
The best part of all is, you’ll enjoy meeting other like-minded arty travellers without having to worry about masks! We’ll be able to see each other’s smiles without suffocating in a mask. SO join up, throw off that mask, and let’s have some fun together!
Feel a huge sense of achievement when you (finally!) get painting.
Enjoy the satisfaction of creating wonderful artwork at the end of a creativity session.
Switch off from everyday worries, stresses and boredom to become relaxed, happy and refreshed.
“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed doing the course. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do… and you’ve given me the opportunity to have a go!”
“I really enjoyed it. A whole new world… realising that you can just keep playing with it!”
What we’ll be doing together over the retreat
Each day, you can explore incredible sites of Europe with paint, a vibrant community of creatives and a kind art mentor.
We’ll be immersing ourselves in the local culture, going on virtual walking tours around the streets, and popping into local restaurants to taste the local food specialties. We’ll provide simple shopping lists and recipes for you to be able to prepare at home and taste the amazing gourmet sensations that Europe is famous for.
We’ll even make wine recommendations for each of the local areas that go perfectly with the food. On Zoom we can even enjoy a meal together in the safety of our own homes, without having to worry about masks hiding our beaming smiles!
Most of all, you will receive personal tuition in art, just like on a real art retreat, from a kind and generous tutor. You will be amazed at what you learn, and what you’ll create in your very own art travel journal over the three days of exploring fun.
Wander through Paris and loosen up with quick impressionist watercolour sketches. Then, just outside Grenoble, learn to paint the most picturesque little village you’ve ever seen.
For lunch, enjoy a delightful lunch at Lyon, the gourmet capital of the world.
Then visit the beautiful little historic town of Saint Paul de Vence (which captured the hearts of several famous historic artists) to paint a winding cobblestone street scene.
After arriving in Rome, take a seat in the piazza alongside the Pantheon with a mid-morning pizza snack and paint the lively scene.
Explore Pompei’s incredible history on the way to Amalfi for a traditional Italian lunch with a gorgeous view.
Then travel to Venice and open your inner creativity to paint gondolas or an amazing scene at the colourful island of Burano. Try their delicious local treats and sip on their famous liqueur.
Netherlands & Switzerland
Meet the Beautiful Bears of Berne with your paint brush at the ready. Then paint a quick postcard of the snowy mountains.
Stop off and grab some Lindt Chocolates before heading to Liege, Belgium for a traditional lunch.
In the afternoon, continue onto Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in the Netherlands for a spectacular last stop and create a painting that’s exploding with colour.
Discover how easily you can sketch people, street scenes, architecture and animals (even if you can’t draw a stick figure!) with a ton of artists’ tricks that you’ll learn! Step by step, you’ll understand how to start a new sketch form scratch, and how easy it is to turn it into a delightful watercolour painting in your journal.
Even if you’re an experienced artist, you will be challenged to extend your skills and learn how to draw and paint on location. Everyone will find make drawing and painting realistic art so fun and easy.
Then you’ll learn how to make your drawings jump off the page with shadows, highlights and all sorts of insider artist techniques.
Your friends and family will not believe the set of beautiful paintings you have just created!
Choose 1, 2 or 3 full days from
Friday 25th March: France
Saturday 26th March: Italy
Sunday 27th March: Switzerland & Netherlands
Live on Zoom 10am–5pm (Brisbane AEST)
Personal help via Facebook
Grab the Early Bird Live Price starting at Only $37 for a Limited Time!
(Full price for this retreat including recordings is $597)
All prices are in AU Dollars – US dollars are around 30% lower.
Hit the button above and join this retreat while registration is still open.
Can’t wait to meet you on the trip. Let’s have some fun together!
Here’s to your success in painting,
I really loved it, AND I have improved!
Amazed at what I created with no experience. Came away with lots of tips.
Loved the whole concept of an art retreat. Thoroughly enjoyed painting tuition.
Live Daily 10am–5pm Brisbane time + 24/7 online chat fun
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March 2022
Fully immersive 1–3 day travel experience from home:
- Virtual tours explore the grand beauty of France, Italy, Netherlands & Switzerland
- Full itinerary including meal plans, painting activities, social events, & more
- Step by step sketching and painting from exclusive travel photos. Your tourguide knows each of these locations!
- Build real-time friendships with fellow creatives
- One-on-one feedback from multi award winning artist Jacqueline Hill
Get access to:
- 1–3 Days of Immersive Virtual Travel Experience
- 2 Daily live video painting sessions
(10am–12:30pm & 1:30am–4pm)
- Fun virtual travel & tours
- Daily meal plans & ideas
- Daily live video group fun & chat (4pm–5pm)
- 2 Daily live video painting sessions
- Private online group to connect for support, feedback, resources, inspiration & more
Suits total beginner to advanced adults. All you need is Zoom, Facebook, a pencil, watercolour paints and paper.
Time Sensitive Discount:
Do not miss this incredibly unique live and highly-interactive learning experience where you will get to travel and learn to sketch and paint like a real artist.
$597 Value starts at Only $37*
Early Bird EXTENDED until 14th March
Don't Miss This!
Learn to draw and paint from exclusive photos from the artists’ favourite locations in France, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland.
VIP upgrade^ attendees will have access to full video recordings and additional workbooks and ebooks full of painting and sketching tips and techniques. VIP’s will be able to watch and re-watch each of the painting demonstrations and lessons over and over after the retreat closes. They’ll also be able to learn a ton more from the additional handbooks and extras supplied.
^ Additional fee applies to VIP tickets – upgrade option available after checking out
Here are just some of the books that may be included for VIPs:
(final set may vary)
Meet Your Host
Zen Art Sensei
- full time successful professional artist
- multi-award winning artist in all mediums
- former professional tourguide, she has visited all the retreat locations
- Author of the world wide selling book, Zen and the Art of Art
- record breaking sales of art and several sellout exhibition series
- Feature Artist at the Downlands Art Show – a world class art exhibition
- runs a popular gallery and teaching studio
- paints amazing huge art murals that are becoming world famous
- has taught hundreds of absolute beginner adult students to paint
- some students have gone on to win multiple awards
- other students have become successful full time artists
I’ve always thought I’d like to try art. I didn’t even know how to hold a paintbrush really. But now, I can paint!
Fabulous!! Amazing what you can achieve in such a short time as a beginner.
You feel like you can because it has a positive atmosphere. Go Zen! Jacqui is inclusive & welcoming.
Love it. Jacqui us such a positive, patient teacher. She has filled in many gaps in my knowledge.
Wonderful. Learnt so much from Jacqueline. She is a fountain of knowledge & teaches in a fun way.
Once again, amazing! Can’t believe I drew some of those things I did! Fantastic teacher. Thanks so much!
Fabulous! Learnt so much. Jacqui is fab and an inspirational teacher!
I really enjoyed it. A lot more informative than I expected. I loved all the paintings we did. Really enjoyable.
Loved it! So fun and informative. Love the energy.
Learnt a lot and building confidence bit by bit.
I loved it! I am totally addicted to painting!
Fantastic! Helped me to develop my style further & challenged what I already know.
It has reignited my love for drawing altogether. I have learnt so many fantastic tips and tricks.
Relaxed, fun, pleasant. Techniques explained simply and able to be understood. Good communication. Positive atmosphere, lots of encouragement. I learnt a lot.
Love it! Jacqui is amazing. Absolutely love working with her. She makes it so easy to see things you never usually see.
Excellent grounding, very supportive and encouraging. Made daily drawing enjoyable.