Exploring Europe… from Home!


Places & Activities in Europe

Have a look at some of the fun planned for your three day trip around Europe!

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Learn Watercolour Gradient Painting

Day 1: France

Live on Friday 25th March (Brisbane AEST)

Breakfast in Paris

Before we start our first day, be sure to enjoy a classic Parisian breakfast!

Meeting in Paris

9:30am–10:00am Brisbane AEST
Find yourself a comfortable spot to sit and paint and join us live on Zoom as we gather together in Paris for our first day of the Online European Art Retreat.

Sketch Parisian Ladies

Wander through the streets of Paris and sit on a park bench and do some quick impressionist watercolour sketches of the fashionable Parisian ladies.

Explore France's Countryside

Hop on our bus for a tour of the beautiful French countryside, which looks like it’s been frozen in history.

Paint the Village of Grenoble

Just outside Grenoble, stop and paint the most picturesque little village that you’ve ever seen nestling in a peaceful landscape.

Lunch at Lyon

12:30pm–1:30pm Brisbane AEST
For lunch, visit the Gastronomic capital of the world: Lyon, and enjoy two of their most famous dishes.

Visiting Saint Paul de Vence

Then travel to the south of France and for a tour of the beautiful little historic town of Saint Paul de Vence.

Paint a Cobblestone Street

At Saint Paul de Vence, paint a winding cobblestone street scene.

Cheese and Chat

4:00pm–5:00pm Brisbane AEST
Grab yourself a French cheese you’ve never tried before. We’ll taste our cheeses together and share the different cheese names, the regions they come from and flavours!

Dinner in France

Be sure to finish off your day with a traditional French meal paired with a glass of white wine.

Day 2: Italy

Live on Saturday 26th March (Brisbane AEST)

Breakfast in Italy

Before we start our first day, be sure to enjoy a classic Italian breakfast!

Travel to Rome

9:30am–10:00am Brisbane AEST
Settle into your painting spot and join us live on Zoom as we travel to Rome together for our second day of the Online European Art Retreat.

Painting the Pantheon in the Piazza

There’s so much to see in Rome but let’s just take a seat in the piazza alongside the Pantheon and paint what we see.

Sites of Italy

Hop on our bus as we travel through the ancient city of Pompei to the stunning Amalfi coast.

Lunch at Amalfi

12:30pm–1:30pm Brisbane AEST

Enjoy a traditional Italian lunch with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Travel to Venice

Travel back up north to the famous city of Venice.

Paint a Colourful Water Scene

Painting gondolas in Venice or an amazing scene at the island of Burano.

Afternoon tea at Burano

4:00pm–5:00pm Brisbane AEST
Enjoy a classic almond liqueur with traditional Italian biscotti on the island of Burano.

Dinner in Italy

Be sure to finish off your day with a traditional Italian meal paired with a glass of red wine.

Day 3: Switzerland, Belguim & Netherlands

Live on Sunday 27th March (Brisbane AEST)

Breakfast in Switzerland

Before we start our first day, be sure to enjoy a classic Swiss breakfast!

Travel to Bern

9:30am–10:00am Brisbane AEST
The scenery here is amazing but just for a change of pace, let’s focus in on the animals…

Paint the Bears of Bern

Paint the Beautiful Bears of Bern or a scene from the historic town centre with the magical clock. If we have time, we’ll paint a postcard to send home of the snowy mountains in the landscape.

Chocolate in Switzerland

Don’t forget to stop and enjoy some Swiss Lindt or Toblerone chocolates!

Lunch at Liège

12:30pm–1:30pm Brisbane AEST

Stop at Liège, Belgium, for a hearty lunch. While we’re here, let’s also enjoy some famous Belgium Waffles.

Visit the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

In the afternoon, continue on to the Netherlands and visit the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.

Paint the Tulips of Netherlands

While in the spectacular Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, create a painting that’s exploding with colour

Cocktail Party

4:00pm–5:00pm Brisbane AEST
Finish off with fun drinks and share paintings before heading home.

Dinner in Netherlands

For the final day, enjoy a popular Dutch meal and try some classic snacks.