‪The Retreat‬

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‪The Retreat‬
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‪Wednesday‬
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‪Thursday‬
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‪Friday‬
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Jo6284
לסטר, UK‪136 contributions‬
חברים • אפר׳ 2022
‪We didn’t visit the retreat but an offshoot tutorial experience in Florence. We had a truly amazing time. John has a great teaching style and he took us to some amazing places. We walked all of Florence and produced five watercolours from scratch. I truly learnt a huge amount, was deliciously exhausted and really happy. I couldn’t recommend this tour highly enough. Book a tour you won’t regret it!‬
‪Written 28 באפריל 2022‬
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leesa655
Brisbane, Australia‪2 contributions‬
ספט׳ 2019
‪Recently returned from a drawing & painting course at 'The Retreat'. My first introduction to water colours and plein air painting ...wow !! John was very patient, really enjoyed the week and the knowledge he passed on to me. My husband went along as a non painter, he had a great time. We both enjoyed the time spent with his family including the pooches, wonderful hospitality, Jana created delicious food and the beautiful landscape of 'The Retreat'. ‬
‪Written 1 באוקטובר 2019‬
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Thank you Leesa, it has been a pleasure to have you paint with us. Wishing you all the best for your new ventures.
‪Written 3 באוקטובר 2019‬
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LondonSummer
london‪81 contributions‬
זוגות • אוג׳ 2019
‪We had a wonderful time at the retreat. John is an exceptional art teacher, and we learnt a huge amount. There is a good mix of instruction and practice, various media and working on site and in different villages.
The retreat was in beautiful remote countryside near some charming villages.
Was a wonderful escape, with delicious food too (catered excellently to our vegetarian needs).
It is worth noting that there are several dogs and cats that are on site and interact with the guests - for me this was a bonus (for my husband less so)!
Photos are paintings of purse - 2 novices.‬
‪Written 3 בספטמבר 2019‬
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srgtick
‪9 contributions‬
לבד • יולי 2019
‪A friend told me about the retreat. I was looking for a vacation where I could learn drawing and painting and a friend told me about this retreat. I had never heard of Le Marche, much less Force, Italy. I went to Italy a few days early and visited Rome and Florence. I enjoyed both, but mostly Florence. I took the train to San Benedetto del Tronto and was picked up by the instructor, John, and taken to his home for the retreat.

We had dinner that night and I met John’s wife Jana and the other students there for the week. great. Jana is an excellent cook and made all meals during the week.

We started drawing and painting the next day. I painted about 4 paintings that week and learned a great deal. We painted there and at local towns in the streets. Everywhere in this area seems to look like a potential painting People came up to us in towns and watched. It was very fun and I got back into painting again which was my main purpose. I am continuing at home.

John is a very knowledgeable instructor and knows how to encourage and critique. The retreat itself is beautiful. His wife and 2 daughters were great to meet and spend time with. The other students were very friendly as well.

Also the dogs at the retreat are great.

I cannot recommend enough. Definitely the best vacation I have ever had. And very happy i went to get back into art.

‪Written 1 באוגוסט 2019‬
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Companion817642
‪1 contribution‬
לבד • ספט׳ 2018
‪I spent a week at The Retreat doing a plein-air course with John. John is an incredibly patient teacher and i learned a lot from him. I spent six days doing the following:
Wake up -> eat breakfast -> paint / draw / be creative -> eat lunch -> paint / draw / be creative -> aperitif -> Eat dinner -> more art / relax -. sleep -> repeat. It was the best way for me to spend a holiday! I loved every minute.
Jana, John's wife is an excellent cook and made the most delicious, fresh meals. I left the Retreat inspired, slightly fatter, and fully rested!‬
‪Written 19 בספטמבר 2018‬
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217alip
לונדון, UK‪3 contributions‬
אוג׳ 2018
‪We (2 parents, 2 kids aged 12 and 8) had a wonderful week with John, Jana and their daughters at the aptly named Retreat. The stunning mountainside setting is the perfect location for what John and Jana offer - expert painting tuition, delicious food and wine, comfortable accommodation and a relaxed and sociable environment with other guests. John's talent and skills are combined with the patience of a former school teacher and this makes the tuition a rewarding experience for the novice and the more experienced artist. Ours was a watercolour course (new to me) and John guided everyone towards excellent progress during the week. Our girls had a wonderful time with their girls - who were very welcoming, friendly and great fun - and enjoyed being introduced to all the animals that also enjoy life at the Retreat. A great week which we will all remember happily for a long time!‬
‪Written 20 באוגוסט 2018‬
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Annika_in_Bxl
בריסל, בלגיה‪5 contributions‬
משפחה • אוג׳ 2018
‪Wonderful week at Force, in a beautiful corner of Italy, with John Skelcher as a very inspiring demonstrator / teacher (see photos) which worked well for both the not so skilled as the more creative... Good food / cooking just added to the experience. ‬
‪Written 17 באוגוסט 2018‬
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deesal2014
ניו יורק, ניו יורק‪53 contributions‬
לבד • יוני 2018
‪Just returned from Le Marche Retreat where John Skelcher teaches landscape painting in the beautiful area of Force. Lessons where held on the grounds of the retreat where John did step by step demonstrations. Afternoons were spent in the studio learning about color theory, doing watercolors in towns near Force, or oil painting in the countryside near the retreat. John provided a very relaxed non threatening environment to paint. His family is delightful and Jana is a marvelous chef who accommodated my dietary request. My only criticism is l wish the vacation was longer.

‪Written 5 ביולי 2018‬
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Hantsartist
סאות'המפטון, UK‪3 contributions‬
לבד • מאי 2018
‪Such a fabulous week painting in watercolour with professional artist John Skelcher. He is very easy to talk to and gave me just the right amount of advice and many useful tips. He was made sure that I was always comfortable. The art equipment was provided and so were lunches and dinners on painting days. I had a great ring-bound sketchbook of paintings to take home.
I shall remember the fun, the informative tour of the galleries in the Pitti Palace and a week sharing with John our mutual enthusiasm for painting.‬
‪Written 21 במאי 2018‬
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Lily T
Baton Rouge, Louisiana‪3 contributions‬
לבד • יולי 2017
‪I took the plein air painting class in July with 2 other students. It was one of the best times I've ever had! John, the instructor, gave detailed and continual tutalage. He was very patient and encouraging. He also continues to learn from master painters himself when he isn't working, which I think makes him a better teacher. He is always improving his skill and knowledge. I learned so much about placement and color theory in painting. Even though it was hot some days, John found shady places for us to paint from. His wife, Jana, is a smart, interesting woman, and an excellent cook. They planned entertainement for us some nights as well with films, bingo, and a trip to the local pizzaria. We even went to a local city and to the beach. What a beneficial and relaxing week! I would recommend John's classes to anyone, beginner or not, and I would definitely come back again!‬
‪Written 6 באוגוסט 2017‬
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