5 Days Watercolor Retreat in Lake Garda

Unleashing Creativity in Riva del Garda
What you'll learn
  • how to approach creating your own work more consciously
  • not to be afraid of watercolor and have fun while painting 
  • to work with confidence and speed 
  • subtle nuances of working with watercolor 
  • how to work with a reference and modify it as desired
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Course description

Escape to the breathtaking shores of Lake Garda for a transformative 5-day painting workshop that transcends artistic boundaries and fosters a community of like-minded individuals. Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of Garda, this immersive experience promises to awaken your creative spirit and provide a haven for artistic exploration.


Day 0 (02.10): Warm Welcomes and Getting Acquainted as the Journey Begins!

  • Arrival at the Hotel Giardino Verdi with Welcome Drinks and Snacks for first Introductions

Day 1 (03.10): Brushing into Adventure with Landscape Painting and Watercolor Mastery!

  • Starting the Day with Watercolor Basics and after Lunch diving into Landscape.

Day 2 (04.10): Dive Deeper with Perspective Painting and Cityscape Mastery!

  • Starting the Day with Perspective and after Lunch diving into City Landscape.

Day 3 (05.10): Explore Nautical Beauty, Crafting Mesmerizing Boats and Watercolor Wonders!

  • The Day will include Water & Boats not only in Painting but also with a Trip to Limone Sul Garda.

Day 4 (06.10): Capture the Essence of People Through Dynamic Brushwork!

  • This Day will be all about People.

Day 5 (07.10): Reflecting, Sharing Goodbyes, and Cherishing Artful Bonds!

  • The Last Day will include the Check-Out and Departure but also a Session of Reflecting and Feedback.

*the order might change depending on the weather



  • Included: Accommodations: Shared Double Room or Single Room (Extra Fee), Breakfast, Workshop (7 Hours per Day), Welcome Drinks & Snacks, Transportation (within Garda), Materials (Sketchbook 100% Cotton), Painting Inside and on Outside Terrace, Daily Yoga
  • Not Included: Lunch, Dinner, Transportation (to/back Garda)



The Giardino Verdi a four star hotel in Riva del Garda center. Their concept is the idea of combining everyday life with an appealing design, modern decor and the practicality of daily life. You can admire the city from the top of the rooftop, where the biosauna and the whirlpool will take part in your relaxation. The bright and welcoming gym fascinates everyone with the beautiful view of the mountains as Monte Stivo and Monte Baldo. giardinoverdi.it/en



Cancellation can be made at any time via E-Mail. A handling fee of 10,- will be charged until 80 days before the workshop starts. We charge at the cancellation: 

  • from 80 days before the start of the workshop 20% of the workshop fee.
  • from 62 days before the start of the workshop 50% of the workshop fee.
  • from 31 days before 100% of the workshop fee
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All Painting Materials will be Provided including a Sketchbook that is 100% Cotton.

Two Weeks before the Workshop we will organize a Virtual Preparation Meeting for a First Get to Know, and to discuss Expectations and all further Requirements.


Rabi Alieva
Rabi Alieva
Watercolor artist
Rabi Alieva is a watercolor artist and designer who absorbs different methods and techniques of how to teach drawing. She gladly shares her experience of how to learn to draw impressive watercolors in a short time.  
  • Date
  • Time 5 sessions, 30h. Time zone CEST.
  • Language German
  • Location Riva del Garda, Italy
  • Level All levels
  • Group size 10 participants
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