Welcome to Alpine Creative Tours.
Please find below our 2023 European workshop program.
More workshops will be added as details are finalized.         Please go to the Reservation Form to sign up for a workshop.


2023 workshop program

"Inspiration Island", Mallorca, Spain

The island of Mallorca has always attracted painters, writers, poets, musicians and other artists. We will return to this magical island for several workshops in 2023. There will be choices to participate in either a watercolor painting or an oil painting workshop or take part in one of our beginner's watercolor painting workshops. All workshops will include visiting the scenic towns of Deia, Fornalutx, Valldemossa, and the capital of Palma.  

Mallorca, Spain Dates: Throughout March 2023

Workshop 1"Painting for Travelers" in Mallorca

Dates: March 11-18, 2023

Instructor: Anita Winter

Medium: Watercolor painting and sketching

Price: $3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount

Workshop 2"Capture the Magic of Mallorca" 

Dates: March 18-25, 2023

Instructor: Cheryl St John

Medium: Oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor

Price: $3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount

Workshop 3: "Modern Watercolor in Mallorca"


Dates: March 25-31, 2023

Instructor: Monica Kane

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $3,440 after $200 Early Bird Discount

"Paint, Eat & Port", Porto, Portugal

New in 2023! Emily Wahl will take a group of plein air painters to the charming town of Porto in northern Portugal. This will be a week of learning and experiencing the unique culture that is Portugal. We will enjoy the splendor of the small villages and countryside with plein air painting, sample the sumptuous local food and savor the small port batch vintages. This workshop is suitable for watercolor painters as well as acrylic painters and sketchers. 

Workshop: "Port, Eat & Paint"

Dates: May 1-7, 2023

Instructor: Emily Wahl

Medium: Watercolor, acrylic, sketching.

Price$3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount

"Postcards from Provence", Bonnieux, France


This workshop is created for those of you who have never before painted in watercolors. The medium of watercolor allows for very few corrections – and by learning the basic techniques early on, students will be able to eliminate making a lot of the mistakes that are so frustrating. 

And what better place to learn it than in Provence?

Workshop: "Postcards from Provence"

Dates: May 13-20, 2023

Instructor: John Keeling

Medium: Watercolor, sketching.

Price: $3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount

"Painting Provence in Watercolor", Bonnieux, France

Sketching on location, while traveling, is an art form that you can take with you on every future trip. Karen will lead this workshop, where you will sketch everything from small towns, lively markets, interiors of coffee shops to exteriors of old churches and other majestic landmarks.

Workshop: "Painting Provence in Watercolor" SOLD OUT, Waitlist open

Dates: May 20-27, 2023

Instructor: Karen Ramsay

Medium: Watercolor sketchbook journaling.

Price: $3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount

"Watercolors of Provence", Provence, France

Spectacular countryside of vineyards and orchards, fascinating "perched" hill-top villages, outstanding natural produce and the light of Van Gogh and Cezanne. You will soon see why Kathleen Lanzoni loves this area and is excited to take a group to enjoy Provence. Whether you are a novice or experienced painter, this trip will be fun and educational for all!

Workshop: "Watercolors of Provence" 

Dates: May 30-June 6, 2023

Instructor: Kathleen Lanzoni

Medium: Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Price: $3,590 after $200 Early Bird Discount


"Art Immersion Retreat", Lake Como, Italy


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Bring your art supplies, travel sketchbook, your pens, pencils, paints, and/or camera, for this week of creativity in the beautiful Italian Lakes area. The region will provide a colorful palette, inspiring you to create in the moment.

​This is an INDEPENDENT ARTIST trip, geared towards the intermediate and advanced artist who likes to work independently, but who wants to benefit from the structure and organization of a group trip. No art instruction is given during this retreat - but experienced art teacher Sarah Bracco will facilitate our afternoon get togethers, when we gather to share work of the day. Sarah has taught a variety of workshops and this will be her 3rd trip with Alpine Creative Tours. Join Sarah and other creatives and escape for a week, grow as an artist and share experiences with other artists!

Retreat: "Art Immersion Retreat in Italy" 

Dates: September 17-23, 2023

Medium: Acrylics, pastel, sketching, watercolor, photography. 

Price: $3,340 after $200 Early Bird Discount

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