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Welcome to Alpine Creative Tours.
Please find below our 2024 European workshop program.
More workshops and retreats will be added as they are finalized.
Please go to the Reservation Form to sign up for a workshop.


2023 workshop program:

Only one workshop remains this year:  "Art Immersion Retreat", in Lake Como in September. 

Dates: September 17 - 23, 2023

 A First Look at our 2024 workshop program:

Mallorca, Spain

The island of Mallorca has always attracted painters, writers, poets, musicians and other artists. We are offering two workshops in 2024 to this magical island - one in the spring and one in the fall. Our spring workshop will be an oil painting workshop taught by art teacher Dena Peterson and the fall workshop will be a watercolor sketchbook journaling workshop taught by art instructor Karen Ramsay. 

Workshop: "Impressions of Mallorca"

Dates: March 9 - 16, 2024

Instructor: Dena Peterson

Medium: Oil Painting *

Price: $3,890 after $200 Early Bird Discount

Workshop: "Painting Mallorca in Watercolor

Dates: September 28 - October 5, 2024

Instructor: Karen Ramsay

Medium: Watercolor sketchbook journaling

Price: $3,890 after $200 Early Bird Discount

* Please note that we recommend using water soluble oils for this workshop. Many people are switching to these type of oils today and they are perfect for traveling.

Luberon, Provence, France

We will return to the gorgeous area of Luberon for two workshops in the spring of 2024. The first workshop will be a beginner's watercolor travel journaling workshop. The second workshop will be a watercolor plein air workshop with award winning watercolor artist Kathleen Lanzoni.

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 we love this area and are excited to take groups to enjoy Provence. 

Workshop: "Postcards from Provence"

Dates: May 4 - 11, 2024

Instructor: Lo Peyron Mathews

Medium: Travel Journaling, watercolor painting, sketching

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

Workshop: "The Provence Experience"

Dates: May 11 - 18, 2024

Instructor: Kathleen Lanzoni

Medium: Watercolor, sketching

Price: $3,790 after $200 Early Bird Discount

Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

Sketching on location, while traveling, is an art form that you can take with you on every future trip. Karen Ramsay will lead this workshop to one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Karen will guide you to the finest spots along the shores of the picturesque Lake Como with its charming lakeside towns, its Renaissance architecture, Italian villas and terraced gardens.

Workshop: "Painting Lake Como in Watercolor

Dates: May 25 - June 1, 2024

Instructor: Karen Ramsay

Medium: Watercolor sketchbook journaling

Price: $3,890 after $200 Early Bird Discount



We are so excited to announce this new concept: a combined Knitting & Nature Journaling workshop. Scotland has the most remarkable diversity of a landscape; mountainous terrain and broad plateau areas, lowlands with hills, plus breathtaking coastal areas.

More details about this workshop will be presented in November of 2023.

If you would like to get email updates about this retreat please send us a message at:

Workshop: SCOTLAND 

Dates: Fall of 2024

Medium: Knitting, nature journaling, watercolor painting

Piedmont, Italy

This retreat will be held in the beautiful region of Piedmont in northern Italy. A landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, quaint villages, and Medieval castles. Very similar to Tuscany, but with a lot less people! This is an Art Immersion Retreat (no instruction will be given). Transportation to painting and photography locations will be provided each day. Critiques and dinners with the group every afternoon / evening. Suitable for intermediate and advanced artists.

More information will be available in November of 2024.

If you would like to get email updates about this retreat please send us a message at:


Dates: Fall of 2024

Mediumoil, acrylics, pastel, watercolors, photography, sketchbooking, journaling

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