Plein Air Watercolor Retreat | July 25-Aug 1, 2025 | Le Marche, Italy

Embark on a captivating journey of artistic exploration in the enchanting landscapes of Le Marche, Italy, with master plein air watercolorist Wyatt Waters. Join us for an immersive watercolor workshop based at the Hotel Leone, a luxury boutique hotel/retreat center seated elegantly between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Coast.

In the picturesque backdrop of Le Marche’s rolling hills, ancient villages, and coastal vistas, Wyatt will share his unique approach to plein air watercolor painting. More than just a technical skill, this workshop focuses on honing the art of observation. Wyatt’s teachings emphasize the importance of truly seeing the subtleties of light, color, and form in the natural environment.

Whether you’re a serious beginner or an experienced artist, Wyatt’s guidance will help you tap into your powers of perception, bringing depth and authenticity to your own painting. Join us for an unforgettable artistic experience, where the blend of technique and perception creates watercolor masterpieces that not only reflect Le Marche’s beauty but also your unique and expressive perspective.

Included in the price is:

  • All tuition fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury air-conditioned, ensuite rooms with: 
    – luxury bedding
    – high quality, 100% natural, Italian toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, body  lotion and hand gel
    –  daily servicing of the rooms
    – mid-week linen and towel change
    – 100% cotton waffle robes
  • All meals including breakfast, buffet lunch and a choice of up to 4 courses from Hotel Leone's daily changing gourmet evening menu
  • A ‘pizza-giro’ evening at a local trattoria within a few minutes walk of the hotel
  • Delicious local wine with lunch and evening meal
  • Private group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)
  • 5 days painting tuition including demonstrations and one-to-one advice and guidance
  • 3 days’ excursions to specially selected stunning locations
  • Private transfers to and from painting locations
  • One Free day with the option to take an excursion to the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno, a Renaissance town full of history as well as fabulous boutique shops, charming cafes and one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas
  • Unlimited use of air-conditioned studio, if needed
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs
  • full-time staff on-site including concierge service

 Prices start from €3499 per person based on two people sharing a room.

Contact Kristi Waters at for more information or click here to register.  (You will be redirected to the Hotel Leone's website to register.)