Agnes Grochulska


Price: From €1580 - €2290 (All prices include 22% VAT) €700 non-participating partner

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Dates: 4-10 September 2021


Price: From €1580 - €2290

Includes: 22% VAT, 5 days tuition, 6 nights accommodation, all meals & drinks, wine tour & tasting, ticket to Vinci museum, transfers, easels) 


Agriturismo Streda,

Via di Streda, 32

50059, Vinci, Tuscany, Italy

Medium: Oil

Class size: 12-16


Painting Experience:

All levels welcome

Language: English

Italian translation available, email for details.



Join us for a week of oil painting in the Tuscan countryside with Agnes Grochulska! During this art retreat, artists of all levels will learn about Agnes Grochulska's approach to painting portraits. Participants will have the chance to practice drawing from life models, create their own oil painting following Agnes' instructions, and have an opportunity to watch Agnes paint along with the group.

Each day of this workshop will focus on a different aspect of Agnes’ painting process: 

Day 1: Drawing - Portrait and figure drawing practice from models as preparation for a gestural approach to painting. 

Day 2: Line - Creating an underdrawing on canvas. 

Day 3: Light and Shadow - Establishing light and shadow in oil paint. 

Days 4 & 5: Colour - Painting the portrait using a deliberately chosen colour palette. 

During this all-inclusive art retreat meals will be home-cooked and eaten as a group in the dining room or outside when the weather is nice, which should be most of the time in September! Also included during the week will be a trip to the local town of Vinci and a wine tour and tasting at the venue.



This workshop will take place at Agriturismo Streda, a converted farmhouse and winery located in Chianti, just a 5 minute drive from Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci).


The agriturismo is located in the Tuscan hills, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, you can enjoy the stunning view whilst relaxing by the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards, or sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine.

See photos of  the venue here


Agnes Grochulska is a contemporary painter working mainly in oils. She studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. Agnes’ work has won several awards and has been published in Colossal Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Drawing Magazine. Her artwork been exhibited and privately collected throughout the US and Europe. 

You can see more of Agnes' work here:


 Instagram: @agnesgrochulska

Questions? See our FAQ's page here



22% VAT - 5 days tuition - 6 nights accommodation - Arrival & departure transfers - Breakfasts, lunches, dinners & snacks - Tea, coffee & soft drinks - Alcohol (wine grown at the venue) - Wine tour & tasting - Ticket to Vinci museum - Laundry - Swimming Pool - Wifi - Easels.


€1580 - Comfortable Double Sofa-Bed with Shared Bathroom (bathroom shared with one other bedroom)

€1680 - Twin-Share Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (bedroom shared with one other person of the same gender)

€1990 - Private Double Bedroom with Shared Bathroom (bathroom shared with one other bedroom)

€2140 - Private Double Bedroom with Private En-suite Bathroom

€2290 - Private Apartment with Double Bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen/dining area 


If you book a private bedroom then you are very welcome to bring along a travel companion with you who will not be participating in the workshop. 

We will happily assist in planning activities during the days for your partner, such as bike tours, trips to local towns, and walks around the surrounding countryside. Equally, your partner is very welcome to relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful countryside. 

The €700 fee for non-participating partners includes: 22% VAT - 6 nights accommodation - Arrival & Departure Transfers - Breakfasts, lunches, dinners & snacks - Tea, coffee & soft drinks - Alcohol (wine grown at the venue) - Wine tour & tasting - Laundry - Swimming Pool - Wifi.


Email us and we'll send you an information pack with the full materials list and more details about the retreat.


To book a place on this retreat click Book Now below and you'll be taken to a separate page where you can choose your bedroom option, register and pay. To confirm your place on this retreat you will need to pay the full workshop fee or a €750 non-refundable deposit. You can choose to pay via credit card or bank transfer.

If this retreat is cancelled or you can not attend due to Covid related reasons you will be refunded in full (including the deposit).

Review our terms & conditions of booking here

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