The beautiful city of Syracuse, Sicily

And the beautiful city of Catania, Sicily

Come and paint with Brambles Art Retreat

Dates: 19th – 27th  – September 2024

 Join us in Sicily a country full of history, amazing architecture and fabulous culture. Exploring two cities both on the coast with beautiful beaches, stunnnig villages and clear seas.

We have the opportunity to sketch and paint at the base of Mount Etna in the beautiful city of Catania, our first stop on our journey along southern Sicily. We will then travel on to Syracuse.

We are offering 6 days of sketching and painting days,  working with two tutors covering all media. We like a small group no larger that 8.


Sicily – Catania and Syracuse
19th – 27th Sept 2024

group size  max 8

  • 6 days teaching
  • all media all styles
  • all level of painter.
  • Rooms of varying sizes – own ensuite room, breakfast only.
  • flights to Catania not included but reccommended.
  • transfers included
  • deposit £1500.00
    • amazing deal – price single painter fee: £2395.00 TBC


Brambles Marrakech – Morocco

Oct 2023 – Helen . UK

The trip to Marrakesh and Essaouira was a wonderful combination of art and tourism – a feast of colour, sights and smells in alleyways packed with spices, produce and craftwork bursting out of market stalls. Stunning public gardens, brilliant light. An enduring inspiration for artists.

Brambles – Japan

March 2018-Birgit. UK

I’ve got lovely memories that have established themselves now I’m thinking back to all the lovely things we did.

Brambles Amalfi – Italy

June 2019 -Sylvia. UK

There were inspirational views of Naples’ Bay to sketch and paint, from the hotel. Painting trips provided diversity in the ruins of Pompeii, the gardens of Ravello, the churches, and the ancient streets of Positano and Amalfi. Expert tuition was provided by our hosts Janet and Peter. A delightful trip.

Brambles – Corfu – Greece

June 2014 – Judith – Canada

 “Lovely holiday, lots of great moments – Old Perithia, Thanks, Janet and Peter.”

          June 2014 – Roy – UK

“A fantastic experience! Brilliant location and great company. really feel that I have learnt something. thank you so much Janet & Peter.

Brambles – India – Darjeeling

October 2012 – . UK

“Best course I have been on, easy-going, good teaching.”

               Brambles – Devon

        August 2010 – C.R. from UK

“Thank you for taking a total novice and giving me techniques, encouragement and confidence!”