Creative Adriatic: Painting the Dalmatian coast and Montenegro

June 15 - 23, 2019


Natasha's teaching philosophy

The task of the master classes is not necessarily to teach you how to correctly reflect what you see, but to see figuratively, to combine reality with your imagination. Examples of works will be given, step by step we will try new techniques with acrylic, water colour pencil. In some cases we’ll do finishing touch with oil. Basic materials (including easels) will be provided. If you have your favorite brush set or paints that you want to bring with then please do. I will accompany you in your work.


Tour overview

4 nights in Skradin (Croatia), along the Adriatic and next to Krka National Park

2 nights on Brac Island (Croatia)

2 nights in Perast (Montenegro), situated in the Bay of Kotor



Painting technique workshops include:

Multilayer acrylic 

Textured paste and acrylic

Multilayer acrylic and oil pastel 


Find your muse, get seduced by the islands and towns along the Dalmatian coast and capture the brilliant blue of the Adriatic Sea !

Kairos vineyards above Trogir Croatia
Kotor from above
Krka 3
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Brac Island_Zlatni rat beach
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Highlights include

  • Enjoy plein-air painting on top a vineyard overlooking the Adriatic 

  • Try out new art techniques in a small group setting

  • Learn to make Dalmatian specialties with a local chef 

  • Meet with stone carvers who've been working their trade for centuries

  • Savor the wines, olive oils and seafood of these regions

  • Capture the lush, vibrant colors in Croatia's gorgeous nature park in  Krka 

What guests are saying

We are always in search of new experiences in places that we love. The plein air painting workshop in Slovenia fit perfectly into our “what makes a perfect vacation” criteria. Learn new things. Be surrounded by beautiful mountains, vineyards, hill top towns. The tour was beyond our expectations as we painted in the company of others under the expert guidance of Natasha, our artist instructor and mentor. Wine and great food everyday rounded out the experience. We came away with shared memories of painting in the vineyard and paintings inspired by the beautiful country. Thanks to Natasha and Andrew who put together a perfect combination. 

-Paula, Austin

The art tour in Slovenia was a wonderful experience. The travels and painting lessons were in a good balance. The places we went like Lake Bled, Brda Wine Country, small town in Italy, and the National Park were so beautiful and inspiring for painting. Natasha was such a great art instructor, varying the painting lessons, adding new techniques and skills with each lesson. The lessons were well thought in this way. Natasha is very knowledgeable in the art field, helpful to the students while also encouraging us with every lesson. I came home with four very different paintings and was so impressed with the work we did. I want to continue with watercolor and acrylic and practice the techniques we learned. Thank you! 

-Iris, San Francisco

Contact Me

Krozna cesta 17, 6000 Koper, Slovenia


tel: 386 40 753-835

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