Creative Slovenia: Painting, Cooking and Wine Tour

April 26 - May 3, 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 wtih then please do. I will accompany you in your work.

Tour overview

2 nights at enchanting Lake Bled

3 nights in Goriska Brda, Slovenia's premiere wine region

2 nights in seaside town of Piran, wedged along the Adriatic coast


Painting technique workshops include:

Multilayer acrylic 

Textured paste and acrylic

Multilayer acrylic and oil pastel 


Find your muse, get seduced by Slovenia’s many charms, capture the spring colors and paint your own story!

Bled swan heads
BRDAIMG_20180627_094627 copy
Brda sunset
cruising Adriatic
Lake Bled at sunset copy
NatashaVillone_2017_lanakira_21 copy

Highlights include

  • Plein-air painting in the middle of spectacular vineyards 

  • Learning new painting techniques in a small group setting

  • Savoring wines and home cooked meals in Slovenia’s premiere foodie region

  • Channel your creative spirit with cooking classes and soap-making workshop

  • Exploring old town streets, cafes, viewpoints in Italian and Slovenian hill towns

  • Capturing the magic and character of charming seaside towns and gorgeous Lake Bled

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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