July, 2024
ITALIAN VACATION
Art Retreat in Tuscany
An unforgettable holiday awaits you at an exquisite Italian villa surrounded by greenery, exclusive master classes on fashion illustration and contemporary art, immersion in hedonism and free creativity.
I invite you to an art retreat in Tuscany!


Art Retreat is:
- accommodation at villa
- exclusive master classes and lectures on fashion illustration
- wellness program: qigong, sound healing and aromatherapy
- unlocking creative potential through art practices
- live-drawing of a model from wearing outfits by a famous brand
- implementation and monetization of what gives you pleasure
- bonus - lecture by a sculptor from Florence
- accommodation at villa
- exclusive master classes and lectures on fashion illustration
- wellness program: qigong, sound healing and aromatherapy
- unlocking creative potential through art practices
- live-drawing of a model from wearing outfits by a famous brand
- implementation and monetization of what gives you pleasure
- bonus - lecture by a sculptor from Florence
In a relaxed atmosphere you will be able to feel the flow of
inspiration and joy of creativity, even if you have never held a brush in your hands before.

Every day we will experiment with different drawing techniques, get acquainted with new materials and, like children,
passionately explore an artist within us.
In a relaxed atmosphere you will be able to feel the flow of
inspiration and joy of creativity, even if you have never held a brush in your hands before.

Every day we will experiment with different drawing techniques, get acquainted with new materials and, like children,
passionately explore an artist within us.
Art-practices
At the villa art workshop you will try a wide variety of premium quality materials and enjoy freedom of expression
We will experiment with inks and draw on museum-quality ARCHES paper of varying thicknesses
Materials
One day of our practice will be entirely devoted to working with large formats and painting on canvas
Formats
We will try ourselves as artists of different visual styles, from abstract painting to silhouette-intuitive drawing techniques
Visual genres

Art Retreat harmoniously combines relaxation in an atmosphere of Italian bliss with exciting creative practices in the circle of a pleasant company of people who are in love with beauty
and art
Art Retreat harmoniously combines relaxation in an atmosphere of Italian bliss with exciting creative practices in the circle of a pleasant company of people who are in love with beauty
and art
Art Retreat residence

During the Art Retreat our shelter will be a unique villa, chosen by philanthropists and representatives of Florentine bohemia. Built in a place of power where to this day archaeologists find traces of the late Neolithic.

The villa has been updated to perfect comfort, but is so authentic that AD magazine featured it on the cover. The residence is surrounded by magnificent gardens where peacocks stroll freely.

Luxurious interiors that preserve history, nature and privacy among the most beautiful forests and fields of Tuscany will allow you to restore balance and find harmony.
Art Retreat residence

During the Art Retreat our shelter will be a unique villa, chosen by philanthropists and representatives of Florentine bohemia. Built in a place of power where to this day archaeologists find traces of the late Neolithic.

The villa has been updated to perfect comfort, but is so authentic that AD magazine featured it on the cover. The residence is surrounded by magnificent gardens where peacocks stroll freely.

Luxurious interiors that preserve history, nature and privacy among the most beautiful forests and fields of Tuscany will allow you to restore balance and find harmony.
Art Retreat includes:
Accommodation
- 7 nights at villa
- Breakfast
Lectures
- Lectures on contemporary art and fashion illustration
- Lecture by a sculptor from Florence
Master-classes
- Master-classes on fashion illustration by Alena Lavdovskaya
- Workshop on sculpture
Wellness-program
- Qigong in the morning
- Sound healing in the evenings
- Aromatherapy
Art-practices
Each day of the art retreat will be dedicated to a specific practice - from art therapy to drawing on large canvases
Photo and video
A professional photographer and videographer will be invited to the art retreat
Art Retreat includes:
Accommodation
- 7 nights at villa
- Breakfast
Lectures
- Lectures on contemporary art and fashion illustration
- Lecture by a sculptor from Florence
Master-classes
- Master-classes on fashion illustration by Alena Lavdovskaya
- Workshop on sculpture
Wellness-program
- Qigong in the morning
- Sound healing in the evenings
- Aromatherapy
Art-practices
Each day of the art retreat will be dedicated to a specific practice - from art therapy to drawing on large canvases
Photo and video
A professional photographer and videographer will be invited to the art retreat

All dishes at the villa restaurant are made by the chef of Tuscan products of the highest quality according to ancient Italian recipes, and serving on handmade porcelain is a special type of aesthetic pleasure
All dishes at the villa restaurant are made by the chef of Tuscan products of the highest quality according to ancient Italian recipes, and serving on handmade porcelain is a special type of aesthetic pleasure

Italy is the birthplace of siesta, carefree relaxation, and the art retreat program is balanced so that you can relax your soul and body, recharge with vigor and inspiration, surrounded by the delightful nature of Tuscany
Italy is the birthplace of siesta, carefree relaxation, and the art retreat program is balanced so that you can relax your soul and body, recharge with vigor and inspiration, surrounded by the delightful nature of Tuscany

Lectures and master-classes
Art-therapy
Through meditative art practices we will explore the healing power of fine art and free creative flow as you dive in your deepest thoughts and feelings through drawing and interacting with materials
Fashion illustration
A lecture and master class on fashion illustration awaits you, we will learn the history, discuss current commercial trends and draw a model from life
Contemporary art
We will talk about what trends are relevant in contemporary art and how the art market works, how an artist can write an artist statement, and on one of the days of the retreat we will analyze the latest Sotheby's report
Sculpture
Lecture and master class by Ksenia Durnovo, a sculptor working in the direction of figurative art, a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art.
Ksenia will talk about the classic
sculpture in the modern world
Lectures and master-classes
Art-therapy
Through meditative art practices we will explore the healing power of fine art and free creative flow as you dive in your deepest thoughts and feelings through drawing and interacting with materials
Fashion illustration
A lecture and master class on fashion illustration awaits you, we will learn the history, discuss current commercial trends and draw a model from life
Contemporary art
We will talk about what trends are relevant in contemporary art and how the art market works, how an artist can write an artist statement, and on one of the days of the retreat we will analyze the latest Sotheby's report
Sculpture
Lecture and master class by Ksenia Durnovo, a sculptor working in the direction of figurative art, a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art.
Ksenia will talk about the classic
sculpture in the modern world

Additional option
At the request of the art retreat participants, a 4-day visit to the Venice Biennale accompanied by the curator of the new Tretyakov Gallery Marina Shilova can be organized before the residence at the villa
Additional option
At the request of the art retreat participants, a 4-day visit to the Venice Biennale accompanied by the curator of the new Tretyakov Gallery Marina Shilova can be organized before the residence at the villa
As part of the master class on fashion illustration, we will draw a professional model wearing outfits by a famous brand from life, as such masters as Rene Gruau and Antonio Lopez once drew
As part of the master class on fashion illustration, we will draw a professional model wearing outfits by a famous brand from life, as such masters as Rene Gruau and Antonio Lopez once drew
We will devote one of the days of the retreat to drawing Venetian masks, which I will bring from the Mondonovo Maschere workshop that created masks and costumes for a movie by Stanley Kubrick
"Eyes Wide Shut"
We will devote one of the days of the retreat to drawing Venetian masks, which I will bring from the Mondonovo Maschere workshop that created masks and costumes for a movie by Stanley Kubrick
"Eyes Wide Shut"

Wellness-program
Qigong
Each morning of the retreat will begin with qigong gymnastics - a system of smooth breathing and movement exercises that help restore energy and concentration
Sound healing
Our evening will end with a sound healing session - sound therapy, during which, with the help of singing bowls and melodic vibrations, we will plunge into a state of relaxation
Aromatherapy
During an aromatherapy session we will learn how certain smells and essential oils affect our mood and try to create our own aromatic compositions
Wellness-program
Qigong
Each morning of the retreat will begin with qigong gymnastics - a system of smooth breathing and movement exercises that help restore energy and concentration
Sound healing
Our evening will end with a sound healing session - sound therapy, during which, with the help of singing bowls and melodic vibrations, we will plunge into a state of relaxation
Aromatherapy
During an aromatherapy session we will learn how certain smells and essential oils affect our mood and try to create our own aromatic compositions

Cost of Art Retreat
Cost of Art Retreat

4000 euro for double occupancy / 5000 euro for single occupancy

The offer includes:

Lectures, master classes, villa accommodation, breakfasts, wellness program, group transfer.

The cost of the trip does not include a visa, airfare, lunches and dinners and individual transfers.

* To make a reservation a non-refundable deposit of 1000 euro is required.

** Payment is made via bank transfer (EMIRATES NBD BANK or Sberbank/Alfa)



4000 euro for double occupancy / 5000 euro for single occupancy


The offer includes:

Lectures, master classes, villa accommodation, breakfasts, wellness program, group transfer.

The cost of the trip does not include a visa, airfare, lunches and dinners and individual transfers.

* To make a reservation a non-refundable deposit of 1000 euro is required.

** Payment is made via bank transfer (EMIRATES NBD BANK or Sberbank/Alfa)


Who can participate in Art Retreat
You don't have to be able to draw to take part in the art retreat: every person, regardless of profession and type of hobbies, has a desire for creative self-expression, and our practices and art therapy will allow each of you to touch art and feel the joy of creative freedom
You don't have to be able to draw to take part in the art retreat: every person, regardless of profession and type of hobbies, has a desire for creative self-expression, and our practices and art therapy will allow each of you to touch art and feel the joy of creative freedom
How it was:
past art-retreats
How it was:
past art-retreats
Alena Lavdovskaya is an author of offline fashion illustration events in a unique immersive format. Harper's BAZAAR, Elle and other magazines wrote about her master classes held in Russia, England, Italy, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with such brands as Dior and Gucci.

A master class by Alena Lavdovskaya is always an exclusive event with powerful drive and energy, where participants will get acquainted with fashion illustration and contemporary art: an overview of fashion trends, experiments with art materials by top manufacturers and work with live drawing of a model in high-fashion outfits according to all the canons of 20th century masters.
Alena Lavdovskaya is an author of offline fashion illustration events in a unique immersive format. Harper's BAZAAR, Elle and other magazines wrote about her master classes held in Russia, England, Italy, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with such brands as Dior and Gucci.

A master class by Alena Lavdovskaya is always an exclusive event with powerful drive and energy, where participants will get acquainted with fashion illustration and contemporary art: an overview of fashion trends, experiments with art materials by top manufacturers and work with live drawing of a model in high-fashion outfits according to all the canons of 20th century masters.
Photos from past art retreats in Tuscany
Photos from past art retreats in Tuscany

Works by Alena Lavdovskaya
Works by Alena Lavdovskaya
Feedback from participants
Feedback from participants
Art Voyage in Tuscany, of course, left only the warmest memories and emotions! This is a wonderful adventure full of creativity, lectures and master classes from the masters of their craft.
I sincerely believe that the best teacher is the one who inspires you, and the main thing that I got during this trip was meeting such people, inspiration and complete immersion in beauty and creativity. And all this in beloved Italy, in a castle of the 16th century, where the very atmosphere invites you to take up pencils and brushes by candlelight
❤️
@olyashpuart
"Thank you very much for this amazing week full of knowledge, art and
sports. Only Alena could combine lectures, practice, haute couture, sports and life in
a very colorful surf hotel with a breathtaking view of the ocean. A very friendly and magical atmosphere reigned all week, we all became friends and continue to communicate and support each other. This is an unforgettable experience that will stay with us forever."
@ilona_za
"To say that it was great is to say nothing! A mix of super useful knowledge from fashion illustration guru Alena, a view of the ocean and a pleasant company is the best "magic push" into a new profession for me! Benefit, pleasure,
beauty - that's how I would describe our Art Camp, reversing the formula of Vitruvius architecture. The trip was my birthday present :) It is not possible to start the new year in a cooler place, even more charged with creativity, with a beautiful rainbow over the ocean! Now I am full of energy, I continue to draw. Thank you very much Alena for the great idea and organization! Thanks to the girls who participated in the camp for the great company and atmosphere!
New knowledge, a mountain of impressions and new friends - this is my result of the trip! That's dope!"
@nastako
"I was very happy to be part of the first FashionArtCamp with Alena Lavdovskaya. I assumed that this would clarify a number of issues and the feasibility of development in this area for me, but Alena left no choice... She made me fall in love with fashion illustration and showed with her vivid example that only being 100% in love, involved, courageous and even a little crazy, you can succeed. We were shown how to set goals and what to strive for by staying in the perfect hotel, organizing cool sports activities, giving out the best materials and, of course, Dior!
In other words, we have created an atmosphere that motivates, inspires and gives a good "pendel" for further activities and development. Thanks! Well, now it's up to us..."

@peftibuy
"Initially, I went to Alena for one reason only - illustration is her job, not a hobby, she makes projects for high fashion houses. Once in the class, I realized that I was not mistaken! It was amazing! The master class is thought out to the smallest detail : live models in clothes from the latest collections, excellent drawing materials and many, many hours of thoughtful practice, under the sensitive individual guidance of the master.
I thank Alena for the opportunity to work as a real professional fashion illustrator and for the huge work, the charge of creativity that I received, I hope, will stay with me for a long time."
@oristrel_com
"Сейчас множество школ, курсов и мастер-классов. Отовсюду слышишь: мода, фэшн, тренд и пр. И если ориентироваться по картинке, слегка тушуешься, но как же мне повезло, я доверилась интуиции. Ох, можно начать с того, что я вообще только после лекций получила понятие об этом деле, ее специфике и особенности! Так вот... Почему я выбрала ее группу. В этом человеке есть очень сильный заряд, действительно глубинное понимание и желание заниматься фэшн иллюстрацией, продвигать ее в массы и любить так же, как и она сама! В этом кайф! Понимаете? Дело не в картинке и модных хэштегах, дело в ее миссии) Без шуток!"
@lena_sedova_art
"Работаю дизайнером одежды в крупной производственной компании, есть свой бренд BINARY. МК дает много теоретических знаний по истории фешн иллюстрации и по состоянию дел в этой сфере. Алена делится весомым количеством информации и многими профессиональными секретами и нюансами. Это возможность выйти за рамки рутины, обновиться творчески. После мастер класса я стала чаще рисовать, это точно. Уровень мастер класса сложно описать словами, он максимальный. А в студии сразу сложилась очень теплая обстановка, многие после мк зафоловили друг друга в соц сетях, и я уже наблюдаю, как меняются, "растут" новые иллюстраторы из участников того мастер класса."
@ekafateeva
Art Voyage in Tuscany, of course, left only the warmest memories and emotions! This is a wonderful adventure full of creativity, lectures and master classes from the masters of their craft.
I sincerely believe that the best teacher is the one who inspires you, and the main thing that I got during this trip was meeting such people, inspiration and complete immersion in beauty and creativity. And all this in beloved Italy, in a castle of the 16th century, where the very atmosphere invites you to take up pencils and brushes by candlelight
❤️
@olyashpuart
"Thank you very much for this amazing week full of knowledge, art and
sports. Only Alena could combine lectures, practice, haute couture, sports and life in
a very colorful surf hotel with a breathtaking view of the ocean. A very friendly and magical atmosphere reigned all week, we all became friends and continue to communicate and support each other. This is an unforgettable experience that will stay with us forever."
@ilona_za
"To say that it was great is to say nothing! A mix of super useful knowledge from fashion illustration guru Alena, a view of the ocean and a pleasant company is the best "magic push" into a new profession for me! Benefit, pleasure,
beauty - that's how I would describe our Art Camp, reversing the formula of Vitruvius architecture. The trip was my birthday present :) It is not possible to start the new year in a cooler place, even more charged with creativity, with a beautiful rainbow over the ocean! Now I am full of energy, I continue to draw. Thank you very much Alena for the great idea and organization! Thanks to the girls who participated in the camp for the great company and atmosphere!
New knowledge, a mountain of impressions and new friends - this is my result of the trip! That's dope!"
@nastako
"I was very happy to be part of the first FashionArtCamp with Alena Lavdovskaya. I assumed that this would clarify a number of issues and the feasibility of development in this area for me, but Alena left no choice... She made me fall in love with fashion illustration and showed with her vivid example that only being 100% in love, involved, courageous and even a little crazy, you can succeed. We were shown how to set goals and what to strive for by staying in the perfect hotel, organizing cool sports activities, giving out the best materials and, of course, Dior!
In other words, we have created an atmosphere that motivates, inspires and gives a good "pendel" for further activities and development. Thanks! Well, now it's up to us..."

@peftibuy
"Initially, I went to Alena for one reason only - illustration is her job, not a hobby, she makes projects for high fashion houses. Once in the class, I realized that I was not mistaken! It was amazing! The master class is thought out to the smallest detail : live models in clothes from the latest collections, excellent drawing materials and many, many hours of thoughtful practice, under the sensitive individual guidance of the master.
I thank Alena for the opportunity to work as a real professional fashion illustrator and for the huge work, the charge of creativity that I received, I hope, will stay with me for a long time."
@oristrel_com
"Сейчас множество школ, курсов и мастер-классов. Отовсюду слышишь: мода, фэшн, тренд и пр. И если ориентироваться по картинке, слегка тушуешься, но как же мне повезло, я доверилась интуиции. Ох, можно начать с того, что я вообще только после лекций получила понятие об этом деле, ее специфике и особенности! Так вот... Почему я выбрала ее группу. В этом человеке есть очень сильный заряд, действительно глубинное понимание и желание заниматься фэшн иллюстрацией, продвигать ее в массы и любить так же, как и она сама! В этом кайф! Понимаете? Дело не в картинке и модных хэштегах, дело в ее миссии) Без шуток!"
@lena_sedova_art
"Работаю дизайнером одежды в крупной производственной компании, есть свой бренд BINARY. МК дает много теоретических знаний по истории фешн иллюстрации и по состоянию дел в этой сфере. Алена делится весомым количеством информации и многими профессиональными секретами и нюансами. Это возможность выйти за рамки рутины, обновиться творчески. После мастер класса я стала чаще рисовать, это точно. Уровень мастер класса сложно описать словами, он максимальный. А в студии сразу сложилась очень теплая обстановка, многие после мк зафоловили друг друга в соц сетях, и я уже наблюдаю, как меняются, "растут" новые иллюстраторы из участников того мастер класса."
@ekafateeva

Contacts

For all booking questions and trip details:

Whatsapp: +971 50 156 9784
Mail: lavdovskayapro@gmail.com