Painting and Drawing Retreat


We are pleased to announce that professional artist Neil Drury will be hosting an art retreat at our gorgeous Villa Warda.  Neil is an accomplished print maker and painter and has been teaching for 16 years.  Please click here for more details about Neil.

This retreat is suitable for anybody with experience in painting/drawing and is not a full on teaching course.  The course will be led by Neil who will be creating artwork himself but will be available to give guidance.

Each evening there will be a very informal crit about the day, a time to share your work with each other and talk about what you’ve created.

Each day, breakfast and dinner (lunch when at the villa) will be served by our in-house staff.  Much of the food, if not taken from our own gardens, is sourced locally from markets and is delicious and fresh, making wholesome Moroccan dishes.

The accommodation is 5 twin/double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms set around a stunning rose-filled courtyard.  The villa is set in a two and a half acre garden with a 17 metre swimming pool and several areas to sit and relax.

The cost of the retreat is £970 per person based on sharing a room twin/double and includes accommodation, all meals, snacks and drinks at the villa and transfers to and from the airport.  Alcoholic drinks are available at extra charge.

Extras include flights, lunch and dinner when away from the villa, spa treatments including hammam, massage and optional excursions.



Marrakech is a ancient city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Rabat, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz. It is located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakech comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the medina), bordered by modern neighbourhoods.  Marrakech has the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and the image of the city is closely associated with its souks.


  • Medina, 20 minutes
  • Airport, 20 minutes

This fantastic art retreat will take place at the fabulous Villa Warda.  Located just outside Marrakech in the foothills of the Atlas mountains in Marrakech.

Healthy, locally sourced food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily either hosted at Villa Warda or in town. The cuisine is simple, delicious and Moroccan, using fresh ingredients from the local markets or from our own garden.

What’s included

  • Airport transfers
  • Soft drinks
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Villa Warda
  • Tour guide on various day trips
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, towels and linen)

What’s not included
Flights are not included in the price.
Meals when not at the Villa
Beer, wine and spirits
Spa treatments

Transfers between airport and villa are included.

Group size
Maximum 10 participants.

Accommodation request
Single supplement is available upon request.

What to bring

How to get there – Flight Arrivals
The nearest airport is Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK).

Booking conditions – Payment
A non-refundable deposit of 40% is required to hold reserve your place.  The final balance is due 6 weeks before retreat start date.

The initial deposit is non-refundable.  The reservation deposit is transferable to another attendee.  Cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Within 14 days of your retreat: no refunds given, no exceptions.

We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case a full refund will be given.  Notification of cancellation will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date.  We are not responsible for any personal expenses, e.g. flight  tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

Accepted payment methods
Bank transfer, Cash
If you would like any further information about your booking please call Rachel on 07855 751756