Igor & Ekaterina Sava

Plein Air watercolor painting retreat.
October 3 – 10, 2020



October 3 – 10, 2020 – Igor Sava and Ekaterina Sava
Plein Air watercolor painting retreat. Methods & techniques processes.

Join Igor and Ekaterina on this exciting opportunity to paint in the Western Sicily where we will paint some beautiful picturesque Sicilian scenes.

Colorful sunset, olive groves, lined vineyards, typical historic centers of small villages, churches, fish markets, sleepy harbors, blue skies, unspoiled coastline, beautiful nature, jovial and friendly local people, traditional cusine and great local wine.
Art, mixture of history and culture, create an unique atmosphere and stimulate your creativity.

Two of the best Watercolorists Artists of the present time in one workshop.

Igor is an expert tutor, all participants will benefit from his lessons, daily one-on-one guidance, step-by-step demonstrations, he will show you how to take the initial inspiration to an expressive watercolor painting that is strong in composition, lights and life.

Ekaterina will show you flowers still life with watercolor, studio work and Plein Air.

You will learn many secrets of the Masters!

In the evening you will enjoy dinner specially prepared for you by our chef with selected local wines at the Villa or dinner at typical restaurants carefully selected by us.

IGOR SAVA was born on May 16th, 1973 in Kotovsk, Soviet Moldova. An international artist who’s been nominated and honored in numerous worldwide festivals and awards during last five years.
His creative path is more than thirty years of developing and improving of given talent, since his first «Ilya Repin» Art College in early nineties till taking classes in Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts after moving to Italy.

EKATERINA SAVA (Ziuzina) is an artist and an architect, International watercolor Society leader in Belarus, National art group exhibition participant since 2009. Her works were marked and awarded in dozens of largest exhibitions and festival in Europe, North and South Americas, South-East Asia and CIS during last several years. Ekaterina has founded the Watercolor School in Minsk, where more than two thousand students could have joined this extraordinary art.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese on demand.

You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.

Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines. Snacks will also be provided throughout the day when needed. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people.

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro.

Travel by car and minibus
Arrival & Departure Airports: Palermo, Sicily (PMO) – Transfer time to villa 1h 20min
Our adventure begins at 18:00PM on the first day and ends at 11:00AM on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.


– Tuition for 6 days
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
– Wine tasting
– All local transportation
– Pick-up at Palermo airport on the first day between 10am and 3pm. We organise precise pick-up times to fit in with our guests’ flight arrivals times.
– Transfer to Palermo airport on the last day after breakfast. Leaving around 9.30 am, precise timing does depend on all our guests’ flight times.

– Any personal expenses
– Painting materials
– Insurance
– Airfare
– Transfers to and from other airports than Palermo
– Transfers to the villa from Palermo airport later than 3pm are extra cost.
If you arrive later than 3 pm, we can arrange personal transfer accordingly.

Those who make “earlybird booking” can enjoy 150 euro discount per person (valid until Dec 30 2018)

If you share with a non-participating partner, he or she will enjoy a discount of 350 euro for the painting holiday.

If you share with other participant or non-participating partner, each of you will save 200 euro.

The deposit to keep your spot is 300 euro, it can be paid by bank transfer or PayPal.
Apply NOW, spots are limited and early enrollment is suggested.
Minimum number of participants 10
Maximum number of participants 15

Please call or email YUMI for a detailed programme with prices, information & registration:
Phone: (+39) 339 77 57 062