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Join Matteo Caloiaro and Brooke Olivares-Caloiaro for an exclusive retreat and workshop in the rustic and picturesque North Coast Region of Brittany.


Matteo and Brooke are professional painters and instructors at the prestigious Ringling College of Art +Design in Sarasota, FL. They are both award winning artists at the national and international level. Their work is part of both private and commercial collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.



7/04/2020 - 7/12/2020


Keremma, Bretagne, France

The Brittany coast is known for its magnificent skies that can change dramatically throughout the day. The coast isn't crowded with tourists - just French families on vacation and breathtaking sights. The house is wonderfully rustic and charming place to kick back. The lovely house is surrounded by plenty of outdoor space and it is within walking distance of a magnificent private beach. There are also bicycles at your disposal to ride to the beach.

This home does not have the amenities of hotel services provided so care and consideration for the property and grounds is paramount. This location is very laid back with no shopping centers near by or any touristic attractions. Make this an opportunity to unplug and focus on the beauty around you.

This fantastic opportunity is limited to 14 participants.


Matteo and Brooke Caloiaro will provide instruction that covers many aspects of making a successful painting from composition and design to drawing, value, color theory and paint application.

​Each morning will begin with a painting demonstration. The students will then choose a location to paint, as Matteo and Brooke work with each student one-on-one to tackle their own unique compositions. The evening hours will be reserved for optional group critiques and discussion about the students' work.

*Please note that the itinerary is a general plan and subject to change pending weather and other factors.

Day to Day Schedule: 9:00am to 12:30pm instruction, lunch break in-between. 2:00pm to 7:00pm open painting session and or exploration of the country, 7:00 to 8:30 Dinner, 8:30pm optional critiques of work.


Sat, July 4        

Day 1: Arrival Day! Get unpacked and settle into the house. Meet and Greet. Go over supplies and equipment and prepare for the next day.

















Sun. July 5        

Day 2: 

Introduction to landscape painting. Discussion about picking a location, making thumbnails and composing a picture. 

Mon. July 6       

Day 3:

The Importance of shape and simplification of complex forms

Tues. July 7       

Day 4:

Color Theory and the importance of color temperature as it relates to natural light

Wed. July 8  

Day 5:

Field Trip #1: Instructed painting session on beautiful Roscoff and IlL Batz.


















Thurs. July 9

Day 6:

Painting atmospheric effects and manipulating edges to convey distance and space

Fri. July 10 

Day 7:

Field Trip #2: Instructed painting session on location on exquisite Meneham with it magnificent dramatic rocks.




















Sat. July, 11

Day 8:

Painting with a personal voice and expression

Sun July, 12

Day 9: Check Out




Early Bird Discount: Book now & save!  If you book before Jan 15th 2020 there is a $100 discount per person on this fabulous workshop.

The cost includes housing and all French breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, except for (2) day trips to nearby towns.

We will be staying in a lovely country home in a tiny, unspoiled village of Keremma. The house belongs to Pierre Yann Guidetti, the owner of Savoir Faire, and has been used as a summer vacation home for generations. The house has six charming, cozy bedrooms and two full bathrooms (to share) plus two half bathrooms upstairs. There is a large living room and dining room downstairs as well as a beautiful kitchen for self-serving in between meals.

There are different types of rooms: two rooms with twin beds, three rooms with double beds and one master bedroom.  Here are the prices according to the description above:

All-inclusive price 

(including 9 nights accommodation, 2 days trips, all meals as indicated and instruction by Brooke & Matteo)

  • Sharing: $1500 per person (2 twin beds in Boy's room) 

  • Sharing: $1600 per person (in Yellow room and $1000 for non student)

All-inclusive price (as indicated above) in Double Bedroom:

  • Single: $2000 single occupancy

  • Sharing: $1600 per person sharing
    Sharing: $1000 for non student

All-inclusive price (as indicated above) in Master Bedroom:

  • Single: $2700 single occupancy

  • Sharing: $2000 per person sharing
    Sharing: $1000 for non student

Non-participants have plenty to do.  Ask us for suggestions.


Each lunch and dinner provided at the house will be catered by the fabulous Nicola (a Parisian Chef and Pierre's cousin). Each unique meal is exquisite and made with locally sourced organic ingredients. Wine is included in every meal.

There is a large studio in the garage to use in case of rain, where there are lots of easels, chairs, and tables for your convenience.


A $300 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Full payment is due by April 1st, 2020. Full refund if trip cancelled by May 1st 2020.  

50% refund if trip is cancelled by June 1st 2020.  No refund after June 1st 2020 unless space will be filled.  Please note, in case of cancellation there is a $100 non-refundable processing fee.



For more information please contact: Vered Pasternak


Telephone  +1 305.815.7268  (Miami, Florida)

For more workshop information contact us!

Thanks for learning more about our workshop!

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