Creative Workshops

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Villa Rustica opens its doors for creative workshops and events throughout the year. 


Our workshops are tailored towards those wishing to try an art form or creative process for the first time. To date, we’ve held weekend workshops in clay, printmaking, mosaics and flower arranging. (You can scroll down to see the pics). We limit our workshops to small numbers so everyone receives plenty of attention from the tutor. These are relaxing occasions filled with laughter and learning, and where friendships form over home-cooked lunches and an atmosphere of encouragement. 

For those wishing an immersive experience, we offer special “stay/play” rates. The two-bedroom cottage is self-contained and ideal for friends who don’t mind sharing one bathroom. If you feel like a touch of glamour, request to stay in the Jaipur Suite. Luxuriating in the Moroccan bath is the perfect end to a creative day, and we’ll serve you a continental breakfast in the morning. 

To add your name to our mailing list about upcoming workshops, please email Jane at

Upcoming Workshops


Unfortunately, we do not have any workshops scheduled as we are doing our annual maintenance on the villa. Please sign up for our mailing list so you don’t miss out on our spring/summer workshops.

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Past Workshops



Mosaics around the home – Jane Denison

10/11 March 2018

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“I absolutely loved this experience from beginning to end. Villa Rustica is the perfect location, and Jane and Greg the perfect hosts. When I got home, I was so excited and got straight to work on my little piece.” Princess Habiba


Ceramics – Greg Furney

9/10 Dec 2017

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Ceramics – Greg Furney

11/12 Nov 2017

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Monoprinting – Turiya Bruce

1/2nd April 2017


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop – Jane Denison

11/12th February 2017

“More than a workshop, it was more like a retreat. Beautiful setting, professional instruction, delicious house-prepared lunch and a take home finished project from a wide selection of quality materials.  Treat yourself!”  Robin, February 2017.


Poppy and Fern – Botanical Xmas Wreath

11th December 2016

“Workshop heaven – Jess came laden with greenery and shared her skill for making beautiful live, festive wreaths. We shared a delicious lunch, laughter and bubbles – a great way to spend Sunday with my beautiful daughter!” Jo, December 2016..

Turiya Bruce – Monoprinting Botanica

8/9th October 2016

“My best sort of break from the everyday-ness of every day – learning new skills among good people in a truly beautiful place.” Naomi, October, 2016..