Retreat and Create - Art Workshop - in JuneStone sculpting and painting with Regula Zwicky and Francesco Marzetti


Retreat and create:

Develop your art skills under the expert guidance of the gifted artists Regula Zwicky and Francesco Marzetti in an unforgettable setting high above the lake of Bolsena. 

Regula's and Francesco's philosophy is to enable the individual to truly experience land and nature through their art work, wether inspired by the surrounding or through using the actual physical material such as stone, plants or natural colours.  

The unique setting of La Montagnola offers a place to retreat and (re)open your creativity.

The workshop:

Regula and Francesco teach and guide various techniques, in line with the interest and experience of the participants.Techniques include amongst others:  


Stone sculpting: Under the guidance of Regula you create sculptures or practical objects out of local tuff stone



Acquerellando in Natura: Print with plants and peddles on paper, linen and cotton. Create your own colours from "juices of nature" - plants or vegetables out of the garden you discover together with Francesco    

Traditional Acquarell: Under the guidance of Francesco



The program:

June 01 -  June 03   Morning and afternoon workshop with Regula and Francesco 

Individual Arrival May 31 Dinner and introduction together with the artists

Individual Departure June 03  End of day of possibility to extend your stay at La Montagnola Retreat

All meals freshly prepared out of local ingredients and served at La Montagnola Retreat



About the teachers

Regula Zwicky

Regula Zwicky

Regula Zwicky born in 1963, stone sculptor, has a fine sensitivity for the uniqueness of the stones. She shows stone as stone and lends it a soft almost textile like surface. Each object she creates holds a very unique subtle poetry.

Francesco Marzetti

Francesco Marzetti

Francesco Marzetti, born in 1961, stone sculptor, painter, restorer and set designer, always in close connection with nature, creates objects joyful, humerous and with untamed energy to compose and experiment. The viewer is touched, surprised and always amused.