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  • Join Diane Olivier aboard "The Croatia," a beautifully restored 105 ft. wooden Turkish "gulet" schooner, for a week of sketching while cruising the Dalmatian Islands. Excursions to islands for sketching and lunches and back on board for sunset gourmet dinners. 
  • Add on a 5 night/4 day intensive sketching workshop in Rovinj,  "The Pearl of the Adriatic".  Stay in the historic old town and have afternoons and evenings free to explore this amazingly picturesque fishing village built by the Venetians from across the Adriatic.
  • Sign up for one, or both adventures!  The cruise starts and finishes in Split, so if you choose to book both trips, you will have two full days to get to Rovinj for a Welcome Wine & Cheese reception on May 27th.
  • Enjoy delicious Croatian meals.  Croatian cuisine is a mixture of Mediterranean (Italian) and Eastern European food.  There are strong Italian influences along the coast – with plenty of fresh fish and seafood.  Istria, where Rovinj is located, is known for world class olive oil, wine & truffles.
At A Glance


  • 10 students maximum

  • 5 cabins for students aboard The Croatia

  • Lodging in Rovinj in historic old town

  • Daily breakfasts and dinners included on cruise, breakfast only included in Rovinj

  • Local museums and historical site visits

"What a well organized trip and outstanding workshop. We have became accustomed to that by now! Thank you for the freedom and excellent tuition."

"I learned so much from you about drawing and creating pastels. I really love them and plan to do a lot more!  Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge about making art with me. You are such an excellent teacher and your work is such an inspiration! Plus the villa was such a great place, and it was really grand to be able to hang out with old friends and make new ones."

Diane Olivier & sketches by Diane

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