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Watercolor Plein air Workshop

With Stella Canfield

Stella Canfield's art is known for its deep emotional content, the dynamic of the brush stroke and vivacious colors.


She creates intuitively and spontaneously in a relaxed, natural way of expressing her individual emotional response to the subject or scene she paints. Her work is charged with the energy of her own life, her passion for people and nature.

For more info about the artist click here

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June 2-11, 2024

Island of Korcula, Croatia

  • Tour Cost: 2685 euros. (Shared room option – section 5) + single supplement fee 

  • Non-painting partners: €2485

  • Single Supplement Fee: €550 (please read our General Conditions, Section 5)

Full payment due: March 2, 2024
Deposit to reserve your spot: €300 (non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Slikamilina)

Meet your tour companion Undine Mader


About Stella and the tour


Stella was born in Varna, Bulgaria. She graduated from the Academy of Sports in Sofia with a Masters Degree in teaching. Stella dedicated the first thirty years of her life to sports and achieved considerable success as a national competitor in rowing. In 1980 she left her native country illegally to escape the oppressive regime of communism. After living and working for five years in Germany, she moved to the USA in 1985.


Today Stella teaches watercolor, juries and participates in exhibits initiated by art organizations in the USA, Europe and Asia. She has received many international awards for her work. Her paintings are in several private, corporate, and museum collections in America, Europe and Asia.

Stella is an official brand ambassador of DANIEL SMITH.

Let’s capture together the beauty of the Croatian Island of Korcula.


Feeling with all of your senses the magic of Nature will enchant you.


From landscapes to flowers, to boats and water, street scenes and figures, Stella will be there for you all the time making sure you feel comfortable and having fun expressing yourself without pressure and intimidation.

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Here is an example itinerary of how you can expect your 10 days to go (this schedule is always subject to change) : 


Transfers depart at 10:00am from Cavtat main bus station on the start date of the tour.  Our transfer will drive along the coast where we will stop for lunch at Vila Koruna in Ston, which is about half way. We then make our way to Orebic where we catch a car ferry to the Island of Korcula. Here you will be able to settle into your home away from home at Hotel Liburna in Korčula town.

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Enjoy learning to see better, about composition, color, value and light in a very relaxing way.


The day will start with a fast demo and the rest of the day will be dedicated to YOU! 

Everyone is creative and there is no limits to creativity! 

All mediums and levels of expertise welcome! 

DAY 2-9
A buffet breakfast will be served daily, before travelling to different parts of the Island. On the tour you will see vistas rich in vineyards, quiet coves, small beaches, flourishing olive tress and quaint architecture. This part of Croatia is unique in its beauty, encouraging one to take pleasure in painting and sketching.

Your painting tour includes scenic areas such as ZrnovoPupnatSmokvica, Orebic and Peljesac Peninsula (Mainland), Racisce, Korcula and Lumbarda, as picked by your instructor. Our day will begin at 8am with breakfast and then the day is set in motion by your instructor… each instructor will vary slightly but mornings and afternoons will be for painting, with a box lunch on location, in between.

At the end of the day we will return to the our hotel. You will have some time to yourself before the evening meal at 7pm and are encouraged after dinner to spend time exploring the area or enjoying wine with your fellow artists, relaxing before your next day of painting.

During this trip you will also get a glimpse into the life of locals by enjoying a tour of the old town of korcula, a few tastings of local delicacies and wine.

We always include a day off for our painters to enjoy also abit of downtime.

DAY 10

This is your transfer day back to Cavtat. You check out by 10am.  Your bus will pick you up at the hotel at 11am and will transfer you back to Cavtat for about 3pm.

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