ANNUAL WORKSHOPS

FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY with Meeta K. Wolff

THE ART OF SLOW COOKING with Rissa Miller

CERAMICS INTENSIVE with Eleonora Colletti

PAINTING FROM LIFE with Racquel Keller

THE FORCE OF POETRY with Liz Rees


Workshop space is limited. Contact us to book your place. 

If you're interested in leading your own retreat, get in touch, we'd love to help you design and host your own dream workshop! 


food photography & food styling

Meeta K. Wolff - extraordinary food photographer and blogger - brings her passion to Sabina every year and generously shares her knowledge, talent, and drive. Open to all levels. See her blog about past workshops.  Contact us for details. 

the art of slow cooking

A week steeped in artisanal cooking, led by professional restaurant chef and Italian food expert, Rissa Miller.  Cook a new 3-course meal everyday from various regions of Italy, have 4 guided tours to different artisanal food producers and inspired wine-makers, and a 1-day intensive olive oil course with master oil sommelier Johnny Madge.  Whether you are a novice or professional, you will leave this workshop full of new knowledge, confidence and inspiration.  

6 nights/7 days. $2,400 USD all inclusive.  May 26-June 1, 2018. 

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Earth, water & fire: ceramics intensive

Taught by master ceramicist Eleonora Colletti at her hilltop studio, just minutes from the villa property.  Eleonora has been making ceramics and teaching students for over 30 years, a tireless force of enthusiasm and knowledge, every skill level can benefit from her workshops.

Studio time: 6 hours/day. 6 nights/5days.  All inclusive. Contact us for rates and details.   

Learning hand-building techniques at Terrecotte Sabine with Eleonora

Learning hand-building techniques at Terrecotte Sabine with Eleonora


painting from life

Painter, teacher, and creative force Racquel Keller guides students through this confidence building workshop with sketching, painting, and development of personal creative processes. A perfect workshop for beginning and intermediate level painters who want to build the foundation or strengthen their painting practice.  

All inclusive 6 days/5 nights $1,500 USD, not including materials. 

Racquel Keller is an experienced teacher and creative life coach in the Washington, DC metro area. 

Racquel Keller is an experienced teacher and creative life coach in the Washington, DC metro area. 


the force of poetry

Published poet and teacher Liz Rees guides participants to re-work old material, generate fresh writing, study contemporary Italian poetry, and share their work with other passionate writers in supportive critiques.  Liz has taught at leading institues such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Howard Universities.  

Class time: 3 hours/day.  8 days/7 nights.  All inclusive with 4 guided tours, restaurant meals, a day trip to Rome, and daily yoga: $2,500 USD*  

*Intermediate-level poetry experience, writing submissions required before reservation accepted. 

Liz Rees is a"poet in the schools" for the Maryland State Arts Council, and has published over 250 poems in journals such as Partisan Review. 

Liz Rees is a"poet in the schools" for the Maryland State Arts Council, and has published over 250 poems in journals such as Partisan Review