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8 Day Luxury Art Retreat in Paradise, Sri Lanka

Harmony * Peace * Tranquility

Be inspired by the beauty and innocence of Sri Lanka June 2018, with an art masterclass retreat by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, David Hinchliffe

From the moment you land in Colombo, we will have a driver waiting to bring you to the stunning south coast where the retreat will be held in the tranquil little beach town of Weligama.  Your boutique villa is an immaculately designed five-bedroom property perched right on the beachfront on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Descend from the villa down to a private blue pool and further down to an exclusive gate leading to the pristine shore. Indoor & outdoor spaces beneath towering palm trees and an endless ocean horizon. Enjoy a refreshing sunset drink on the verandah wrapping around the property, or relax indoors in the chic living room, where colonial elegance meets modern day luxury.

Masterclasses are held each day at the luxury property - Kumara Villa, waliking distance from your accommodation, daily transport is included in the cost.

WHATS INCLUDED? Practically everything! Your retreat package price includes accommodation, most meals, one-way transport, a local excursion and special events.

Just buy your air ticket and let us know your arrival time so we can arrange airport collection.

Our teachers are all professional, exhibiting artists – with professional teaching backgrounds. All of our teachers are specially gifted at being able to address your individual experience

IS ANY ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY? Each retreat is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Our teachers are all especially gifted in helping you find your creative potential as an artist, and most of the art teachers are, or have been, teachers as well as professional, exhibiting artists. Each retreat has a maximum of 8 participants to ensure plenty of personal tuition. All materials are included on all retreats.


The retreats are organised and managed in Sri Lanka by Krissy McLean, Owner of Kumara Villa and Director of Kumara Events, in Perth, Western Australia, who can be contacted personally - Mobile 0413613131 or Email - to answer any of your questions about these retreat offerings.

Art Workshop & Accommodation cost includes: 

* 30 hours of masterclasses, all art materials supplied.

* 7 nights private beach villa accommodation.

* 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners.

* Full day excursion to Galle Fort - a UNESCO listed town.

* Airport transfer to Weligama villa on day "1" - 20th June 2018.

* Art Masterclasses are limited to eight people.

SECURE YOUR PLACE with a $500 deposit.


AUD $2999 Single occupancy - King bed, airconditioned & private ensuite.

*ARTSHUB* Discount AUD$2699 Private room single occupancy.*

Only two rooms are available for this option.

AUD $2499 Double occupancy per person - Twin share - 2 x single beds, airconditioned & ensuite.

*ARTSHUB * Discount AUD$2199 Twin share per person.*

Only three rooms are available with this option.

Not included:

Airfares, Visa required for Sri Lanka, Travel insurance, Alcoholic beverages.           

If required, a private or shared transfer to Colombo airport can be arranged from Weligama accommodation, at an additional cost. 

Any additional sightseeing tours can be arranged on request (Charged at local costs):

  • Visit a local tea plantation
  • Visit a local spice farm in Koggala
  • Whale watching in Mirissa
  • Scuba diving or snorkelling
  • Local bicycle tours
  • Kayaking
  • or a relaxing temple visit............ :)


Event starts
Wednesday 20 June, 2018
Event Ends
Wednesday 27 June, 2018
Kumara Villa
Venue Address
Weligama, Sri Lanka

National, Weligama

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