Love Art? Love France? Experience the Best of Both!
Consider attending a ten day painting class in southwestern France.
Our daily painting excursions will take you to the unspoiled villages, market towns and rolling farmland of the Dordogne and Lot Valleys. We'll visit bastide towns such as Saint Cirq la Popie, colorful market towns such as Sarlat, and the famous pilgrimage site of Rocamador. We'll have an opportunity to see where painting began with a visit to the 15,000 year old cave paintings of Pech Merle.
Want to take your work to the next level ?
the beauty of the landscape lies primarily in the ability to portray the
light relationships one sees. Workshop emphasis will be on the dynamics of painting the landscape based on
fundamental principles of composition, line, shape, focal point, color,
value, as well as controlling texture and edges. We will cover the basic principles of
light, how to determine the color of light, and how to create the
movement of light on the canvas using analogous and split complement
colors to illustrate color, value and light relationships.
Want a custom and personal experience?
We will be staying at the lovely 17th century restored convent, Le Vieux Couvent. Nestled between the Dordogne and Lot Valleys in the charming hamlet of Fraysinet, Le Vieux Couvent is the ideal artist sanctuary in which to base our trip. Enjoy chef inspired meals, private accommodations, customized daily painting excursions and individualized instruction. Find inspiration in Le Vieux Couvent's lovely gardens and light filled painting studio. Experience daily French culture and life in this unspoiled part of France. Relax after a long day of painting in the comfort of Le Vieux Couvent, our private home during our two week stay.
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Your Le Vieux Couvent Experience Includes:
* 10 night's lodging (SO) with breakfast, dinners with wine and aperitif
*Most lunches (depends upon itinerary
* highly individualized instruction
* transport to painting sites
* 24 hour use of the fully equipped art studio
* round trip transport from Toulouse International Airport (scheduled times)
Fees: $3,450 private room with bath
$ 3,250 private room / shared accommodations
$2,900 non-painting guest (must accompany
Enrollment is limited. Priority room preference is given according to registration date.
We look forward to welcoming you to at Le Vieux Couvent!