Some say September is the best time of year in Provence
September 3–12, 2018
10 Day Château Retreat for Artists near Avignon
Instructor – To Be Announced
September 3 – 12, 2018 ~ Glorious Provence.
We invite you to enjoy a fantastic program of learning about painting while immersing ourselves in the chateau life. In this Provencal workshop, you will learn to explore value, composition, color mixing, how to keep colors fresh, drawing and perspective, color theory, etc.
We will paint landscapes and venture to beautiful destinations on a daily basis. Other activities include visiting St Remy to walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps, wine tasting, exploring some of the most breath-taking villages of Provence, and retail therapy at the greatest Provencal markets.
The September retreat is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 10 idyllic days in the South of France. All while surrounded by the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.
We carefully selected the chateau estate for this retreat, located between the Luberon mountains and the Mediterranean.
Dinners, transportation and accommodations are included. You will visit, paint and explore parts of this remarkable town that was the Roman capital of the area. Now a culturally thriving university town, it is here that Cézanne lived and worked. His studio is just as he left it when he was painting and is a stop on our itinerary.
September is the grape harvest (Le Vendange) and we will explore private vineyards, with special permission to paint there. One was featured in the movie, A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard (based on the Peter Mayle book, A Year in Provence).
Every day has a unique destination to sketch and paint – while also taking time to stop, explore and meet the locals. Your itinerary includes visits to local markets, vineyards and breathtaking hilltop villages. All locations have access to our vehicles, materials and cafes. Bring your camera, because you will be truly inspired by the surroundings and want to snap references to paint later.
After dining at the château we take up various painting related topics for discussion and demos. Wonderful guests from across the world have joined this workshop, including painters, photographers, writers and sculptors.
Price is based on double-occupancy. Single rooms are available. Airfare not included. Discounts available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting). A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.
This Workshop Includes:
- 10 days of artistic immersion.
- All Inclusive: Tuition, fine food, wine, accommodation and ground transportation with one lunch and one dinner at own expense. Airfare is not included.
- Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful European surroundings.
- Daily painting locations: Private vineyards, charming villages, markets (more painting and excursion locations varied upon location of workshop).
- Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all levels!
- Learn, live and paint side-by-side with fellow artists.
- Plenty to do for non-painting partners!