The Retreat

Thank you for making this experience a memorable testimony to my artistic growth. What better way to spend time during the summer painting in France the heart of Impressionism.

Fernando P, La Mirada, CA June ‘15

I relished each day of painting with other artists, while staying in France. What could be better? To only have to think about myself in my artist role, and leave behind wife and mother hats, was to travel lightly!

Vera C, Chatham, MA, September 2010

The trip was an artistic journey, so well coordinated all the artists had to do was create. It was a trip of a lifetime for me; from painting in the field with the horses to the warm welcome of the farmhouse lights in the evening after a day of painting. If you take a workshop with Workshops In France you will be in excellent hands. The leaders listen to each person and magically knows how to make every artist comfortable so they can create to their full potential and beyond. I look forward to the day when we can travel again and paint each day dawn till dark.

Laura W, Santa Clarita, CA, September 2010

The most memorable were dinners around the table at the end of a great day of painting.  Our retreat leader made the whole thing so easy and fun, and was so accommodating and gracious.  Meeting people of the villages and making friends with them was an added benefit.

Elizabeth T, La Canada, California, 2 time attendee, September ‘10 and June ‘15

Larry and I have not stopped talking about our trip with you last September.  As you know he is a musician and art appreciator, not an artist himself. It was nice to hear him practice flute on our lazy afternoons at the castle. Thank you Julie. We will join you again.

Larry and Michal C, Santa Paula, California September ‘14

I had a wonderful time with everyone and love how all our varied skills and styles advanced! I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough!

Shirley H, Princeton, West Virgina 2 time guest, September ‘14, June ‘15

Great fun in a wonderful location with like-minded people. The demos, nocturnes etc. were unexpected and all great bonuses.

Jane R, Cobourg, Canada, June 14

Fun memories! You’re the best to travel with!

Lynn G, Calabasas, California September ‘10

Painting in FRANCE was a big gain…a life dream.

Susan T, Newhall, California, September ‘12

And what an adventure it was! Thank you … for all your hard work. Tres bon!

Kathy E, Hyannis, MA September ‘15

It’s the light, it’s the ambiance of it all, it’s the people, it’s the food, it’s the wine, it’s … LA FRANCE!

Dianne B, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June ‘ 15

We had a great time and loved being with the group in such a beautiful country.

FM R, Mt Pleasant, South Carolina June ‘15

I loved the exposure to the Provence region. Increased confidence in plein air painting, I felt like a real plein air painter!

Debra D, Bedford, New Hampshire, September ‘13

What is memorable is the care and attention to most details, the excellent fellow painters, food and enjoyment of environment and companionship of other artists.

Keith L, Sydney, Australia - 3 time attendee, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15

The place that was picked for us to stay was wonderful. For me the most memorable thing was the village where we painted, but a close second was the bond between the artists that was created, allowing us to make friends for life during the trip.

Karla B, Sunland, California, 2 time attendee September ‘10, September ‘14

I saw many visual treats in France, with many beautiful photos and experiences.

Terry P, Sherman Oaks, California September ‘12

An amazing experience.

Patricia A , Shadow Hills, California - 3 time attendee ‘13, June 15, September 15

This was an amazing experience far exceeded our expectations. Appreciated all the little kindnesses…

Paula and Charles D, Calabasas, California September ‘13

An excellent experience to visit the place I was dreaming of!

Liz and Mason P, Atkinson, New Hampshire, September ‘12

Read what our guests thought about Workshops In France:

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