Hosted in a Historic French Château

Painting Destinations for Artists

Sights. Color. Fragrance. Ah, Provence.

Paint where Van Gogh painted

Seasonal Workshops

Sights. Color. Fragrance. Ah, Provence.

Côtes D'Azur

Different daily destinations

The Rhône Valley

Tasting Côtes du Rhône Wines

Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

Instructors:

 •  Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein  •  Joseph Zbukvic
Marc Hanson and Dottie Leatherwood
•  Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca
•  Daniel Gerhartz • 

 

What’s it like at Workshops in France?

Amy shares her experience painting at the château with Workshops in France. Amy attended a workshop with instructors Romel de la Torre and Timothy C Tyler.

Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Masterclass in Scotland

Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Masterclass in Scotland

July 23 - August 1, 2022

$5,350.00

5-day master painting class followed by an art retreat, so that you can explore and create using the principles learned during the class
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Stewart White Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Workshop: Stewart White

September 1 – Sept 10, 2022

$5,100.00

Stewart and our guests will reside in a historic château near Avignon, Provence. This château has extensive grounds to serve....

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Joseph Zbukvic Masterclass in Provence

Joseph Zbukvic Masterclass

September 13 - 22, 2022

$5,250.00

Exclusive masterclass workshop followed by a full-immersion retreat in Provence

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Marc Hanson and Dottie Leatherwood_Workshop in Provence

Marc Hanson & Dottie Leatherwood Paint Provence

September 24 – October 3, 2022

$5,100.00

Welcome to an artist’s dream of a workshop: 10-days of intimate instruction from a pair of landscape masters on a French chateau estate...

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2022 Workshop Art Retreats: Uninstructed

Majestic Scotland

July 10 - 17, 2022

 $4,950.00

NEW! Premier Art Retreat taking place at the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland where artists will have a rare opportunity to paint in the pristine and beautiful Scottish landscape with first class accommodations. Selling fast. Contact us for information!

Lavender In Provence

June 9 - 18, 2022

$4,400.00

Our June retreat is located between the Luberon mountains and the Mediterranean. It is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 10 idyllic days in the South of France during Lavender Season.

The Heart of Scotland

June 21 - 30, 2022

 $4,900.00

The Kingdom of Fife in Scotland lies north of Edinburgh, at the heart of Scotland and within reach of coastal villages. Includes cultural tour to Edinburgh. 10 days.

Glorious Provence

September 1 - 10, 2022

$4,650.00

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.

Encore Provence

September 24 - October 3, 2022

$4,700.00

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.

Tuscany Retreat

October 7 - 16, 2022

$4,750.00

 
The Tuscan art retreat is a celebration of art, artists and la dolce vita in the heart of the Italian countryside. 10-day art retreat. Includes visit to Florence, Siena and other breathtaking locations.

2023 Workshops: With instructors

 Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca  •  Daniel Gerhartz   •  

Stewart White Watercolor Workshop

Springtime in Provence with Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca

May 5 – May 13, 2022

$5,350.00

Aldo, Teresa and our guests will reside in a historic château near Avignon, Provence. This château has extensive grounds to serve....

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2019 Instructor Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz Workshop and Retreat in Scotland

July 15 – 23, 2023

$5,500

Daniel and our guests will reside in a historic château near Avignon, Provence. This château has extensive grounds to serve....

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2023 Workshop Art Retreats: Uninstructed

Primavera in Italy and Under the Tuscan Sky Retreat

May 22-30 & Sept 13-21, 2023

$4,850.00

 
The Tuscan art retreat is a celebration of art, artists and la dolce vita in the heart of the Italian countryside. 10-day art retreat. Includes visit to Florence, Siena and other breathtaking locations.

Lavender In Provence

June 4 - 12, 2023

$4,850.00

Our June retreat is located between the Luberon mountains and the Mediterranean. It is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 10 idyllic days in the South of France during Lavender Season.

Majestic Scotland

June 18 - 24, 2023

 $4,950.00

NEW! Premier Art Retreat taking place at the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland where artists will have a rare opportunity to paint in the pristine and beautiful Scottish landscape with first class accommodations. Selling fast. Contact us for information!

All prices are in USD

Online Workshops

 

May 29 - 30: Quang Ho Online Workshop.
Recordings are now available from this Workshop

Watch these recordings for 6 months from purchase date.

 

Virtual Workshop With Master Painter, Quang Ho

Recordings Available.
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Enjoy 6 months of recording access from the purchase date.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from Quang by looking over his shoulder and watching him paint while he shares his vision and the process of creating a masterful painting. Watch demos, an art talk with Quang, painting assignments, paint-alongs, Q and A sessions and learn from his critiques of participant work. 

 

Guest Reviews

The workshop in France was an incredible experience.  

We all stay at the same chateau and it was just like one big family.  Julie and Shirley go above and beyond in the hospitality.  If you have I dietary issue they handle it beautifully.

I learned so much from Quang Ho, it was truly a great experience. I would highly recommend going to Workshops in France.

Marion H, TX- '19

I want to thank you and your team for such a wonderful 10 days at the Chateau. You looked after us so well..answered every question and met every need.

I learned so much from Daniel that I have been painting like a mad woman since I returned home! I have been able to incorporate what he taught us and it has made such a difference to my work. I feel better informed about what I am doing..and he taught me to look at models and still life differently.

So.. please pass on my thanks to everyone. It was a remarkable experience and a time I will cherish….. Thank you.

Peni P, Canada- '19

Thank you personally for your part in one of the highlights of my life. The experience was fun, productive, enriching, and just what I needed. You girls certainly have it all together and do a wonderful job of organizing, entertaining, and executing a perfect event. I enjoyed every day.

Gayle R., FL, USA, Tim Horn Workshop, '18

I've always believed in "designing my life" rather than waiting for something to come around the corner. In that regard, I decided to make a left-hand turn in my life and do something completely different after teaching piano since I was 16 years old. I was at a turning point, and while pursuing the internet came across an ad for Workshops in France. It was a brave and bold move to come to Provence on my own not knowing what to expect and with no real skills.

Luckily it went far beyond my expectations, and I enjoyed a wonderful ten days in a beautiful chateau outside of Avignon, eating gourmet French meals, quaffing interesting wines and interacting with artists from around the world. As a newbie I received lots of inspiration just looking over people's shoulders; everyone was willing to share their expertise and Julie was a great mentor. This needed to be repeated and become part of my yearly activities. The format suited me; I loved exploring new villages and finding the perfect spot to while away a few hours totally absorbed in painting. I have made some really good friends. that I continue to stay in touch with them. I am now signed up for my fifth Art Retreat [with WIF]. and at each one I feel I grow artistically and am always wanting more. It's become part of my life with so many benefits!

Brenda S,  BC, Canada, 6-time attendee, ‘15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21

My stories from this incredible adventure are as expansive as the poppy fields. I am grateful for the chance that Workshops in France gave me to explore and grow and stamp 30 [years old] as one heck of a year! I am also grateful for a husband who supports my dream and wanted to help put a cherry on top of this trip with all that Paris had to offer...

Fallon D, SC- '19

I remembered looking at the literature for Workshops in France at one of the Plein Air Conventions...

So glad we decided on going with Julie and her great support crew, Shirley, Celeste, Kirsteen and Janice!!  All artists and up for anything!  They would take us to different, amazing locations to paint after the workshop which I will cover in future posts.

Another word about Workshops in France. Julie and her crew take the stress out of painting in France! Especially if you are thinking of doing it for the first time. We loved the locally sourced food and wine!   You really only have to concentrate on making great artwork. They do all the rest!

Robin W- '19

2018 will make my third visit to Provence with Julie, Shirley and their wonderful helpers.

I love every aspect of this true holiday. Meeting a variety of different artists, sharing ideas and learning so much from all of them, painting at whatever pace and whenever you wish are the foundations of the retreat. Add that to being driven about to stunning villages and landscapes, being wined and dined in luxury and you have a holiday you want to keep returning to. I cannot recommend the retreat more highly.

Sally B., Australia—Sept 2015, 2017, 2018 - 3 time attendee.

Super!  Loved all of it.  You did a great job picking various sites to paint which also provided a touring experience.

Would love to take another workshop — just for the whole experience. I have enrolled in a French class and am currently enjoying my Art History class.  (next week we cover a chapter which has Van Gogh….. and I can say “I’ve been there!”)

Lucy L. GA, USA, Tim Horn Workshop '18

Overall experience was enjoyable, surprising, enticing, comfortable, exhilarating, wistful, and hilarious.

There were so many interesting combinations of friends already formed and people ready for new experiences and conversations. The personal issues, heartaches, joys and personalities made for a wonderful adventure. I found Julie to be the Boss, organizing the days, determining the routes and moves, and executing the plans.  Her business mind salted with humor and a keen eye kept the caravan moving and hitting the best spots. Shirley was the Consiglieri, listening, advising, picking up the straggling ends, working smoothly, keeping a light funny touch on all things absurd and important.

Peggy P., WY, USA, Tim Horn Workshop, 2018

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