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

A wonderful opportunity awaits…

This is a unique invitation to paint, sketch and stay with other artists in a historic French Château.

Let us introduce you to Provence over 10 days of artistic immersion in the idyllic South of France. We are your guides to a distraction-free experience making great art, while enjoying the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.

Building on this legacy of destination workshops, we’ve added Scotland and Italy for our retreat experiences.  And we offer workshops with instruction and art retreats for those who prefer to paint without an instructor or tutor.  

 

Paint in Van Gogh’s Footsteps.

In 1889, Vincent Van Gogh spent a year living in an asylum in Saint-Rémy de Provence and painted many of his most famous works on the property. Our guests get a chance to literally paint in Van Gogh’s footsteps while we visit the asylum.

Upcoming Workshops 2020: Instructed

Americans in Paris Paint Provence      Susan Lyon       Joseph Zbukvic       Rose Frantzen

Americans in Paris Paint Provence

May 6 -15, 2020

$5,200.00

Unique workshop and with five artists in Provence
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Susan Lyons Painting in Provence Workshop

May 24 – June 2, 2020

$4,950.00

Susan Lyon, Château Workshop in Provence
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Rose Frantzen Paints Provence, France

September 16 – 25, 2020

$4,950.00

Rose Frantzen Provencal Painting Workshop
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Joseph Zbukvic Masterclass & Retreat

September 2 – 11, 2020

$4,900.00

Exclusive masterclass workshop and full-immersion retreat in Provence
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Workshop Retreats 2020Uninstructed

Scottish Retreat

June 8 – 17 (2020)

 $4,650.00

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

 

 

Lavender En Provence

June 25 – July 4 (2020)

$3,950.00

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.

 

 

Tuscany Retreat

October 11-20, 2020

$4,400.00

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

Guest Reviews

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 - 6 time attendee, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, '16, '17, '18

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

The painting workshop was the best time with the best instructors! It was wonderful to spend it together with such talented and friendly people all together in our very own castle. Ten days in heaven, what more can we dream of?

Tim and Lisa B, TX, USA — Romel De La Torre and Tim Tyler Workshop, ’17

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

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

Such an inspiration!!
As an artist working mostly by myself in my studio, it gets a bit lonely and isolated… [This] was absolute bliss for me!
The sites, the aromas, the vivid colors, the atmosphere, I was filled with wonderful inspiration!! We also made some lovely friends, from the other side of the world! If you need inspiration…go on a retreat, and recharge your batteries. Have a happy painting Holiday!

Liz H., Finland—Sept 2017

Thank you again for another stellar workshop! I had such a great time and enjoyed the camaraderie, making new friends, seeing old friends, and, of course, painting those inspiring scenes of Provence. It never fails to please! The beauty of these workshops is the unencumbered time I spend painting alongside other artists, not worrying about someone else or what’s for dinner, etc. One can paint morning, noon and night if one is so inclined!

Brenda S., BC, Canada, 4-time attendee, Retreats ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18

My expectations for such an adventure were high before we arrived in Provence but the actual time there with the group far exceeded anything I or my non-painting husband could have imagined. “Bravo!”

Marcia B and Daniel F, NY, USA—Retreat 2016

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