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.

Americans in Paris Paint Provence

Americans in Paris Paint Provence

April 13 – April 22, 2021

$5,350.00

Unique workshop and with five artists in Provence.
Casey Childs, Michelle Dunaway, David Gray, Olga Krimon, Vanessa Rothe.
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Ray Roberts and Peggi Kroll Roberts Paint Provence

Ray Roberts and Peggi Kroll-Roberts Paint Provence

May 6 – 15, 2021

$5,200.00

It’s a painter’s dream: being instructed for 10 days on a historic Provençal Château Estate by the husband-and-wife team of master painters, Ray Roberts and Peggi Kroll Roberts...
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Susan Lyon Paints Provence

Susan Lyon Painting in Provence Workshop

May 28 – June 6. 2021

$5,050.00

Susan Lyon with Scott Burdick, Château Workshop in Provence
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Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Masterclass in Scotland

Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Masterclass in Scotland

July 9 – 18. 2021

$5,300.00

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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Joseph Zbukvic Masterclass in Provence

Joseph Zbukvic Masterclass & Retreat

September 2 - 11, 2021

$5,100.00

Exclusive masterclass workshop and full-immersion retreat in Provence

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Marc Hanson & Dottie Leatherwood Paint Provence

September 14 – 23, 2021

$4,900.00

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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Josh Clare Workshop in Provence

September 26 – October 5, 2021

$4,900.00

Imagine yourself on a chateau estate in the picturesque South of France while learning and improving your artistic skills by one of today’s brilliant young master artists—Josh Clare...

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Rose Frantzen Workshop in Provence

October 26 – November 4, 2021

$5,200.00

This unique experience includes painting models in the landscape, in the studio and at the estate under the guidance of one of the most extraordinary and gifted artists of our time.

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Scottish Retreat

June 23-July 2, 2021

 $4,800.00

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 In Provence

June 9 - 18, 2021

$4,100.00

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.

 

 

All prices are in USD

Tuscany Retreat

October 13 - 22, 2021

$4,600.00

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.

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

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

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 Pepper, 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

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