Painting Destinations for Artists

Instructed and Uninstructed Tours

Make New Friends

With artists and locals

The Rhône Valley

Tasting Côtes du Rhône Wines

Hosted in a Historic French Château

Seasonal Workshops

Sights. Color. Fragrance. Ah, Provence.

Instructed Workshops Available

Côtes D'Azur

Painting experiences from the Luberon hills to the Mediterranean

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.

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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.

Workshop Retreats 2019Uninstructed

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Highlands and Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

May 21 - 30 (2019)

 $4,600.00

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

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Lavender En Provence

June 19 - 28 (2019)

$3,850.00

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.

Château at Aix en Provence

Sep 2 - 11 (2019)

$3,850.00

The Glorious September retreat, during the harvest is the perfect time to paint with other artists and spend 10 days in the South of France. All while surrounded in the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.

Encore Provence 2019

Sep 28– Oct 7 (2019)

$3,850.00

The final days of Summer in Provence. Encore Provence is a peaceful and splendid time to celebrate the colors of southern France as the Autumn arrives and the harvest is complete.

Workshops 2019: Instructed

Jane Hunt        Quang Ho      Daniel Gerhartz

Jane Hunt Paints Provence Workshop

May 3 - 12, 2019

$4,200.00

Jane Hunt Paints Provence, Château Workshop

Quang Ho Masterclass & Painting Retreat

June 6 - 15, 2019

$4,900.00

Quang Ho Masterclass & Lavender Season in Provence
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Daniel Gerhartz Masterclass & Retreat

September 15 -24 (2019)

$4,900.00

Exclusive masterclass workshop and full-immersion retreat in Provence
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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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