Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

Instructors:

 •  Stewart White  •  Joseph Zbukvic
Marc Hanson and Dottie Leatherwood
•  Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca
•  Daniel Gerhartz • 

 

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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.

2022 Workshops: With instructors

Stewart White  •  Joseph Zbukvic
Marc Hanson and Dottie Leatherwood  

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

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, 2023

$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

$5,850

Daniel and our guests will reside in a historic manor estate in Scotland's Angus region. This estate is set in pristine land...

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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!

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Online Workshops

 

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. 

 

2020 Workshops and Retreats Schedule

With or without instruction - you choose!

France and Scotland

Live and paint side-by-side with fellow artists

Premium retreats and workshops

Created for artists by artists

We are your guides to a distraction-free experience

Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation

The Heart of Scotland

Long daylight hours for painting during the Summer Solstice

Scottish Highlands

Models show up for painting sessions

Make new friends - local and international

Why wait? Book now! Pack your bags! Let's go!

All Prices are in US Dollars

About The Art Engine

The Château Retreat for Artists and Workshops in France is organized by The Art Engine, a resource organization for visual artists.

We have a mission to bring artists together in wonderful destinations to become inspired by their surroundings and the creativity that comes from working in small enrichment groups. These retreats are designed to give our guests an ideal environment for making art while enjoying themselves to the fullest following a tradition of artists traveling and living together. The South of France was selected for the fantastic weather, sensational scenery, the rich tapestry of historical towns and villages, not to mention the cuisine and wines of one of France’s most abundant regions.

Since the life of the working artist can be a very solitary enterprise, confined to a lonely studio, the Château Retreat for Artists was conceived to fill this void with a highly enriching experience to make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Your Art Retreat Leader

11935068_10153107680488601_3869645345222350051_nThe Art retreats are non-instructed. The retreats are led by Julie Snyder, an experienced traveler who works tirelessly to make the experience exceptional for all guests. She is passionate about art, exploring new places and sharing these opportunities with other artists. She is an award winning artist in her own right.

A native of Scotland, Julie Snyder was encouraged to pursue her art by an artist-mother and a writer-father. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Snyder’s artistic career has spanned both sides of the Atlantic and included several years of residence in Southern Spain. Julie Snyder forged her craft as an illustrator in advertising, publishing and the motion picture industry.

Her work hangs in collections and galleries across the USA and in Europe. The National Art Museum of Sport honored her three times, including her paintings in their exhibits and awarding her the prestigious gold medal for painting in 2013 for her painting “Daily Drill”. Her painting, “Blinn House Kitchen Chefs” hung in Contemporary Masters | Artistic Eden exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. She has exhibited with The Oil Painters of America at the SorrelSky Gallery, Santa Fe, the Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara; and the Howard/Mandeville Gallery in Washington; Addison Art Gallery in Massachusetts, The Boston International Fine Arts Show, Silvana Gallery’s International Salon of Figurative Art and with the California Art Club.

Julie Snyder also an advocate for the arts. She spent years working in promotion and marketing and uses her experience to promote the arts. She is a program coordinator for The Art Engine, and is a frequent seminar presenter for art marketing and art collecting workshops with DanielakFineArt.

To learn more about her work visit her website, JulieSnyder.com

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