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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.
2023 Workshops: With instructors
Joseph Zbukvic and Lisa Wang • Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca • Daniel Gerhartz
Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca in a French Chateau
May 6 – May 14, 2023
Aldo, Teresa and our guests will reside in a historic château near Carcassonne, France. This château has extensive grounds to serve....
Joseph Zbukvic and Lisa Wang
April 24 – May 2, 2023
Sign up now to register for the Joseph Zbukvic and Lisa Wang workshop in Provence.
Daniel Gerhartz Workshop and Retreat in Scotland
July 15 – 23, 2023
Daniel and our guests will reside in a historic manor estate in Scotland's Angus region. This estate is set in pristine land...
Lavender Season with Georgia Mansur
June 4 – June 12, 2023
Georgia Mansur joins us for a special workshop that is taking place during Lavender Season. Join Georgia as she unravels the mystery of plein air painting in Provence...
Dave Santillanes Workshop in Provence
Dave Santillanes' unique plein-air painting workshop in idyllic Provence. Open to artists of all levels. Join award-winning artist Dave and learn to create stunning, atmospheric paintings...
2023 Workshop Art Retreats: Uninstructed
Primavera in Italy
May 22 - 30, 2023
Lavender In Provence
June 4 - 12, 2023
Our June retreat is located between the Luberon mountains and the Mediterranean. It is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 9 idyllic days in the South of France during Lavender Season.
May 6 - 14, 2023
June 18 - 25, 2023
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!
Sept 1 - 9, 2023
Under the Tuscan Sky Retreat
Sept 13 - 21, 2023
Mighty Mini Art Retreat
All prices are in USD
2024 Workshops: With instructors
JoAmericans in Paris • Aldo Balding and Teresa Oaxaca • Daniel Gerhartz
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
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
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
The 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