Meet The Artists of Americans in Paris Paint Provence

Meet The Artists of Americans in Paris Paint Provence

Detail from: Unread Messages, Casey ChildsAmericans in Paris Paint Province was conceived to be a unique and historical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a Château workshop with these five leading artists of our time.  This workshop is a confluence of...

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Introducing Our 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Program 2020 Once a year, we offer a scholarship to one of our exclusive workshops. The recipient is an up-and-coming artist faithfully chasing their future goals. We do this because we’re very interested in inspiring those who are dedicated to painting...

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Non-Painters at Workshops and Art Retreats

Non-Painters at Workshops and Art Retreats

At Workshops in France, we are often asked if it's ok if a non-painting partner comes too and we say, "Absolutely!" We have had husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, sisters and friends at our workshops and art retreats in the past and everyone has a wonderful...

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Susan Lyon: Faces and Figures, A Personal Vision

No doubt you have heard that Workshops in France is hosting a workshop given by world-renowned contemporary figure and portrait painter Susan Lyon. You won’t want to miss! You can see some of her art here. She not only creates breathtaking paintings, but she is also...

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Goat Cheese Tarte with Figs and Caramelized Onions

Goat Cheese Tarte with Figs and Caramelized Onions

  How to Feed a Starving Artist - Our Famous Goats Cheese Tarte.At all of our art retreats and workshops, we have one thing in mind: to remove any obstacles between you and your ability to paint as much as you can! There are many ways that we do this but one of the...

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Cost Saving Travel Tips and Best Time to Buy

Cost Saving Travel Tips and Best Time to Buy

 Travel Tips: Cost Saving Ticket Prices. When coming to a workshop, the cost of travel is obviously a major consideration. Many fly to Europe from all over the world, and such flights can carry a hefty price tag. Fortunately, since we have been doing this for...

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Review: ArtTools App for Plein Air Painting.

Review: ArtTools App for Plein Air Painting.

  Time is of the essence for the plein air painter. When you’re painting outdoors and trying to get something down on canvas, time is precious. From the moment you set out that day, you’re battling the sun’s movement across the sky. Anything that can save you...

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Joseph Zbukvic Video “The Three Amigos”

Joseph Zbukvic Video “The Three Amigos”

Joseph Z Paints Provence In September 2020, we will be hosting world-renowned watercolor artist, Joseph Zbukvic's painting workshop in Provence. Joseph is one of the most highly regarded watercolor masters of our time, and it is hardly surprising that his work is...

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Workshops in France Scholarship Program

Workshops in France Scholarship Program

Workshops in France 2020 Scholarship Program We offer a scholarship opportunity to an artist who is actively pursuing future art goals: this full scholarship will be awarded to one of our exclusive workshops or retreats. Although it is not exclusively designed for a...

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Meet Vanessa Rothe—Founder of Americans in Paris

Meet Vanessa Rothe—Founder of Americans in Paris

You may have already heard of our upcoming event called Americans in Paris Paint Provence, which will take place in May, 2020. This once-in-a-lifetime workshop is a co-presented by Americans in Paris and Workshops in France, and will feature instruction by 5 of...

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Anne Wickham Smith Aids Women in Guatemala

Anne Wickham Smith Aids Women in Guatemala

Above: Anne Wickham Smith with Artists and Kevin Macpherson's Art Ambassadors in Guatemala. Anne Wickham Smith recently transformed the purpose for creating artwork, using the sale of her paintings to raise substantial funds to help the women of a Guatemalan village,...

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Can You Hear Me Now? Staying in Touch.

Can You Hear Me Now? Staying in Touch.

Staying in touch... "Can You Hear Me Now?" You are coming to France, Italy or anywhere in Europe for a one-of-a-kind art retreat, and will be immersed in the color, sight, sensation and utter creation of the experience. You don't want it marred by aggravation when you...

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Tech, Art and a Starry Night.

Tech, Art and a Starry Night.

Carrières de Lumières. Think, marvelous. Think, spectacular. Think, cool. Very Cool. There is nothing to prepare you for what you encounter at Les Baux. You step from bright, hot sunshine into the dark, refreshing, cavernous realm of a fantastic world. Impossible to...

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Instagram for Artists

Instagram for Artists

Why on Earth Should Artists be on Instagram? You are? Good for you!  No? You may have your reasons. Whatever the situation, you should understand why the platform is really a gift for artists. And it's easily the best use of time and energy on social media.  If you’re...

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Indian Yellow: The Ethics of Color

Indian Yellow: The Ethics of Color

The Unusual Origin. Indian yellow is a strong transparent pigment favored by many artists for its tinting properties. This yellow-orange color’s most alluring characteristic is that it can be used to warm up a color. Added to pink it makes that color turn red. Added...

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Experience more – extend your stay

Experience more – extend your stay

Come to Paint, Stay to Explore. Your time with us will be full of wonderful painting spots, breathtaking views and charming villages.  But why not take in more? Shouldn't you extend your stay?  Guests ask us "Where should visit?" before or after their workshop or...

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Ultramarine Blue and its Adoring Artists

Ultramarine Blue and its Adoring Artists

  The color of Humility and Holiness Look in your paint box and you'll no doubt find Ultramarine Blue, the most widely sold color after white. Artists have adored this blue pigment for millennia. We forget sometimes that paint is simply ground up minerals mixed...

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Workshops in France Scholarship 2019

Workshops in France Scholarship 2019

Scholarship Recipient 2019: Kyle Ma Workshops in France is awarding a full scholarship to one of our retreats or workshops in 2019. We look at the artist's work, his or her passion for painting, level of production and what he or she might attain by attending one of...

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Tips For Tipping in France

Tips For Tipping in France

A Tip about Tipping Your guide to tipping in France. Don't Tip Excessively! How much should you tip in France? Here's a tip - over tipping can backfire. The French have high respect for their waiters. Very often they aren't just waiting tables until they get a real...

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Pencils.  What does H or B or HB mean? 

Pencils. What does H or B or HB mean? 

 Read how the pencil gets its designation. It's a French thing - how appropriate! The mighty pencil, is it H or B or HB and what does it mean?  H is from HAUT. It means HIGH. There is a high quantity of binder creating a harder lead with less graphite deposit. The...

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