Soup Tureen or Chamber Pot?

Soup Tureen or Chamber Pot?

Vide-Grenier: Treasure Hunting in Provence One of our favorite things to do while in France is to visit a vide-grenier. A vide-grenier is literally translated as "empty your attic" and rather than just being a flea market or village-wide yard sale, it can be an event...

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Fine Art + Parisian Fashion

Fine Art + Parisian Fashion

Chanel's 2020 Spring Collection, presented at Paris Fashion WeekParis is renowned for many things, including art and fashion. In 2017, Vanessa Rothe lead a group of 12 artists to Paris to experience the kind of life that the renowned painters of the late 1800s knew so...

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Art Scholarships for 2021 – Residency in France

Art Scholarships for 2021 – Residency in France

Kyle Ma with Quang Ho in Provence, 2019 Workshops in France 2021 Scholarship  Residency 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...

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The French You Already Speak

The French You Already Speak

You Already Know More French Than You Think. Just for fun, we started looking at the French words that have been in common usage in the English language for a long time. Remarkably, many of these words seem to pop up in the realms of culture and cuisine. No surprise...

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Coffee is an Art Form in France

Coffee is an Art Form in France

Coffee is an Art Form in France.   Coffee in France is an art form, and an art-form that we have researched intensively. We fully expect to spend the rest of our lives continuing our research, just to make sure we don’t miss any nuances. Our conclusion so far?...

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Venetian Red—Loved by Painters, Hated by American Colonists

Venetian Red—Loved by Painters, Hated by American Colonists

Hands in the Lascaux Caves of France.Venetian Red (ferric oxide) has been used in painting, from prehistoric to modern art. Like many colors used on the palettes of today’s artists, Venetian Red has a fascinating and dramatic backstory. In addition to its place in...

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Our Secret’s Out: The Multi-Talented Scott Burdick

Our Secret’s Out: The Multi-Talented Scott Burdick

Above: "Eyes of the Future". Oil painting by Scott Burdick.This coming October, we will be hosting world-renowned artist Susan Lyon in a masterclass in Provence, which is fantastic news for anyone who wants to study with a true master. But the best-kept secret of this...

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Rose Frantzen: A National Treasure

Rose Frantzen: A National Treasure

Rose Frantzen is a truly quintessential artist, personifying all that is unique and extraordinary about what it means to be a painter. Working primarily in oil, she specializes in figurative works, landscapes, still lifes, and thematic projects. We are very proud to...

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The Wonder of Lavender in Provence

The Wonder of Lavender in Provence

The Wonder of Lavender in Provence   Your first step into a lavender field is a complete sensory invasion. First there’s the unique color, and then the unforgettable scent. When a breeze crosses the field, it becomes a sea of undulating purple. Then there’s the...

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Bonjour Decoded

Bonjour Decoded

To get the most out of your trip to France, you have to connect with the locals – and the best way to connect is to speak their language. Even if you don't speak French, in large cities like Paris, most locals speak a good amount of English. But if you walk up and try...

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Sorolla at the Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence

Sorolla at the Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence

Joaquin Sorolla, "Spanish Lights".  For anyone attending one of our two Lavender Art Retreats near Aix-en-Provence this summer, there will be an extra special added event: the Hôtel de Caumont Art Centre in Aix-en-Provence will be presenting an exhibition of the...

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Americans in Paris, George Gershwin and Gene Kelly

Americans in Paris, George Gershwin and Gene Kelly

Americans in Paris, George Gershwin and Gene KellyWhen Workshops in France partners with Vanessa Rothe Fine Art to present the historical workshop Americans In Paris Paint Provence in September of this year, we will be following a tradition that goes well beyond...

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Introducing Our 2020 Scholarship Recipient

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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Carrières de Lumières 2020

Carrières de Lumières 2020

An Immersion into Dali's Creative Mind. While 21st century technology has brought new dimensions to the world of visual art, there is nothing so breathtaking as Les Carrières de Lumières in the village of Les Baux in the South of France. CultureSpaces has created an...

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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

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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