Join us for a 2-day immersive and interactive Virtual Provencal Art Retreat.

Painting Adventures: Vineyards, the Villages of Provence
Van Gogh’s St Rémy

May 15 – 16


  • Jump on board to one of the most inspiring destinations for artists.
  • Paint. Get social. Learn.
  • Meet like-minded artists.
  • Find the inspiration and motivation to make more beautiful art!

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Meet Your Hosts!

Julie Snyder


At the helm of Workshops in France for over 10 years is Julie Snyder. Born in Scotland and educated at the Glasgow School of Art, Julie is an award-winning international artist who has been leading hundreds of artists on retreats and workshops in France, Italy and Scotland. 

She divides her time between France and the USA and loves to create the kind of adventures that we all want to experience.


Shirley Hambrick


Shirley has been an artist all her life. Trained in Tapestry Weaving and Stained Glass at the Edinburgh College of Art and Design in Scotland, she now lives in the US with her husband, and makes stained glass windows and panels. She has been involved with Workshops in France since attending an Art Retreat in 2014 and loves how her life and art have expanded since. Her loves of travel, art, culture, and people have been woven together and she is now living a life only imagined before.


Workshops in France is the leader in destination art retreats and workshops. After hosting over 25 of these château-based art experiences, we are here to share the hidden sites and magic of Provence.

An interactive experience that gets as close to an art retreat in Provence as you can get without packing your bags and flying there. 

THIS IS NOT ANOTHER ZOOM MEETING! It’s a unique opportunity to find inspiration that comes from being part of a strong painting community of like-minded artists.


Ignite your imagination.

Make new friends and stay motivated.

We have created and are living a completely inspired life. Find out how!

Grow your community and get to know like-minded artists in our small interactive breakout sessions. 

Our guest artists will reveal how they decode “the landscape”.

Enjoy a French Pique-Nique with the artists with our very own Déjeuner Sur L’Herbe.

Join in our “cocktail hour” with wine and chocolate pairing. 

Learn our formula for making every day inspiring.



We provide the photos and videos for you to explore and paint from St Rémy to the Vineyards of Provence

Van Gogh’s St Rémy: The gardens. The church. The olive grove. The cloisters and more.

Vineyards of Provence: Stroll along in the vineyard. See the harvest. Sweeping rows of vines lining the landscape.

Village Views: Where la belle vie is enjoyed.

Select from an exquisite portfolio of paintable views. Wide shots, mid-shots and close-up of subjects. Stills and video loops. With and without beautiful models.

Share your work and connect to a group of like-minded artists.

Mentor minutes: How to make great painting starts. Time-saving tips. Seeing as an artist.


“I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you doing what you do. You give people like me the chance to explore the world in new and relaxed ways.

– But most of all, you are shining examples of how spectacular life CAN be. Traveling, savoring, exploring…. experiencing!  These are all a part of your work routine – I never imagined that work and play could be so intertwined until I stumbled upon all you lovely people at Workshops in France and got tiny glimpses of what you do. 

Thank you again for all the work, dedication, and joy you put into your work.

You change lives for the better.”

Sarah W.

Thank you Sarah,

That’s why we do what we do. We aim to share the inspiration and joy from our amazing lives as artists.

You will be accompanying us on a memorable journey into beautiful Provence. Be prepared for a new kind of virtual experience to engage the senses and give you the inspiration and motivation to keep you engaged and progressing as an artist. 

Virtual Art Retreat Online starts on May 15!

What could be better? Why not bring a friend?

The Virtual Art Retreat Online: Finding Inspiration

2-Day Art Retreat: May 15 – 16, 2021

Register by May 9 to receive the discounted rate. Price goes up by $50 May 12










Eastern time zone:

10:30 am Doors Open

11:00 am 2:00 pm  Morning Session
Finding Inspiration. Painting Beginnings. Networking. Micro Breakouts. Drills.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Afternoon in Provence
Expert guest painter – how to view the landscape to make a better painting. Paint Out.

7:00 pm – 9:00 or more… Soirée Artistique
Gallery view of art and discussions of Work.

Extra Paint Out time

Agenda: subject to change



Eastern time zone:


10:30 am Doors Open

11:00 am 2:00 pm  Morning Session
Inspired Painting Drills

Quick Cuisine

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Afternoon in Provence
Vineyard Adventure
Paint Out

7:00 pm – 9:00 or more…
Gallery and Discussions of Work
Chocolat et Vin Tasting
Holding onto Inspiration

Extra Paint Out time

Agenda: subject to change

The leaders listen to each person and magically know how to make every artist comfortable so they can create to their full potential and beyond. I look forward to the day when we can travel again and paint each day dawn till dark.

…From painting in the field with the horses to the warm welcome of the farmhouse lights in the evening after a day of painting. If you take a workshop with Workshops In France you will be in excellent hands.

Laura W

The workshop in France was an incredible experience.

We all stay at the same chateau and it was just like one big family.  Julie and Shirley go above and beyond in the hospitality.  If you have I dietary issue they handle it beautifully.

I learned so much from Quang Ho, it was truly a great experience. I would highly recommend going to Workshops in France.

Marion H

As a newbie I received lots of inspiration just looking over people’s shoulders; everyone was willing to share their expertise and Julie was a great mentor.

This needed to be repeated and become part of my yearly activities. At each one, I feel I grow artistically and am always wanting more. It’s become part of my life with so many benefits!

The format suited me; I loved exploring new villages and finding the perfect spot to while away a few hours totally absorbed in painting. I have made some really good friends. that I continue to stay in touch with them. 

Brenda S

What artists have to say about our workshops

Your Inspiration Awaits

May 15-16 Virtual Art Retreat

Designed for Artists by Artists

We're here to give you the hidden places of Provence.

Travel without leaving your home.

Is your life your canvas? Design your life. Start with this Art Retreat. .

Connect with a community of artists who share tips and insights into creativity.


This unique program is designed to give you insight into the wonders and experiences gained from travel.


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2-Day Virtual Art Retreat – Finding Inspiration: May 15 – 16, 2021




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What artists have to say about our workshops

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.

Overall experience was enjoyable, surprising, enticing, comfortable, exhilarating, wistful, frustrating, and hilarious.

There were so many interesting combinations of friends already formed and single people ready for new experiences and conversations. The personal issues, heartaches, joys and challenging personalities made for a wonderful adventure.


Peggy P

The greatest impact were the friendships made and gallery shows that resulted from the trip. I have a much larger library of images to choose from that are authentic. It also taught me how to travel as an artist….what to bring, what not to bring. It takes you out of what you know and lets you see with fresh eyes. It’s a terrific opportunity and one I look forward to doing again.

Elizabeth T

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