17th-24th June 2017 FULLY BOOKED!  

Painting holiday for all abilities in South West France

Join Vicki, Mike and Sara in a beautiful 18th Century farmhouse on one of our painting courses for a week of creativity, relaxation and tranquility in the company of experienced painting tutors and like-minded guests.

Your painting holiday is set within the Parc Naturel Régional, Périgord Limousin which straddles two regions, the South West corner of the Limousin and the North East section of the Dordogne known as the Périgord Vert.

Set in a land of lakes and rivers, oak and chestnut woodlands and chateaux, our farmhouse is a place of peace and tranquillity surrounded by a wealth of beautiful scenery just waiting to be discovered

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The Tuition

Where better to develop your plein air painting skills than in this idyllic location in the Limousin? This holiday will focus on giving you the confidence to approach painting outdoors with a set of key principles to help you. Vicki offers a relaxed, supportive approach for painters in all media, combining her knowledge of traditional painting and drawing disciplines with an ability to tailor her tuition to suit the needs of each individual. Through lively demonstrations and constructive guidance Vicki will help you to master the key principles of design, colour and technique in your chosen medium. She will offer advice on how to choose your subject, make sketches and plan a successful painting that will express your own vision of the beautiful local scenery.

What's Included

  • 5 days painting tuition
  • 7 days full board accommodation
  • Delicious English/French home cooking
  • Airport/rail transfers
  • Visits to local markets/painting exhibitions
  • Pool, library and gymnasium
  • No Single Supplement


Were and what to paint

  • Beautiful hamlets and villages
  • Local chateau and grounds
  • Typical French market
  • Meandering streams
  • Tranquil lakes
  • Rolling wooded hills and valleys
  • Our courtyard and gardens
  • Large fully equipped studio
Paint in the beautiful surroundings of the house

Paint in the beautiful surroundings of the house

Enjoy the hospitality of hosts Mike and Sara

Enjoy the hospitality of hosts Mike and Sara