How does a painter capture the colors of France? 13 lucky artists will have a chance to find out when they travel with me next June to the Dordogne and Lot Valley and Domaine du Haut Baran. It will be a dream come true- painting the colors of France together!
We’ll have a 7 day workshop – June 15-21, 2019 leaving on the 22nd.
Domaine du Haut Baran is ideally situated in the region of France called the Perigord, Dordogne, Quercy. The area is known for small villages, prehistoric art, wine, wonderful food and antiques. You’ll find links to some of the many nearby attractions here. Our hosts, William and Rosalie will take care of everything. They will pick up our group in Toulouse, and transport us to the chateau, about 90 minutes north. Haut Baran offers modern accommodations in historical surroundings.
You’ll enjoy continental breakfast on the terrace, evenings by the pool and jacuzzzi, an air-conditioned studio complete with french easels, dinners featuring regional cuisine and personalized tours to surrounding attractions.
The Colors of France
We’ll combine painting In watercolor on location with time in the studio. Our focus for the week will be color – glorious color…. from the buff and russets of time-worn stone and tile roofs to the brilliantly blooming lavender and vivid greens of the lush hills and valleys, you’ll explore it all.
You deserve to explore with a group of like-minded artists, guided by a jovial host and expert instructor. You’ll find yourself immersed in color. The rhythm of the days will be both stimulating to artistic growth, and enjoyable.
$3200 USD Artist / $3000 USD Non-Artist
- Instruction and Demonstrations with Ruth Armitage, NWS
- 7 nights at Domaine du Haut Baran
- Transportation from and return to Toulouse Blagnac Airport
- Transportation to/from all painting sites, tours and restaurants
- Daily continental breakfast
- 3 dinners at Haut Baran including wine
- 2 lunches
- Use of the spacious studio, including full French easels, tables and chairs
- Free Wifi
- All applicable taxes
What’s not Included?
- Some meals, personal items, tips, phone calls, and alcohol other than wine with dinner.
- Travel Insurance – Highly Recommended!
Sample Itinerary – This will be customized to weather & group interests!
Day 1: Arrival – Meet our group at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in front of the Information desk on the ground floor at 2:30 pm for our transfer to Haut Baran. Settle into your accomodations and relax, then enjoy a welcoming dinner at Haut Baran.
Day 2: Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Orientation and settle in to the studio. Lunch at Haut Baran. Afternoon painting at Montcabriere. Dinner organized at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Leave at 9:00 a.m. for our painting site at pont Valentre. Lunch in Cahors. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 4: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Leave at 8:00 a.m. for Saint Cirq LaPopie and Pech Merle (about 1 hour drive) Saint Cirq LaPopie is voted most beautiful village in France! Lunch in Saint Cirq. Afternoon tour of Pech Merle cave and 29,000 yr old prehistoric art. Evening dinner at Haut Baran
Day 5: Breakfast 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. travel to painting site at Caillau (a 17th centry farm clos.) At 1 pm, we lunch at the Caillau. Afternoon in the studio and evening dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6: Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Drive to Monpazier, a beautiful bastide town built by English King Edward the 1st. Lunch in Monpazier. After lunch work in the studio. Dinner is Pizza night.
Day 7: Breakfast 8:00 a.m., travel to Domme for our morning painting site. A pique nique lunch is provided. Afternoon in the studio and review of the week’s painting. Evening farewell dinner with champagne.
Day 8: Depart Haut Baran at 6:00 a.m., arriving at Toulouse Blagnac Airport at 8:00 a.m, in time to check in for flights departing at 10:00 a.m.
There has never been a better time to immerse yourself in the colors of France! Don’t be disappointed, space is limited for this trip.
Register Here Click here to register now! I can’t wait to explore this beautiful region with YOU!