Painting in France
JUNE 3rd-10th AND SEPT 30th-7th OCTOBER 2021
I am delighted to be returning to the wonderful region of the Limousin. It's a artists' dream.
Follow in the footsteps of the early impressionists. Paint in the artists' village of Gargiless.
At under £1000 this really is good value for an all inclusive painting holiday.
The courses are based at Les Marrionniers, a group of gites set in 7 acres of grounds with it's own private swimming pool, hot tub, games room and studio. All our painting locations and picturesque villages are within an easy drive or within the grounds. All abilities are welcome on the courses as tuition is on an individual basis in the medium of your choice. There are also plenty of group demonstrations with opportunities for questions. Each day there is a morning and afternoon painting session with a relaxing picnic and a glass of wine. Evenings are for relaxing and reviewing the days work with a drink before enjoying the wonderful French cuisine.
We will be following in the steps of some of the early impressionists along the banks of the River Sedell.
There will be painting trips to:
Argenton, a beautiful town situated by the River Creuse.
Crozant, home of Impressionist Armand Guillaumin, with it's ruins of a 13th century castle situated on a rocky outcrop between the Creuse and its tributary, the Sédelle. Indulge in a bit of history as we visit The Hotel Lapinet in Crozant to see an exhibition, The Origins of Impressionism, with slide shows and original artists' materials as well reproductions by Monet that visited the area to paint,
La Celle Dunoise with it's church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century and the bridge, dating from the fourteenth century.
Oradour sur Glane We will also take a trip to this fascinating village, destroyed in 1944, when 642 inhabitants were killed, the village now remains as a permanent memorial and museum. If time allows we may also visit a porcelain factory in Limoges.
Gargilesse A highlight for me is painting in the artists' village of Gargilesse where there will be an opportunity to visit the home of George Sand as well as painting the spectacular view or the local château. Here we will have lunch in the welcoming local restaurant, Les Artiste.
Gite 1 3 star 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin room bathroom on ground floor
Gite 2 3 star 1 x double bedroom 1 x twin room separate shower and bathroom on first floor
Gite 3 4 star 3 x double/kingsize bedrooms all en-suite