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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
April 26 - May 3, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Painting in the French Pyrenees
May 2-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Spend ten days painting with artist Philip Frey in Ore, France in the mid-Pyrenees. We will be staying at a beautiful country house with meals prepared by our hosts. Nothing to worry about except painting! Mornings will be spent with painting on location, demonstrations, daily painting exercises and one-on-one instruction. Afternoons, students can choose to paint with Philip or take advantage of any of the other activities offered which can include a visit to Grottes ge Gargas, a stroll in the mountains, a bicycling trip to the outdoor market and a visit to the castle of Henri de Navarre. Visit website


Location: Ore, France
Instructor: Philip Frey
Sponsor: Philip Frey, LLC
Cost: $3,500-$4,100 (depending on accommodations)
Email: Philip Frey
Phone: 207-422-2008

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Provence France No Boundaries Art
May 31 - June 7, 2014 — Join Master Artist Michael Newberry in Provence and experience firsthand why the Impressionists fell in love with the landscape and the luminous light in this still beautiful corner of the world. When we're not painting, we'll be drinking the local wines, sampling the cuisine, sipping pastis while learning to play pétanque with the villagers, and enjoying the finer things in life as only the French can. The trip includes accommodations in a villa with half-acre gardens and pool situated on the town square of one of "The Most Beautiful Villages of France," most meals, wine, excursions, entertainment, and all the flourishes you've come to expect from No Boundaries Art Workshops®. Reserve your place today! Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Instructor: Michael Newberry
Sponsor: No Boundaries Art
Cost: $2,950
Email: Mark Giberson
Phone: 626-437-2674

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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
June 7-14, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Landscape Painting in Southern France
June 11-21, 2014 (9-4) — Join Julie Houck for 10 days of plein air landscape painting in the Languedoc region. Stay with other artists at Montfaucon, a 14th century restored maison d' maitre. Enjoy five star accommodations, authentic chef-prepared cuisine, regional wines and aperitifs. Course emphasis will be on the dynamics of light filled landscape painting. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Limoux, France
Instructor: Julie Houck
Sponsor: Montfaucon Tours
Cost: $3,600 (DO)
Email: Julie Houck
Phone: 808-280-6083

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French Provencal Villages with Tony van Hasselt, AWS
June 14-24, 2014 — Tony returns for his annual watercolor workshop based in Vaison La Romaine in the heart of the Provence. On the way, visit Le Baux and St. Remy, where van Gogh painted. The focus is on plein air painting as well as sketchbook Journaling. Why not create a permanent memory of this trip? Our 3-star hotel is located in the medieval section of town, with crooked little streets, tinkling fountains and great subjects just steps away. Other painting locations are in nearby villages with soft ochre houses and red-tiled roofs. Tony demonstrates, allows lots of painting time and helps you individually. Non-painters enjoy a special discount. Visit website


Location: Vaison la Romaine, France
Instructor: Tony van Hasselt
Sponsor: Coastal Maine Art Workshops
Email: Lyn Donovan

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Follow Van Gogh's steps on our painting workshops to Provence
May and June 2014 — Paint medieval villages, markets, poppy and lavender fields, olive trees, quaint farmhouses, Van Gogh's painting sites and visit his bedroom. On our trips, you are not a tourist, you are our guest. We are known to be the company that organises the most personalised painting workshops. Our trips are unique: stay at the same charming accommodation entirely for ourselves, with a chef cooking based on your diet, a bilingual guide driving you to amazing places and preparing gourmet picnic lunches every day. Since you will only be 6 to 10 participants, our widely known teachers will be able to give you all the attention you need. No matter your skill level, you will benefit from the teacher's personal advice. Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: Starts at $2,990
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 888-483-5713

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Monet Immersion
June 19-28, 2014 — Paint in Monet's Gardens and Paris! Artists' uninstructed painting holiday. "Monet Immersion" Art Trip. 10 days / 9 nights. 3 nights Paris; 6 nights Giverny, France. "See what Monet saw; Paint what Monet painted". Museums; Eiffel Tower; Monet's gardens 6 days; village visits; daily critique sessions, live model session; 8 days painting; good times, artist camaraderie, cheese, breads, really good wine, laughter, inspiration!....and more. Art travel has never been so easy - You get yourself to CDG Paris airport, we take care of (almost) everything else. (Not included: airfare and insurance; painting supplies, tools, equipment; 6 lunches, 5 dinners). Depart US June 18. Visit website


Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Uninstructed
Sponsor: My Art Trip
Cost: $2600. US
Email: Sue Ann Hum
Phone: (303) 587-9007

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Painting in Provence, France
June 22-29, 2014 — Join me for a week's painting adventure in the beautiful countryside of Provence! One of the greatest pleasures in painting outdoors is experiencing the natural environment. Provence in June provides not only the beautiful colors but also the wonderful scents of lavender! I will demo a painting each day and provide individual attention. Some of the topics will include: setting up outdoors, starting a painting, brushwork, color mixing, composition and perspective. Before the trip, I will discuss suggested equipment and materials; and give any advice needed to make traveling easier. Stay in a typical provincial inn and enjoy gourmet meals and local wines. I am a professional landscape oil painter and a painting teacher. Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Instructor: Sherrill Miller
Cost: $3190
Email: Sherrill Miller
Phone: 415-517-0713

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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
July 5-12, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Paris 2014
July 9-14, 2014 — July 9th to July 14th Paris, France with Artist Sharon Rusch Shaver- Louvre Museum, The Moulin Rouge, inspired creativity on the historic Left Bank, 3 star accommodations, private en-suite room, stated meals, all transfers and artists painting en plein air. Visit website


Location: Paris, France
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Artists, Writers and Explorer Excursions
Cost: $3,275
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-579-8841

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France, Lavender, the Carmarque and Van Gogh
July 17-25, 2014 — The Lavender is in bloom, The Carmarque horses are still running free. Arles, France, the place selected by a youthful Van Gogh over 100 years ago, enamored by all of the beauty surrounding him is inviting you to visit. Travel down that historic path with us, immersing ourselves in what he saw, creating all the while through photographs, paintings or words. Daily you will be given the opportunity to explore villages and countryside that have inspired artists from around the world. Quiet, countryside accommodations, private en-suite room, stated meals, transfers and painting en plein aire with artist Sharon Rusch Shaver included. She will be your host and will guide you on this amazing journey. Visit website


Location: Arles, France
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Artists, Writers and Explorer Excursions
Cost: $3,250
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-579-8841

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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
September 6-13, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
September 27 - October 4, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
October 18-25, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Gay Faulkenberry in Provence
June 4-11, 2015 — Join a small group of artists for a week of painting near Saint Remy-de-Provence. This beautiful area at the foot of the Alpilles was made famous by Vincent Van Gogh. Enjoy single occupancy lodging in our hotel which sits just opposite the historic and beautiful monastery where Van Gogh spent some of the last years of his life. Workshop is limited to only 8 participants. All breakfasts, welcome, and farewell dinners included. Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Instructor: Gay Faulkenberry
Sponsor: Open Air Italy
Cost: $3150 Single occupancy/Private bath
Email: Susan Truitt
Phone: 1-321-626-2717

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