Cote Grange, The Lot

Jon Schwochert – Plein-Air drawing and painting in historic southern France

Cote Grange, Puyjourdes

Artist Jon Schwobert will lead a landscape drawing and oil painting course in the Lot, southern France. The week includes excusions to Pech Merle 30,000 year old cave paintings, the medieval village of Saint Cirq Lapopie and the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail.

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We found almost all of the 10 markers showing places in Arles where Van Gogh set up his easel. This one is by the Cafe de la Nuit.

Art in Provence/Cote d’Azur

Artful Journeys and Sevan Melikyan

Sevan Melikyan will guide us on a chase of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Chagall and Picasso as we wend our way through Provence, and breathe in its culture, people and atmosphere which so influenced these great painters.

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Experimental drawing with Tom Hiscocks

Cote Gange, Puyjourdes

Tom Hiscocks will lead a five day workshop, developing technical drawing skills against a backdrop of self-awareness and the philosophical study of drawing as a language. He will include the philosophy of art and extend this to practical drawing exercises, including drawing from nature, the mind, life and to exhibit.

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One of Atelier Provence & Barcelona Art Tour painting sites

Atelier Provence and Barcelona 2018 – Art Workshop Painting/Art History Tour

Walk the Arts


A unique art experience that combines 7 days of plein-air painting in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence with 4 days of art history in the magnificent city of Barcelona. Paint Cézanne’s landscape, visit Gaudi’s architecture, enjoy Provençal and Catalan cuisine and much more. Open to artists of all levels and all media.

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Renaissance Painting Techniques for Contemporary Artists

Atelier Neo Medici

Gregory Pelizzari, Artist/Director of the Atelier Neo Medici, invites students and professional painters to the Aquitaine region of France, for a two month intensive painting workshop.

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Linda Dulaney
Oil on Canvas

2017 Spectacular Summer Workshop Lineup

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier


The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier was founded to further the practice and education of artists working in the Old Masters methods in the Classical Realist tradition. BACAA is committed to upholding the highest standards of art instruction by providing opportunities for all artists and students.

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In and around the Painting School of Montmiral

Two week courses in painting and drawing

The Painting School of Montmiral

Drawing and Painting Workshops in “un des plus beaux villages de France”

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8-Day oil painting workshop in Provence, France with artist Jennifer McChristian

French Escapade

8-Day oil painting workshop in Provence, France

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Watercolor sketching workshop in Provence, France with artist Deborah Rubin

French Escapade, tours and workshops created by Jackie Grandchamps and Valerie Sans

8-DAY watercolor sketching workshop in Provence, with artist Deborah Rubin

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8-Day watercolor workshop in Provence, France with artist Vald Yeliseyev

French Escapade

8-day watercolor workshop in Provence, France with Vladislav Yeliseyev

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Watercolor, oil and acrylic workshop in Provence, with artist Kirah Van Sickle

French Escapade, tours and workshops created by Jackie Grandchamps and Valerie Sans

8-DAY painting workshop in Provence, France, with artist Kirah Van Sickle.

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8-Day Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France, with Artist Michael Reardon

French Escapade

8-DAY watercolor painting workshop in Provence, France with artist Michael Reardon

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Painting the still life!

Pastel Painting Workshop and Retreat in the “other” South of France!

Mary Aslin

Please join me for a unique pastel painting workshop—focusing on the still life (landscape and figure too!) in a beautifully restored 12th century monastery just one hour southwest of Toulouse, France. Interspersed with focused painting time will be casual guided outings with an emphasis on art history.

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Awakening the Creative Spirit Within

John Dispenza

Envision yourself staying and painting in an enchanting 14th Century Medieval Castle where we will travel throughout the countryside to capture the essence and beauty of this medieval region of southern France. You will also explore: Pont du Gard, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Avignon, St. Remy du Provence and Arles.

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Chateau & Gardens

PHOTOGRAPHY & CUISINE RETREAT October 17 – 23, 2017 Chateau du Pin – Loire Valley, France

Anna Tomczak

Photograph or sketch the 15C. stone and carved wood chateau, travel to nearby ancient villages and markets, taking in the countryside, transfer photographs, relax in the gardens, hike the trails on the Chateau’s 300 acres.
Along the way keep your experience and memories in your own hand-bound journal.

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2017 Provence for Painters Summer Workshops in France

Provence for Painters

The beautiful landscape of Provence will be the inspiration for these intensive oil painting workshops with artist/teacher, Judy Ryan. Paint the lavender and sunflower fields and quaint hill towns “en plein air.” Learn the fundamentals of painting light and color out-of-doors. All levels of ability are welcome.

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Plein Air France Holidays

Plein Air Painting Holidays in the Loire Valley, France

Plein Air France Holidays

Treat yourself to an exceptional week of painting while staying in a gorgeous private chateau in the magical troglodyte village of Trôo. Perched above a river in the northern Loire Valley, this remarkable village features unique cave houses dug into the hillside providing stunning views over the river and valley.

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Martine Vaugel – Sculpture Workshops in France

Vaugel Sculpture

Martine Vaugel is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and winner of two awards in the International Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition.

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Holiday Escape in France 2017

Holiday Escape France

Experience French village life, with an art tutor, play golf, visit local medieval villages and enjoy wonderful French food and wine – a holiday at a leisurely pace.

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10 Day Château Retreat for Artists in Provence

The Art Engine

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 10 idyllic days in the South of France. All while surrounded in the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.

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Unique “Sacred Sites” Watercolor Workshop – Reclaiming the Goddess: Watercolor Pilgrimage to Southwest France

Cerulean Blue Enterprises

Get inspired and get creative this fall with renowned instructor Melissa Harris (author of Painting Outside the Lines).

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Evelyn Dunphy

Watercolor Workshop with French Escapade – Provence, France

Evelyn Dunphy Art

A small group workshop, painting the lovely villlages of Provence.

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FRANCE Back to the Future & Forward to the Past: Paris, Lascaux pre-historic caves, and the Perigord region

Bonnie Fitzgerald, Maverick Mosaics

Experience the splendor of Southwest France, we will open doors for you to learn, create and laugh. Enjoy a memorable week of history, culture, art through the ages, great food, hands-on art projects, and yes a little technology, as we explore humankind’s cultural past and a glimpse into our future.

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