Linocut printmaking is an easy and rewarding art form. With guidance from our professional tutors, you'll sketch then plan, carve, ink and print your designs in various ways. At the end of the week you'll be taking home your own printed art in the form of cards, gift tags, and prints to frame! Your favourite piece will be mounted and framed and can be posted on to you.
Come and enjoy 5 nights accommodation, with 4 days of sketching and printing at Le Bousquet. The manoir offers a space that can easily accommodate up to 22 people across 3 different buildings. The property also benefits from an indoor swimming pool and gym. It is set in 20 acres of land and is a short walk into the picturesque village of Issigeac which has won awards for its local Sunday market.
Saturday: When you arrive at Bergerac airport, we’ll be there to meet you and take you directly to your lovely accommodation. After time to settle in, it'll be time for a welcome drink and to run through the weeks activities before you al fresco dine, weather permitting. Below is a sample itinerary, as it's weather dependent!
The hours for each day will be: 10.00 to 12.30 (tuition) 12.30 to 14.00 (lunch break – restaurant lunch will be provided, or lunch will be served at the Manoir) 14.00 to 16.30 (tuition)
Sunday: After breakfast, we’ll head to Issigeac to explore the famed local market and sketch, followed by a buffet lunch at le Manoir. The afternoon will be spent producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at le Manoir.
Monday: After breakfast, we’ll head to the Naked Vigneron vineyard where we’ll spend the morning sketching ideas. Lunch will be at the vineyard, with the opportunity to buy some of the fabulous organic wines to ship home. We’ll return to le Manoir after lunch and will spend the rest of the afternoon producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning. There will be time to relax before dinner 'at home'.
Tuesday: After breakfast, we’ll head to Château de Monbazillac to explore and sketch, followed by a lunch at a fantastic local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll return to the Manoir and the afternoon will be spent producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at le Manoir, on the terrace weather permitting.
Wednesday: This morning after breakfast we’ll print all day at le Manoir. After a buffet lunch we’ll continue. Following an afternoon of art, we’ll make time to relax before enjoying a fantastic final dinner and farewell ‘drinks at home’.
Thursday: After breakfast it’s time for a little relaxing before running you back to Bergerac airport.
(For partners, there are 4 golf courses within a 35 minute drive, chateaux to visit and plenty of countryside for walking or cycling. All meals would be provided.)
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Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All holidays include the following: Transfers to and from Bergerac airport | All accommodation | All continental breakfasts
All lunches & dinners provided – a picnic, a restaurant meal and locally sourced meals prepared by our local chef at the Manoir, with beautiful local Bergerac and Bordeaux wine/soft drinks.
All tuition | All entrance fees | All transport during the holiday | All materials and equipment
Holidays do not include: Flights to and from France | Transfers from anywhere apart from Bergerac