French Painting Holidays in the beautiful Garonne Valley
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About the Course
Come and paint surrounded by inspiration; beautiful landscapes, medieval Chateaux & Churches, old Bastide hill top towns and to top it off fantastic accommodation with 18 acres of land.
For a more in depth idea of what to expect along with lots of photos please do visit the website link provided.
Experienced tutor. Suitable for all abilities with plenty of one on one attention to focus on personal development. Suitable for all mediums all though most of the demonstrations will be in acrylics or gouache.
We aim to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere with great food and drink and a laid back but focused and productive painting environment.
We are coming up to our third year of running this holiday and it has gone from strength to strength. As in previous years we will be running one week in late May and another in early September.
The course is hosted by Tas and Martyn at their stunning property Le Seguinet, deep in the heart of the Lot et Garonne Valley just South of the famous Dordogne Region of France.
Beautiful grounds and fantastic rooms, swimming pool and surrounded by wonderful nature this a fantastic place to come and paint, eat, drink and generally relax.
To get more of a feel of Le Seguinet please visit their Website.
Painters - £995
Non-painters - £695
Please note there are 6 nights included in the price, Sunday to Saturday stay with 5 days painting, Monday - Friday.
The course will be led and tutored by Tom Shepherd. Tom is an experienced tutor of all abilities of artist and is always looking to get the best out of any student, with a focus on their individual needs and personal development.
Whatever your experience level you will find this a satisfying and ultimately informative and useful course. A great introduction to painting in general or an opportunity to expand and build on your existing knowledge. There will be daily painting demonstrations given followed by plenty of one on one attention and guidance.
“Tom's skills lie in encouraging and developing the potential in others. He shows patience, enthusiasm and a natural empathy with aspiring artists that make his workshops a real joy to attend, with excellent results." Paul Torr, Rugby Arts Society
So far I have been able to see real improvements in my students over the course of the week. It's a fantastic opportunity to have consecutive focused days to really move your painting along.
Underlying it all will be good foundational principles of painting that can be applied to a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums.
Whilst the demonstrations will be in acrylics, gouache and even a bit of line and wash, this course is suitable for most mediums.
“Great balance of professionalism and friendliness. Beautiful house and grounds, especially for painting in. Lovely food, thanks Taz! Great teacher and some surprisingly good works or art by the end of the week”
Jo, 2017 attendee
“Beautiful house and grounds. Well kept and inspirational for painting. Tom is a natural teacher, His demonstrations and one on one support were helpful as well as insightful. Overall I had a wonderful time. Thanks Tom, Tas and Martyn!"
Sandie, 2017 attendee
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Price includes accommodation, breakfast and a three course home-cooked dinner. Transport to and from airport when in France. Lunch is self catered, shopping orders can be placed with hosts.
5 days of painting. Additional nights either side £85
Cost does not include flights (easiest airport is Bergerac). For better idea of all aspects of the holiday please click here to read the past info sheet (link to come)
All though students are encouraged to bring there own paints there will be a wide range of different mediums available for those that may like a little taster or try of them.