painting holidays in france

 

Our painting courses are held in our large well equipped studio, walled courtyard and peaceful gardens, as well as in the beautiful countryside and quiet villages surrounding the farmhouse.

 

Vicki Norman - Artist

Drawing, watercolour, acrylics, pastels and oils

Since investing time training with master painters from Italy and America, Vicky`s goal of travelling to paint and teach seems to be becoming a reality! Where better to develop your plein air painting skills than in this idyllic location in the Limousin? This holiday will focus on giving you the confidence to approach painting outdoors with a set of key principles to help you. She offers a relaxed, supportive approach for painters in all media, combining her knowledge of traditional painting and drawing disciplines with an ability to tailor her tuition to suit the needs of each individual. Through lively demonstrations and constructive guidance Vicki will help you to master the key principles of design, colour and technique in your chosen medium. She will offer advice on how to choose your subject, make sketches and plan a successful painting that will express your own vision of the beautiful local scenery.

Vicki Norman

17th - 24th June 2017
FULLY BOOKED.

Kevin Dean

Watercolour, Acrylics, Gouache and all forms of drawing

Having taught drawing and painting in universities, workshops and schools in the UK and around the world, Kevin believes that an individual's confidence, is of as much importance as their painting skills. Fostering confidence and encouraging people not to be afraid of failing is one of Kevin's keenest interests. He offers a mixture of stimulating exercises and informal classes along with individual tutoring, his approach is both gently encouraging and inspiring - always delivered with a sense of humour. Kevin has several styles and has worked on a wide range of creative projects, he works in various mediums, including oils and printmaking but watercolour is a great favourite of his. He enjoys painting with spontaneity and expression but all with a lightness of touch.You might also be intrigued by his unconventional method of painting in watercolour from dark to light. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist who is looking for new ways of working, you will benefit from Kevin's vast experience, both as a tutor, artist and designer.

Kevin Dean

8th - 15th July 2017
ONLY 2 SPACES AVAILABLE

Max Hale

Oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, drawing and mixed media

On this holiday Max will be tutoring the use of drawing and sketching to help the artist gain most from the local stimulus’ and then going on to work these drawings up to full paintings. Painting en plein air improves vision and perception, and Max will guide on constructing a painting to include correct perspective, use of colour and application. His tutoring style is straightforward and motivating using different subject matter alongside the natural beauty available at the venue to promote a great all-round holiday experience.

Max Hale

22nd - 29th July 2017
FULLY BOOKED

Brian Steventon

Gouache, watercolour, acrylic, oils, pastels, all forms of Drawing Media and Mixed Media

An experienced tutor, it is his innovative, free-flowing and impressionistic style for capturing atmosphere and light that most appeals to his students. He combines this with a warm and friendly approach with personalised tuition and demonstrations. He will take you through a stage by stage approach to produce sketches and paintings to capture the essence of this area of France. He is committed to inspiring and improving the work of all his students.

Paul weaver

19th - 26th August 2017

Paul Weaver

Drawing and Watercolour

Surrounded by truly inspiring subject matter, this painting holiday will focus on developing your confidence and creative approach to plein air painting, as well as producing on site sketches that can be used for reference to paint from later in the studio. Paul is an award winning artist and encouraging tutor, and teaches a painting strategy based on the key principles of good design, sound drawing, creative control of the watercolour basics and expressive brush work. We all see the world around us differently and whilst Paul favours a loose, impressionistic approach, these principles apply to any style and he is keen to help you develop and express your own creative vision. With instructive demonstrations and personal guidance, he will offer advice on choosing subjects, composition and tonal sketches, as well as techniques for capturing the light, mood, atmosphere and character of the rural villages, local market and beautiful landscape.

Paul weaver

2nd - 9th September 2017
FULLY BOOKED

painting holidays in france