painting holidays in france


"I have just had a wonderful watercolour week with Kevin. He spent time getting to know each of us and what we wanted from the week and then responded to our needs. His gentle humour, patient teaching and incredible personal skill level meant I made huge progress in a lovely atmosphere. He gave both individual coaching and also really useful demonstrations and structured teaching sessions. Kevin was so generous with his time and expertise and an excellent holiday companion too. Thank you Kevin for a great week."

Antonia Lee


Drawing, sketching, or painting

Shades of France has had the pleasure of working with all 3 of our tutors in past years, Sue, Kevin and Angela. We are delighted to welcome them back for our 2020 season.

Our Painting tutors are committed to their teaching, and are happy to give encouragement and advice whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced painting student. Should you be interested in one of our courses, and would like to talk to your chosen tutor please contact Mike or Sara for their telephone number.


Click on the artists image for more details

Sue Ford

20th - 27th June 2020
11th 18th July 2020



Water colour

Mixed media


kevin dean

25th July - 1st August 2020




All forms of drawing

Angela Corben

31st August - 7th September 2020





art lessons in france

"I wanted to thank you Sue personally for the time you spent patiently tutoring out shreds of knowledge, with my limited creative ability over the last week.
Apart from that, I will cherish lovely memories, captured in sketches of course, of painting en plein air - who would have imagined!- and enjoying giggles and generous G&Ts, in the sunshine. You are a gem. "


painting holidays in france