Art, Painting and Drawing holidays, South West France

 Join our friendly group of painters in the Tuscany of France for a fabulous 7 night holiday. Courses are informal and fun but informative and productive and offer tuition and guidance in various mediums including pastels, oil, acrylic, water colour, ink and mixed media and will suit all abilities from complete beginners to more experienced painters.

The painting holidays consist of 20- 25 hours of painting tuition plus many informative excursions. Groups will be of 4 - 10 people, which ensures students will get plenty of individual quality tuition. Tutors are all professional artists and experts in their respective areas and courses are tailored to suit the individual.

See 'Itinerary' for a schedule of activities and outings for the 7 day holidays.

Teaching sessions take place in the large studio, or on the covered terrace which doubles as an outdoor studio depending on the weather. The spacious studio is well equipped with easels, boards, tables, chairs, jars, rags and thinners. Students should bring their own supports, brushes, pencils and the painting medium of their choice.

There will be opportunity to work 'en plein air' either in the garden here at La Salle, in the lanes nearby or in our local village, St Puy with its beautiful old stone buildings, Chateau, Church and open views out towards the mountain range of the Pyrenees.



Pilates over looking the pool at the end of the day. Mats available.


The beautiful gardens of Latour-Marliac. This is where Claude Monet purchased the Water Lilies  from which he developed his water gardens at Giverny and which inspired him to paint 'Les Nymphaes'  



The Cistercian Abbaye de Flaran, holds the permanent 'Simonov Collection' which features works by Masters such as Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Modigliani, Renoir, Cezanne, Monet and Rodin.






Painting in the garden.



A visit to a local market will be included in your stay.