Join us for a week in Provence! This will be a fantastic working holiday opportunity built around the beauty of the region and using its scenery to learn about painting the environment. The week, taking place on 23-30 June 2018, will be spent in our lovely French host Katia's place. See the programme below.
Saturday, June 23rd. Staggered arrivals, the kitchen will have been stocked with fruit, baguettes, cheese, wine, salad, enough to make a dinner for tired travelers.
Sunday 24th. Some people might still be traveling on that day, so our plan is to visit two Provence brocantes (= antique fairs). It's a good chance to find and see lots of artwork, antique books, etc. The first one in Carpentras, the second in Isle-sur-Sorgues, one of France's largest Antique center, a beautiful town built like Amsterdam, on a crisscrossing of canals. Free afternoon, with a suggestion of visit of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse nearby. Dinner at Fontbonne at 7:00, prepared by our in-house chef, Marie-Madeleine.
Monday 25th. On the steps of Van Gogh. Painting in the morning in Les Alpilles. Picnic lunch. Visit of the Carrières de Lumières, this year it's a show on Picasso and the Spanish masters. Then visit of Les-Baux-de-Provence. Suggestion of dinner in Les-Baux or Saint-Remy
Tuesday 26th. Market morning in Vaison-la-Romaine (a lively town with Roman ruins, and medieval town). Picnic lunch. Painting in Le Crestet, an old medieval village.
Wednesday 27th. Touring around the Mont Ventoux, to see the lavender fields in bloom, and paint one. Picnic lunch. Montbrun-les-Bains, Reilhanette, Sault, Auriol.
Thursday 28th. Seguret et Sablet, painting of old village seen from a distance. Picnic lunch.
Friday 29th. Le Luberon. Visit of Gordes and Roussillon. Picnic lunch. Visit of the old Ochre factory, usine Mathieu, a good chance to purchase pigments at a very low cost. Painting of an ochre house/village
Saturday 30th. Departure. Optional visit of Villeneuve-les-Avignon and its brocante, if your departure is not until evening.
We will start most days around 9:00 am.
Cost $1500 USD per painter or $1300 for non painting partner. In Euros 1200 and 1000. The max for the workshop is 12 people and we are now about half way booked. The first instalment of $350 is due now since we have to put down a deposit for the properties.
Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions.