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Art Courses are held for beginners and improvers in small groups, and led by tutor and host Barbara Walton, who is an experienced, professional artistsand qualified teacher. The projects are designed to teach key aspects of painting and drawing on each day, however the size of the group ensures that individual tuition can be given to each student according to their needs.
Tuition is always flexible.
Accommodation will be at Les Trois Chênes and other local Bed and Breakfasts. We will organise all transport between your B&B and Les Trois Chênes.
PAINTING Courses - By Barbara Walton
Learn to Paint in France
Six days of tuition are offered,and the course begins on the day after arrival. A typical day starts at 10am with two hours of tuition at Les Trois Chenes before lunch, and three hours after lunch sketching in the towns, villages or countryside around. One day, however, we organise a day trip including lunch and if you would like a rest from painting students are quite free to simply enjoy the visit.
The tutors will be available in the evenings and there will be time to discuss the day’s work over aperitifs before dinner.
Normally painting sessions will be undertaken outdoors on the farm or places of local interest, and a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art at Rochechouart Château is included. Day outings and visits are organised to some of the many attractions in Limousin, the Charente and the Dordogne. Two of the villages included in the list of the most beautiful villages in France, Brantôme and Mortemart are within travelling distance of Videix.
Join us for the day
You are very welcome to join our residential classes for the day. The cost of this is 50 euros for 5 hours tuition and includes all refreshments bought outside the house and entry fees that are part of the course. You can join us for the whole week or you can choose one or more days.
Join our sketch club
Thursday afternoon is sketching club. Bring a sketch book and materials and we will go out and about for the afternoon, normally 2.30 - 4.30pm for only 10 euros a session and includes tea and chat afterwards.
Dates 2013 Painting Courses
Our art courses are suitable for all levels
30 March - O5 April
20 April - 26 April
01 May - 10 May
18 May - 24 May
01 June - 07 June
15 June - 21 June
24 Aug - 30 Aug
31 Aug - 6 Sept
Day courses held throughout the year, see below: For further information contact us directly:
Perfecting perspective in Rochechouart Castle
Art courses and holiday accommodation Limousin France
Barbara Walton, Les Trois Chênes, Le Bourg, 87600 Videix, FRANCE +33(0)5 55 48 29 84 email@example.com
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Painting at the Site de Corot Saint Junien
Geese at Les Trois Chenes
Water colour Piegut Market
Study of a rose by student
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Painting Holidays in France
Step back in time to enjoy painting and drawing the beautiful landscape at the heart of rural France. Be inspired by our châteaux and lakes, indulge in our delicious local specialities and traditional dishes. Relax in our charming farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Gite accommodation. Where our lawns and gardens end - Limousin begins.
Our painting courses include drawing, watercolour, acrylics, pastel, and mixed media with qualified and experienced teachers.
For day classes please contact us by phone:
Tel: 05 55 48 29 84
New for 2012 Join my on-line School of Art
This School of Painting and Drawing consists of a series of articles that I am publishing on the web and together these will form a course of painting and drawing that will be the equivalent of a three year education in a college of art. This is what I hope anyway.
Have a peak inside, and visit the ‘Reception Desk’
Students sketching funghi on the banks of Videix Lake
Barns by Niccla and Tom Garmony