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Painting short break in the Languedoc region of France

Take a 3 night break and go learn to paint in the beautiful Languedoc region of France; immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the French countryside and be inspired by the architecture, the landscapes, rivers and more and enjoy homecooked meals each day

Included


  • 4 nights / 5 days accommodation in a twin en-suite bedroom
  • Singles will be allocated a twin for sole occupancy where available, where not available, singles will have their own private room with a shared bathroom
  • Check in on day 1 anytime after 2pm and check out on day 4 by 11am Breakfast and a light lunch daily
  • Dinner daily taken either in a local restaurant with the group or at the artists home
  • Painting tuition for 3 days from artist David Painting tuition runs from 9am to 1pm and again after lunch from 2.30pm to 5.30pm (Note: there are no painting lessons on Saturdays)
  • Painting equipment to use during your course – easels, drawing boards, lightweight folding chairs, basic materials (please bring with you your favourite medium, brushes, pencils, sketchpad and if you are working in watercolour and pad of gummed-edge good quality paper)
  • Any transport to and from painting locations (although most are within walking distance)
Day 1 (Arrival Day)

Arrive and check-into your room anytime after 2pm (earlier arrivals are possible but rooms won’t usually be ready to check-in to until after 2pm) - Once you’ve settled in, you may wish to relax at the house or take the time to walk around the town to explore before starting your painting lessons the next morning - In the evening relax with the group, David and his wife Sally to discuss the plan for the week over a glass of wine before your evening meal at the house

Days 2-3 (Painting from 9am-1pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm Sunday to Friday)

Note: David does not teach on Saturdays so this will be a day off and guests often visit the Saturday market in town or the museum/art gallery instead, you can of course continue your painting yourself during the day. - After breakfast, the days start with short technical demonstrations - Rest assured, David does not paint a scene and then expect you to copy his style - Then you’ll either work in the studio or garden or you’ll head off to any one of a dozen local scenes waiting for you to paint, breaking for a light lunch of course - David guarantees that you will go home with a fresh way of looking at colour, form and composition and of thinking about painting - In the evenings enjoy dinner at the house or at a local restaurant with the group

Day 4 (Departure Day)

After breakfast, it’s time to check-out of your room ready for departure taking with you new skills and memories that will stay with you long after the holiday is over
Painting Holiday Accommodation

Your hosts David and Sally bought the house back in 1997 and renovated it whilst retaining as many of the original features as possible - The house is situated on a very quiet, small street at the edge of the town and has a lovely garden, with fruit trees and shrubs and steps down to the river Soulondre - The house now operates as a B&B as well as providing accommodation to painting holiday guests so you’ll meet people not only on the painting holiday but those passing through and staying as B&B guests - There are a mix of twin, double and single rooms on offer - All twin/double rooms are ensuite and painting guests are allocated these rooms where available - Single travellers will be allocated a twin/double room with ensuite where available, otherwise a private single room with shared bathroom (max 2 people sharing a bathroom) will be allocated - There is a lounge area to relax as well as lovely gardens with shrubs and fruit trees that leads down to the river - Wi-fi is available in the whole house and garden - Your hosts have 2 labrador dogs who are sometimes are in the house but never allowed in guest's bedrooms - Accommodation is for 4 nights/5 days - Arrival at the accommodation is on day 1 with departure 3 nights later on day 5

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