Spend 9 magical nights in quiet, unspoiled Brittany in a lovely chateau on the sea! You'll learn techniques for painting skies, seas and landscapes from acclaimed oil and pastel artist, Susan Nicholas Gephart. Susan is on the faculty at the Plein Air Convention and is well known for her dramatic skies. All mediums and levels welcome! Sponsored by Savoir Faire, importers of fine materials for the arts. Details Here. Registration Deadline: May 15th, 2018
Improve your watercolor technique this summer in this all-inclusive painting holiday! You'll paint port towns, ancient villages, vineyards, bustling markets and the Canal du Midi. All supplies are included and all skill levels are welcome. Plenty to do for non-painting partners! Details here.
Improve your watercolor technique this fall with in the south of France! Paint the wonderfully picturesque villages and landscapes of this magical region as the vineyards and landscape turn a warm gold. All supplies are included and all skill levels are welcome. Plenty to do for non-painting partners! Details here.
Join the artist behind the wildly popular PBS show, The Grand View, for 10 nights of intensive painting instruction focusing on both the landscape of Tuscany and the architecture of its capital city, Florence! Stefan Baumann's instructional videos have helped thousands of artists move to the next level with their work. Be one of the lucky few to get personal, small group instruction with Stefan in an amazing setting! More details here. Registration Deadline: July 22nd, 2018
In the fall of 1888, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived and worked together in the Arles, France. The result was one of the most astonishing outpourings of masterpieces in history. Retrace their footsteps, painting each day in some of the exact locations frequented by this volatile pair of passionate artists. This trip is as much about feeding your passion as it is about the painting so don't be intimidated! Beginners welcome! Details here.
Registration Deadline: July 24, 2018
If you love flowers, this trip is for you! Cornwall is famous for many things: stunning seascapes, Celtic ruins, Cornish Pasties (tasty meat pies), and the TV series, Poldark. But nothing compares to Cornwall's gardens! Paint in a different garden each day (including one featured in a Daphne du Maurier novel). Return at day's end to a beautiful hotel by the sea. $3299 double occupancy; limited private rooms available. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Improve your watercolor technique this summer in this all-inclusive painting holiday! Stay in a typical wine making village in the South of France and paint the wonderfully picturesque villages and landscapes of this magical region, known for its mystical history (the Knights Templar and the mystical Cathars!), excellent wines and fresh food! Non-painting partners welcome! Full details here.
Spend 7 nights with award winning instructor Stacy Barter, capturing Ravello, a village set like an eagle's nest above the dizzying landscape of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Includes painting inside the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone and a trip to Pompeii. Medium: Oil and acrylic. $2899 double occupancy; private room $3399. REGISTRATION CLOSED