Van Gogh in Arles

Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2018

about this trip:

 In the fall of 1888, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived together in Arles, France. The result was one of the most astonishing outpourings of masterpieces in history. And then Vincent cut off his ear, setting off a series of dramatic events that would ultimately end in his death just two years later.  In this 7 night workshop, you will stay just steps from the square where Vincent lived with Paul Gauguin. You will paint the same scenes in the exact locations. Instructor Stewart Burgess White will lead you through original texts and memoirs as you follow Vincent and Gauguin's wild ride, and try to capture their passion on canvas! Beginners are welcome! This trip is about inspiring passion, feeding the creative spirit, and finding the artist within.


After your arrival in the historic Roman city of Arles, France and a lovely welcome dinner at a local restaurant, you'll settle into your hotel right in the heart of the old city. Each day, you will paint local scenes in and around the town where Gauguin and Vincent painted together: Alyscamps, Montmajour, the hospital garden, and more. Free day in St Remy where you are encouraged to visit the asylum Vincent was taken to after he cut off his ear. 


Stay in a charming hotel right in the heart of Arles, a short walk from where Vincent's little yellow house once stood.  


Stewart Burgess White is the only watercolor artist in history to have won Plein Air Easton's Grand Prize (2009).  Over the course of his career, he has collected many other prestigious awards, including the Grand Prize at Plein Air Salon, Best of Show in the Olmstead Invitational,  and Best of Show at the Wayne Plein Air Festival. His murals can be found in museums around the country. He is an avid traveler and an experienced instructor; you can find him this year on the faculty at PACE (Plein Air Convention) in Santa Fe.



$1799 Double Occupany

$2299 Private Room

$500 Deposit Required to Book

Balance due 60 days prior to trip



Welcome Dinner

Breakfast each day

Some field supplies


not included 



Paint & Canvas



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