Painting Tours: Personalized Painting Workshops

  • Small group size (from 6 to 12 max) allows individualized instruction from the art teacher.
  • Comfortable transportation to picturesque painting sites in an A/C passenger van.
  • Gourmet food with attention given to special dietary needs.
  • Cultural immersion with planned cultural visits.
  • Escorted tours with a knowledgeable tour leader throughout the tour.

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Painting in Belgium – Bruges

Bruges is a city that will capture your heart. Bruges, a Unesco World Heritage is rightfully called the “Venice of the North”, because of its medieval architecture surrounded by numerous canals.  Painting in Bruges, the Capital of the Flemish painters, is one of a kind experience. Besides painting the endless vignettes Bruges has to offer, you will also experience Belgium’s specialties like chocolate, lace making, beer, diamants and waffles.

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Painting in France – French Alps

alps-introThe Alps is a dream destination for a plein air artist because of the spectacular scenery you will encounter: alpine meadows, cobblestoned villages, waterfalls, glaciated peaks, wildflowers, clean lakes, chalets with flowers from window boxes…You will also have the unique opportunity to paint in Annecy, called the “Little Venice of the Alps” because of its canals and medieval architecture.

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Painting in France – Giverny/Normandy

Giverny-introClaude Monet’s garden at Giverny is probably the most famous garden in France. Monet painted some of his most famous paintings whilst living at Giverny. You will have the chance to paint in his garden after all tourists are gone. But you will also tour his house, painting in the quaint village of Giverny, an old mill in Vernon and in the breathtaking port of Honfleur. This inspiring tour in Normandy is an invitation to discover the magical sites once painted by famous artists at the turn of the 20th century only by Claude Monet, but also by William Turner, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso and others.

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Painting in France – Loire Valley

loire-day6-chenonceauAlong the lush Loire River Valley, more than 1,000 châteaux bathe in their own beauty and stunning grandeur. Embark on this eight day painting holiday to discover prominent chateaux and gardens of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your paintings will be inspired by some of the grandest and most beautiful architectural structures in France like Chenonceau, Clos Luce and Amboise.

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Painting in France – Mediterranean Villages

introDiscover the calmness of these villages, so different from the frenetic pace of the Cote d’Azur (although only a few 20 miles away). If you are looking for authenticity, you will definitely be charmed by the patina of age on the old stones, the shade of the narrow streets full of flowers and local artists’ studios. From the cobblestone streets of St Paul de Vence to the Picasso museum by the sea in Antibes, you will be taking back in time.

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Painting in France – Provence

Prov-introExperience the magic of Provence: cypresses, olive tress, red-tile roofs, screeches of cicadas, scents of wild thyme and lavender, medieval villages, colorful markets and of course sun-filled landscapes, the very same that inspired the Post-Impressionists. You will discover why Provence has been an inspiration for generations of artists like Van Gogh and Cezanne. A trip you will never forget!

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Painting in Italy – Tuscany

workshop-formatFor centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape. This trip not only conjures paintings of superb Renaissance art and landscapes famous for its rolling hills, olive groves, cypress trees, winding vineyards and grand estates but also tastings of local products like wine and olive oil in the Chianti region. The cherry on the cake will be the visit of the superb Renaissance town of Siena.

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Painting in Spain – Barcelona/Costa Brava

spain-day2Let Spain seduce you! Costa Brava, where the mountains meet the sea, is the setting of this exciting painting tour in the province of Gerona. Craggy cliffs, sandy coves, pristine beaches and inland, the fascinating, ancient history all await to be painted and experienced. This region was also the home and setting for the surreal world of Salvador Dali.

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Painting in USA – San Francisco

San Francisco justly ranks as one of the greatest cities in the world. Famous for grand-dame Victorians, classic cable cars, dynamic diversity, a beautiful waterfront, and a soaring crimson bridge, the “City by the Bay” truly has it all. You will sketch in plein-air some these emblematic spots of San Francisco but also some lush wineries in Sonoma.

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