Painting Tours: Teacher Janet Knight-Provence

Painting in all mediums in Provence with Janet Knight: May 24-31, 2021

Painting in all mediums in Provence with Janet Knight: May 24-31, 2021

Workshop Description: Plein air in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylics.

Join Janet Knight for a wonderful week in the heart of Provence. What sets Janet apart is the diversity in her expertise as an accomplished, award winning artist  in watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oils. Whatever your learning interests may be, she can teach you how to make your dreams a reality.

“During this workshop I not only share my techniques but feel very blessed to be able to do so whilst sharing a unique life experience with other art lovers.

I am fortunate to be able to teach various techniques in all mediums therefore accommodating individual needs as well as introducing new and exciting mediums to freshen things up.

Learning all important aspects including perspective, contrast, values, focal points and composition of painting beautiful French vistas on linen in Oils/Acrylics using my minimal approach, as well as seising the essence of the day with Pastels and Watercolour in a similar technique to freshen up the week.

Capturing the feelings of the moment using the techniques I have refined.  It enables the artist to portray a piece of art with an inspiring and more interesting approach.

The demonstrations be in Oil (on the natural linen) and Pastels on textured paper.

An all medium workshop with lots of fun thrown in!

 

Janet Knight’s Biography

Janet truly loves and has passion for her ambitious and stimulating career which is evident in every aspect of her life. A professional artist whose works have been acquired by international and Australian collectors.

Janet has been painting for over 30 years. She graduated from Ballarat University. She now owns operates and teaches in her established Melbourne based studio/gallery. She teaches the most inexperienced “newbie” who may have never held a brush, to the intermediate artist seeking to further refine techniques as well as learn new methods.

Janets current works are a testament to her ever evolving passion for her art.   A well recognized Australian landscape/figurative artist, and television personality with feature appearances on “Colour in Your Life” TV on two separate occasions.  Janet has just completed filming a second episode of Colour In Your Life and as a recent feature artist on the TV program, her work now gets recognition internationally as well as in Australia with the show now airing in many countries including America, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia.

I have been so very fortunate to be able to educate through art and share my love of life with others all over the world, Italy, California, Sicily, Malta and now Provence France and Morocco.  Through years of dedication and focus, my passion has enabled me to complete a life’s ambition to share, paint and travel the world in a way that enables me to be free and to paint with spirit. We all have reasons for being……It’s all so clear to me; Janet“.

 

More info about Janet Knight:

Website: https://janetknight.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janet.knight.96995

Art gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanetKnightStudioGallery/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janet_knight_artist/

Day 1: Welcome Champagne Reception

We will pick you up at the TGV Avignon train station at 3:30pm. 

Upon your arrival at our guesthouse, take time to settle in or explore the village.

In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome reception followed by a gourmet dinner.

Day 2: Ochre Village of Roussillon

prov-day2-roussillon2Prov-day2-roussillonRoussillon, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages, sits on top of the world’s biggest vein of ochre, the reddish pigment which has been used by artists for centuries. Paint red houses, ochre trails, cafes, what ever inspires you.

At the end of the day, we will take a walk inside the park, on the Ochre Trail revealing many fantastic rock and cliff formations.

You will also have time for shopping: don’t miss out on the unique reddish potteries.

Day 3: Most Spectacular Villages in Provence – Gordes and Luberon Villages

Gordes, also listed one of France’s most beautiful villages, is the most spectacular village in Provence, perched on the southern edge of the high Plateau de Vaucluse.

The view to the village is a breathtaking panorama out across fields, vineyards and small-perched villages to the Montagne du Luberon.

Although Gordes is beautiful, we will spend more time painting/sketching in the a tiny non touristy village of the Luberon whose name we keep secret!!

Day 4: Market and Canals in ‘Isle sur la Sorgue’

L’Isle sur la Sorgue is a real paradise for painters and photographers.

Its colors are nature’s green and the bright reflection of the water shines from the several canals running through its center.

In the morning, we will shop the incredible and colorful market: colorful arrays of Provencal fabric, tablecloths, pottery, silk scarves, natural soaps with dozens of scents and of course lavender products. The afternoon is all yours to paint the canals, the stalls, the village.

Day 5: Painting in the Village

Prov-day5-homeprov-day5-home2Today will be a non driving day to allow even more time to painting.

We will spend the day painting either at the hotel or in the village: cobblestone streets, 18th century houses, flowers, doors…

If we are staying at the hotel in St Remy de Provence, you will have time to paint in the olive fields, the same trees Vincent Van Gogh painted 150 years ago.

Day 6: On Van Gogh’s Trail in St. Remy de Provence

Today, we will visit the beautiful old monastery of St Paul Mausole with the bedroom where Van Gogh stayed during his very troubled time in 1889-90. This is now a nursing home that has a permanent exhibition of paintings made by the patients and beautiful reproductions of some of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings.

Outside the hospital, you will be able to paint the wonderful landscape that inspired the great impressionist with the same olive trees Van Gogh painted and the Alpilles mountains as background.

Day 7: Medieval Village in the Luberon

Prov-day7-villageThis non touristy jewel, not listed in travel books is our little gem, our favorite village. While strolling the streets you will come to appreciate the quietness and wonderful atmosphere that will seduce you, as it has dozens of artists who live there. This is our little kept secret village, the favorite of all our artists.

Back at the hotel, you will be able to work in the garden to finish up some of your paintings and finish the week with a “show and tell” or critique.

Day 8: Departure

It is time to say: “au revoir” but not “adieu” because you will be back. We just know it. 

After our last breakfast together, we’ll drive you to the TGV Avignon train station by 9:30 am.

 

 

Charming 3-star Hotel in Fontaine de Vaucluse

We will be staying in the heart of the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse. Our hotel used to be an old mill that has been restored with a lot of Provencal charm. A little river meanders through the garden, surrounded by impressive mountains. The hotel is centrally located, at walking distance (2 min) to restaurants and shops.

The hotel has a living room, breakfast room, outside swimming pool, a hot tub, a riverside terrace bar and a sunny conference room that we will use as our painting studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, flat screen TV, air-conditioning and free wifi.

The hotel has two categories of rooms:

Standard rooms: 150 sq ft, one double bed and view towards the back of the hotel (trees, see picture below). Two rooms are twins (2 single beds).

 

Superior rooms (only 3 twins and 2 singles available) : 170 sq ft, 2 single beds or 1 double bed with view towards the mountains and the garden of the hotel. There is a $350 suppl for the sup room. Tell us what your preference is and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

 

 

Price and What is included

Dates: May 24-31, 2021 All medium Workshop in Provence with Janet Knight – Max: 12 Participants

Price: US$ 3,190 before Jan 30 (US$ 3,390 after Jan 30) in a shared room

+ US$ 550 for single standard room

+ US$ 900 for a single superior room (only 2 available)

+ US$ 350 for a superior twin room  (only 3 available) or superior double room (only 2 available): so it is US$ 175 per person

Non Painters are welcome to join. Price is the same because they will be benefit from the meals, accommodation and van transportation, therefore taking a painter’s spot.

Includes

  • Florence airport pick up and drop off
  • A welcome reception
  • All nights at the hotel
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and all dinners (includes drinks and wine)
  • Transportation in a comfortable van with A/C
  • The use of folding chairs
  • A personal bilingual chauffeur/guide throughout the week

Excludes

  • Flights to and from Florence
  • 3 lunches
  • Painting supplies
  • Tour leader(s) tipping
How to book

To Make Your Reservation for a French Escapade Tour please follow the steps below and review our Cancellation Policy:

 

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel the trip:Cancellation Fee per Person
More than 90 days before departureThe $600 deposit is forfeited
(however $500 can be transferred-only one time-to another trip with a departure date within 2 years of cancelation date)
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