What is included?
6 – 10 July 2020
Logis de Canteau, Paizay le Tort, 79500 Melle, France
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The art retreat is taking place in a 17th century manor house in Deux-Sevres in France.
Seven night’s full board accommodation will be provided: meals include a continental breakfast, light lunch and evening meal with wine. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available during the day. Teaching will take place from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July.
Art materials such as acrylic paints, canvas boards and drawing materials will be available but please bring your own sketch book and any specific favourite materials you like to use.
A Typical day
08.30 - 09.30 Continental breakfast
09.30 - 12.30 Morning session. Making drawings and colour studies, in surrounding areas, using
a sketch book. Includes a short tea/coffee break.
12.30 - 13.30 Light lunch
13.30 - 16.30 Afternoon session. Working on a painting in the studio that has been
inspired by exploratory studies. Includes short tea/coffee break.
16.30 - 17.00 Reflection. Sharing ideas and reflecting on the day’s activities.
There is a saltwater swimming pool so bring your swimwear.
Price: £800 (price per person, based on a double room with en suite or shared bathroom); £450 price for non-painting partners.
Extra nights’ accommodation is available at £50 per person per night.
Non-refundable deposit of £250 (whether for participants or non-painting partners) to confirm your place.
Balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to the start of the course (i.e. by 30 May).
By air: Limoges airport is about an hour and 40 minutes away; there are flights Mondays and Fridays from Bristol (Ryanair). La Rochelle airport is about an hour and 15 minutes away; there are flights from Southampton on Wednesdays and Saturdays (Flybe). There are daily flights from Exeter to Paris (Flybe).
By ferry: We are about a four-hour drive from St Malo and five hours from Le Havre.
By train: There are regular TGV trains from Paris Montparnasse or Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Poitiers (about an hour away; Niort station is 40 minutes away).
Airport/train pick up available – free within a 60 km radius (i.e. from Niort or Poitiers) and a fee of 25 euros each way (per car trip not passenger) for pick up and drop off at La Rochelle and Limoges airports.