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  • Anne Kullaf

    Anne Kullaf
    Anne Kullaf
    Your guide
    Sep 7 - 16, 2019 (10 days)
    Anne Kullaf is a contemporary painter working in a variety of media. Her paintings utilize the principles of drawing from direct observation combined with efficient brushwork and a limited palette. She has taught drawing and painting for over 10 years at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, and The Center for Contemporary Art. Additionally, she has been invited to…
  • Ev Hales

    Ev Hales
    Ev Hales
    Your guide
    Oct 2 - 17, 2019 (16 days)
    I professional artist working mostly in watercolour although with a love of printmaking.  I trained as an art teacher many decades ago and have since led a full professional life as an award winning artist while still sharing skills with others on a casual basis – on painting trips like this. You can get a glimpse at my teaching style from Youtube clips and I have published a series of 10…
  • Shubho Dutta

    Shubho Dutta
    Shubho Dutta
    Your guide
    Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2019 (13 days)
    Do you want to go on a retreat but at the same time, you would like to see Indian historical & cultural gems, taste new flavours, meet like-minded people and take part in something so unique as Diwali, the festival of lights?What if there could a combination of retreat, adventure and deep cultural travel experience? Boost Camp is a 360-degree approach designed to boost your happiness and life…
  • Olga Mandodari Sokolova

    Olga Mandodari Sokolova
    Olga Mandodari Sokolova
    Your guide
    Oct 13 - 15, 2019 (3 days)
    Introduction “Do you know that you are on the molecular level 99.99% “Empty” Space? You have very little actual matter in you and you have much more Space between the spinning electrons and protons that compose your molecular structure.  Do you know that our scientists calculated the approximate mass of our Universe and found that almost 85% of the mass is missing? Scientists…
  • Steve Hill

    Steve Hill
    Steve Hill
    Your guide
    Jun 6 - 16, 2020 (11 days)
    I am thrilled to be invited to Perigord Retreats to teach a 10 day painting workshop and experience, near the birthplace of “en plein air” in the beautiful Dordogne region of southwestern France! Who wouldn’t be totally excited to come here to paint the landscape and teach amongst so many historic, time-honored, gorgeous sites as we will all experience for 10 days straight! Castles, bridges,…
  • Ming franz

    Ming franz
    Ming franz
    Your guide
    Apr 16 - 26, 2020 (11 days) 1 more date available
    Ming Franz specializes in Splash Color painting which combines watercolor and Acrylic with Chinese ink and brush. She received her basic art training in Taiwan and has continued her art in the United States. Ming Franz received numerous awards, she was the grand prize winner of International Artist magazine challenge No.86 Abstract/experimental Art. Shibuya Award from Sumi-e Society of…
  • Vianna Szabo

    Vianna Szabo
    Vianna Szabo
    Your guide
    May 24 - Jul 3, 2020 (41 days)
    Vianna Szabo believes the goal of each artist is to tell their own visual story.  In her workshops she teaches students how to simplify and edit the landscape while using expressive color to enhance the feeling of light.  Lessons are taught in a step by step manner that applies to all mediums.  Vianna is a popular instructor who uses teaching methods that respect different learning…
  • Deborah L Stewart

    Deborah L Stewart
    Deborah L Stewart
    Your guide
    Jul 2 - 12, 2020 (11 days)
    Join me at Perigord Retreats for a relaxing, inspiring and invigorating art experience!  You will be inspired by the French countryside and culture.  You will be energized while creating expressive works in pastel of flowers, water gardens and fields of lavender and sunflowers.  We will tour the Dordogne region and surrounding area of Perigord.  We will draw and create small…
  • Alain J Picard

    Alain J Picard
    Alain J Picard
    Your guide
    Jul 15 - 25, 2020 (11 days)
    On this painting workshop to the south of France, we will explore and paint the beautiful region of Dordogne. An abundance of inspiration is provided, full of everything from quaint historic villages and medieval castles to breathtaking views of the rolling countryside and traditional French markets. With beautiful accommodations, delicious organic, locally sourced foods and wines, and endless…
  • Terry Jarvis

    Terry Jarvis
    Terry Jarvis
    Your guide
    Jul 29 - Aug 7, 2020 (10 days)
    Terry Jarvis is one of Australia’s exceptional watercolour Artists. His passion for his craft and his love of the wonderful medium of watercolour is revealed through his varied subject matter ranging from magnificent Australian Scenes, to paintings of his travels which include The Greek Islands, Tuscany, Italy, Finland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, etc., etc….He is a much sought after Tutor…
  • Regina hona

    Regina hona
    Regina hona
    Your guide
    Aug 20 - Sep 4, 2020 (16 days)
    aWhat a great opportunity to take part in a unique painting tour in stunning Dordogne, France that will both inspire and challenge you.   The tactile pastel medium is well suited for travel and outdoor work as it is a versatile and very forgiving medium.  Weather permitting, you will predominately be painting plein air but some of your small colour studies, together with any…
  • Lynda English

    Lynda English
    Lynda English
    Your guide
    May 13 - 22, 2020 (10 days)
    “I love the manipulation of strong color, texture, and bold shapes to create memorable pieces of art. These works can be realistic or abstract. The subject is secondary to the interplay of these factors. The joy is in the creation not the end result.”Lynda is a native of Florence, South Carolina. She is a Member of Excellence in the South Carolina Watercolor Society, a Signature member in the…
  • Melissa Harris

    Melissa Harris
    Melissa Harris
    Your guide
    Sep 18 - 28, 2020 (11 days)
    In this Art and Spirit Retreat we will combine plein air painting at historical and medieval sacred sites along with meditation and studio painting time.   Workshops are an ideal place to explore your creative process, especially within a like minded group of individuals in a magical location.   The Dordogne region is rich in historic castles, culture, towns, caves and landscapes- sure…
  • Linda Macaulay

    Linda Macaulay
    Linda Macaulay
    Your guide
    Sep 5 - 16, 2020 (12 days)
    Australian Artist, Linda MacAulay’s art career spans many decades and includes exhibiting, teaching, residencies and sales.  She is a social artist who has a rare ability to engage with others whilst demonstrating her techniques.  As a tutor Linda is fun, creative and outcome focused with teaching experience across a range of artistic abilities in many different mediums.Linda enjoys…
  • Kellee Conrad

    Kellee Conrad
    Kellee Conrad
    Your guide
    Oct 1 - 11, 2020 (11 days)
    A little back story – My childhood was all about running through sculpture gardens and playing in the neighbors’ art studios….what was this wonderland? It’s undeniable that my upbringing, while somewhat unusual, left me with a strong impression that we can live the life of our dreams through art. That there is magic inherent in living a creative life. My true purpose is to bring that magic…

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