About the Holiday...

5 day Art Holiday in the Dordogne, France

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A 5 day art holiday in the beautiful Dordogne region of France 

        

                   Price per person sharing a double or twin room £1650           

      Bring a partner: with no tuition, sharing a room £1195

 

Dates: Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th April 2022.

Other dates available - please email theartanddesignstudio@gmail.com

                                  

Come and enjoy sketching, painting and printing in a beautiful part of SW France. With guidance from your professional tutor you'll sketch then paint in a sketchbook, plus print or stencil your designs in various ways. At the end of the week you'll be taking home your own sketchbook of work, and printed art in the form of cards, bags and prints to frame! 

 

All holidays include the following:   

Transfers to and from Bergerac airport  ~  All accommodation  ~  All continental breakfasts       

                  All lunches & dinners provided – a picnic, a restaurant meal and locally sourced meals prepared by our local chef, with beautiful local Bergerac & Bordeaux wine or soft drinks   

All tuition  ~  All entrance fees  ~  All transport during the holiday  ~  All materials and equipment

 

Holidays do not include: Flights to and from France  ~  Transfers from anywhere apart from Bergerac

 

Come and enjoy 5 nights accommodation, with 4 days of sketching and printing at Le Bousquet. The manoir offers a space that can easily accommodate up to 22 people across 3 different buildings. The main house offers huge amounts of communal living space and 4 x separate bedrooms. The other 2 cottages are self-contained with their own bathrooms, kitchens and living areas. The property also benefits from an indoor swimming pool and games room area. It is set in 20 acres of land and is a short walk into the picturesque village of Issigeac which has won awards for its local Sunday market.

 

The Manoir is about 15mins drive from Bergerac airport which has direct links from the UK, and is located about 1km from Issigeac and 22km from Eymet in the Dordogne, South West France. It is exceptionally well placed for plentiful local wine tastings, restaurants, chateaux and food stores.

 

Day 1 When you arrive at Bergerac airport, we’ll be there to meet you and take you directly to your lovely accommodation. After time to settle in, it'll be time for a welcome drink and to run through the weeks activities before you al fresco dine, weather permitting. Below is a sample itinerary, as it's weather dependent!

 

The hours for each day will be: 10.00 to 12.30 (tuition) 12.30 to 14.00 (lunch break – restaurant lunch will be provided, or lunch will be served at the Manoir) 14.00 to 16.30 (tuition)

 

Day 2 After breakfast, we’ll head to the Naked Vigneron vineyard where we’ll spend the morning sketching ideas. Lunch will be at the vineyard, with the opportunity to buy some of the fabulous organic wines to ship home. We’ll return to le Manoir after lunch and will spend the rest of the afternoon producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning. There will be time to relax before dinner 'at home'.

 

Day 3 After breakfast, we’ll head to Issigeac to explore this lovely medieval town and sketch, followed by a buffet lunch at le Manoir. The afternoon will be spent producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at le Manoir.

 

Day 4 After breakfast, we’ll head to Château de Monbazillac to explore and sketch, followed by a lunch at a fantastic local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll return to the Manoir and the afternoon will be spent producing artwork, and carving lino, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at le Manoir; on the terrace weather permitting.

 

Day 5 This morning after breakfast we’ll print all day at le Manoir. After a buffet lunch we’ll continue. Following an afternoon of art, we’ll make time to relax before enjoying a fantastic final dinner and farewell ‘drinks at home’.

 

Day 6 After breakfast it’s time for a little relaxing before running you back to Bergerac airport.

For partners, there are 4 golf courses within a 35 minute drive, with a separate Golf Itinerary available - see drop down menu. There are also chateaux to visit and plenty of countryside for walking or cycling. All meals would be provided.

                           Other dates available - please email theartanddesignstudio@gmail.com