About the Holiday...
5 day printing in the Dordogne, France
A 5 day luxury lino printing holiday in the beautiful Dordogne region of France
Price for single occupancy in a double room £1950
Price per person sharing a double or twin room £1650
Bring a partner: with no tuition, sharing a room £1195
Dates: Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th April 2022.
Linocut printmaking and stencilling are easy and rewarding art forms. With guidance from our professional tutors, you'll sketch then plan, carve, ink and print or stencil your designs in various ways... You'll be shown simple methods in which to print your designs, so you can print more from your own home. At the end of the week you'll be taking home your own printed art in the form of cards, bags, tea towels and prints to frame! Your favourite pieces can be mounted, packaged and posted on to you if you don't have space in your luggage!
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 gym. 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.