Perigord Retreats in Dordogne, France

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My most popular class will now be a full retreat workshop!Timeless Arches workshop will transport you back to a romantic period of time with classic architecture and vintage women with hints of gold in rich layers that feel timeless inspired by the surroundings and sites of Perigord Retreats.

Learn how to create interesting textures in your artwork with paint, paper, mark making, collage, gold leafing, mono printing, transfers, charcoal and classic line drawing….and so much more! Fill up your art journals with inspiration and then learn how to translate the beauty of France in your own timeless artworks. We will take these real life locations and learn how to translate them into abstract wild experimentations, bringing the real and the unknown together in glorious self-expression. What better place than in the heart of the Dordogne Valley of France!

To sign up for this painting holiday or to get more information, please email info@perigord-retreats.com and mention “Kellee Wynne Conrad Retreat”

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About Perigord Retreats

Welcome to Perigord Retreats located in the heart of the Dordogne and Lot regions. We offer painting holidays bringing the expertise of guest artists with a variety of mediums including oil, water colour, pastels et al. The opportunities to explore the countryside and release your creativity are endless. Our guest artists, working with local recommendation decide which particular peaceful sleepy medieval villages, historic buildings, bustling markets or outstanding landscapes to visit and enjoy. You will have the opportunity for plein air painting/drawing or to return to the studio to complete your work. We pride ourselves in fulfilling your requests to manage to view as many sites, scenes and views (or as few) as possible – it is your trip of a lifetime.

Draw a line between Bordeaux and Toulouse, go half way along the line and then a little bit east and you’ll find the perfect place for your painting workshops in France. More specifically, Perigord Retreats is located in the Dordogne and Lot regions.. Full of rich history, beautiful countryside and excellent weather year round. Living here is almost like going back in time when you consider the style of buildings and many of the traditional ways of life, cobbled streets and small doorways are far from uncommon. There are hundreds of unique places to explore and find your perfect painting regardless of your interest. This place really has it all.

What’s Included:

TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION:

  • Pickup and return to airport.

  • All daily excursion transport in air-conditioned comfort.

  • Nine nights lodging.

  • Guest House style accommodation with single or shared room/bathroom options. (Book early enough to select the room of your choice.)

  • You will be staying on a large property with indoor pool and many spaces for you to enjoy or explore.

  • Let Angela delight you with tasty gourmet meals made from fresh local produce.

  • Wine is included with meals. 

  • Some days will be a picnic or cut lunch due to our location.

  • Tea/Coffee available in Studio and kitchen areas.

  • Clothes washing and drying facilities available.

  • Bonus of staying in the one location, so no packing again until day 15 for departure.

PAINTING:

  • Kellee is available during the day to provide group and individual instruction.

  • Daily demonstrations and lessons will be given and regular critiques if wanted.

  • Printed workshop notes will also be provided by the tutor.

  • Large tables are provided, plus outside easels for plein air painting.

  • A Materials List will be sent to painting participants at least one month prior to start of painting retreat or earlier.

  • Some art supplies, ephemera, collage and surfaces will be provided by your instructor.

  • Studio will be available to work in at night (excellent lighting), should you wish.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfares** to and from Toulouse. 

  • Travel Insurance – A necessity in our book, so highly recommended for your own peace of mind.

  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable.

  • Two lunches and one dinner are not included due to our location that day.  (Most people like to find and enjoy a little cafe on those days.)

  • Personal expenses, souvenirs or optional excursion/tour costs not involving painting locations or the whole group.

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EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

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You cost for this magical 10-day retreat:

Single room, private Bath - 3250 Euros

Single Room, Shared Bath - 2750 Euros

Shared rooms available on request, please ask Angela when you send your message.

To book your place on this painting holiday, please email info@perigord-retreats.com with “Kellee Wynne Conrad Retreat” as the subject. Space is very limited so don’t delay to make your deposit!

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