One stunning location, many amazing artists

Artists with students who are interested in coming to Le Vieux Couvent should contact us by E-mail for further information.

May 4, 2020


May 11, 2020

Painting holiday with Ann Blockley


Please contact Le Vieux Couvent if you are interested

May 18, 2020


May 28, 2020

Painting holiday with Cynthia Clarke


Join me for “A Trip of a Lifetime in Southern France!”.
I have been to Le Vieux and can attest to the gourmet meals, comfortable accommodations, and the beautiful areas we will be exploring. As we venture out each day to various locations, there will be many opportunities to do some plein air sketching and painting, photographing the beauty and uniqueness of the area, shopping, enjoying latte’s and crepes, mingling with the local folk, and enjoying market days.

June 1, 2020


June 11, 2020

Art Journaling & Calligraphy with Ruth Korch



Ruth Korch is a professional artist, calligrapher, teacher and art coach.  She is committed to making sure that no one returns home with an empty journal.  Rather, Ruth is devoted to helping students  find their own style & pace that will make their journaling doable, joyous and uniquely their own. While she enjoys many mediums, she especially loves the lively and sensitive expression that watercolor affords.

June 15, 2020


June 25, 2020

Painting holidays with Robert O’Brien


Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over 45 years. He is a full time artist and instructor living in Vermont. In his own words “I am drawn to mundane, ordinary, sometimes “tired” subjects that I find in abundance around where I live. Light and shadow play an important role in my creative process. I am more interested in value than color. I love to paint the spare, “colorless” world of winter in Vermont”. Some of his recent paintings have emphasized close focus aspects of a particular subject giving the piece an abstract appearance. His subjects range from crumbling landscape to flowers and more recently portraits. Robert conducts watercolor workshops locally, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has visited France many times and while there he teaches and paints “en plein air”.

July 6, 2020


July 16, 2020

Painting holiday with Sandy Maudlin




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July 20, 2020


July 30, 2020

Join Kate Stedman for a painting holiday


For more information please contact le vieux Couvent

August 24, 2020


September 3, 2020

Painting holiday with David Smith

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David R. Smith began his artistic journey studying Chinese Brush Painting in the United States and China.  A decade later, he was introduced to Western style watercolor painting and was amazed at how enjoyable and forgiving it was compared to working on rice paper.  Ever since, he has been hooked on watercolor painting, and has become a popular artist and instructor nationally, as well as a sought-after juror.  David is an award winner and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and his work has earned him numerous “Best of Show” awards, signature memberships, showings in galleries and museums across the United States, and inclusion in publications including SPLASHThe Best of Watercolor and the International Artist Magazine.  With over 20 years of experience as a public school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills into easily learned chunks to help students find success.  As much as he loves to paint, he has found sharing his watercolor passion through instruction even more gratifying and he is most rewarded when he hears a frequent comment: “This is one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken.”

September 7, 2020


September 17, 2020

Watercolor Sketching with Leslie Fehling


Leslie Fehling is a watercolor artist, teacher, blogger, and enthusiastic sketchbook journaler who enjoys sharing her love of travel with sketchers from around the globe. Her 10-day workshop at Le Vieux Couvent promises to be the perfect blend of painting, exploring, relaxing, and making memories. Immerse yourself in art for ten fun-filled days and create your own illustrated watercolor travel journal that captures the experience of visiting the Dordogne region as no photograph can. Leslie’s in-depth instruction and encouraging teaching style guarantee that, no matter what your experience or skill level, you will learn and grow as an artist during your time in this special place.

September 21, 2020


October 1, 2020

The Digital Artist Workshop with Theresa Airey


More information coming soon

October 5, 2020


October 15, 2020

Painted travels: A travel journaling working with Laure Ferlita

Laure Ferlita is an award-winning artist, teacher, traveller, pursuer of the path less travelled and an avid journal keeper. Going through her days with a sketchbook in hand, she finds it is quiet moments she most wants to capture on her pages. Watercolours and art journaling helps Laure to slow down the frenzied pace of like so she can capture many of the moments that swiftly disappear from memory due to the constant onslaught of daily living.

October 19, 2020


October 29, 2020

Painting holiday with Ginnie Cappaert


Ginnie Cappaert has traveled extensively and her paintings have always been inspired by her surroundings. Join her for a 10-day workshop at Le Vieux Couvent and enjoy a fun filled vacation combined with a painting experience in the Dordogne, Southwest region of France. Ginnie will work in oil and cold wax and share her techniques with this medium to beginner and intermediate students, but students are encouraged to bring any medium of their choice. The workshop will include daily demo’s, group discussions and exercises, lots of one-on-one and studio time, fabulous food and time to relax and explore the French countryside and neighboring villages.

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