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 20, 2019


May 30, 2019

Painting holidays with Karlyn Holman Full-wait list


More information coming soon

June 4, 2019


June 14, 2019

Painting holidays with Cynthia Costello


This immersive “plein air” painting workshop is designed for artists who wish to capture the vivid and irresistible light of the Dordogne region. The ambiance of the charming village of Frayssinet, with its surrounding landscape, will inspire your artistic soul. Through on-location sessions and studio demonstrations, artist Cynthia Costello will offer instruction in oil, acrylic, and pastel, leading students to a deeper understanding of color and light. Cynthia believes in compassionate feedback with specific technical tips to help students develop their own style. Each student will leave with a completed painting and wonderful memories of a magical place.

June 18, 2019


June 28, 2019

Mixed Media in France with Kathie George. Full-wait list


This is a Mixed-Media workshop, and I will demo in watercolour and/or acrylic with occasional dabbling into collage and texture. We’ll work both on location and in the studio. Advanced painters or the adventurous will be able to wander through the villages to find your own painting location and work at your own pace.

July 1, 2019


July 10, 2019

Travel retreat for the CREATIVE, MIND, BODY & SPIRIT in the southwestern France


Revive, renew, create!  Join Sue Primeau, art instructor and Nancy Olker, master certified Pilates instructor in a fun-filled, wonderfully relaxing excursion in the breath-taking and historically rich Dordogne region of France. Enjoy the fabulous experience of living, stretching and painting with a great group of like-minded people passionate about art, health and travel!

July 15, 2019


July 25, 2019

Walk on the wild side in Southwest France with Rae Andrews. Watercolor or medium of choice


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About Rae..An  Australian artist who moved to the United States in 1991. Owned a 400 student art school in Australia and two art galleries on the island of Maui, before moving to Austin Texas in 2002. Color and movement is her thing. She loves to push the boundaries with splashy and spontaneous watercolor; design and leaving a lot of white paper visible. Rae paints in all media and has been a professional artist and teacher for over 45 years.*** Rae will mainly demonstrate in watercolor, and how she approaches her travel journals ; as well as larger format watercolors. As she also paints and teaches in all  mediums, she encourages students to bring whichever medium they love, and she will provide at easel ‘ personal instruction to those students not painting in watercolor..

July 30, 2019


August 9, 2019

The “Ooh la la! You did that in France!” experimental plein air workshop, with Suzanne Tevlin


Suzanne Tevlin is a Canadian artist, art historian and writer. As winner of the prestigious Forsyth Award, at OCAD, she continued her studies at l’Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, Accademia de Belle Arte in Florence, l’Université de Nice, & l’Ecole du Louvre.

The 10 day painting workshop that I will lead at Le Vieux Couvent will be an event of artistic magnificence. We will work/experiment with oil, water based, or mixed media, including some of the new water based ink media, and water soluble graphite media recently available in reputable art supply shops. Most of our days will be spent out of doors, working en plein air. What a delight our time together will be!

September 19, 2019


September 29, 2019

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 4, 2019


October 14, 2019

Painting holidays with Karin Richter

Back for a second time, Karin cannot wait to share all her knowledge in this multi-media painting holiday retreat where days are filled with visiting the countryside and lovely villages or painting in Le Vieux Couvent’s garden and studio.

October 21, 2019


October 31, 2019

Creativity & composition art workshop with Sandy Maudlin

Returning to Le Vieux for the fifth time, Sandy invites you to imagine this – being total immersed in CREATING ART for 10 glorious days in the southern France countryside.  You’ll be so inspired as you create your own, one-of-a-kind artwork in our studio in this tranquil paradise. Sandy will guide you with ways to improve the composition of each painting you do, offering daily demos and helpful instruction.  Any medium is welcome in this creativity focused workshop, and both experienced artists as well as beginners are welcome. Sandy is an award winning, Watermedia artist who has taught art classes and workshops for over 30 years and holds a degree from Indiana University in Art Education.  She is passionate about painting as well as teaching others what she has learned along the way.  Please join her this coming October for an inspiring painting retreat.

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