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 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 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..

September 4, 2019


September 11, 2019

Painting holiday with Barbara Barrett and Rita Carpenter


Barbara is passionate about the medium of watercolour, and loves teaching and sharing her joy.

Barbara will provide lessons for the studio and will demo both in the studio and on location in the many picturesque French villages and towns in the area. Each day will be filled with exceptional experiences and painting pleasure. If you don’t wish to paint on location, pack a sketch book and record your experiences. Lets make memories!

Rita Carpenter is passionate about photography and has been for most of her life. She began painting in watercolor in 2008. Without formal education in art, she attended many international art adventures with Karlyn Holman and Bonnie Broitzman. This was where she began and eventually fell in love with watercolor. Rita was fascinated with watercolor medium. It can be wild and free or it can be tightly controlled. The challenge lies in finding the balance. She loves to add collage, pastel, or acrylic to watercolor to get more texture.

October 4, 2019


October 14, 2019

Painting holidays with Karin Richter FULL

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 FULL

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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Le Vieux Couvent Frayssinet 46310 FRANCE,  Email: