Painting in Provence
Bethanne Kinsella Cople-Instructor
June 21-29, 2023 (8 day workshop)
Why did so many famous painters gravitate towards the South of France? Come with us to witness the light and colors of Provence and you will understand why. Van Gogh, Cezanne and so many others discovered the magic of Provence and now we invite you to join us for a small group experience, “Painting in Provence”.
An award winning artist and popular instructor, Bethanne Kinsella Cople will be leading this plein air workshop. Offering daily demos, giving group instruction and helping individuals as we paint local sights, she will help you advance in your artist’s journey and ensure that you make the most of your time in Provence. Our group is limited to 10 students, so expect a lot of personal attention.
Visit lavender fields, olive groves and the picturesque asylum where Van Gogh painted over 150 pieces during his 1-year stay. Provencal markets, Roman ruins, medieval villages and a wine tasting are all exceptional places to visit as well as paint.
Our goal is to make it easy for you. Unpack at the our private 8 room home in the charming and typical village of Villes-sur-Auzon and become familiar with your surroundings and the village. We have easels, palettes, and stools for you in France, so you only need to bring brushes, supports and paints or if you prefer your own pochade and wet panel carrier, that is fine too. Our location is less than 30 minutes from stunning lavender fields at the foot of Mt. Ventoux. There are several restaurants, cafe's, and a small supermarket all within walking distance of our house.
Your hostess/organizer has been organizing tours to this area for the last 15 years and visiting this corner of Provence for the last 26. Josie can help you find what you need or even a certain site that you may want to paint. She knows the lavender farmers and the local winemakers too! We take care of the details so you can focus on your art.
Tour includes: 8 nights lodging in private home, all transportation (including airport and train pickups and drop-offs), breakfast daily, 1 meal per day (lunch or dinner), all sightseeing fees and art instruction. *International airfare is not included. $3350 per person double occupancy. We pick up and drop off at the Marseille Provence (MRS) airport and the Avignon TGV train station.
Rooms are assigned based on order of registration and space is limited, so don’t wait.