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Painting in Provence-Lavender Season

June 20-28, 2022  Pattee Hipschen Instructor


 Why did so many famous painters gravitate towards the South of France?  Come with us to witness the light and colors of Provence.  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” during the lavender season. 

Your instructors will be Pattee Hipschen and Josie Vosoba.


Lodging is at a private 8 bedroom home the whole time, so unpack, relax and make this your home away from home for the next 8 days.


The nearby lavender fields should be in full bloom at this time.  We will paint there in the morning and go again at sunset to see the dramatic lighting at the “mauve hour”.  The days are warm and sunny and the evenings, cool and crisp.  “Plein air” and studio painting will be available with instruction from Pattee & Josie.  We plan to have full days of painting and alternate days of sightseeing, or if it's hot in the afternoon, morning painting, afternoon sightseeing.  

One day we will visit St. Rémy-de-Provence and the nearby asylum where Van Gogh spent only 1 year yet painted over 150 works in that period.  There will be time here to sketch but also much inspiration to take back with us.  In nearby les Baux we will see a one-of-a-kind multimedia show. The show is an animated presentation, featuring a well-known artist or artists of a period, set to music and projected in an old quarry!  This show isn’t easy to describe, but it is hard to forget! 


The markets of Provence are a feast for the senses.  From the bright colors of the local produce, live music and the scents of open-air street food, enjoy 2 markets during your week in Provence!  


Visit Roman ruins, perched villages, enjoy a private wine tasting and much more. 


$3349 per person double occupancy.  Maximum of 12 attendees.


PRICE INCLUDES; Lodging in private 8 bedroom home, daily breakfast, lunch OR dinner, (easy schedule to follow in final itinerary),  airport and train station transfers, all excursion transport, entrance fees, paint, OMS, easels, palette, paper, stools and art instruction with Pattee Hipschen and Josie Beth Vosoba, guide and translator.  International airfare is NOT included.  


Josie (Beth) Vosoba is the tour organizer and has been leading tours to Provence for 15 years.  For further information, check out the “about” page on the website.

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