Each art course/painting holiday is a week-long and hosted by one of our talented artists.
Art courses run for a one week starting on either Friday, Saturday or Wednesday
Saturday 20 June - Saturday 27 June - Charles Rodwell
Charles courses are planned to encourage people of all levels of ability to achieve an understanding of drawing and composition together with a confident use of colour.
Saturday 12 September - Saturday 19 September - Clare Inskip
Clare Inskip has for many years travelled the globe taking painters with her as she goes. She mainly works en Plein Air capturing the moment in time and works mainly in watercolours and oils and is an enthusiastic painter for painting in the local area. Let her show you how.
Saturday 25 July- Saturday 1 August - Artist to be confirmed
Victoria Threlfall is a professional painter with a degree from Camberwell School of Art. She is an enthusiastic, experienced and encouraging teacher. She exhibits regularly and her work can be seen at www.victoriathrelfall.co.uk." From Drawing to Painting". A course for all levels designed to break down inhibitions and increase confidence. We will be drawing and painting in the studio and on location. All drawing materials supplied. Oil and acrylics available for a supplement of £50. Feel free to bring your preferred paints/ brushes if you have them.
Charles Rodwell studied at the Slade 1974-78 and has made a career from painting and travelling. He taught paintings in all media over 20 years at the Marlborough Summer Schools and teaches small groups from his studio in Wiltshire. He has accompanied groups of painters to India on numerous occasions. He exhibits regularly and his work can be seen at www.charlesrodwellarts.com
Brought up in a strong European tradition of landscape painting he encourages people to paint ‘en plein air’ with guidance on drawing, composition, colour theory and practical handling of materials. The importance of the journey from the first working drawing through to a finished painting is explained so that artists can confidently find their own style and path. There will be demonstrations and talks on different subjects.
Basic drawing and painting materials will be supplied and further materials can be supplied on request. Oil and acrylics available for a supplement of £50.
There will be art tuition each day with sessions in the morning and afternoon, apart from a day off on the Tuesday . The week will include trips to paint on the river at Beaulieu sur Dordogne, a spot that lives up to its name. For those who want to do their own thing, the tutors will be on hand at the beginning and end of the day to offer advice if required.
Linda's courses are not conventional - she believes in understanding the rules and then breaking them where necessary so that the resultant work is not formulaic. In this way, her concentration is on each individual and tapping into their unique creativity.
Linda studied art in London and Kent and belongs to a number of art societies where she teaches watercolours and acrylics and has a particular interest in Impressionist Art. Linda is the first to admit she was the oldest dropout from Art College. She specialises in landscape, seascape and figurative artwork and has exhibited in Kent, Malaga and Mijas Pueblo. Her work celebrates the beauty of nature in an unexpected way. She uses imagination, colour, and dream to convey a sense of peace and wonder. Her paintings focus on the way in which colour can enhance mood - something that is so often missing in contemporary art. The atmospheric quality and tranquil tones evoke a sense of calm in the human spirit.
Formerly, Linda had a career in the world of commercial art as a director at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising London and has had businesses in decorative antiques, coaching and property. She has written articles, short stories, poetry and a bestselling childhood memoir.
Clare has for many years travelled taking painters around the world and has had 10 one-man shows in London. She is a colourist and always works en Plein Air capturing the moment in time and works mainly in watercolour and oils. With her, you will be painting in and around the Manoir and the local landscape.
Prices are £800-1100 per week per person including lifts to and from the airport, tuition and full board excluding staff days off. Discounted prices are offered for anyone who wants to share a twin room and for those not painting: normally £650 per person. Prices are for full board including wine, excluding two main meals when the hosts have time off. Your two hosts, normally join in and sit with the group for both lunch and the evening meal.
We are happy to collect from the Airport however this would be from Brive and/or Limoges. Bergerac you would need to hire a car.
Flights are not included in the price. The nearest airport is Brive (35 minutes from the house), Limoges (1hr 40 minutes from the house), Bergerac (2 hrs from the house).
Start your day with a continental breakfast including fresh croissants, local jams, fruit and coffee or tea, normally served on the terrace or in the courtyard.
To allow the creative juices to flow without interruption, we'll also provide a healthy and nourishing lunch with wine included.
We provide five three-course evening meals with wine during the week. You will have the opportunity to explore local restaurants in the vicinity on other evenings.
There is free wifi available for guests in the house. Good signal strength is available for mobile phones.
For price enquiries and further details please contact us below.