St Cirq la Popie
La Roque Gageac
Cathedral Cloister

Painting Holidays 2017:

We are very pleased this year to announce our asscociation with Marlborough College Summer School for 2017 and extend a very warm welcome to Melanie Cambridge who will be joining us:

Liz Rogers: 2nd - 9th September 2017:

Liz Rogers

Inspiring Watercolours with Liz Rogers in SW France:

Explore the versatility of watercolour in this beautiful setting at Studio Preniac.

We will be working both on location and back at the studio with the stunning villages and countryside offering masses of inspiration.

You will be guided through a variety of techniques to develop your own style, with demonstrations throughout the week to help you.

We will incorporate other media when it complements the subject, expanding the depth and interest in your painting.

Have fun experimenting and building your confidence in using this beautiful medium.

This course is now full.

Liz Rogers Original Paintings Liz Rogers Original Paintings

Melanie Cambridge: 24th - 30th September 2017:

Melanie Cambridge

Adventures with Gouache and Mixed Media:

Gouache is a fabulous and yet little-used painting medium, ideal both for painting “en Plein air” and in the studio as well as combining with pastels and collage for mixed media work. Coming from a background in oils, I absolutely love working with Gouache. It is such a flexible medium enabling you to create some beautiful washes as well as areas of impasto which make it easy to create stunning effects, particularly of light and shade.

Demonstrations, structured lessons alongside plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the week help you develop your own painting style.

Taking our inspiration from the wonderful French countryside, we venture outside both in the wonderful grounds of Studio Preniac and to some of the fabulous local villages and markets where you will have time to sketch and paint on location as well as gather ideas to use back in the studio.

A week full of inspiring ideas, demonstrations and time to indulge your artistic self far away from daily life.

Watch Melanie's video - Introduction to Gouache

View Melanie's Introduction to Gouache Video

Course Cost

Ensuite - £1,350
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,250
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,150
Non Participating Partner - £ 850
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

Melanie Cambridge Original Paintings Melanie Cambridge Original Paintings