DRAW+PAINT IN FRANCE with Jeannette MacDougall
Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, July 17, 2022
2022 DRAW+PAINT IN FRANCE
French region of Ariège, L'Occitanie, in the area of Pamiers, France
Dates: Arrive at accommodation Sunday, July 10 | Depart Sunday, July 17, 2022
instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
The French Region of L'Occitanie is home to charming rural villages such as Pamiers, Mirepoix, Auvillar, Moissac, Lauzerte, and Beauville. This is an area of Southern France situated around Toulouse and offering breathtaking landscapes. We are pleased to offer a Studio Comfort Texas exclusive Art Excursion to this beautiful area in the Summer of 2022. Join us to hone your keen artist eye by way of the French countryside, expand your observation of the world within and around you, and translate your experiences through drawing and painting.
The cost of the 7-Day Drawing & Painting Experience does not include airfare or transportation to/from airports. We can offer transportation to/from local train and bus stations. We will be providing our recommendations for airlines, as well as helpful information for getting yourself where you need to be.
This will be an intimate group of ten to twelve participants maximum, including both students and non-student guests. If you're interested in learning more, please fill out this contact form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be staying at Le Gîte de Brassacou, a beautiful farmhouse that is affiliated with L'Accueil Paysan--a network of bed and breakfasts created by farms for the purpose of eco-tourism and education. The Gîte de Brassacou is located 15 minutes from Pamiers and 1 hour from Toulouse on a 250-acre nature preserve that includes areas of preserved ecological interest, a large forest, moors, a clay cliff, a large meadow along the Ariège River for 2 km, an ornamental park, agro-ecological activities and the farm animals. It is the perfect place for drawing and painting en plein air while immersing oneself in la joie de vivre à la française!
There are 6 bedrooms in the house, each with 2 beds and an en suite bathroom. There are living spaces, kitchen, and outdoor gardens available for shared use. Only one room will be reserved for single occupancy.
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Jeannette MacDougall has taught at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio for over 40 years, as well as private instruction and classes across the US and Europe. In addition to offering exceptional art instruction, she is a former director of the VCCA’s (Virginia Center for Creative Arts) artist-writer residency program in Moulin à Nef, in the Port quartier of Auvillar, on the banks of the picturesque Garonne River. She is familiar with the villages and the region.
Below are some of the things that are included in the price:
- Private or shared accommodations in a beautiful farmhouse, with common space and gardens ample for art instruction, drawing, and painting
- Local transportation between residence and excursions
- Some art supplies will be available. We will provide materials list in advance and ask you to bring the items on this list.
- Professional art instruction: plein air, sketching and drawing, painting with watercolors, color theory and composition
- Gallery and/or museum visit
- Field trips to historic and local sites
- Special French meals prepared by local hosts
- Most meals will be included. Be prepared with additional spending money for visits to nearby villages.
- Light housekeeping
- Café et pâtisserie
- Wines from the region
- New friends and camaraderie with local artists and your fellow travelers
- Art, skills, ideas, food, drink, culture, history...as shared by and with artists and your fellow travelers
- Two (2) travel prep classes prior to our departure, available in-person and via Zoom
- And so much more!
COST PER STUDENT
Early registration discounts available if you pay prior to March 15 (10% off) and April 15 (5% off)
$2,950 Double Occupancy (Shared Room w/ En Suite Bathroom)
$2,655 | If you pay in full before March 15 (10% off)
$2,800 | If you pay in full before April 15 (5% off)
$3,850 Single Occupancy* (Private Room w/ En Suite Bathroom)
$3,465 | If you pay in full before March 15 (10% off)
$3,655 | If you pay in full before April 15 (5% off)
* Only one is available
Shared rooms each have two beds.
All rooms have a private en suite bathroom.
The max number of participants is twelve (12) at Double Occupancy.
The minimum number of participants is six (6).
COST PER NON-STUDENT GUEST
This option allows students to bring a spouse/partner/friend who will not take advantage of the art instruction, and with whom they can share a room.
$2,050 | Double Occupancy Only
$1,845 | If you pay in full before March 15 (10% off)
$1,950 | If you pay in full before April 15 (5% off)
To be applied to the total cost of the full Draw+Paint Experience
Balance amount due will be determined by the date balance is paid
Fully refundable prior to April 15
50% refundable prior to June 1
Non-refundable on or after June 1
FULL PAYMENT DUE prior to June 1, 2022
We can offer a zero-interest payment plan option to help spread the cost over several months. However, the full balance will be due no later than the date above.