Learn to look, see, draw and paint in the beautiful Dordogne. One or two week courses depending on the individual or group requirements. Specialist facilities, materials and equipment provided. Expert and experienced teaching to all levels, from complete beginners to professionals.

Painting Des Senechaux.

The course will initially concentrate on water based mediums and pastels, utilising, drawing and colour. The emphasis upon direct observation in the beautiful and intimate environment of the fortified town of Bourdeilles, its river, gothic bridge and impressive medieval / renaissance Chateaux.

Painting from the River Bank in Bourdeilles

Your holiday base at the Chateau des Senechaux offers a spacious studio in the west wing, which provides a freely available venue for further tutorials, lectures, critical appraisals, demonstrations and experimental material opportunities.

All holidays are completely informal and client based with the emphasis firmly placed upon Leisure, Pleasure and Learning. The teaching programme slotted easily into a relaxed working atmosphere.

The art courses are organised and directed by Gerald Smith BA Hons Fine Art P.G.C.E Art and Photography. With visiting Artist Wendy Cory from England, professional Artist, broadcaster and tutor. She has many years experience teaching small groups in a variety of locations and has recently taken part in the very popular UK Channel 4 Television programme, 'Watercolour Challenge', where she was on screen giving demonstrations, commenting on competitors' progress and judging winners. She continues to work and exhibit extensively. Wendy has a sound working knowledge of all mediums and materials and likes to encourage individual style and technique.

Course fee is 725 per person inclusive of all tutorials and materials if required. Your accommodation in the Chateau will include Breakfast, picnic or al-fresco Lunches and on 4 evenings magnificent Dinners with wine. Nearby are several good local restaurants which are worth visiting. Non painting partners are welcome to share full board accommodation at a special rate of 490 per week. Additional specialist materials are available for sale.

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All inquiries and Course Bookings - Telephone Gerald Smith Tel/Fax 0871-277-9848
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