Workshops Abroad

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PAINTING WORKSHOP at Chateau Orquevaux, France (Champagne-Ardenne)

This is a unique invitation to participate in a Painting Workshop taking place in a 17th Century French Château. Join me (Shari Pratt) as I guide you through a stress-free experience in acrylic painting while you enjoy the beauty and history of Chateau Orquevaux located in the idyllic French region of Champagne-Ardenne, France. During the Painting Workshop you will be immersed in French design and architecture, French gardens and countrysides. I am inspired by the history, culture and scenery of France and I am thrilled to share this experience with you during this 9 day artistic adventure.

Dates: July 22-30, 2019
Chateau Orquevaux July 2019 Flyer

The Painting Workshop:
The Painting Workshop is designed for the beginning to advanced painter wanting to develop skills in acrylic painting. The focus will be on inspiration, experiences, and exploration. You will be immersed in French design, architecture, still life, gardens, and the French countryside as well as concentrating on specific skills, colour theory, and techniques involved with painting. Each night you will have the option to participate in many artistic activities.

What’s Included:
• Accommodation – 8 nights accommodations at Chateau Orquevaux
• 7 Day Workshop – 6 day painting workshop and 1 day excursion to Renoir’s House, Studio, and Village (where we will do some plein air sketching and watercolour)
• Tickets – entry to Renoir’s House
• Art Supplies: canvas, apron, acrylic and watercolour paint, easels
• Evening Art Activities
• Food – 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
• Wine – included at dinner
• Transportation – Coach Bus: to and from Paris to Orquevaux, to and from Renoir’s Village

What’s Not Included:
• Food when not at Chateau Orquevaux (i.e. lunch during our excursion to Renoir’s House)
• Alcohol & wine outside of dinner
• Art Supplies (supply list provided at registration)
• Flights

**OPTIONAL: I will be in Paris visiting Galleries 3 days prior to workshops if you’d like to join me…email for info

$3965 CAD +gst (per person based on double occupancy, 2 beds per room)
$500 CAD +gst for single room upgrades (where possible)
Space is limited
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