Luxury Gites for 2 in the beautiful Dordogne


Domaine de Fumel

A Painting Holiday At Fumel in the Warm Southern September Light

The Tutor
Adam Cope (BA hons, Further Education & Adults teachers Cert I, Foundation Diploma Art Therapy) is an experienced painting holidays tutor. He paints in watercolour & oils. Based in the Dordogne, he has painted the area around Fumel for many years. He knows intimately the light, the local colours, the secret little corners of the landscape & the stories that belong to the region. He is a convivial teacher, who likes to listen to his students. He enjoys the creative exchange & sharing his passion for the visual arts.

The Painting Course
The course welcomes all ages, all levels and all abilities. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced.
It combines real painting with real learning in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, which sometimes reverberates with laughter. Going on a group activity holiday means that you are going to meet other people. People come from all over, bringing their desire to paint & to learn. This provides a golden opportunity of the sharing of a passion for painting.
The painting course gives you the chance to paint‘en plein air’ outside on location in the warm southern September light. You will also learn painting techniques. There’s also a studio for flowers, still lives (endless things to paint from the markets & kitchen), portraits, etc. This painting retreat will give you lots of uninterrupted time to paint, so you can really get into a creative flow.

Painting furniture provided so you can travel lite : easels, tables, stools, boards, solvents, sun umbrellas, etc. Trouble-Free Travel for Alkyds, Oils & Acrylics : We offer the possibility of renting a complete set of paints : alkyds or oils or acrylics. So you can fly light with no luggage worries. Just bring your own brushes & canvas boards.

Includes two trips out : a whole day of painting a historic chateau as well as sketching in a colourful local market.

Enjoy the hearty regional cuisine of the South West, prepared by a professional French chef. We serve the delicious wines from around Fumel. Expect quality & fun. ‘La table est bon!'

• 940€ per painter/double occupancy/all food & wine.
• 1150€ per painter/single occupancy/all food & wine.
• 640€ per non-painting partner/double occupancy/all food & wine.

holiday villas