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...drawing & painting courses in S.W. France

Residential art courses in drawing, watercolour, oils and mixed media. Daily tuition by professional painter Jamie Peters BA(Hons)Fine Art.  

Creative and inspiring drawing/painting courses, individually structured for artists of all abilities from complete beginners to the more experienced painter.

We offer full board with gourmet food, local wine and delicious vegetarian options.


Gascony Painting Holidays are held at Grand Barbe, an 18thC farmhouse near the small medieval town of Marciac.

 With stunning views of hilltop villages, fields of maize and sunflowers, terracotta-roofed farmhouses and the spectacular views of the Pyrénées, this area is popularly known as the 'Tuscany of France'.

The atmosphere on painting courses is friendly and informal; you will be given every encouragement to relax and do as much or as little work as you wish.  Non-painting partners are also very welcome. 

  • £50 loyalty discount for previous painting students
  • No supplement for special diets
  • No single room supplement 
  • Groups of 4 or more benefit from 5% discount                                  

Untutored painting breaks and B&B are available throughout the year, excluding tutored holiday dates: see the 'Dates and Prices' page also

NEW! 'La Folie' Artists retreat: a delightful self-catering gite and small studio, with easles, stools etc. Ideal for artists who would like to stay independently and work without tuition or who want to extend their stay after a tutored painting holiday. 


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