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... your painting course in S W France

Residential courses in drawing, watercolour, oils and mixed media including 'how to use your iPad as a sketchbook'. 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.

Full board with gourmet food, local wine and delicious vegetarian options.


 7 or 10-day painting and drawing courses with daily tuition

Gascony Painting Holidays are held at Le Grand Barbe, an 18thC farmhouse near the small medieval town of Marciac, home of artists Jamie and Suzie Peters.

With some of the finest countryside in France, Gascony is surprisingly tourist-free.  Painters and non-painters alike are inspired by the 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 'Little Tuscany of France'.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal and having escaped the day-to-day stresses of life, 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. 

  • We are happy to offer our previous clients a 5% loyalty discount. 
  • Groups of 4 or more also 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 comfortable self-catering gite and small studio, with easles & stools etc. Ideal for artists who want to stay independently and work without tuition or who want to extend their stay after a tutored painting holiday. 


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