Renata is a Perth-based award-winning artist and teacher who has taught for over 20 years and has led a number of travel sketching tours. Renata is a member of the Watercolour Society of Western Australia, she is passionate about art and travelling, and she enjoys spending time showing other artists how she captures the surrounding landscapes in her travel diary. Renata’s teaching methods are fun, clear, and suitable for artists of all skill levels. On the travel sketching tour you will be working in small travel sketching diaries. Renata will provide short demonstrations, giving you plenty of time to work on your own sketches and paintings. Renata will also spend plenty of time one-to-one with you while you paint.
DAY 1: Sunday 2 June, 2024 Paris
Workshop members will be met at Paris (CDG) airport at 2.00pm. Tonight we will celebrate with a welcome drinks party and dinner.
DAY 2: Monday 3 June, 2024
Today we will travel by train and visit the Musee D’Orsay. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and postimpressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Renata will guide the group through the museum then there will be free time to explore the museum on your own. We will have a painting session close by in the afternoon.
DAY 3: Tuesday 4 June, 2024
We will travel to Trocadero, which has the best view of the Eiffel Tower from the opposite side of the river Seine for a half day of painting. Renata will paint a demonstration and assist workshop members individually. There will be free time in the afternoon. In the evening, we will depart on our “Paris by night tour”. The tour will drive past the famous floodlit monuments of Paris such as the Louvre, Pont Neuf, Notre-Dame, Hôtel de Ville, Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel tower.
DAY 4: Wednesday 5 June, 2024
Today Renata will lead the group on a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s largest museums and the most visited art museum in the world. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited here. There will also be time for recording your day in your travel diary during the day.
DAY 5: Thursday 6 June, 2024
Today we travel to Giverny to visit Monet’s Garden. On arrival explore the beautiful gardens that inspired many of Monet’s paintings including the Water Garden with its iconic Japanese bridge. In the afternoon we head to the nearby Musée des Impressionnismes to learn more about the Impressionist movement and Monet’s life and work. We will also have time for a sketching and painting session in Giverny.
DAY 6: Friday 7 June, 2024
This morning we travel to the famous hill of Montmartre towards the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. In the past, many artists lived, worked and had studios here. We take in the charming cobblestone streets, quaint shops, and historic architecture in the area then head to the top to enjoy the breathtaking view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. In the afternoon enjoy a painting session with Renata.
DAY 7 Saturday 8 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
Today we travel by fast train to Aix en Provence, one of France’s most graceful cities, with its majestic public squares, shaded avenues and charming fountains. Aix en Provence is also famous for being the home and inspiration for Paul Cezanne, who did much of his painting in and around the city. An included dinner will be held at our hotel this evening. Note: No painting session today but plenty of time to take reference photos and gather inspiration for future paintings.
DAY 8: Sunday 9 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
This morning we will take a walking sightseeing tour of Aix en Provence with a local guide who will provide background on all the important sights. The tour will visit Vieux Aix, the charming old town of Aix with its elegant mansions, pleasant squares and charming fountains and Cours Mirabeau, a stunning boulevard with a beautiful canopy of fine plane trees and fountains. After lunch Renata will start the painting program with a demonstration in a picturesque part of the town and give you personal assistance and helpful advice as you work.
DAY 9: Monday 10 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
Today we will explore the vibrant markets in the historic center of Aix en Provence. Browse the local produce, artisanal crafts, and colorful textiles. We will also enjoy a painting session capturing the market scene under Renata’s helpful eye.
DAY 10: Tuesday 11 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
Today the group will visit the historic town of Avignon where Renata will join you as you explore and paint subjects such as the impressive Palace of the Popes and old Avignon, as well as the museums and the market area. We travel back to Aix en Provence for an evening at leisure, stopping for sightseeing and pictures at the breathtaking Roman Pont Du Gard aqueduct.
DAY 11: Wednesday 12 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
You will spend this day exploring the countryside of Provence. We will take you to the delightful town of St Remy de Provence to see the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh was confined in 1889 after he cut off his ear following his split with Gauguin. There will be a painting session in the nearby olive groves before we take you to the interesting hill town of Le Baux on the way back to an evening of leisure in Aix en Provence.
DAY 12: Thursday 13 June, 2024
Aix en Provence
Today we will visit Atelier de Cezanne, which was the artist Paul Cezanne’s workspace for over 40 years. We will explore the studio, which has been preserved as it was during Cezanne’s lifetime, and see his art materials and personal belongings. The surrounding gardens and landscapes were also subjects of Cezanne’s famous paintings. Renata will find a great spot for a demonstration and a painting. In the afternoon Renata will hold her final critique session. We believe you will be thrilled with what you have learnt from her. We will come together for an included farewell dinner to celebrate the success of the workshop.
DAY 13: Friday 14 June, 2024
Time to say farewell. After breakfast you will be transferred to Marseille airport for afternoon return flights.
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1. Payment Conditions:
A reservation deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the date of departure. A 1.5% administration charge will be added to payments by Visa, Mastercard and Amex.
2. Alteration to Workshop Vacation Price:
The Painting Workshop Vacation price is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances and changes in the cost of travel and accommodation services. Should any increase in the Workshop Vacation price be unacceptable to the registered member, a full refund of monies paid will be made.
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“It was so well organized. We got to see all the best places, but without feeling we were being herded around like cattle, like you do on some tours. There was plenty of time to paint, and the instructor told me more about how to improve my painting style in weeks than I have learned all year back home. I really did get individual attention.”
“I particularly enjoyed meeting people with similar interests and having a working reason for being in a location.”