(Top photo: Painting by Alain Demarte.)
2019 SOUTH OF FRANCE ART HOLIDAY
Sunday to Sunday. Includes tutoring in a small group, unbelievable painting site excursions, art equipment & materials, 7 nights single room accommodation.
Join us on one of Europe's best art vacations. This plein-air painting class in NICE with excursions to Monaco, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Menton, and the magnificent village of Eze will be sure to thrill you as an artist.
All artistic levels. Watercolor, acrylic, oils, drawing, pastels, gouache.
Dates: Sun June 16th - Sun June 23rd 2019
This South of France painting holiday, like our other destinations, is about painting in superb renown destinations with fabulous painting / drawing sites.
Details of what's included in this South of France painting art workshop:
Sunday to Sunday on site.
Plein-air (outdoors) tutoring in a relaxed environment from a talented tutor.
Art equipment provided.
Art materials provided.
Different exciting art excursions to Menton, Eze, Monaco and Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat - Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
7 nights SINGLE ROOM accommodation at a comfortable house (with wifi) in Nice.
Airport welcome in NICE.
Who is the tutor?
Marie Remond is Franco-American, born in Nice, and knows the area. She is a talented artist (multi-media) and people lover. She will teach guests new techniques, but also guide the group throughout the different fabulous excursions. To find out more about this tutor, refer to our TUTORING section.
Where will we stay?
This year, the group will stay at a lovely central (yet calm) area of Nice, called Bas Cimiez. We have booked a house owned by Nathalie, a charming local. The house has 6 comfortable bedrooms (or converted bedrooms). Supplement for superior rooms. If the group holds more than 6 painters, we will find accommodation close by. Non-painting partners: £55 total (+/- $70) sharing a room with a painting guest. Here are a few photos:
Nice, French Riviera art vacation schedule:
Day 1. Tutor and group members meet up at Nice airport. Off to our accommodation to drop off our luggage and freshen up. Then when ready, group and tutor will slowly head to dinner at a local restaurant. There will be delicious local wine & an introduction to the painting holiday by your tutor. Let the fun begin!
Day 2. Late-ish ‘at home’ breakfast. As this is the group’s first day, there will not be any morning painting. Only a little sightseeing before lunch. Before taking off to the breathtaking sea side, the tutor will give a quick debriefing of what is to come. Nothing boring, just some guidelines, so that participants know what to except and what to bring. Then it’s off to the renown area of Nice called the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, a 7 km pedestrian stretch along the Mediterranean. But don’t worry, we will not walk 7 kilometers!!! Only a couple hundred meters or so to take pictures and have a preview of what we will be painting in the afternoon. Then group and tutor will have lunch in the area. After lunch, it’ll be sketching, painting/drawing on the Promenade until about 4 pm. We will then visit neighboring "Le Château" also called Castle Hill (thankfully they have an elevator/lift!). Just when you thought you'd seen the prettiest view of Nice on the Promenade des Anglais, you will be awed by this striking and awe-inspiring view of the whole of Nice from the Bellanda Tower overlooking the city. Then the group will have free time. Around 7 PM, dinner at a local pizzeria (Nice is also famous for its pizzas!)
Day 3: At-home breakfast, day’s briefing and group and tutor will be off around 9:30 am for a visit of the charming COURS SALEYA, an important flower and fruit / vegetable market where colors and scents will flood your senses! Group and tutor will then have lunch (local food) in the pittoresque old part of town (Vieux Nice) close by. Afternoon painting and sketching will be at the very picturesque VIEUX NICE. Then you’ll have free time after the afternoon painting/drawing. We will then meet for dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.
Day 4: At-home breakfast, then group and tutor will leave before 10 for a fabulous excursion to the sublime bay of SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT. This millionaire’s bay will be sure to make your brushes tingle. We will take pictures of the coast and have lunch.
After lunch, we will be visiting the sumptuous VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD, a jewel of the Mediterranean where we will sketch its magnificent house and gardens. After this memorable day, we’ll head back to Nice for some free time and dinner.
Day 5: At-home breakfast. Painting at the condo. Possible at home lunch. In the early afternoon, we will be off to paint/draw the small and colorful boats of the VIEUX PORT. (Such fun getting giddy color on our pallets!!!) Free time after painting. Group dinner.
Day 6: An explosively colorful ALL DAY excursion is planned in MONACO, where we’ll stroll, then settle and paint. We’ll also visit a spectacular village overlooking the Riviera called EZE which we'll reach by bus from Monaco. We’ll stroll and do some sketching and painting there. Then back to Nice around 6:00 pm. Group dinner.
Day 7: Breakfast. This will be our final day, which we’ll spend painting/drawing in MENTON. This wonderful city by the water has kept its Mediterranean charms and simplicity. Painters love painting its vibrant colors. Graphite artists enjoy its architectural intricacies. Lots of painting subjects to fill the day. Lunch there. Free time to visit. Then back to Nice for dinner.
Day 8: Breakfast. Tutor accompanies group to Nice airport. Goodbyes.
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