Small friendly group ideal for beginners, solo travelers or experienced painters.


Two great French painting locations

Painting Weeks in France - The Dordogne or Echandelys?


So different but both have so much to offer ... Echandelys set in the beautiful heart of the Livradois-Forez in one of the greatest national parks in France.



This was the location for our first painting week in France and one I think we all enjoyed as a complete package - the facilities, location, food and entertainment.


Location - Wonderfully peaceful and beautiful location with plenty of space to paint, sketch and just enjoy in a relaxing and very beautiful region of France ... ideal location to chill out and enjoy an arty week.


But that is just the start of the attraction - the hosts, Gerda & Cees, are both talented people - Gerda is a painter and has a wonderful studio that was very nice to relax and paint in and Cees a musician and singer that kept us wonderfully entertained, with occasional help from Gerda when she had the time to spare between cooking some wonderful food - I recommend the artichoke dish !!!


Dordogne


This year we had our first painting trip to the Dordogne - So much to see and do - probably better to have an extra week to just go sightseeing, eating, walking, cycling or maybe messing about on the river!


The Dordogne is so full of spectacular views, villages and markets ... definitely a place for the more adventurous looking for more than just a beautiful place to enjoy a week of art


And to top it all off the self contained barn conversion offers a great place to mix as a group, but also rooms and space to have your own private space. A nice spacious area to eat, cook, make hot drinks, etc - but you will not go hungry if you choose *Megans cooking (not to mention the home made cakes and marmalade).


Bob & Megan are great hosts and able to help with local places to visit and even willing to offer airport transfers and possibly even organise trips out for art or sightseeing.


I can't choose - and love to do both!


*Please note my Dordogne website prices includes all meals but you are free to choose to opt out of evening meals if you wish.


Pictures and videos of both locations can be see on Facebook martin.piercy.3 or I will be happy to email some.


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Painting at Echandelys

Situated in the heart of the Livradois-Forez

A relaxing week of painting and drawing, food and fun, for anybody looking to combine art and a relaxing break set in the beautiful heart of the Livradois-Forez, one of the greatest national parks in France.

This is a painting week that can be tailored to your own wishes and needs - from a day one beginner to professional painter.

Our  Livradois-Forez location is so beautiful and open with a studio and entertainment that it is an ideal place to enjoy your art at your own pace - no need to go anywhere else and just enjoy the location - and you are free to draw and paint at every opportunity or just join in as and when you wish.

What is covered in the cost?

The cost of tuition Monday to Friday, painting demonstrations throughout the week, enough basic painting and drawing materials to last, use of facilities, food, accommodation and the good company of like minded people will be £750 per person (book in on Saturday and book out the following Saturday). This does not include travel but we are happy to help with arrangements. 

Monday to Friday - Breakfast and 3 hours Painting with tuition, if required, followed by group painting - including 1 hour lunch.
We will also offer optional sketching, photography or simply sightseeing trips out some afternoons and evenings throughout the week - that may, in some cases, require a small additional payment to cover transportation costs.
Saturday - Breakfast and checkout !  
We will never forget that learning can be relaxed and enjoyable!
September 2019 - A £50 non returnable deposit will reserve your place with full payment payable by the end of July - please enquirer about available dates before booking. 


Email Martin at martinpiercy@yahoo.co.uk for more information. 

Facebook: martin.piercy.3

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Painting in the Dordogne

Dordogne 2019 - September 




September 2019 - A £50 non returnable deposit will reserve your place with full payment payable by the end of July - please enquirer about available dates before booking. 





French Painting Weeks in the Dordogne - A good choice for people with non painting partners or wishing to stay on to visit the many places of interest and enjoy the many other things to do.


This is a great location for sightseeing and painting ... something for everyone.


cost £850 per person (£750 non painting partner).



A relaxing week of painting and drawing, food and fun, for anybody looking to combine art and a relaxing break a beautiful part of France.


This is a painting week that can be tailored to your own wishes and needs - from a day one beginner to professional painter.



Our Dordogne location is an ideal place to enjoy your art at your own pace - and you are free to draw and paint at every opportunity or just join in as and when you wish.

What is covered in the cost?


The cost of tuition Monday to Friday, painting demonstrations throughout the week, enough basic painting and drawing materials to last, use of facilities, food, accommodation and the good company of like minded people will be £750 per person (book in on Saturday and book out the following Saturday). This does not include travel but we are happy to help with arrangements. 





Monday to Friday - Breakfast and 3 hours Painting with tuition, if required, followed by group painting - including 1 hour lunch.

We will also offer optional sketching, photography or simply sightseeing trips out some afternoons and evenings throughout the week - that may, in some cases, require a small additional payment to cover transportation costs.

Saturday - Breakfast and checkout !  



We will never forget that learning can be relaxed and enjoyable!


Email Martin at martinpiercy@yahoo.co.uk for more information. 


Facebook: martin.piercy.3




£50.00


Your tutor (Martin Piercy)

Your tutor (Martin Piercy)


Painting Holidays in France


Why choose me as your art tutor? First a lot will comes down to if France and the area is a place you would like to visit. But if you are reading this it is safe to say you could be interested in joining us and would like to know what you could achieve as a beginner or experienced painter wishing to strengthen in a particular area of your painting.



I would say my strengths lay in the fact that for the majority of my life, I am now 60+, I was self taught and made all the mistakes and had all the struggles the people I now teach are facing. But, probably, my biggest strength is that I am very passionate about all forms and styles of painting and drawing - from classic to abstract, watercolour to oil and portraits to flowers - So you don't have to stick to one form of painting or drawing ... find, try and learn what you want to know and not what the tutor wants you to learn!


I got into painting for a living late in life but having made that move I have gone on to managing a gallery, owning my own gallery and selling my paintings to many parts of the world. I have also spent many years running art classes, one to one tuition, and life figure drawing classes in acrylic painting, watercolour, oil, pencil and charcoal drawing.


But apart from my painting career I have always been involved in arty things. I have had a passion for photography from a young age, very useful for learning about composition and developing an artistic eye to see things others may miss. I worked as a sign writer and graphic sign painter and ran my own screen printing and screen making workshop ... add a life long interest in painting and I have a great deal of knowledge that is all relevant in different forms of art.


And when your week is over and the tan has started to fade I am still available for free online support and help with future work.


I hope to meet you soon!


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NEW - Add a relaxing second week

Add a second non painting / non tutured painting week (before or after) tailored to your requirements.  

It can be a chillout week or you can include local sightseeing, full board, half board or self catering ... you tell us!

More details on request.

Please see Facebook  martin.piercy.3  for pictures and videos 

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