BLOOM in FRANCE with Jacqueline Coates and the Blooms Painting Workshop

Sept 11 - Sept 20, 2019

(Only two places left)

Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates

Blooms Painting Workshop - France

Paint your own stunning floral masterpieces- in FRANCE!


Open yourself to beauty and art, and learning how to paint your own stunning masterpieces using my Blooms Painting Method- in one of the most stunning parts of France, whilst living like a French person in a charming peaceful hamlet.

There’s no better time than peony season in France to dive into divine creativity and the enjoyment art brings.

Best of all, you’ll be taught everything you will need to know to paint beautiful paintings.

Paint alongside me, Jacqueline Coates, in my private art atelier, the Ballroom Studio at L’Hirondelle, my characterful charming French villa, once an auberge, loved by students of my French Art School over the past three years.

Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates

I’m excited to bring my Blooms Painting Method to France for the very first time! I cannot wait to fill the studio with our gorgeous Blooms paintings!

Participants will have their own rooms and join me to paint each day. There are three evenings where you have a cosy night in with your meal supplied, one night out, and the rest we enjoy long table dining together. Wine and aperitifs are supplied. My team will prepare our lunches and dinners.

Enjoy 8 days of painting including 2 half days of touring to beautiful and inspiring locations.

Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates
Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates
( from the Paint Blooms USA workshop Sept 2018. That’s Deb’s first painting with me above! Well done Deb!!)

Arrive to peony season and enjoy the luxury, sensuality and colour of these stunning blooms, plus beautiful reference to paint from Monet’s garden including poppies, irises, roses and the hydrangeas of the Limousin

"The workshop was lifechanging for me as an artist… thankyou Jac from the bottom of my heart…. I am so happy you got me to a place where I can paint with confidence and complete a piece…. Very exciting!"

$7,697 pp land package only

Deposit of $2,000 required at time of booking to reserve your place. Balance due in payment schedule prior to August 1, 2019.

Learn Colour mixing, blending and how to take your paintings to a whole new level.

Learn how to handle paint with my Paint Brush License

Create a series of Portable mid-size canvases to post home or carry home.

Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates

What’s included?

  • (8 days plus one evening) inc 9 nights accommodation in a French villa with your own room
  • catering breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • total of two days touring with private chauffeur and transfers to and from Paris at set group times.
  • Full set of brushes you will need supplied as a gift
  • Canvases, paints and provision of easel
  • Tuition with Jacqueline Coates throughout
  • Chauffeur driven transfers to and from Chateauroux train station and train to Paris ( train trip two hours) at a set group time
  • Peony photography session
  • Photography session with you and your stunning paintings
  • Paint a minimum of 3 portable mid-size paintings plus samples, deepen your knowledge and confidence
  • Enjoy relaxing and creative colour mixing exercises to deepen your understanding of colour
  • Learn the art of blending many colours to create form and volume
  • How to get your petals to curl
  • Incorporating the Blooms 1 and 2 Painting Methods
  • 8 actual painting days less two half day tours including the La Chatre markets and brocantes and a visit to the stunning house and garden of Georges Sand including a guided tour in English
Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates
Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates
  • The two tours interspersed with our painting are chauffeur driven for your safety and comfort plus a visit to the local Michelin star restaurant near a moated chateau ( 30 minutes away) for a special night out
  • Meals included apart from one night when we dine out and one lunch at the markets.
  • Includes wine and aperitifs
  • Packing materials supplied get your paintings home or so you can post them.
  • Bonus Manual the Jacqueline Coates Blooms Painting Method® and French Blooms Colour Mixing for Peonies
  • A Bonus Pack of $500 of beautiful new photo reference from Giverny including poppies, iris, peonies and roses 50 shots drop boxed to you to download.

Learn the secrets of Fantin Latour, French Floral Impressionist painter.

Max of 10 students

$7697 pp land package only

Deposit of $2,000 required at time of booking to reserve your place. Balance due in payment schedule prior to August 1, 2019.


What spending money will I need?

We will visit a fab Brocante and you may want a memento to take home such as  vintage French linen or a porcelain jug. Lat time I bought a stunning pair of metal pheasants for about $80 that are now on the mantelpiece. Allow $30-$100 if that sounds like you!

Where is the workshop held?

The workshop is held at La Foret du Temple in the Creuse region of the Limousin. It’s about 3 hours from Paris by the time you take the train for two hours from Gare de Lyon where we will meet, and a further 40 minute drive with our chauffeur who will collect us from the train station at Chateauroux to take us to the very pretty La Foret du Temple.

What’s the area like?

It’s a peaceful rural area of undulating hills and forested areas of oak, hazelnuts and chestnuts. There are lots of charming walks to take locally and you will have time to relax as well. The fields are bordred by hedge rows. There are the creamy Charolais cows and the honey tan coloured Limousin cattle. Locally there are wild deer, hedgehogs, falcons, owls, squirrels, and more.

What is the accommodation like?

The two villas where the clients stay are L’Hirondelle and La Tonnellerie. Both are stone homes typically French with shutters and two stories high, each with a cellar as well. Both properties are nearby each other so a short walk. Both are filled with art, have comfy beds and fireplaces. They were built around 1860 but have been updated over the years. I have renovated them to suit the needs of ladies who like character AND comfort!

Will I get time off?

Knowing my students they like to paint as much as possible. Knowing my students I know they also need rest time! So I  have built in some half day tours and some of the exercises we do such as colour mixing are relaxing. We take the time to enjoy good meals. And I encourage free time for walks or lazing by the fire with a good art book from my library.

How can I keep in contact with home?

You can call landlines in Australia for free from the L’Hirondelle phone. Both villas have wifi.

How do I get back to Paris?

The chauffeur will collect everyone at the same time in the minibus and take us to Chateauroux to meet our approx.  8.15am train to Paris arriving approx. 10.15am . You will arrive to Gare de Lyon. After that you can make your own way to where you are going next. If you would like some ideas just ask. I can recommend my fave Paris hotel that all my students have loved. There’s lots to do and see in Paris.

To get to the airport Charles de Gaulle its about 45 minutes by taxi from the train station but it can take half an hour or more for a taxi if there is a Q. If you can, download the Uber app before leaving home because it works well in Paris.

$7697 pp land package only

Deposit of $2,000 required at time of booking to reserve your place. Balance due in payment schedule prior to August 1, 2019.