26 August - 5 September, 2022


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 Impressionistic Painting Techniques- in one of the most stunning parts of France, whilst living like a French person in a charming peaceful hamlet.

Enjoy the summer-autumn floral season in France and 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 using a range of tools.

Paint alongside me, Jacqueline Coates, in my private art atelier, the Ballroom Studio at L’Hirondelle. My characterful charming French villa, once a popular auberge, is now loved by students who come from all over to experience my French Art School since 2016.

I cannot wait to fill the studio with our gorgeous Blooms paintings inspired by the French Impressionists and my contemporary Blooms freestyle techniques for luscious colourful painting results. We will also do some en plein air painting in the charming hamlet of La Foret du Temple. You will love this!

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.”
~ Claude Monet

Participants have their own rooms and join me to paint each day. Our French chef cooks many of our beautiful meals. Wine and aperitifs are supplied. Unwind and meet lovely like minded others.

Enjoy 8 full days of painting and a day of local touring including the local markets, brocantes, a chateaux and the tapestry village of Aubusson.

Option to meet in Paris the day before the tour starts for some Paris fun where I give my time and local knowledge as a bonus.

Arrive to the summer season and enjoy the luxury, sensuality and colour of stunning blooms, plus beautiful reference to paint from Jacqueline’s French Blooms reference collection including peonies, poppies, irises, roses and the hydrangeas of the Limousin.


Quite apart from the stunning 8 days of painting, own room, French chef who cooks for us, idyllic inspirational location and day of touring and country walks, the collection of paintings you will paint and more, I’ve added these amazing bonuses which adds up to $2,230

Remember there are a maximum of 6 places available and only five places left at the time of launching this offer. So if you don’t want to miss out, hit up the booking button below and bag your place!



Enjoy 10 quick and easy French Impressionist inspired guided video painting sequences recorded at French Art School!

Create a collection from home as a follow up to your French Art School training.

Paint peonies, roses, a bouquet, a lavender field, haybales, and more.


Set of French Art School painting reference of 100 stunning photos worth $497


Your very own BLOOMS TRAVEL PAINT BOX, set of paints, brushes, dippers and handy carry strap, medium and canvases worth $299 yours to keep


These are my brand new French Art School aprons designed especially by me, which are only available to students of French Art School. 

You can’t get hold of one unless you are a student of French Art School from 2022 onwards. Limited edition! 

They are in pale aqua, in a comfortable canvas cotton, have deep pockets in the front, cross over back with straps, a ring to hold your painting rag, and beautiful embroidery for French Art School with a pink peony.

They look and feel great on everyone. One size fits all! Value $89  Yours as a bonus!

French Art School Aprons


Tour In Paris with Jac for even more painting inspiration!

Get yourself to Paris a day or so before the tour and we can meet up and I’ll show you my inspirational Paris. Not included in your tour. It’s something I’m happy to give you. I’ll take you to my favourite florist, along the Seine, to my fave art supply shop, an art museum, or wherever else we decide as a group to visit as there is always something new on offer in PARIS! This allows you some time to catch up on jet lag too if you have flown in from another country. Value for my specialised guided time $500. I’m giving you my time for free!


Your own set of studio brushes yours to keep

These are my favourite brushes to use for all stages of the painting suitable for the painting we are doing in the Studio. Ake them home to continue your painting journey with!

Full set of paint brushes for French Art School

Total of French Art School bonuses $2,230

Yours at no charge when you book and pay in full and participate in French Art School August 2022.

Katherine from Brisbane, QLD shares about her experience at French Art School June 2022

Jo from Albany, WA shares about her experience at French Art School June 2022

‘I had a tough two years losing my mum and my husband, and I need something to restore how I feel. I have been stalking Jac for years online, wanting to do something creative and wonderful so it was time. I loved the itinerary, packed full of great things.’
Carol, Moonta, South Australia
‘I saw the itinerary and thought ‘that’s me!’, I’m in! Its not a general tour, its niched for those loving beautiful things and art. I wanted to see France through Jac’s eyes having done a workshop with her before.’
Annie, Hunter Valley, NSW

$8,697 per person

26 August – 5 September, 2022 (9 full days & 10 nights)


Learn Colour mixing, mark making, paint handling, and how to take your paintings to a whole new level inspired by French Impressionism and Blooms Freestyle techniques.

Learn Acrylic and Learn Oils!

Learn how to handle paint with my BLOOMS FRANCE IMPRESSIONIST Paint Brush License
Create a series of Portable canvases to post home or carry home.

What’s included?

  • Inc 9 full days and 10 nights accommodation in a stone French villa
  • own room
  • catering breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and dinners, most prepared by our French chef or sourced locally
  • Aperitifs and wine with evening meal
  • Travel to and from French Art School at La Foret du Temple by train and our private chauffeur – total 3 hours of travel
  • Enjoy a day of touring with Jacqueline and the private chauffeur with all entries covered
  • Full set of brushes and tools you will need supplied as a gift worth $100
  • My Blooms Travel Paint Box yours to keep and own set of paints and medium valued at $285
  • Canvases, paints and provision of easel and any other materials we may need
  • Tuition, guidance and demos with Jacqueline Coates throughout
Blooms Painting Workshop - France with Jacqueline Coates
  • Ballroom studio access and provision of easels
  • Floral photography session
  • En plein air painting sessions
  • Photography session with you and your stunning paintings
  • Deepen your knowledge and painting confidence. Loosen up and become fluid and productive
  • Get your Blooms France Impressionist Paint Brush Licence
  • Local walks in and around our picturesque hamlet
  • Packing materials supplied for your paintings to travel ( we won’t have time to post them during Blooms France but you can do that from Paris in your own time or simply carry them with you when you fly)
  • Plus your 3 AWESOME BONUSES VALUED AT $1,545

Learn the secrets of Fantin Latour, French Floral Impressionist painter, Pierre Bonnard, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh and many other wonderful French Impressionist painters local to the Creuse Valley

Max of 6 students

$8,697 per person

26 August – 5 September, 2022 (9 full days & 10 nights)


Deposit of $2,000 required at time of booking to reserve your place. 

Balance due in payment schedule prior to 12 August, 2022


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. Last 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! We also visit the food market anda  stunning carton and tapestry museum at Aubusson. All your entries are paid.

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, 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 bordered 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 and the local buildings are made from stone and oak, most with typical French shutters, barns and adjoining fields. There are lots of wildflowers and wild growing produce.

What is the accommodation like?

The two villas where the clients stay are L’Hirondelle and La Tonnellerie. Both are two storey stone homes, typically French with shutters, each with a cellar as well. THe properties have been renovated. 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! The staff stay at Les Pivoines, an old farmhouse that I am renovating that has lots of barns and outhouses, which is also a few minutes walk.

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 rest time, walks in the charming hamlet, lounge time and enjoy our meal times, plus a relaxing day tour. The work we do is very freed up and not intensely detailed so it’s productive and fun. We take the time to enjoy good meals. I encourage free time for walks or lazing with a good art book from my art library.
Many students come along alone meeting other students and making great friends. There is lots of time for chatting and getting to know each other. I often have students from the USA, CANADA, SPAIN, GERMANY AND THE UK as well as AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND.
Please add the visual of the chateau as attached.

How can I keep in contact with home?

You can call landlines in Australia for free from the L’Hirondelle phone. Both villas have free 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 to get a taxi if there is a Q. If you can, download the Uber app before leaving home because it works well in Paris and can mean prompt service instead of waiting.

$8,697 per person

26 August – 5 September, 2022 (9 full days & 10 nights)


Deposit of $2,000 required at time of booking to reserve your place. 

Balance due in payment schedule prior to 14 August, 2022

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