French Art School Goes To The French Riviera


8th - 20th May, 2019

May 30 - June 11, 2019

Paint and tour the Cote D'Azur and the Limousin region with Jacqueline Coates


French Art School Nice Limousin
French Art School Nice Limousin
Painting of the Nice Flower markets

The light and sparkling colours of the Cote D’Azur inspired many artists from Pierre Bonnard to Henri Matisse. Enjoy a creative reboot and inspirational holiday with a difference. Take home stunning art work.

La Belle Vie!

Studying their paintings it’s easy to see the common thread of joy coursing rhythmically through the works. Matisse goes to the extreme with colour whilst Bonnard finds incredible beauty and decoratif motifs in the everyday. How do they make everyday life so beautiful?

They certainly create the belle vie and alongside that fluid and confident painting techniques support their vision that life is truly extraordinarily
beautiful and uplifting.

We can all benefit from understanding how they do this and capturing a little of their magic for ourselves in our own work, whether we have painted before or not. All against the backdrop of the most charming parts of France full of inspiration.

Total for land package FRENCH ART SCHOOL - Nice French Riviera with Jacqueline Coates tuition & host

French Arts School

$9,697 pp land package only

Nice French Riviera and the Limousin - 8th to 20th May, 2019

Nice French Riviera and the Limousin - 30th May to 11th June, 2019

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

No previous experience necessary

With French Art School we have the opportunity to paint AND tour as we have our own fully equipped painting studio in which to explore and create, and beautiful authentic French accommodation. Return home with at least ten artworks on canvas and thick luscious art papers.

I am told my French Art Schools are life changing experiences. Here’s where we visit on this tour;


Why paint and tour in Nice and the Limousin?

We are touring some of the most beautiful country in France full of stunning coastal landscapes, with the deep turquoise of the Mediterranean, lazy palm trees, French shuttered villas, the Provencal hilltop towns with their charming stone villages full of artist studios and art galleries, Beaujolais country then the landscapes of the Limousin that inspired Chopin, Monet and the French romantic novelist Georges Sand. 

French Art School Nice - Flower Markets Old Terraces Striped Awning

As well as feeling you are in a Matisse painting, long the way we paint our inspiration.

Join me on this fabulous bespoke small group art tour from Nice on the French Riviera, a point of inspiration for many famous early to mid 20th century artists including Matisse, Chagall, Bonnard and Renoir.

Then it’s on to the Creuse Region of the Limousin where the French Impressionists loved to paint including Monet.

En route we enjoy the art of Lyon and a fabulous chateau at Odenas with stunning gardens and a Beaujolais degustation.

And don’t forget its spring so the place is pulsing with peonies, roses and other exquisite blooms!

What does French Art School include for the art component and teach?

  • Art content including the tour visits curated by Jacqueline Coates inspired by the French artists who lived and painted in the areas we are visiting particularly the French Impressionists and Post Impressionists.
  • Your own set of 48 water colours and set of e-lessons worth $347. The e-lessons will be sent to you before the tour Watercolour and sketching lessons on the Cote D’Azur so we can paint along the way including en plein air at some of the stunning locations
  • Live painting sessions with Jacqueline Coates in the Ballroom studio covering
    – Painting florals Impressionist style
    – Colour mixing
    – Painting with acrylics
    – Painting with Oils on canvas
  • French Art School Manual of E-lessons cultural background which arrives before you leave home
  • French Art School Manual Introduction to Impressionist Painting tools and tips E-lessons series
  • All art supplies included
  • Trompe L’oeuil painting session with French Artist Christine Fontonelle
  • Watercolour Florals with French Artist Nathalie Tiffenau
  • Flower photography session
  • Visit Matisse Gallery
  • Visit Chagall Gallery
  • Visit Lyon Musee Des Beaux Arts with its stunning collection of French  Impressionist art
  • Visit the house and garden of writer Georges Sand
  • All museum entries and Villa Euphressi lunch and entry 

What are the other French Art School inclusions?

Total of 12 nights including

  • 3 nights in Nice
  • 1 night in Lyon
  • 8 nights in charming and peaceful La Foret du Temple
  • 12 whole days plus transit day to leave
  • assistance with packing your paintings to post or take with you
  • all art supplies
  • 7 dinners
  • 9 lunches and all breakfasts
  • Aperitifs and wine with meals in evening at La Foret du Temple
  • Packing materials for your paintings
  • train and chauffeur driven bus transfers and private driver touring
  • All museum entries and Villa Euphressi lunch and entry
  • Train transfer to Paris from Chateauroux ( two hours arrive 10.30am Gare D’Austerlist, Paris June 11, 2019

Total for land package FRENCH ART SCHOOL - Nice French Riviera with Jacqueline Coates tuition & host

French Arts School

$9,697 pp land package only

Nice French Riviera and the Limousin - 30th to 11th June, 2019

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

Max of 10 guests
Bookings require a 3 step payment commencing

  • deposit $2000 to reserve a place,
  • payment 2 by Feb 28, 2019 of $4,000
  • and balance of payment $3697 March 15, 2019
    One twin share is available with a discount pp when you book with a friend twin share accommodation price on application.
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