Set in the lush valley which overlooks the historic and picturesque hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the heart of the beautiful Tarn region in south-west France, St. Jean provides a stunning backdrop for any artist looking to improve or to learn.
The seven-day course will focus on aspects of colour, line and composition. With a relaxed yet informative manner, Mark will demonstrate how not to be afraid of using colour in the landscape and how sketching can inform and enhance ‘plein air’ painting.
Sketch book work coupled with regular one on one tuition, will help pupils develop their personal style, while having fun experimenting with techniques and processes during a productive and relaxing week in a truly idyllic location.
Mark’s artistic retreat will take place at St Jean Retreats 15th – 22nd July, with places costing £1,475 for painters and £1,295 for non-painting partners. A £300 deposit per person is required to secure a space.
The retreat includes:
- Five days painting tuition
- All meals, except lunch on the free day (wine served with dinner each night).
- Full use of facilities at St Jean
- Group collection and drop off from Toulouse–Blagnac Airport
Notes to Editors:St. Jean offers a beautiful location as a venue where instructors and teachers of holistic and creative disciplines may bring up to 11 students for a private group retreat. Once here a small friendly team is waiting to provide guest with everything they need in the comfort of this stunning, rural idyll.
St. Jean has nine rooms – all of them either en-suite or with dedicated private bathrooms. There is an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by mature shrubs and plants, furnished with Moroccan sun loungers. The grounds include a tennis court, a 10th century chapel, a dedicated yoga studio and outdoor wellness platform.
For more information or to book visit: www.stjeanretreats.com