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New at Domaine de Beausoleil – art workshops!

Creative Drawing Workshop

with Janis Bowley professional artist and tutor


Introductory Offer - May 17 - 21, 2017

Three day workshop £138


Join a lively and friendly three day creativity workshop in the rural springtime of Southwest France. Whether you've always wanted to draw, or have lots of drawing practice, or are a non-drawing friend who just wants to come along - everyone is welcome!


This Creative Drawing Workshop focuses on looking and experimentation – drawing, after all, is mostly about seeing. It's a chance to have a go and take time to practice, because no matter how experienced, we struggle to make time for it. You'll work as a group and also on your own. It's a short workshop - an introduction to some techniques, and approaches, including colour work. There are opportunities to work outside and in the conservatory/studio.

If you think you can't draw - Janis will show you how! Get in touch with any questions or for more information - details will be given with a confirmed booking. Janis has an MA in Fine Art and Adult Ed. teaching qualifications, and has been a professional artist and art tutor for over 30 years. Her mission is to promote the importance of creativity. She believes everyone is creative – just value it, discover where it's buried and release it!


Need more enticement?

When you don't have your sleeves rolled up to draw, you can relax, enjoy great wine and food. Joy and Daren are passionate about food and local produce, and you may get to know the wandering chickens who offer their eggs. You can also enjoy the quiet spaces (12 acres) and lovely views. Further afield Lauzun is walking distance away, and lively Eymet market is good for sketching and photography. We plan for a meal out together (with sketchbooks!) at a popular local restaurant.

There will be 6 to 10 workshop participants plus non-participating friends in the four charming gites. You might like to extend your stay before or after the workshop, check for availability. Not included in this Offer - travel to France, airport/train collection (see Travel section for costs), personal expenses.

Accommodation for 4 days           


3 Singles - £18 (own room/shared gite Grange):             £72 pp

4 Singles - £18 (own room/shared gite Farm):                 £72 pp

1 Couple - £46 (own gite Arch):                                         £184

1 Couple - £50 (own gite Lodge):                                      £200

Meals for 4 days (3 meals including wine per day):       £140 (pay on arrival)

To make a room booking Click here  and please say if you are doing the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you!

Wales play in Bordeaux on Saturday 11th June and in Toulouse on Monday 20th June


The Republic of Ireland play in Bordeaux on Saturday 18th June


There are other games in Bordeaux and Toulouse including one of the Quarter Finals in Toulouse on the 2nd July and a  Semi-final in Bordeaux on the 7th July.


We are 1hr 30 mins from Bordeaux and about 2hrs from Toulouse.


Why not combine a holiday in this beautiful part of the world with  a match or two?


We cannot obtain tickets but we would consider taking people to and from the games for a very competitive price, so that you don't have to worry about the driving.


Have a look at our accommodation pages for more information regarding pricing and availability.

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