If you have always wanted to draw or paint, you can do so under the tutelage of Loreto Reilly, a fully qualified art and design teacher, with over 20 years professional experience, including 12 years running this course. Loreto is an adept and accomplished teacher as well as a successful Irish artist who exhibits regularly at home and abroad.
Loreto will host her Autumn painting holiday in this beautiful authentic Chateau in the historic Pays-de-la-Loire in August – September 2017. It has been lived in by the family of its current owners for over two centuries. The location is near the cultural city of Le Mans and the region is well known for its famous chateaux and vineyards.
This beautiful spacious chateau is the perfect place to paint and relax and is our home for the duration of our stay. The gardens are filled with sunshine but also with many shaded areas to sit and sketch, read or have a cool glass of wine. There is always the option to stroll through the woods, cycle or walk through the stunning surrounding area.
Here you will be in the heart of the sunflower fields and vineyards of the Pays-de-la-Loire, known the world over for its many chateaux. This is an ideal opportunity to enjoy painting outside in inspiring surroundings while being spoiled with delicious French cuisine served of course with some of the region’s well known wines.
We will spend an afternoon in Le Mans, setting for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the gruelling round-the-clock car race. But it’s also an ancient town, with Roman walls, a beautiful cathedral and plenty of museums to see.
Paris will be given a full day to see first hand the paintings of Monet, Manet and the Impressionists at the Musee d’Orsay with some time to shop in the city of fashion.