Painting Holidays and Courses in Provence France 2018

DSC_7399If 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 14 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.

 

Fayance 2Loreto will host her 2018 painting holidays in this beautiful Provencal home in June and July. The location is in an ancient olive groves, in Fayence, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

This beautiful hillside home is the perfect place to paint and relax. The gardens are filled with sunshine but also with many shaded areas to sit and sketch, read or have a cool glass of wine. The pool is set in a picturesque location, on ancient terraced olive groves, with views of the sunset towards the mountains.

 

Location

Fayence is one of the famous 10th century “village perches”, nine medieval villages built around their castles, with fragrant squares, olive terraces, and panoramic views towards the mountains and sea. Nearby is Lac de Saint Cassien, the sea at Cannes is thirty minutes away. With the perfume capital, Grasse, just 30 km away, lavender fields are never far away.

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Testimonials

Another fantastic week with Loreto painting in France. This year we were in the beautiful chateau de Brussons, an authentic French chateau secluded on beautiful grounds where we were blessed with options to paint whichever way we turned.

This year we had the added bonus of yoga each morning with Marie. We stretched and mediated and with Marie’s encouragement, we grew to love and enjoy the morning yoga. This was so (early!!) relaxing and set the tone for the day. Food was excellent, as usual and the wine flowed and sing songs and laughs with this lovely group made the experience very relaxed and enjoyable.

Loreto’s expertise and gentle tutoring coaxed us along ensuring we grew in confidence and learned to experiment and put our new learning into practice, The culmination of this was our Exhibition on our final evening. We celebrated with champagne with Veronique and her husband, owners of the chateau, who were affirming and appreciative of our weeks work all based on the chateau de Brussons.

I now equipped myself with the basic paint colours, brushes and boards and have the confidence to go forth and paint!

Many thanks Loreto and Marie!
Katerine Kennedy, Longford

 

 

I’ve just returned to England following a week in France!
Loreto’s course was splendid and as a novice ‘artist’ I learnt so much in 7 days. She is an encouraging, enthusiastic teacher who offers positive advice yet with suggestions of how I might improve my work. Nothing was too much for her and I never felt belittled or dismissed as a non-painter.
Marie with her yoga was an inspiration too. The morning sessions set the pace of the day and allowed me to feel relaxed yet invigorated.
A truly memorable week – for many reasons!
Sally Edwards, Exeter

Thank you Loreto , for a wonderful week in the amazing chateau de Brussons, loved every minute, especially the painting in the very inspiring surroundings of the chateau, amazing food and of course all the great wines. Marie’s yoga each morning was so good, especially after the late nights. Thank you again for all your encouraging words and patience. Looking forward to going back once again in 2018.
Maura Harty. Dublin

I have just returned from a wonderful week painting with Loreto in the lovely sunny Loire Valley in France. As a beginner I was encouraged by both Loreto and the rest of the class, she is an excellent teacher and was always available for support. All good quality materials were provided and we were introduced to various locations and landscapes which catered for students of all levels. The group comprised of many nationalities, abilities and friendly people who all shared a love of painting , good food, local wine and a sense of fun . I would thoroughly recommend this type of holiday to my friends and I am looking forward to going again next year.
Breda Fordham, Essex

Thank you Loretta and Marie for painting and yoga in chateau de Brussons. Lovely meals and wines. Trips to Le Mans and Tours. Going to France with Loretta and Marie for many years each year brings new things. Looking forward to 2018.
Maura Rooney, Longford

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Loreto’s Ceramics

Handmade Irish ceramic and pottery pieces by Irish artist Loreto Reilly are individually formed by hand. Clay is an unyielding material when fired, but to work with is soft and malleable, and these qualities are retained in her finished work: Irish handmade ceramics and pottery of the finest quality.

Her range includes:

  • Lamps
  • Vases
  • Candle-lights
  • Platters
  • Bowls
  • Personalised Dinner Sets12.Ceramic-Hand-basin-.jpg

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