6, 7 & 8 JUNE 2022

A three-day non-residential retreat that encourages you to let go of any inhibitions and enjoy the results of painting and drawing with freedom.  From your base at Le 1500 you'll experience a fun-filled few days, sampling the best of our local wines and, should you choose, delicious and stunning dishes in our gorgeous restaurant.  Residential packages at preferential rates are also available.



WHEN: 6, 7 & 8 June 2022

PRICE:  €525 per person


Lunch each day / Three-course welcome dinner with wine / Wine Tastings / All art materials / Tuition Fees


WHEN: 5-8 June 2022

PRICE:  From €825 per person


Three nights' accommodation / Breakfast & Lunch daily / Welcome dinner with local wines /  Wine Tasting / All art materials / Tuition Fees / Use of all guest facilities at Le 1500 (gym, pool, cinema)


Day One:  10h00 Memory and Imagination in Art - expressing yourself through a range of mediums.  12h30 Lunch featuring Chateau Le Tap.  14h00 Speed Drawing & Colour Tutorial 15h00 Dynamic Still Life (picking up on speed and imagination).  17h00 Relax.  19h30 Welcome Dinner

Day Two:  10h00 Field Trip - Winery Research Tour and Landscape Painting.  13h30 Picnic Lunch with featured wine, Chateau de Fayolle.  15h00 Life Drawing class.  17h00 Relax.  19h30 Optional Dinner

Day Three:  10h00 Speed Drawing / New Tools.  12h30. Lunch with featured wine, Chateau Feely.  14h00 Life Drawing with Emma.  16h30 Review, Debrief & Bubbles

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MICHAEL F RUMSBY.  Since shifting from the corporate world to life as a full-time artist in 2012, Mike has enjoyed international success as an expressive landscape painter.  His unusual approach to painting has earned him a solid reputation as a painter of joyous, colourful works and is represented by the UK's largest gallery portfolio, Clarendon Fine Art.  Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.  His inaugural Solo Show opens at Clarendon Fine Art on Dover Street in London on 26th May 2022.