ART & WINE MINI RETREATS
26th-28th JUNE 2023
A three-day residential or 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 a range of utterly delicious lunches and suppers prepared for you by our resident chef. Residential packages at preferential rates are also available.
WHEN: 26 June -28 June 2023
PRICE: €525 per person
Lunch each day / Three-course welcome dinner with wine / Wine Tastings / All art materials / Tuition Fees
WHEN: 25 - 28 June 2023
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 Landscape or Studio. 17h00 Relax. 19h30 Optional Dinner
Day Three: 10h00 Life Drawing. 13h00. Lunch with featured wine, Chateau Feely. 14h30 Studio Time. 16h30 Review, Debrief & Bubbles
MICHAEL F RUMSBY. Since shifting from the corporate world to life as a full-time artist in 2012, Mike has enjoyed international success, primarily as an expressive landscape and still life 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. His most recent solo show in London was a sell-out success. Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.