19, 20 & 21 MAY 2023

A three-day 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 delicious and stunning dishes in our gorgeous private dining room.  Non-residential packages are also available.



WHEN: 19, 20 & 21 May 2023

PRICE:  €585 per person


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


WHEN: 19, 20, 21 May 2023

PRICE:  From €945 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 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.  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.