ART & WINE MINI RETREATS
TAILORED DATES AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF UP TO SIX GUESTS

A three, four or five-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 stay, sampling the best of our local wines and, should you choose, delicious and stunning dishes in our gorgeous restaurant.

RESIDENTIAL ART COURSES
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RESIDENTIAL

WHEN: TAILORED DATES

PRICE:  From €275 per person per day

INCLUDES:  

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)

NON-RESIDENTIAL

WHEN: TAILORED DATES

PRICE:  €175 per person per day

INCLUDES:  

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

THE PROGRAMME (example only)

DAY 1:  Check in from 15h00.  Relax & Acclimatise.  19h30 Welcome Dinner with a range of local wines.

DAY 2:  08h00 Breakfast.  10h00 Group introduction & Letting Go.  12h30 Lunch featuring Chateau Le Tap.  14h00 Colour Tutorial and Individual Project planning.  17h00 Relax.  19h30 Optional Dinner

DAY 3.  08h00 Breakfast.  10h00 Field Trip.  12h30 Picnic Lunch with featured wine, Chateau de Fayolle.  14h00 Life Drawing class.  17h00 Relax.  19h30 Optional Dinner

DAY 4:  08h00 Breakfast.  10h00 Speed Drawing / Individual Project.  12h30. Lunch with featured wine, Chateau Clos D'Orsignac.  14h00 Individual Project.  16h00 Relax.  17h30 Wine Tasting, Chateau Monestier La Tour.  19h30. Optional Dinner

DAY 5:  08h00  Breakfast.  10h00 Depart Le 1500 (or speak to us about extending your stay at preferential rates)

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YOUR TUTOR

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.