2 - 6 JUNE 2021 

A 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.



WHEN: 2-6 June 2021

PRICE:  From €985 per person


Four 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)


WHEN: 2-6 June or 2021

PRICE:  €550 per person


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


Wednesday 2 June:  Check in from 15h00.  Relax & Acclimatise.  19h30 Welcome Dinner with a range of local wines.

Thursday 3 June:  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

Friday 4 June.  08h00 Breakfast.  10h00 Field Trip.  12h30 Picnic Lunch with featured wine, Chateau de Fayolle.  14h00 Life Drawing class.  17h00 Relax.  19h30 Optional Dinner

Saturday 5 June:  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

Sunday 6 June:  08h00  Breakfast.  10h00 Depart Le 1500 (or speak to us about extending your stay at preferential rates)

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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.