Art d'Oc Drawing and Painting
in the Languedoc, South of France
website is about painting courses held in the Haute Vallée
of the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southwest
France south of Carcassonne. They are based around the Château
St Ferriol which commands spectacular views and is in easy reach
of some of the most stunning landscapes that the region has to
Tutors are selected for their professionalism, proven record
as practising professionalartists and their teaching
track record. Most courses are suitable for students of all
levels of experience and ability. Course leaders are able to assist
with the handling of all the classic mediums : pencil, charcoal,
oil, acrylic, and pastel. The courses focus on enabling tutors
to spend individual time with participants and thus have opportunities
to follow and address individual needs. Unless stated otherwise
all courses are limited to eight participants.
it is difficult not to feel on holiday in this beautiful part
of the world we do not expect this alone to satisfy participants.
Courses are rigorously prepared and each course is is conceived
individually and designed to draw upon the best that the selected
tutor or tutors have to offer. We will enable and encourage students
to overcome creative inhibitions, surprise themselves, extend
their boundaries, and in so doing improve existing and acquire
new technical skills. Opportunities for discussions and debate
are included in the course structure. All luncheons and two dinners
are included with each course. Herbs, salads and other garden
produce come from the chemical free château gardens and
a high standard of catering is maintained throughout the duration
of the courses. Participants preferences and dietary requirements
are accommodated in the individually planned menus. Early evening
aperitifs provide people with an opportunity to chat about the
issues of the day and again to discover some of the best of the
patrimoine gastronomique of the Languedoc-Roussillon and of France.
Accommodation is not included in the global price of the courses
and a number of meals are also organised in local restaurants.
Good prices are negotiated and passed on to our clients. You will
have the best the region has to offer and price
options for accommodation to suit varying budgets.