relax and paint france at la conche
Alan Bamford
la conche
a bedroom
dordogne
beaulieu
rocamadour
LA CONCHE IS A FABULOUS PLACE TO STAY AND THE LOT IS A FABULOUS PLACE TO PAINT.

The beautiful countryside with itís medieval villages, castles and dramatic limestone cliffs is a painter's paradise with inspiration at every turn.

THE COURSES

Everyone can paint. Itís a matter of confidence and knowing a few techniques. After that it's practice and enthusiasm.
Our courses are designed as an introduction to basic drawing and the use of watercolour and acrylic paints in a relaxed and informal atomosphere.
To start painting invariably means producing a preliminary drawing. We start the course with an introduction drawing materials & an explanation of basic perspective followed by drawing exercises using pencil, charcoal, conte & chalk before moving on to watercolour & acrylic paints. We include an explanation of the materials: brushes, paints, & papers and demonstrations in colour mixing & stretching paper in preparation for painting.
Various watercolour techniques are explained and we continue throughout the course to expand on these.

Full board at La Conche includes:-
Continental breakfast (local bread, jams, fruit, juices, coffee or tea).
3 course Lunch which may be in the countryside or in the garden.
4 course evening meals include local recipes,produce and wines. Sometimes a barbecue.

Tuition is given in the mornings either in our spacious studio or out in the countryside. Afternnoons are free for everyone to enjoy themselves painting or seeking inspiration by exploring the beautiful Dordogne and Lot valleys. Non painting partners are welcome at a reduced price and longer or shorter stays.

Airport connections to and from Brive airport or Souillac train station (direct trains to Paris), are included.
For more information contact me by e-mail or call [0044] (0)207 223 0327.

Provisional dates for 2012 are: June 17th-23rd. July 15th-20th. September 2rd-8th. Please ask for alternative dates

£650 per person full boad based on two people sharing a double room. Reductions for groups of more than 4. £50 single supplement.