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Taught Art Retreats in The Loire ValleY, France

  • Have you always wanted to express your inner artist but need some guidance to unlock your creativity?
  • Maybe you're already on your artist’s journey, and are looking for inspiration and the company of like-minded souls?
  • Or perhaps you want a holiday that offers more than the ordinary?

Art retreats in the magical setting of France’s Loire Valley.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced artist, our mix of classes and visits will help you begin to develop a mastery of technique. With inspiration drawn from the artistic riches of the region, you'll create your own original work.

If you want to learn to draw and paint using solid technique, our tutors have the knowledge to help you develop your drawing and painting skills, while simultaneously nurturing your creativity.  All of these courses take place in the timeless setting of the Loire Valley.

There is the option to register for tuition only, or we can manage every aspect of your visit. If you choose the full board option, you'll stay at a unique house steeped in art history. You'll enjoy first-rate expert tuition and the company of other art lovers. You will follow in the footsteps of several major artists who have stayed and worked at the house (see about us).

We will manage your food and lodging so you are free to concentrate on your art. A gentle programme of social events will help you relax after a hard day’s work.


We're working with artists Tyga Helme and Beatrice Hasell-McCosh to run courses that will help you develop your artistic skills and insight.