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June 9 to June 18, 2018


Sponsor: Coastal Maine Art Workshop / Art Classes Abroad

Join us, up in the medieval section of Vaison la Romaine, overlooking that bustling market town below.  “Our” quiet, peaceful area offers crooked little streets, tinkling fountains, soft ochre houses and red tiled roofs. There are painting subjects wherever you look, just steps from our hotel Le Beffroi, a 3-star establishment offering comfortable rooms, private baths, breakfast buffets and gourmet dinners.  Better yet, you unpack only once!

Outings are planned to little villages nearby, where you’ll have lots of time to explore, paint or sketch.  Although drawing basics come first, my focus is on the art of picture making, design and composition, applicable in any medium.  Demonstrations will be in watercolor but artists using acrylics are welcome to join.

We’ll also focus on creating a sketchbook journal of your adventure as depicted in this entry. Travel light and record what you see. Then, in the hotel garden or back at home, develop that sketch into a larger painting as seen below.

You will enjoy demonstration, have time to paint and personal assistance when needed. 

During sharing sessions, let’s discuss how the day’s work might be improved. Since artists are visually oriented, I offer not just verbal suggestions, but often paint them on clear acetate placed over your effort. You may photograph the result and use it as a guide to complete the work.


There is more!  Two guided excursions to the hill town of Les Baux and in St. Remy, to the hospital where van Gogh painted many scenes during his stay there.

Non-painters are welcome and enjoy a special discounted rate.


CLICK HERE for more details and to register for this workshop, sponsored by Coastal Maine Art Workshops, Director Lyn Donovan.

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