Provence, from 19/08/2023 to 26/08/2023


A beautiful  location in Provence, painting and accommodation ! 

The cultural and gastronomic reputation of Provence is very high . The painting workshop takes place in the countryside of Forcalquier,

a small historical town of Provence, close to a bunch of beautiful villages .

The 2 houses we are accommodated in, are located in a hamlet and a hill overlooking the valley.


The organization and tuition are provided by Patrick Fouilhoux.  Painter and author of many travel diaries, he teaches at the “Villa Bastille” studio in Paris. Website :


The program : landscape & life drawing.

– In the morning, we work ” en plein air” from  landscapes ( for example, in one of the beautiful villages of the neighborhood).

-In the afternoon, individual work or rest …

– From 5 to 7pm, life model drawing or painting.

Each day a particular theme is studied ( light circulation, composition, complementary colors…)

You can use any of the traditional techniques : watercolor, oil painting, gouache, acrylics.  A list of material can be sent to you.


Price and conditions

Price :    590 € , for one week.

Price includes tuition and accommodation. It doesn’t include transport to Provence or any specific insurance for the workshop. 

Reservation fees : 220 € ( not refundable after 1-07).

2 beds per room. Rooms are available at about 4:00 pm, on the day of arrival, and have to be left at 10:00 am day of departure.

Supplement of 110 € for a private room.



– By train : Paris / Avignon or Paris / Marseille + bus to Forcalquier, where I can pick you up. You can also easily rent a car from the train station. 

– By car : detailed indications given at registration. The cottage is located about 10 minutes drive from Forcalquier.


Accommodation and meals 

  • – Accommodation is included. Rooms are available at approximately 16:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.
  • – An equipped kitchen is at our disposition, room with 2 beds.
  • − Meals: a lady from the neighborhood will cook for us. We shall share the cost.  Plan 290 € for the whole week.