Friday, June 30, 2017

French Art School Summer Sept 2017

 French Art School May 14 - 26,  2018

Tour & Paint with Jacqueline Coates in
the footsteps of your favourite French Impressionists

There comes a time to put yourself first, and enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime, immersing in art in France with a bunch of wonderful like-minded others. That moment is now. 

Immerse yourself in art in Paris and the heart of rural France in May 2018 with renowned art teacher and experienced tour leader Jacqueline Coates as we follow in the footsteps of the French Impressionists, and paint in the very places they painted. Be inpsired and experience what they did to create their paintings. Be inspired by the same unspoiled landscapes. 

Enjoy being part of an exclusive small group of guests and our own private chef and drivers to maximise your time in this well thought out and well organised land package. ( Max of 10 guests)

Paris, Giverny, The Loire & the Creuse, Limousin


Live it! Breathe it! Paint it!

Picture waking up in Paris, with an inspiring and enjoyable art itinerary planned for you, and a small exclusive group of like-minded others to travel with. Nothing to organise and everything to enjoy.

Imagine then basing yourself in a charming French villa in rural France, where we have our own painting studio space and easels, private driver and private chef to take care of us, and even a ballroom studio, where you will paint your own impressions and treat it as home. 

Explore the very area where Monet came to paint on holidays as well as chateaux, the beaux arts, the lakes, woodlands, fresh
produce markets and picturesque towns. 

This is a tour like no other because its hand cut, and tailored for a small group, and we have our own painting studio to respond to the inspiration.

Hi, I’m Jacqueline Coates, and it has been a long-held dream of mine to take painting enthusiasts to France to study the Impressionist painters in Paris and to follow in the footsteps of Monet in rural France and paint the same area.

To make this dream a reality,
I have created my own studio and home style accommodations in France, and this is my 9th international tour and my fourth for French Art School.

I speak fluent French, and I know how to make my guests comfortable and give them an amazing experience of a lifetime. I also like to share what its like to live the French life in the charming hamlet where my villas are located.

I have been leading workshops intensives teaching thousands of people over the past 15 years with a compassionate approach to painting where my students, even the total newcomers, are fast tracked to get great results.


Every client on our last tour came on their own and made a fabulous circle of friends easily on the tour. It's a very inclusive of everyone space. Everyone looks out for each other. Each person has their own room throughout in Paris and the Limousin so you have personal space as well as the opportunity to enjoy like- minded others along the way.

Airfares are yours to do as you like with your favourite carrier or even your frequent flyers. We have a meeting time in Paris so get yourself there that day or the day or two before.

One of the accommodations on French Art School is a converted auberge, typical of a charming French farmhouse style dwelling, and the other once belonged to a barrel maker, and has a gorgeous orchard and a grange. Both have shuttered windows and are divine to spend time in.
L'Hirondelle, once an auberge, now home to French Art School

La Tonnellerie, one of our two accommodations for French Art School Live like a French person!

After 3 nights in Paris we travel through the Loire Valley visiting two exquisite chateaux and gardens, then arrive to our French homes in the heart of the Creuse region, to a beautiful welcome meal prepared by our private chef.

Unwind and take in the beautiful unspoiled country side of the Creuse region in the Limousin south of Paris. Enjoy the landscape of the Creuse valleys and the pretty towns where the Impressionists painted. Walk the same path Monet took to create his series of the Creuse river.

Our base at La Foret du Temple, is also close to many other fabulous highlights including officially some of Frances most beautiful villages. Visit Aubusson, where the tapestries were created and visit the tapestry museum with the stunning hand painted cartons. Visit a private chateaux hung with tapestries. 

Be charmed by the painters town of Gargilesse and a regional collection of Impressionist paintings at Gueret.
Live like a local and enjoy the Fresh produce and bargain fashions of La Chatre. The last group purchased stunning linen dresses. In between touring and having fun paint up a storm in my painting atelier, formerly a ballroom studio.

Enjoy a total of 12 nights and 13 days including 3 nights in a central Paris Hotel with your own superior single room and bathroom and 9 nights in the Creuse area of Limousin in an original French auberge with a ballroom studio or the original barrel makers farmhouse with orchard and grange studio known as La Tonnellerie.

• All breakfasts are included.

All art materials included including quick drying water based oils, acrylics,  canvases and thick, luscious art papers from Paris, the provision of easels and brushes.

Painting tuition and handy how to demos, inspired by the French Impressionist Painters from Jacqueline Coates for a total of 8 sessions including en plein air. Sessions are usually a half day allowing time for relaxing, walking in the beautiful natural surrounds or touring to nearby destinations though sometimes we paint for a day then have a day off.

·         Use of bicycles to explore the area in your free time

Private Driver to and from Monet’s Giverny

Private driver pickup from our hotel in Paris, as we travel to Chateau de Chambord with its recently renovated gardens, and Chateau de Chenonceaux in the Loire before arriving to our homes in La Foret du Temple, Creuse, Limousin.

Entries to Giverny and restaurant lunch
Entry to Musee D’Orsay and restaurant lunch in exquisite surrounds
Entry L’Orangerie to view the Monet Nympheas Panoramics
Two French cooking lessons at La Foret Du Temple with local Anne Forget provided
7 dinners at La Foret provided as we have our own chef
  1 dinner out at Auberge des Peshceurs
Lunches at L’Hirondelle and picnic lunches on tour ( total 8)
• Aperitifs and wines at L’Hirondelle including champagne, white wine, or red wine served with most meals in the start up bar provided. ( lasts most of the trip!)
8 Morning or afternoon teas and available refreshments, and fruit, tea and coffee
Our own private driver for the Creuse section of the tour to take us touring to local  highlights such as Crozant, La Celle Dunoise, home of the French Impressionist landscape painters, Gargilesse, Gueret, Nohant, Les Fresselines, La Chatre, Aubusson, en plein air painting on the Monet Trail, and he will provide transport for dinner out on our last night  so you can live life as a local.
Tour of the Gueret Museum and it’s Impresisionist art collection
French Art School Tour Elessons x 10 prior to the trip to provide a cultural backdrop to your tour plus painting tips.
Certificate of completion of French Art School and your own artwork created in France to take home with you.
A memorable photobook produced online and sent to you after the tour to celebrate the tour highlights of the May 2018 group.
Free wifi and free phone calls to Australia to landline numbers from the landline in Creuse at L’Hirondelle.

Here is how the land package for French Art School works;

Land package workshop & tour
Day 1  Our tour commences Monday May 14, 2018 in Paris meet at 3pm at our hotel

Please refer to your personal flight itinerary for your connecting travel details. 

On arrival you will make your way to the hotel unless other arrangements have been made for you. 

Arrive at our hotel, the charming Hotel France D’Antin, one of those impossibly cute wedge shape buildings with boutique style fit out, close to everything.  Met up with Jacqueline at 3pm in the lobby and enjoy a walking tour close to home taking in the local area of the Opera arrondissement, which connects with the Tuileries gardens, the Louvre and one of my favourite Salon Du The’s, Angelinas where you might like to partake in a coupe de Champagne or a rich and delicious hot chocolate and a pastry.

If you get in earlier, then check out the fabulous Galleries Lafayette nearby with its art deco Coupole and stunning range of affordable designer clothing. The basement has a very large selection of shoes and handbags. Or take time out to recover from your journey. 
HOTEL FRANCE D’ANTIN 22 RUE D’ANTIN 75002 PARIS TEL: +33 1 47 42 19 12
Dinner own arrangements or as a group not included in itinerary pricing.  It’s a chance to collect yourself or go out on the town. 

 Day 2  Tuesday MAY 15, 2018
Today we enjoy breakfast at our hotel, before venturing to visit The Musee D’Orsay, via a walk through the Tuileries Gardens. 
The Musee D’Orsay is home to one the world’s finest collections of Impressionists paintings, and occupies a stunning former railway station. See the masterpieces 
for yourself close up including peonies by Manet, Tahitian women by Gauguin, Van Gogh’s hay rick paintings after Millet, roses by Fantin Latour and so much more.  We will observe the traits that make these paintings so successful, ready for when we paint together in Creuse. 
Some of our painting exercises will be based on what we observe. Afterwards enjoy lunch in the fabulous decorative restaurant of Musee D’Orsay, included in your visit.  For some people that’s already a big day, so its optional if you would like to come with me to check out my favourite art supply store nearby.  Enjoy a late afternoon rest at the hotel before we venture out for the evening and inner Paris style. Dinner own expense, not included in itinerary pricing.
Day 3    Wednesday MAY 16, 2018 
After breakfast at the hotel we will depart at 8.30am by private transfer to Giverny to visit Monet’s incredibly charming home and studio. The house is surrounded by his famous garden he painted over and over, a favourite motif, and his Japanese inspired waterlily ponds the inspiration for the Nympheas series.  We will take our cameras to create our own impressions. Jacqueline will demonstrate how she captures reference in her camera she can later translate into paintings worth thousands of dollars. Being Autumn, expect dahlias, a range of sunflowers and chrysanthemums and more. Our tickets include visiting Monet’s house and studio.  Lunch is provided for you in Les Nympheas restaurant as inspired by Monet’s own recipes. Eat like a French Impressionist!
After lunch enjoy free time to explore the pretty town or visit the American Impressionists Paintings Museum nearby (recommended but not included) before returning to Paris. The featured exhibitions have been the equivalent of Australian block buster imported exhibitions in the past in terms of the quality of the shows.  Afterwards, we will be delivered to L’Orangerie to see the Nympheas by Monet to complete this wonderful day. The entry is included in our Musee D’Orsay tickets.
Walk back to the hotel through the beautiful Tuileries gardens. Enjoy a coffee or an aperitif at own expense at elegant Angelina Paris Rivoli, the famous tea house dripping with Parisian grandeur, on the way. 
 Day 4   Thursday MAY 17, 2018
After breakfast at the hotel we check out of our rooms and our private bus will collect us at 7.30 am.  Today is the grand chateaus day to make the most of our transit journey.  There are romances, alliances, wars won and lost, and enemies dispatched. Every castle has its own rich atmosphere. We will see two of the best today. Which will be your favourite? Along the way we stop to enjoy photo opportunities in the stunning countryside. We will be collected by our driver and his very comfortable van complete with tv and aircon, with more seats than we require so you can spread out, to visit two Chateaux.
First stop is the Royal Chateau de Chambord, in the French Renaissance style blending with Medieval structures. This is the largest chateau in the Loire originally built as the French hunting lodge of Francis 1. The Chateau has 440 rooms, 84 staircases and has countless treasures from the Louvre. The Formal French Gardens have been recently renovated to the original splendour of Louis X1V.
Second stop is the Chateau de Chenonceau, the famous chateau that was in the care of a line of women through time who constantly added to its magnificence through building and landscaping. You will especially delight in the floral arrangements prepared for every single room in the chateau prepared by an onsite team of florists using materials from the gardens themselves. Prepare to swoon. 
Chateau de Chenonceau spans the Cher River with graceful arches, and is filled with art treasures by Tintoretto, Correggio, Rubens, Murillo and Van Dyck. We will also enjoy the western rose gardens and yew tree labyrinth created by Catherine de Medicis. There are also vegetable and flower gardens. 
At La Foret du Temple where we will be met by our chef of hospitality for the week, a fabulous professional chef from Australia, who is taking care of us for the week.
At La Foret du Temple we will settle into our accommodation where you have your own room to enjoy feeling at home in the natural setting and rolling French countryside. There are loads of beautiful walks.
We start this chapter of our tour with aperitifs at L’Hirondelle, and a beautiful home cooked meal prepared by our cook.
The two accommodations are very near each other so you are in walking distance at all times of a few minutes no matter which charming villa you stay in.  Welcome to La Foret du Temple. 

Welcome to our two traditional accommodations L’Hirondelle & La Tonnellerie

L’Hirondelle is a charming home and French villa with a painting atelier just for French Art School, named for the swallow, which once upon a time an auberge or local inn, and one of three restaurants in the town.
Today it is a comfortable art filled typically French home offering spacious reception rooms downstairs, whilst upstairs has 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms.
La Tonnellerie was for a long time the home of a local barrel maker until an English couple took over the property and made it home for eleven years opening up the enormous attic to more rooms and revealing the stone of the villa, and cultivating a gorgeous garden. 
La Tonnellerie has an orchard and lots of lovely places to enjoy the sunshine, and a fabulous grange that is in the process of being turned into a working painting studio. The two properties are within minutes walk of each other in in the centre of a tiny pretty village with multiple accesses and pathways onto open countryside with beautiful walks in nature. Enjoy woods of hazelnut, walnut, oak, chestnuts, and running streams.
Meander along quiet winding back roads with breathtaking views across hedge rowed fields and farming lands, ideal for drawing and painting.  Connect with yourself and nature, in this peaceful and inspiring setting, yet enjoy modern conveniences in a traditional French setting such as free wifi, access all TV channels, and kitchen mod cons to make your stay comfortable and convenient. You can phone Australia for free from the landline.  There are two bicycles available for your usage.
Catering; All of your meals for breakfast and dinners apart from a restaurant we will go to one night, and a lunch at the markets, are included apart from one night which is free time in case you want to explore another restaurant option locally which we can assist to arrange.
Most lunches and tour picnics, and an at home evening bar for aperitifs and some wines with evening meals during the stay at La Foret du Temple are included.  We even put you in on the train with a baguette and a drink for the journey back to Paris on the final day.

Our own painting studio; I have already set up the studio complete with travelling French box easels and studio easels, boards, paints and brushes, and day backpacks and lightweight camping stools. We will be working with portable watercolour palettes, yours to keep (don’t worry I will show you how) and painting on boards for fast techniques we can also get out touring as well as produce successful works you can take home.  There are individual rooms for the guests. Downstairs at L’Hirondelle, the old ballroom makes the perfect spacious painting studio.  At The other house there are four single rooms plus one for Jac and creative options for our art. 

 Day 5  Friday May 18, 2018
Today after breakfast at L’Hirondelle we will explore the local area with a leisurely walk in the village and nearby forests and pathways of La Foret, our new base. We will gather local wildflowers and seeds to create an artwork with a difference in a morning session. 
Morning tea at L’Hirondelle.  Morning tea is a ‘Clafoutis’, a specialty of the area, served with cream. 
We settle into the ballroom studio for our first in studio painting session. We will be employing some techniques I will show you used by the Impressionists painters as well as some tips on how to manage your paint. Lunch served.  Afternoon paint session painting in the productive style incorporating some of the Impressionistic techniques I will show you. Create some pieces you will love on luscious thick art paper from Paris. No previous experience necessary. 
 Day 6  Saturday May 19, 2018 
This morning we are taken to La Chatre to enjoy the local market atmosphere and choose ingredients for Bouillabaisse and other stunning meals our private chef will prepare for us.  There is a great selection of inexpensive linen clothing, hats and more. Meander the medieval back streets and the interesting homewares stores.
Visit a fabulous Brocante stacked with treasures. I will show you where it is. Take in the passing parade at the café. Lunch own arrangements. Why not join me for my favourite Saturday after markets choice in a medieval building with a sloping floor and great food where all the other locals go for satisfying casual lunch and a glass of rose?  I will be selecting produce to prepare for our afternoon session painting still life with water based oils. Afternoon tea from the La Chatre Patisserie. Sigh!
Day 7  Sunday May 20, 2018
This morning we are taken to the pretty village of Crozant, where the Impressionists painters hung out together and stayed at the Hotel de L’Epinat, now a museum depicting the history of the painters in the area. Crozant is famous for its ruined castle that the Impressionists used to paint frequently as a motif of the area. 

Then we visit nearby Les Fresselines, a very pretty artists town and take the Monet trail by the river Creuse enjoying the scenery that Monet painted.  Enjoy many fabulous photographic opportunities, and weather permitting, the chance to make a water colour sketch or two. There is some very scenic countryside along the way. Drop by the beautiful town of Gargilesse and lunch at the Café des Artistes then take in the magnificent view of the Creuse river bend at the Boucle de Pin. Afterwards we visit the art museum at Gueret ( Sunday hours 2-6) and see the local Impressionist paintings. 
 Rest of the afternoon back in the studio painting, enjoying Aperitifs and Dinner at L’Hirondelle French style thanks to a cooking lesson from local Frenchwoman Anne who will show us how to make delicious tartiflette with Roblochon cheese.

Day 8  Monday MAY 21, 2018
After breakfast, we will paint produce from the markets or local flowers, in the studio
After morning tea and lunch at La Foret, and weather permitting, we will visit the picturesque village of La Celle dunoise on the Creuse river, a 20 minute drive away using the French box easels to create two local landscapes from two of many stunning vantage points using oil paints and learning more about impressionist painting techniques. 
Enjoy afternoon tea en plein air including delicious pastries. Create and breathe in the wonderful landscape. Live like an Impressionist! I will demo how to easily capture what is in front of us and you will follow suit using an unusual array of painting tools. I am on hand to assist you with your paintings. Clean up on site and join me for a casual dinner at Auberge Des Pescheurs included.

Day 9  Tuesday MAY 22, 2018 
Breakfast at L’Hirondelle ; Morning session in the studio painting. Lunch is Chicken Basquaise prepared by our Frenchwoman Anne.
Afternoon tour to Nohant, the property of the famous French writer Georges Sand near La Chatre.  Frederic Chopin spent many years in Nohant with his lover Georges Sand, an independent female novelist and memoirist who made the Creuse famous through her romantic descriptions of the wild and natural landscape and the ruins. 
We visit her home and very pretty gardens and enjoy a private tour in English accessing parts of the house otherwise inaccessible.  She was raised for much of her childhood by her grandmother, at her estate ‘Nohant’, which became the setting for many of Sand’s books. She was also well known for wearing men’s clothing, highly unusual in her day, which allowed more freedom to enter bars and other venues.
George’s son Maurice was an accomplished artist, and as well as painting and drawing, created a puppet theatre and 300 puppets which were based on characters of the day, and used in performances at Nohant and in Paris
Afternoon tea in the gardens. Private tour included  Return to La Foret and relax, take a bike ride, or finish any paintings underway. Tonight get ready for a traditional French raclette meal. 

Day 10  Wednesday MAY 23, 2018 
A day out at Aubusson. On the way we will break for a visit at picturesque Chateau Villemontieux at Chenaillerie known for its quality tapestry collection and tall turrets with a tour led by the actual owner Monsieur Lajoix who has restored the chateau over a thirty year period and lives there.
Picnic in front of the chateau afterwards. Afterwards we make our way to pretty Aubusson about one and a half hours from La Foret,du Temple.  Aubusson is known for being the village of tapestries. Wool was washed and died by the river, and woven into the tapestries you see in the Chateaus. I have found a gorgeous café by the river for coffees.  Afterwards enjoy free time to explore the several museums, or the Aubusson Museum of Tapestry or the Cite Internationale de la Tapisserie. Enjoy a meander around this pretty town.  Enter another world with the fascinating Cartons de Tapisserie Atelier and boutique displaying and selling antique hand painted designs that were used to guide the weavers. Entry 5 euros. At home, a beautiful meal prepared by our chef awaits us.

 Day 11  Thursday MAY 24, 2018 
A relaxing painting day at La Foret Du Temple;
Spend a delightful day in the studio painting your own PAINTED CANVAS WALL HANGING inspired by the cartons of Aubusson. You will be able to hang this on your own wall at home to take a little bit of French Chateau style home with you. Swoon worthy reference provided. This piece will roll up and be able to pack in a tube or your suit case. Chez nous, (at our place) for a beautiful meal in the garden at La Tonnellerie.

Day 12   Friday September 15, 2018 
A relaxing last day painting hydrangeas, roses or peonies from life and anything else you want to cover off.  Varnish any finished works and allow to dry
Home for lunch then afternoon at leisure at La Foret with the option to paint with Jac, take the bikes for a ride, pack your paintings or read a book under a tree. 
Our last night so let’s enjoy a farewell meal out, at our own expense. Let’s try my favourite local restaurant, which has a Michelin Star, but not the price tag to match luckily for us This restaurant never fails to delight and impress with its service and food
 Perhaps take a few moments to pack your bags as your departure tomorrow is an early one!

Day 13   Saturday MAY 26, 2018 
Departure  Breakfast at l’Hirondelle.  Today is the day for departure and due to your early train you will leave the house at around 6.30am as our chauffeur collects us to take us to the station ahead of time. We will pack you a snack and some water to take on the train and a water. The journey is usually two hours and arrives to Paris at Gare D’Austerlitz which is serviced by taxis.  Allow at least an hour to get to the airport by taxi. I do not recommend the RER to the airport because the trains are infrequent.  Please don’t book too tight a flight connection in case of scheduling and traffic events beyond our control that may require more than the allowed for travel time
 For those staying on your details of your stay will be on a separate itinerary provided by your travel agent.
La Tonnellerie is available for booking in the week following the tour should you wish to have wind down time after the tour to relax, read, walk, sketch and hang out. A local driver can be arranged if you would like outings. Jacqueline will be about at L’Hirondelle during that following week.
Packaging materials for paintings to be taken home are supplied and assistance will be given to pack your paintings for travel. Oil paintings are created earlier in the trip so they have time to dry and I will share how to pack them safely. We use acrylics and impasto for acrylics that dry quickly for other exercises. Ensure you have attached your details to the artworks as you make them. Please plan and allow for it in your luggage allowance of approx. 3 kilos. I buy canvases for your usage and thick papers that fit most suitcases. Emirates & QATAR  give you 30 kilos travel allowance for baggage, and 7 kilos carry on.  Check with any other airlines for your baggage allowance.
Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking so we can plan in advance as we consider food an important part of the enjoyment of our time together. 
WIFI MATTERS:   We have FREE WIFI at the hotel.  DO turn off your data, hotspots, emails to phone, and phone calls, Bluetooth  etc before you leave home in the settings. You can use free wifi at many places to Facebook family and friends.  If any doubt as how to manage your devices such as mobile phones and tablets speak to your service providers.
 We like to send updated messages through messenger and you have that connection with everyone through the Private French Art School Facebook Page.  Please ensure you have your wifi on at the hotel and if you have data roaming with your provider you can easily send messages through if you are lost or running late etc…
There are ATM machines at the airport so you can withdraw cash for your time in Paris/taxis/dinners/drinks.  Of course you can use credit cards at most places (European countries don’t like Amex!!) however its easier with cash.  You won’t need much when we leave Paris – maybe EURO300 as the majority of your meals are covered and there are just a few entrances and two meals to cover.
However if you enjoy shopping for vintage French items at the brocantes then you might wish to budget for more. There are many tempting bargains that can easily fit your suitcase!
Please note, the itinerary is subject to change due to weather/closure of attractions without notice etc.  We like to maintain a pace which is suitable to everyone so Jacqueline may change the itinerary to accommodate needs as she sees fit and in consultation with the group.
This itinerary is for the official French Art School tour. 
Your personalised flight and additional arrangements will be on a separate itinerary by your travel agent.
It is essential you are covered with travel insurance for any unexpected emergencies.  Please make sure you have an updated travel insurance policy
There is a city tax on all accommodation in Paris – this is prepaid whilst you are on the French Art School itinerary however when you are staying in Paris on your own this needs to be paid at the hotel (usually in cash).  This is currently EURO1.50 per day.    ( About $2.20 a day)
 These days it is advisable to register your travel plans with the Australian government and you can do this by clicking this link:

MAY 17 -26, 2018 your address is 2 ROUTE NOUZIER LA FORET DU TEMPLE
And also 6 Route de Mortroux, La Foret du Temple
Tel: +33 9 67 60 19 13 – Paris the address and phone numbers are in this itinerary.
Jacqueline Coates contact number in France;

French Art School supplies canvases for specific painting exercises bearing in mind you travel with them afterwards so the selected sizes are small to mid-size for your convenience. French Art School supplies excellent artisan quality art papers for other exercises and art boards, and a piece of canvas that can be rolled all of which are easy to transport and put in your case. This is how I work when I travel. The previous participants have found this easy to work with and pack and satisfying creatively. I also work from photos taken on tour when I am back home.
If you want to work to a mid to larger on canvas you are welcome to pick up canvas to your size liking or linen canvas you want to try in Paris when I take you to the art supply shop. There are also canvases in a variety shop of good quality in nearby La Chatre we can access.  These will have to be packaged and boxed for their return and taken home by you if larger size. Postage is expensive. You won’t want to do it and nor do we have time to do that on your behalf as it’s a massive exercise. Best to take oversize paintings with you as it’s the cheapest way to get large items home.
Larger canvas is your choice and expense. For one or two canvases it won’t be too hard to carry them but bear in mind what if you don’t have a trolley and have to get them on and off a train. I’ll be stocking up from La Chatre, taking some gear with me and buying in Paris for the tour for canvas and papers. I’ll go as big as we can for the floral canvas inspired by the market flowers but make it so it still fits in a normal size case. You need to take home your masterpiece!
On the last trip I purchased some gorgeous round  canvases and oval canvases in Paris at my fave art supply store and so did some students for something a little different.
I supply paint for smooth style painting in oils and acrylic. And a piano keyboard of coloured pencils and water colour pencils. We don’t do thick oils technique on this tour so much because it wasn’t an Impressionist technique and impasto paintings take a long time to dry but we do create texture.  One of the pleasures of travelling overseas is experiencing different art product so enjoy the art store experience. On my last trip I bought a wolf hair brush. Hope the wolf grew his fur back!
 If you have painted before please bring any art brushes that you may be comfortable with. I do supply brushes also.
 Make sure you have a digital camera or iphone for photos or other fave device. There are so many photo opportunities.

If you sign your work you prove at customs that your work is by you and created as a student. Otherwise your work may be deemed as a taxable undeclared purchase.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask on our private Facebook page for French Art School Tour.
Total for land package FRENCH ART SCHOOL with Jacqueline Coates tuition & host
Paris , Giverny , Loire Valley and theCreuse, Limousin
$6390 for the French Art School Section only 

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