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Registration for Melissa Weinman’s

Solvent-Free Plein Air Painting in the South of France

June 1-10, 2017

CLICK HERE to reserve your Double Occupancy spot.

CLICK HERE to reserve your Single Occupancy spot.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in France! This 10-night, all-inclusive holiday begins when you touch down at the Toulouse Blagnac International Airport June 1, 2017. After collecting your bags, you will be met outside the luggage carousel area by myself (Lisa) and our hostess, Dominique.

We will travel as a group to Larnagol, your home-away-from-home for the next 10 days. Once there, we will have some light refreshment, settle into the rooms, get comfortable and later, have a light dinner before retiring. With the fresh country air, plan on getting a great night’s sleep!

The next morning the real fun begins.

Melissa will demo and introduce you to solvent-free painting with Walnut Oil medium, just like Leonardo DaVinci used. We will visit the tiny villages of Larnagol, Calvignac and Cajarc, to give you your first taste of the charm of this region, considered to be one of the most beautiful in France.

There will be daily art instruction, covering a different topic each day, including under painting and glazing, skies and water, perspective, vertical and horizontal planes, reflected light in shadows. Each learning module will take place at a location specifically chosen to illuminate that day’s lesson.

We’ll spice up the holiday with various day trips to unforgettable sites, such as the Pech Merle caves, where one can see 29,000 year old cave paintings by the first men (or WOMEN!) or to the 900+ year – old viilage of Belcastel, with its restored castle, moat and pair of resident owls.

Of course no trip to France would be complete without a visit or two to the open markets with their cheeses, sausages and baked goods. And we cannot forget the truffles!

Included in your trip are:

  • 10 nights accommodations (based on double occupancy)
  • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Wine included with meals
  • Ground transportation to and from Toulouse Blagnac Airport at specified arrival and departure times
  • Transportation in and around the area for day trips
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Art instruction

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Chocolate and spending money
  • Additional days you may choose to stay and any resulting transport fees
  • Gratuity to our hostess, Dominique (optional)

We purposely keep these workshops small to ensure plenty of individual instruction by the teacher. Do you know someone who deserves a trip? – it’s always fun to bring a friend! The cost of this workshop is $3599 USD. If you pay in full at the time of registration, you will save $100.

CLICK HERE to reserve your Double Occupancy spot.

CLICK HERE to reserve your Single Occupancy spot.

Call us toll-free to register at 888 544 5582. Alternately, you may send a check drawn on a US bank and made payable to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel, LLC up until May 20th, 2017. Mail to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel, LLC, PO Box 955, Sumner, WA 98390..