Your first spa treatment is on us! 

Exhale! Deep breath. You've arrived at the Hotel Soleil and Spa

in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. And it is absolutely divine. 


Help yourself to your favorite selections from their large

breakfast buffet and enjoy on the outside courtyard or in their

sunny dining area.


Yes - Here at the Soleil, it's time to slow down, breathe and

enjoy life! Yes, exhale, my friend - we take care of everything

for you. And your first facial, manicure or massage is on us! 




Life is good in Saint Remy! 

From the Soleil, it's a quick and easy walk to the

center of the village. Saunter about the boutiques,

cafés, restaurants, local artisan shops, restaurants,

museums, churches, chocolatiers and ohhhhh

so much more. To your hosts, Saint Remy-de-Provence

is the quintessential French village with a most extraordinary

market two days a week. You will fall in love! 


During more of your free time, take a 10-minute

walk in the other direction and enter one of the

most complete Greek/Roman ruins. The astonishing

2nd century B.C. city of Glanum is yours to explore.  


Your travel is filled with so many unexpected delights.

You'll never forget strolling through town, coming

upon a most inviting courtyard shaded by massive

plane trees... and seeing tables set up for our private

fresh-from-the-market lunch; and that time you

had not a care in the world, because you were

riding a carousel in Provence. 


Yes - this is an  a trip like no other art experience

you've ever had. Come with us - let me give you the

​trip of your dreams! 

We welcome Provençal artist Wendy Higbee Carando to the team for her one-time-only workshop, exclusive for our Art Study participants! Wendy is providing you with a perfectly wonderful art experience teaching her contemporary, Provence-inspired interpretation of ancient Japanese techniques, in a Medieval village. Wendy is providing all your necessary art supplies for your water-based exploration of Nihonga, Cyanotype and Marouflage - including yards of paper!

Working with these freeing, unfamiliar materials and techniques, you will remember that doing art is meant to be fun. Let Wendy help you once again find joy in your own art practice!

The incredible Susan Rubin will instruct drawing several days and be available for coaching throughout your trip. Your "and a half" instructor is Sue Ann who can coach your work in oils, watercolors, calligraphy and will have a good understanding of Wendy's techniques to give tips when we're not with her


Let's PLAY!  Take this opportunity to advance in your work by freely exploring new techniques! 

Art Study in Provence

Daily workshops with one of two Instuctors

WENDY HIGBEE CARANDO

instructs NiHonga

​​

SUSAN RUBIN

instructs Drawing

 



Shared room $4,200   Single room $4,800
​To book trip now, click on Yellow button

While the focus of this trip is Art Study, we'll also take you to regional locations to

explore the locations that were such a deep inspiration to artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and more! 


The light, landscapes and architecture of Provence has long called to many an artist.

Most famously, Van Gogh spent over two years in Saint Rémy and nearby Arles.

                                                               Imagine - standing in the middle of his paintings

                                                               as we visit numerous locations he painted

                                                               including his Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum           

                                                               and The Courtyard of the Hospital at Arles.


                                                               A most moving experience is being present in his

                                                               room and walking the grounds of the asylum,

                                                               Saint Paul de Mausole, a short 10 minute walk

                                                               from your hotel. After cutting off part of his left

                                                               ear in Arles, Van Gogh voluntarily confined  

                                                               himself to this institution in Saint-Rémy. While

                                                               Van Gogh battled his own personal demons, his time here would prove to be one of his most creative as an artist, producing 

Starry Night and many other masterpieces. Walk through his olive grove fields;

gaze upon his treasured mountainous landscape the Alpilles; as he did, enjoy

the iris blooming; visit Les Alyscamps where Paul Gauguin and Vincent each 

created several paintings. 

A bit farther from our home base, in Aix-de-Provence, we'll visit the

deeply inspiring home studio of Cézanne. We'll search for fields of poppies.

In the incredible Roussilon, we'll stand in awe of the natural ochre cliffs;

shop for ochre pigments & other treasures and stroll this incredible village

with buildings clustered high atop those colorful hills.   


April 28-May 7, 2020

Provence through the artists' eyes

An amazing location!

Your workshop with Wendy is to be held in a stone building at the base of the mountain with incredible views for your inspiration. Above our studio, the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence and it's 10th Century castle.

Susan, Wendy 2019 in Les Baux de Provence

​​ Host Sue Ann Hum presents

ART STUDY in Provence

with Instructor / Co-Host Susan Rubin
and introducing Instructor Wendy Higbee Carando


This trip is going to be like no art experience you've ever had! Our

two (and a half) instructors join together their diverse expertise to

encourage you to explore and play; with the goal of instilling a

new-found freedom in your chosen medium.