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
WENDY HIGBEE CARANDO
Shared room $4,200 Single room $4,800
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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!
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!
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.