Extraordinary art courses in out-of-the-ordinary settings … Paint in historic chateaux & sleepy french villages in the Dordogne & Lot, south west France. Established 1997. As recommended by Time Out London and France Magazine.
These residential painting workshops will inspire you with a wealth of great subject matter to paint & explore. Come & enjoy an authentic taste of ‘La France Profonde.’ No need to get into a mini bus to find something great to paint. Relax & enjoy good hospitality in a friendly holiday atmosphere. And with a professional french chef, ‘la table est bonne!’ So, if you’re thinking of a painting holiday, why not be inspired by these châteaux? …. Pourquoi pas…
A fairy tale french country château with beautiful gardens & stunning views.
A fortified medieval abbey which is a UNESCO world heritage site & its presbytery, now an art studio in an authentic, pretty french village.
An old stone demeure in peaceful wine country near St Emillion. Now a comfortable three star hotel with an inspired chef.
Come & paint ‘en plein air’ in the fresh air & warm southern light. Or maybe try some studio painting, flowers & semi-abstract landscapes. Paint all day long, stimulate your creativity & make your own personal creative discoveries. You will learn techniques as well as paint ‘en plein-air’ in the beautiful light & unspoilt landscapes of south west France. Opt in or opt out, as you like, cool. Easy to understand tuition that ensures you make real progress. The course welcomes all ages, all levels and all abilities. A warm welcome to painters of all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to those looking for an advanced level painting course.
Starting to paint, I felt gloriously free, quiet, and alone – Henri Matisse
B.A. hons; Further Education & Adults Teacher’s Cert; Dip. Art Therapy
Adam Cope is a mid-career painter in watercolour & oils. He is based in the Dordogne & has painted the area for many years. He knows intimately the light, the local colours, the secret little corners of the landscape & the stories that belong to the region. He is a convivial teacher, who likes to listen to his students. He enjoys the creative exchange & sharing his passion for the visual arts.
What these unique Painting Holidays offer
- Six, eight or ten day painting courses
- For all levels – from beginners to advanced
- A qualified, experienced teacher
- Watercolour, oil, alkyds, acrylic, pastel, pencil
- Fully equipped studio
- Small groups
- Inspiring historic settings
- Unspoilt countryside to paint ‘en plein-air’ in the south west France
- A Choice of Different Venues
- Visit to a Prehistoric Painted Cave
- Full Board & Wine
- French Cuisine
- Charming accommodation
“…Thank you for finding such a gorgeous place for painting. The south of France is close to heaven. “- Kay, USA
“Easy to understand tuition that ensured that we made real progress.” – Sandy, UK
“It was a great experience and I will never forget the week we shared together. Painters are interesting people and a pleasure to be with! I hope to see you again some day.” – Manfred, Canada
At last Im getting around to say thank you so much for a wonderful week at Bedeur. I really enjoyed every element of the course and learned so much from yourself and also our fellow artists. The setting, the teaching, the weather, the food and the company was first class. You have developed a great course with all the right accessories which add to the experience. You are a good teacher Adam and that is so important.
Give my regards to Sue and Eric. Really enjoyed meeting both of them. Best wishes to you and all involved for the future. Keep the course intimate as I think it works so well. We had a great diverse group and such good conversations. I promise I’ll recommend the course in Ireland. Cheers and best wishes.” – Marie, Ireland
At Béduer I don’t read, I don’t write, I don’t think, I don’t move, I am content to feel well and to taste every instant that passes, the ripe plums and the mist. – Jean Chalon