Booking Christopher Cole Workshop - Perigord Retreats painting holidays

Booking Christopher Cole Workshop

Workshop Dates : 09/08/2020 – 18/08/2020

Workshop Leader :Christopher Cole

Your 10 days will be a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your suitcase (and your art supplies) and truly relax, since the entire group will make its home at the gorgeous Perigord Retreat Villas – complete with indoor pool, spacious studio and stunning gardens! We told you it was dreamy!

Christopher Christopher Cole is a highly successful artist with over 40 years of professional experience.  His Classical training included a thorough grounding in the techniques of the Flemish & Italian artists of the Renaissance.  He has an international following with paintings in collections in England, throughout Europe as well as in Australia, the USA, South Africa & Japan.  Clients come from all walks of life but share a taste for paintings full of warmth & character.  Christopher enjoys the challenge of creating an original portrait or painting that will be a work of art to be enjoyed for generations to come.  He works in acrylic, oil, pastel, ink & watercolour and specialises in drawing and painting from direct observation, bringing both traditional techniques and contemporary style to his acutely analysed interpretations.

Christopher has taught art at schools, colleges & adult education for over 25 years.  He really enjoys the challenge of bringing his extensive knowledge & experience to his lessons.  He encourages diversity & experimentation so that all his students develop their own personal style.

We will be visiting enchanting medieval villages, strolling through French vintage markets, touring ancient castles, picnicking in the French countryside and creating all along the way! The creative inspiration will be all around you!

  • Rocamadour
  • Lavender Fields
  • Gourdon (our local village)
  • Beynac
  • St. Cirq Lapopie
  • Domme
  • La Roque Gageac
  • Castelnaud la Chapelle
  • Sarlat (another market!)
  • Workshop instruction
  • Ten days lodging
  • All meals except – 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • All tour & excursion fees
  • All local wine and beverages
  • Transport to and from Toulouse Airport


  • Private bedroom with private bathroom 1895 Euros
  • Private bedroom with shared bathroom 1595 Euros
  • Couples/friends sharing with private bathroom 3185 Euros
  • Non painters welcome
  • Deposit of 1000 euros to secure your place payable via Paypal;


  • Travel costs / airfare / travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable

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