Georgia Booking - Perigord Retreats painting holidays

Georgia Booking

 Workshop Dates : 07/09/2020 – 16/09/2020 

Workshop Leader : Georgia

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! 

Come away with me to, paint, explore, and develop your Watercolour passions at the beautiful Perigord Retreats in the legendary Dordogne region in the South – West of France.This area is well known for it’s beautiful Landscapes, quaint villages, and unique sights, not to mention the centuries of wonderful French History.We will be based 5minutes from the medieval town of Gourdon. There are so many attractions and painting opportunities throughout the region and in the immediate area, and we have chosen the best time of the year to combine late summer, a marvellous time to be painting in France! 

This workshop will help you get a solid handle on the use of watercolour, acrylic, or water-soluble oils— both in the studio and on location. Georgia will help you break down the elements of composition, design, tonal value, shapes, temperature, and colour mixing to gain the confidence needed to paint any subject you wish. 

We will be creating your interpretation of what you see and how you feel about it rather than carbon copies of the teacher. Georgia will help you find your own artistic voice to express yourself in paint. There will be exercises in the studio, sketchbook outings, and plein air painting to help you develop the tools needed with demonstrations by Georgia each day. Georgia is well versed in all media and will demonstrate in media the students are working in whilst giving as much personal attention as the size of the group allows. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a professional artist, there is something to be gained from this very experienced, friendly and gifted communicator. She makes it easy for anyone to feel relaxed and comfortable while pushing your creative boundaries further than you have been before! Workshop Trip v.1 

There will also be time for resting, retail therapy, and cultural immersion in the amazing villages and locations we visit. 

 Rocamadour 

 Lavender Fields 

 Cahors (including the vintage market) 

 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 – 2 lunches & 1 dinner 

 All tour & excursion fees 

 All local wine and beverages 

 Transport to and from Toulouse Airport 


 Private bedroom with private bathroom 3650 Euros 

 Private bedroom with shared bathroom 3150 Euros 

 Couples/friends sharing with private bathroom 6300 Euros 

 Non painters welcome 

 Deposit of 1000 euros to secure your place payable via Paypal; 

 Booking form to be completed at time of deposit. 


 Travel costs / airfare / travel insurance (compulsory) 

 Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable 

Any further queries, please contact us: 

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DEPOSIT 1000€ – no other currencies will be accepted

Payment can be made in instalments, the only requirements are that 1000€ deposit is received with booking, and that final instalment is made 60 days before arrival.

All flights should be booked to Toulouse Blagnac international.  Any arrivals by train should be to Gourdon (46300) train station – this is perfect for anyone arriving from Paris, Gourdon is a 5 hour train ride from the centre

For international travellers, we recommend early arrival in France to adjust to time differences.  This may be in Paris and then take the train or a day or two spent in Toulouse.

We collect our guests from Toulouse Blagnac at noon on day one of the workshop.  This is the only time for collection from the airport.  Train arrivals to Gourdon can be collected at any time.

I understand that deposits are non-refundable except when Painting Holidays are cancelled by Perigord Retreats.

I understand that full payment must be received 60 days before arrival.

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