Your Time With Ivy:

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 it’s home at the gorgeous Perigord Retreat Villas – complete with indoor pool, spacious studio and stunning gardens! We told you it was dreamy!

Ivy will guide you through many projects ranging from portrait making, expressive collage, art journaling, sketching on location and painting plein-air. 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!



DATES: 25 May – 03 June, 2022

Ivy Newport 1
Ivy Newport 2


  • Learn how to create portraits
  • Learn how to be more expressive in your work
  • Learn how to use collage and mixed media to create evocative portraits
  • Learn more about color and paint application
  • Learn how to mix many different kinds of art materials to achieve a rich, layered look
  • Infuse your art with old world beauty and character
  • Heighten your sense of observation, sense of color, form and aesthetics
  • Learn tips on how to sketch and paint on location
  • Fill your art journal with memorable pieces from our trip
  • Create beautiful and soulful art that you will treasure for years to come
  • Experience the beauty and culture of this region
  • Visit many historical villages and sites
  • Shop at traditional French markets
  • Enjoy organic, locally sourced foods and wines
  • Meet and connect with artists from around the world
  • and so MUCH MORE….



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  • Workshop instruction
  • Some supplies (we be specified closer to trip)
  • Nine nights lodging
  • All meals except – 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • All tour & excursion fees
  • All wine and beverages
  • Transport to and from Toulouse Airport


  • Travel costs / Airfare
  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable
  • Additional nights lodging