Sat, 06 Apr | Château de Bourneau


April 2019
Registration is Closed

Dates & Location

06 Apr 2019, 17:00 – 13 Apr 2019, 17:00
Château de Bourneau, Rue du Château, 85200 Bourneau, France

The Details

Daily Itinerary Guide

Breakfast served 8.30am-9.30am

Painting to commence 9.30am

Mid morning tea and coffee breaks

Lunch 12.30pm-2.00pm

Painting to resume for the afternoon 2.00pm-5.00pm

Afternoon tea 4pm

Optional yoga practice one evening during the week

Wine tasting session one evening during the week

Meet for aperitifs 7.30pm

Dinner served 8.00pm

Day Off

Mid-week the group will take a break from tuition, allowing the opportunity to individually spend time as you please.

This will provide the chance to relax, read a book, walk, cycle, or continue to paint alone.

There will also be an optional excursion organised for those wishing to explore.


7 nights accommodation

5 full days landscape painting with tuition

1 day to spend relaxing, or exploring

Yoga practice

Wine tasting

All meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, drinks

Shared return transfers to and from Nantes Airport - with arrival 6th/ departure 13th April


£1,100 per person, based on single occupancy

£850 per person, based on double occupancy

£550 for a partner or friend


£220 per person to secure your place

If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend the retreat, your deposit is transferable should you find someone to fill your place, but non-refundable

Not Included

Flights - There are 3 international airports within reach of the Chateau; Nantes, La Rochelle and Poitiers

Rental Cars - These may be picked up at the airports should you wish to have transport throughout your stay

Restaurant dining


Recommended Materials List


Titanium white

Ivory black

Cadmium yellow

Cadmium lemon yellow

Yellow ochre

Burnt sienna

Cadmium red

Alizarin crimson

Ultramarine blue

Cobalt or Cerulean blue

Burnt umber or raw umber

Viridian green

Turpentine, or mineral spirits

Linseed oil

Tissue roll


Sketchbook, pencil and eraser

Hat is a must, as is suncream

Warm clothes, it is always far colder than it seems when you are standing still all day

Panels/ Canvas

10 panels or canvases

We advise a variety of sizes, but no bigger than 12 x 16 inches

Bring two of whichever sizes you choose so they can be taped together face to face with some cork between and transported home even if wet

Plein air Easel

There are lots of options: half size french box easel/ pochade box (best with tripod to fix underneath)/ aluminium tripod (these tend to be flimsy and easily blown over, but are light)

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