Come and relax with us for an all inclusive week (or just a few days) on a sketching and painting holiday in the south of France
Imagine a week’s painting on the shores of  the Mediterranean’s ancient ports and villages as well as amongst lush green vineyards and shady olive groves.  We’ll take care of all of your needs including excellent accommodation, gourmet meals, transport as well as all materials and equipment.
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Don’t have time for a full week? No problem. Simply book in for a few days within our holiday dates or join one of our morning classes. If you’re planning to travel with a group, we can tailor workshops to fit in around your plans.
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A home away from home – all of our accommodation is located in beautifully renovated French village houses and offer private double or twin rooms with their own bathroom. If you’d like real luxury, there’s even an offer to stay in a local French Chateau.
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What his students have to say

Simon is a very talented artist in his own right and he is an exceptional teacher. His easy going, positive approach is designed to inspire and encourage. Classes are always enjoyable and everyone leaves with a sense of achievement as well as a painting!

Great coffee too!

Liz, Agde, France

Steve and I are thoroughly enjoying our weekly workshops. We have made significant progress thanks to Simon’s gentle teaching method and his way of creating a relaxed atmosphere while keeping an eye on everybody’s progress. He succeeds in enabling each of us to work at our own pace while being patiently coaxed out of our comfort zone and producing something we can actually like!

Brigitte, Margon, France

“I have been a regular visitor to the Robert’s studio over the past 2 years.  It’s a very friendly laid back atmosphere for would be artists to explore their different styles and mediums.  Simon is a talented artist and is always on hand to offer advice and encouragement – either as more structured tutorials or just letting us experiment.  I have also enjoyed the en plein air sessions in different locations.  Highly recommended!”

Tricia, Brighton, UK.

If you are looking for genuine encouragement in a conducive environment, look no further. Simon’s friendly sessions embrace all levels of ability. I have been joining his drawing class for over two years and I can say, without exception, everyone attending has blossomed. We can all take home our creations with pleasure and pride.

Helen, Magalas

Simon’s art classes are very stimulating. I’ve attended them for several years, in fact I go to his studio twice a week. When I started “Painting in France” I had never held a brush in my hand, so I needed a lot of guidance. And when he offered drawing classes as well, I learned another skill. He teaches every student individually. During classes I feel free to explore different media and Simon is very generous in offering materials that suit me.

Henny, Roujan, France

Painting en plein air with Simon

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