Painting Holiday

LeVieuxCouvent Painting Holiday
June 1 – 11, 2020

Come join me as we pack up our travel palettes and art journals, and head off to the south of France! Le Vieux Couvent is a beautifully restored 17th century convent complex tucked into the medieval hamlet of Frayssinet. Surrounded by wildflower meadows, flocks of sheep and oak woods, this lovely retreat center has been designed by artists FOR artists. Five hours south of Paris, Frayssinet is located in the Dordogne area of France. The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country, known for its rich food, heady history, chateau-studded countryside and picturesque villages. Le Vieux Couvent has been collecting rave reviews for years from visiting artists who return year after year to enjoy its rustic charm.

Maybe you want to spend some creative time in the on-site art studio (open 24 hours), relax by the pools, patios, or wander off and enjoy the flowering gardens. Or, come join me on the unique excursions provided by our hosts. Two 8-seater vans will be transporting us to various painting sites and destinations. Maybe Roca ma dour, an historic pilgrimage site will be your favorite. Or, maybe it will be the Chateau de Beynac, one of the best preserved and known castles in the area that dramatically sits atop a limestone cliff. Wherever we go, I will be giving daily demonstrations and as little or as much help as you wish for your own art journaling.

The cost is $3300 per person. Non-painting partners pay $2950. A $600 fee is required with registration (check payable to Ruth Korch.) The balance will be due March, 2020. Included in this price is your pre-arranged roundtrip transportation to/from Toulouse airport, full accommodation (single or double occupancy all with private bathrooms), meals, drinks (soft and wine) and transportation to the various surrounding areas for day trips and plein air or photo opportunities.
Here is the website of LeVieuxCouvent, with a full listing of what is included in this amazing 10 day painting holiday:

For additional information and a registration form please contact me at: