Simply put, my Art Adventure is just that. We are a small group of artists (and non-artists who desire the encounter) who experience the culture, sites, foods of another country as we gather photographs and a few sketches of the trip! I keep an art journal and encourage the group to do the same. We do not sit in one spot to paint--there is too much to see and do! So, we use our cameras to gather images and use our time to  see the area. [Next year, France 2019, is an exception!]


Having traveled to 65+ countries, I do have experience planning trips. In May 2015 I realized my dream to travel abroad with artists to share my favorite places. Each year since I have offered an Art Adventure Abroad! My group has visited Spain (2015), Portugal (2016) with an optional river cruise afterwards and Ireland (2017). BUT only FUN people can come...if you can't walk a mile, can't pack light and carry your own bags, or be flexible, this is not for you!


I am not a travel agent, but I make all the arrangements. Generally my trips are 10 days-2 weeks. We usually eat one meal out each day and the rest of time we picnic or cook at our homebase. [The price does not include food or airfare]

In the evenings we relax with happy hour (optional!) and add to our ongoing art journal, catch up on emails or settle in with a book...even our non-artists in the group can learn to art journal!


You are invited! It's a VERY small group so if you are interested in the next trip let me know early. Spaces are filling. A $500 deposit holds a place for you! Those on my contact list are the first invited to future workshops/adventures (so if you can't attend this year, be sure to let me know to add you to my early-contact list)! Bring a friend, bring a spouse! The payment schedule appears on the pdf document below.


There are tabs on the upper left corner of this page to view scrapbooks of past Art Abroad Adventures! 


2018 June/July:  Spend 13 days to experience Copenhagen, Denmark followed by Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. For pricing and details take a peek at the tab on the top left of this page for the 2018 trip, or CLICK ON THE PDF LINK BELOW. Either way, contact Darla at darlabostickart@gmail.com 


2019 July: Dordogne, France 3-12 July (plus 1 extra day on the 13th for flights home) 

more details later!  http://perigord-retreats.com/darla-bostick-july-2019/ 

Picture yourself visiting a charming village area each day. The scent of blooming lavender fills the air. Our private family-owned villa in the countryside not only provides a studio for our use at any time but you may relax in the indoor pool. Beautiful meals will be prepared for our group. Come and totally immerse yourself in your art. More info will be posted soon. Your airport pickup/return to and from the villa, lodging and meals are included. There may be one additional hotel night the night before flying home--more details later. We must have 7 participants to make our group (but room for a bit more).