WHAT IS AN ART ADVENTURE ABROAD WITH DARLA?

 

Ten days are planned for your pleasure in the lovely region of the Dordogne and Lot Rivers. Stay at a family-owned villa and enjoy the meals prepared by our chefs!

 

Here is a bit of Dordogne for your viewing: https://www.youtube.com/embed/zOYmWYQ4QRs

 

Come live in France, if only for ten days! Enjoy the company of other artists as we visit charming villages with time to sketch, paint and photograph or simply stroll the markets and shop a bit. The season is just right as the scent of lavender fills the air. We are staying at the villa, so no need to manage bags daily. 

 

Darla is presenting a beautiful art workshop/retreat with Perigord Retreat!

http://perigord-retreats.com/darla-bostick-july-2019/ 

 

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 use our cameras to gather images and use our time to  see the area. The France 2019will provide time for both sightseeing and plein aire painting (or paint at the villa in our private studio)!

 

Having traveled to 65+ countries, I have experience planning trips. In May 2015 I realized my dream to plan and travel abroad with artists. My annual Art Adventures Abroad have visited Spain (2015), Portugal (2016) and river cruise afterwards, Ireland (2017) and Denmark/Germany (2018). BUT only FUN people can come...if you can't walk a few miles during the day,  pack light and carry your own bags, this is not for you! The terrain in Europe can be a challenge with stairs and cobblestones where elevators/escalators are rare! If you require walking assistance you should consider not joining us for this experience.

 

I am not a travel agent, but I arrange lodging and itenerary. Generally my trips are 10 days-2 weeks. In the evenings we relax with happy hour (optional!) and add to our ongoing art journal, paint, 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. Those on my contact list are the first invited to future workshops/adventures (if you mised our adventure this year, be sure to have me add you to my early-contact list)! Bring a friend, bring a spouse! 

 

There are tabs on the upper left corner of this page to view scrapbooks of past Art Abroad Adventures! We are easy to spot---we are the ones with smiles!

 

Make plans to join us 3-12 July 2019   

Dordogne Region of France at Perigord Retreats

Learn how to record your travels with an art journal and enjoy plein aire painting. Or, if you choose to rest and relax at the property, our studio at Perigord is available to us at any time.  Our private family-owned villa in the countryside also offers an indoor pool. Gourmet meals will be prepared daily for our group. Our group size will be between 7-13 adults, so invite a friend, or bring along a spouse. 

 

For travel: The nearest airport is located in Toulouse. Additionally, you may choose to add days on your own before or after our event to acclimate and discover more! As the time nears we can coordinate travel plans (Darla is flying from DFW airport to arrive in France). 

 

What is included: The 10 days include your airport pickup/return with the group, excursion transports, lodging and gourmet meals prepared for our group (with the exception of 2 lunches and 1 dinner) plus your workshop. 

 

Where we are visiting: The photos above show the nearby villages. We also plan to see ancient cave paintings! 

 

The Nitty Gritty:

The rates include your workshop, transport from airport and excursion transport,  lodging and chef-prepared meals.  (It does not include your airfare).

 

The bedrooms/bathrooms: Of 9 bedrooms, a private bath is offered in 5 of them. The remaining 4 bedrooms share a bath (2 bedrooms/bath).

 

The Perigord website video shows the property and a 3-D video of the villa rooms. 

 

Note the pricing in the right columns use euros. Check a conversion chart online for the current rate in your currency. A 1000 euro deposit is required payable through pay pal on the Perigord website to insure your reservation and staggered payments are available with bank transfer or pay pal to Perigord. 

 

NOW There is an early registration discount when you register and pay your deposit before 1 March 2019. 

 

Darla Bostick 3 – 12 July 2019 Early Bird Offer

 

Room

Type of Bed

Type of Bathroom

Max

Head

Cost – single or double occupancy

Euros

Early

Bird Rate

Pre 1 March

Euros

Cerise

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

3000

5000

Etoile

Double 140 cm

Shared bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

2500

Noisetier

Double 140 cm

Single   90  cm

Shared bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

2700

4700

2500

4300

Olivier

Double 140 cm

Bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

3000

5000

Figuier

Single 90    cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

3700

3000

Hortensia

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

3000

5000

Coucher du Soleil

Double 140 cm

Shared shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

2500

Chene

Double 140 cm

Shared shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

2500

Rosier

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

3000

5000

 

Admission fees for excursion trips e.g. water mill, boat ride included

Two lunches excluded

One dinner excluded

 

To register: Use the Perigord website. Email me with questions. The Perigord family is very patient with questions, so feel free to ask!