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.

 

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. Usually we do not sit in one spot to paint but we quickly sketch--there is too much to see and do! Next year, France 2019, is an exception as we will have time for both sightseeing and plein aire painting!

 

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, or be flexible, 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.

 

I am not a travel agent, but I arrange lodging and itenerary. Generally my trips are 10 days-2 weeks. We usually eat one meal out each day and then picnic or cook at our homebase. [The France trip does include food but not airfare]

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). 

 

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

 

The Nitty Gritty:

The rates below include your workshop, airport and excursions transport and 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 has  a video of the property and another 3-D video of the villa rooms.  Note the pricing in the right column uses euros. Check a conversion chart online for the current rate in your currency. A 30% deposit is required to insure your reservation and staggered payments are available with bank transfer or pay pal to Perigord. 

 

Room

Type of Bed

Type of Bathroom

Max Headcount

Cost – single or double occupancy

Euros

Cerise

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

Etoile

Double 140 cm

Shared bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

Noisetier

Double 140 cm

Single   90  cm

Shared bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

2700

4700

Olivier

Double 140 cm

Bath, overhead shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

Figuier

Single 90    cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

3700

Hortensia

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

Coucher du Soleil

Double 140 cm

Shared shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

Chene

Double 140 cm

Shared shower, wash hand basin, toilet

1

2700

Rosier

Double 140 cm

Shower, wash hand basin, toilet

2

3700

5700

 

To register: Email me with questions. If you are bringing a non-artist spouse or friend, let me know! Perigord will handle the registrations on their website. They are very patient with questions, so feel free to ask!