The Weekend Break offering will be for Friday 17 May to Sunday 19 May, with Art Tuition on Saturday. The weather in mid-May is usually warm and sunny.
The weekend goes like this:
Arrive on Friday; You’re free to explore the garden and pool, or take a walk or bike ride around the local area to take in the fresh air and get your bearings. Or just relax !
Dinner is at 7pm. And you’ll be able to meet your art tutor Glyn, to get to know each other, and find out more about the format for Saturday’s art . Dinner is a 4 course meal served at 7pm in the gazebo weather permitting or in our dining room. Home cooked, and a glass or two of house wine.
Saturday morning, continental breakfast, (Cereals, Yogurts, Cold Meats and Cheese, French bread, Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate) served from 7.30 am – 8.30 am.
9.0 am, make your way to the Art Studio, where we will discuss our art projects for the day. After which we will go out into the garden (weather permitting), to work with the beautiful surroundings.
10.30 Morning coffee break.
Light lunch 12.30 – 1.30 when we can also discuss our morning’s achievements.
1.30 back to our art projects in the garden, until 4 pm.
4 pm Tea and cake.
Then there’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings, before your evening meal.
Dinner served at 7pm, and more time to relax.
A good night’s sleep, and breakfast on Sunday morning, before your departure.
The Weekend Break offering is new for us, and hopefully just the sort of thing you would enjoy with some fellow artists or good friends ! To get away from it all, and to welcome in the warm summer months! And Why Not ?
Please Note: for anyone who might like to come visit us for the Saturday’s Art Class only; we are flexible to be able to do that as well, and you will be very welcome !
It has been a really good start for us in 2018, and we’ve learned such a lot along the way. All good for helping to make a great residential art experience, even better in 2019.
So, check out our 2019 course dates against your own calendar to see which course week(s) will fit into your schedule for 2019; see the Availability Page for all the available course dates.
Don’t forget that if you’re looking for a taster, or don’t have far to come, then a ‘Single Day’ of tuition, might just get your arty juices flowing again ! All dates are on the Availability Page. Scroll down to the Art Tuition Dates 2019; all ‘Single Day’ available dates are on a Tuesday.
To Book onto a course, go to the Booking page to get more information about accommodation and tariffs; then go to the Contact Us page and either Call or Email us.
We’re looking forward to meeting new artists, both experienced and beginners in 2019 !
Don’t wait too long to book, or you might miss your preferred date.
If you’re looking for something a bit different and you’ve always had an idea that you have a budding artist inside you… then look no further… our art tutor will gently lead you towards a good understanding of how to begin your journey into the world of art.
You will soon find that making time for yourself, and creating your own art will be so satisfying that you will want to delve deeper and be more adventurous with your art.
Don’t delay, it starts next week, both weekly full board courses, and single day courses with meals (Tuesdays only).
It’s been hot, yes -very hot ! here in Creuse, and the temperatures are just starting to calm down a little bit, as the hours of daylight continue to shorten.
The family holiday period is nearing it’s end, and we are moving towards September and Autumn, the period when our artists come again for their art courses.
We have places available for the following dates:
6 DAY – ART COURSE DATES 2018 (Availability): All dates run Sunday to Saturday.
September 16 – 22, 23 – 29
October 30 Sep – 6
1 DAY – ART TUITION DATES 2018 (Availability): All ‘1 day’ art course dates are on a Tuesday.
September 18, 25
If you’ve been avoiding the school holiday travel period, and have time to spend doing something for yourself, or with friends and/or family; why not try our art courses, they run for either 6 days (5 days tuition) or just one day (Tuesday dates above).
Why not come and see if it’s something that you would enjoy. We put our energy into making sure your stay is comfortable and relaxing, as well as ensuring that you really enjoy the art course under the guidance of our tutor, Glyn.
It did seem to be a slow start this first year, but we’ve had quite a few people come and visit for the one-day fixtures that are held on Tuesdays. Our guest artists all said how much they enjoyed the day, the food, the surroundings and of course how much they enjoyed being able to focus on their art.
It was very evident that being able to relax and focus specifically on their creative energies was something that they could really only achieve away from life’s inevitable demands.
So far we have seen mainly ladies, but a couple came to stay all last week, and they loved the experience. It’s uncanny, but the weather has always been ‘just right’. It certainly has been great weather and generally here in St Sebastien, that’s what we do get. It’s why we installed our swimming pool a couple of years ago. There have been quite a few swimmers among our guest artists. I think they have appreciated eating outdoors as well, it helps extend the day’s enjoyment, being out in the fresh air for meals.
Our Summer/Autumn season starts on 16 September, and it’s always very warm then, but very calm, and of course the sunlight is more of a golden light that gives everything that lovely warm glow. The swimming pool in late summer is really lovely, as it’s had the build up of all the summer’s heat.
Of course we will be continuing with the one day courses on Tuesdays, from Tuesday 18 September.