2019 Dates Just Added – See ‘Availability’

So that’s it for our 2018 courses.

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.

Autumn – Weekly Courses start next week !

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).

See Contact Us for Booking details.

Start of Autumn Season – full weeks and single days

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

October            02

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.

Our First Spring/Summer Season in Brief


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.


Art Studio Ready

Our new art studio, has had it’s makeover, and is ready for our guest artists to try out.

Studio with natural light

There is plenty of natural light, from 2 huge skylight windows. All it needs now, are some eager artists !