Workshops in Provence —
2021 Painting in Provence
June 18 – 26, 2021
September 10 – 18, 2021
May 20 – 28, 2022
June 17 – 25, 2022
September 9 – 17, 2022
Note that other workshop dates can be scheduled if there is enough interest from participants (minimum 4, maximum 9).
All levels welcome!
Discover the magic of painting in Provence during a week-long oil painting workshop.
You will be guided by Jill, who has been living and painting in the landscapes of Provence for over 40 years. This is a truly immersive art experience in which you will live like a local and paint from some of the best spots Provence has to offer.
Designed for both confirmed painters and beginners, Jill’s workshops focus on primarily on color, mixing a harmonious palette, oil painting techniques, and the creative process.
Participants embark on a journey to explore Provence in a unique way, drawing and painting from nature – en plein air – at the sea, in the hill towns, at the Aix market, and at the sites of the Provençal masters.
In the footsteps of
masters of impressionism —
This workshop also includes a cultural dimension concentrating on Cézanne and Van Gogh. During the week, participants will visit and paint on the very sites where the impressionist masters painted.
Personalized instruction —
Workshops are limited to a number of nine participants, which provides individual attention in an intimate group setting. During the week, Jill takes time to coach each participant individually, providing them with valuable guidance and feedback.
This workshop is a personal and spiritual experience, like climbing a mountain within yourself. It’s a moment to step back, slow down, observe and experience the beauty and wonder in and around you. Students are encouraged to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel nature as a catalyst for their artistic expression.
Whatever the level
Everyone is welcome —
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
If these words speak to you and wake up a desire to paint, then join Jill for a workshop.
Open to beginners, experienced painters and non-painters alike. An alternate program is available for non-painting partners.
Painting with the Seasons —
“Art exists… to make us taste the eternal.” – Paul Cézanne
Standing in fields of wheat, sunflowers or lavender of Provençe, in the fishing village of Cassis or in the flower markets of Aix, participants celebrate nature with color.
Seasonal Workshop motifs
May – Poppies
June/July – Sunflower & Lavender
September – Vineyards & Olive Groves
January/February – Cozy Café Scenes (on demand)
Nothing to prepare
We take care of everything —
ACCOMMODATIONS – We work with you to find the ideal accommodation for you in the heart of Aix-en-Provence.
MEALS – From home-cooked Provençal meals, to village cafés and seaside restaurants, and evening apéritifs, most meals and beverages are included.
TRANSPORTATION – From arrival to departure, you will not have to give a second thought to getting around – we have you covered.
ART SUPPLIES & SHIPPING – Absolutely everything is included and will be provided.
Painting is not everything —
This workshop takes place in the heart of Provence, and includes travel and visits to some of the most beautiful sites in the south of France.
For those who would like to have more time to explore the surrounding areas, shop in the local markets, experience fine dining or visit vineyards, it is highly recommended to extend your stay before or after the workshop. Let us know how we can help you make your plans.