France Trip 2014

Summer 2014: COME ALONG! We are doing two painting trips, with a maximum of 15 people each trip:

May 23 (depart from US) to June 5, 2014


June 13 (depart from US) to June 26, 2014.

Pick a date and contact us. If you want to be on the mailing list, message me with your email address. Use the contact form. Click here.

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Can’t come, but want to experience France. Reserve a painting, or commission a larger painting upon return. If you reserve a painting ahead, you will get a large discount — 35%, because you are helping to finance my trip. And you will get first pick of the paintings created during and from the trip.

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ITINERARY: (Leave a day earlier)
May 24- June 5 OR June 14 – June – 26

•     PARIS: May 24 – May 27 (June 14 – June 17).
Visit the Louvre and the Orsay Museum. Paint in the Paris Gardens.

•     GIVERNY/VERNON: May 28 – 30 (June 18 – June 20). Giverny is the home to Monet’s Gardens, and also the Museum of American Impressionism. It is a quaint, paintable village. Follow in the footsteps of the American Impressionists who followed Monet to Giverny and brought impressionism to America.

•     PROVENCE:  May 31­­ – June 5 (June 21 – June 26): We will stay at a beautiful hotel in a charming stone building in the medieval village of Le Barroux in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. A lovely breakfast buffet is included and you may purchase lunch and enjoy a 4-course dinner. In the evening there are drinks in the bar or just relax on the outdoor panoramic terrace that overlooks a 12th c. chateau.  It is a painter’s paradise surrounded by vineyards, cherry and apricot orchards and olive groves. The lovely cypress trees, picturesque farmhouses and little villages will delight your palette. Corot, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne and Picasso, all came to Provence and so can you!

Description of Workshop
Work alongside Jeanean Songco Martin, plein air painter and Chris Willey, plein air pastelist. You may work independently or benefit by the instructor’s guidance. Painting is the focus of the trip, but there will be time to sightsee and visit museums as well.

Group size is limited to 15.

This includes tuition, transportation to new locations, 2-Day Museum Pass in Paris, and accommodations with breakfast. Does not include airfare or airport transportation. Trip begins at first location, ends at last location, 2-Day Museum Pass in Paris, and accommodations with breakfast.

$550 RESERVES YOUR SEAT ($450 before Jan. 3).

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! Pay your first deposit before JAN. 3 and receive a $100 discount. Your 1st payment is $450  for a total of $2300

MARCH 1ST, 2nd Payment: $925
APRIL 1ST, 3RD Payment: $925

Jeanean Songco Martin: plein air oil painting
jeaneansongcomartin. com

Chris Willey: plein air pastel painting
(660) 238-6849

More info:

Taking the train from the Charles de Gaulle airport:




One Comment

  1. Kathleen Connors October 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Chris – sounds great! Please add me to your list. Thanks!

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