Château de La Caillotière presents Watercolor Painting in the Loire Valley with Barbara Jackson

Tuesday, September 19th –
Thursday, September 28th 2017

www.chateaudelacaillotiere.com

WATERCOLOR PAINTING IN THE LOIRE VALLEY

  • Discover charming villages and markets of the region known as the Garden of France
  • Explore the banks of the Loire River and its vineyards
  • Savor the local food and cheese
  • Visit private castles and gardens,meet with their owners and local artists
  • Immerse yourself in French culture while staying at the magnificent Château de La Caillotière, a family-owned estate situated in a 70-acreFrench garden and arboretum
  • Enjoy all of this and more while sketching and painting with Barbara Jackson

Price per person $3,000 + Airfare
Your Loire Valley painting package includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Daily Continental breakfast
  • 10 meals prepared by the cook of the château or at local restaurants
  • Van transportation for day trips to local painting sites
  • Local admission fees
  • Painting instruction by Barbara Jackson
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Heated outdoor pool and tennis

Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson was born in New York and has lived in Europe, California, Hawaii and Texas. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, where she maintains a studio. Her work is held in public, corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. She received her Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii and took post-graduate training in Florence, Italy, where she studied classical painting techniques and conservation methodology.
A dedicated teacher, Barbara has over twenty-five years of experience as a studio arts instructor at museums, art schools and universities in Hawaii, California and Texas.

 


Christel de Noblet
Christel de Noblet will be our hostess and guide to the region surrounding her family's château. She is an attorney specializing in Heritage Preservation who teaches at universities in Paris and Abu Dhabi

To book contact:
bjacksonartist@aol.com
+1 415 987-3777

 

PREVIOUS TOURS

 

2016 Art Tour
Tuesday 21st June - Friday 1st July

Montfaucon Tours Presents: Arts in the Languedoc
Watercolor Painting in the South of France with Artist Barbara Jackson

 

 

Rich in history, as well as in natural beauty, the Languedoc region is situated at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France. Here, artists will find a wealth of visual inspiration; Cathar castle ruins cling to rugged peaks while far below, winding rivers, lush pasturelands and vineyards stretch towards the horizon. Ancient villages, with narrow cobbled streets, half timbered medieval houses, and gothic church spires await the artist's brush. Artists of all levels will enjoy sketching and painting in this fascinating part of France.


Locations close to our home base in the town of Limoux will provide daily opportunities for sketching and painting. Whether a five minute walk across the bridge into the heart of the town, or a short ride by private van to a nearby site, there is no end to subject matter. Occasional daytrips will take us farther, to discover other areas of artistic interest.

Limoux, France
The lovely Montfaucon Residence in the town of Limoux, France will provide deluxe accommodations for our stay in the Languedoc. Situated at river's edge, this meticulously restored, 800-year-old building was home to the guardians of the medieval city's bridged entryway. Views from the rooms and the terrace offer myriad possibilities for sketching and painting; the bridge itself, the red tiled roofs and colorful houses across the Aude River, are all splendid subjects for future works of art.

The spacious rooms of the Montfaucon are perfection in both design and comfort. Historic elements of the twelfth century building have been restored and retained while contemporary conveniences have been thoughtfully integrated into the overall plan.

The lower level "cave" has been made into a professionally designed studio, ideal for demonstrations, reviews and indoor work.

Dates of Tour
Tuesday 21st June - Friday 1st July

The ten night program includes:

• Daily art instruction and regular group reviews
• Ten nights accommodation (double occupancy)
at the luxury private Montfaucon residence
• Daily continental breakfast
• Nine dinners prepared both by our chef and
at restaurants of the region
• Anytime use of the Montfaucon studio, easels
and art stools
• Pick up and delivery from/to the airports in
Toulouse (Blagnac), or Carcassonne, or the
train station in Carcassonne
• Daily transportation to sites for plein air
painting (except on scheduled day off)

Does not include:
• Airfare to and from France
• Lunches (we find charming cafés or picnic
stops for you to enjoy)

Tour cost:
$3600 per person
(based on double occupancy)

Contact Information:
Barbara Jackson can be reached by phone at (281) 888-4647
or by e-mail

For information about Montfaucon Tours go to: www.Montfaucontours.com

 

 

Barbara Jackson, MFA                                

BARBARA JACKSON was born in New York and has lived in Europe, California, and Hawaii. She currently resides in Houston, Texas where she maintains a studio. Her work is held in public, corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. She received her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii and took post-graduate training in Florence, Italy where she studied classical painting techniques and conservation methodology.

In addition to creating her own work, Barbara is a dedicated teacher with twenty-five years of experience as a studio arts instructor at museums, art schools and universities in Hawaii and California. She continues to teach art and present lectures as the GOLDEN Certified Working Artist for Texas.

Travel is also a passion for this busy artist/arts educator. Having spent many years living and traveling abroad, she loves introducing students to the arts and cultures of other countries while teaching them to draw and paint what they see. Focusing on her two favorites, France and Italy, she has conducted traveling art workshops for more than two decades.

"My passions are creating art, teaching art,
and traveling to see art!"