About The Course
5 Day Residential Trip | 6 nights 5 days | Arrive 8th | leave 14th | Oils
Take 5 days to switch off your phone, focus on your work and gain insight and knowledge from a highly successful artist with us at Villa Le Reve in The South of France.
The Villa Le Reve where Henri Matisse lived from 1943 to 1949 offers an exceptional setting for artistic inspiration.
The villa with its 2500m² garden with flowers and trees, is situated in a calm part of town
with sun shining all day and views over the historic city of Vence and the sea.
This 5 day residential painting trip at Matisse’s Villa Le Reve in Vence is an opportunity for an unforgettable week of tuition from Slade trained artist Ann Gardner in a world famous location. Enjoy the incredible light of the Côte d’Azur which has had artists flocking to the regent for centuries. The Villa offers 3 large fully equipped studios in-which to work. Delicious homemade meals will be prepared and served at the Villa, dinner at local restaurants may be arranged.
The accommodation at the famous Villa Le Reve, ‘The Dream’ is simple & basic, this is not a luxury holiday, the focus of this trip is on making paintings in a convivial, relaxed and supportive environment. High quality one to one tuition will be given by Ann Gardner through out the week, with trips to Matisse’s Rosary Chapel, the Matisse Museum in Nice and a trip to the coast if desired.
All bedrooms have ensuite showers and sinks, all toilets are shared outside of the bedrooms.
The double rooms have a 1 double bed and 1 small bed, meant for 1 couple or 2 friends sharing the room.
Bedrooms 1,3, have 1 double bed & 1 single bed
Bedrooms 4,5,7 are single 1 single bed
All tuition, meals and accommodation included, transfers not included. Rental cars recommended. Local exertions will be enjoyed on foot.
Arrivals from 1pm on Sunday 8th, drinks and dinner provided on arrival, departure before 10am on Saturday 14th.
Full details of bedrooms here – Villa Le Reve Information Pack
Easels provided, artist to bring their own materials, possibility of having wet paintings shipped back.
Flights not and materials included.
Pay full amount or deposit, payment plans available, please contact us to discuss.
Balance due no later than 2 months prior to the start of the course, see Terms and Conditions for full details
About The Venue
Villa Le Reve
The Villa where Henri Matisse lived from 1943 to 1949 offers an exceptional setting for artistic inspiration.
The villa with its 2500m² garden with flowers and trees, is situated in a calm part of town with sun shining all day and view of the historic city of Vence and the sea. The accommodation is simple and basic, but the atmosphere is of light and air, with 3 original painting studios which Matisse used, this is the perfect place to paint, the garden, and in the studios with sea views.