About The Course
5 Day Residential Trip | 6 nights 5 days | Arrive 8th | leave 14th | Oils
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. Enjoying the incredible light of the Cote D’azure and 3 large studios within the villa 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.
7 Bedrooms available
– 4 single rooms – £1800
– 3 double rooms with 1 big bed and 1 small bed, meant for 1 couple or 2 friends sharing the room – single occupancy double room £2000, shared occupancy £1500
The rooms N° 1,3 have view of the garden.
The room N° 2 (Matisse’s room) has a balcony with view of garden.
The rooms N° 4,5, have view of a small garden on the East part of the villa (very calm and cool in Summer).
The rooms N° 6, 7 have a french window with view of a small garden on the East part of the villa (very calm and cool in Summer).
The room N° 8 has view of the garden and terrace for meals on the West part of the villa.
Rooms N° 2, 6, 7 and 8 have a french-window going out on balcony or garden.
All tuition, meals and accommodation included, transfers not included. Rental cars recommended. Local exertions will be enjoyed on foot.
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.