Art Affair in France: 9/1-8/2015

Consummate your affair with art in the French countryside

September 1-8, 2015

Only one spot left!

Rendezvous with Keli and Janet for a women’s art retreat at La Cascade
n the charming village of Durfort which sits in the ancient Midi-Pyrenees Region.
Together we’ll experience a week of fun and inspired art-making.

French Poppy Field

On Art Affiar in France 2014:
“This is a must do again trip! The accommodations were great, the food was wonderful,
and Janet and Keli are the best! Everyday was a new adventure filled with
historical sights and facts about the area we were in that day!”

~Sally, Olympia, Washington

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Janet and KeliWe’ll bring life to inspired creations in La Cascade’s large sky-lit art studio, working with acrylic paints, gels and mediums, building up luscious, vibrantly colored landscapes influenced by the beautiful French countryside. Together we’ll explore abstract, impressionistic and traditional painting methods, as well as experiment with design and composition.We’ll enhance our artistic senses as we dabble in paper clay sculpture creating whimsical animal characters.

Keli Painting a Scarf

One day we will stroll down the street to paint our own silk scarf with British artist Ann Mason. Each day we will unlock our creative flow through guided meditation and simple sketching exercises and sharpen our observational skills by visiting charming villages and markets.

The week will present a choice of relaxation, painting, collage, sculpting or jumping in the car for nearby field trips. Among our adventures will be the famous Saturday market in Revel, the Sunday Flea Market in Lautrec, as well as visiting the Episcopal city of Albi and visiting the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Most mornings will be spent together in the studio, which is open 24 hours a day for artistic play. We’ll expand our palate as we dine on the wonderful food prepared by our personal chef. A French cooking class will be included, with Chef Nese sharing the intimate art of French cuisine with us. This special week will nourish your senses and feed your soul. Come stay, work and play with us at La Cascade, where you can celebrate your love affair with art.

Cost: $2,350

Pierre & Paulette Poulet

Price includes:

  • Instruction and Materials
  • Charming Double-occupancy Room
  • Most meals prepared by our own personal chef
  • Evening Cooking Class
  • 24-hour Open Studio


  • $500 deposit to reserve your space
  • Final Payment due by February 1, 2015 (If payment is received after February 1, 2015,
    the cost for the workshop will be $2,500)
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, there will be an additional 3% processing fee.
  • Registration is limited to 8 participants
  • 2015 Itinerary

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Visit Art Affair in France for more information on this and other retreats.