painting and drawing holidays

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Come over and stay at our converted farmhouse and barn in 11 acres of land
in the heart of peaceful countryside just north of the city of Pau and
the Pyrenees mountains in south west France.

Courses are fully catered and you can stay in a single room or in a twin (small reduction for sharing).


The courses this year are for beginners and improvers who want to improve
their drawing and painting skills in pencil and watercolour.
There are three courses this year:
Saturday June 1-8
Saturday June 15-22

Fees are £625.00 per person.

They run from Saturday to Saturday so that you can take advantage of Ryanair’s flights from Stansted to Lourdes airport, where we will pick you up.

The aim of the courses is to relax, learn a bit and have a good time. As well as working in the studio there will be location visits for drawing and sketching and as much time for relaxation as you want.

In addition there will be a visit to a small, local wine producer for a wine tasting and either a trip to Pau or a day out in the mountains.

There are more details on the fact sheet – please contact us if you would like one.

 your tutor

Neil is an experienced artist, designer, photographer and illustrator who,
with his wife Sandy, has been organising creative courses at Lahon since 2004.

You can view Neil’s work at:

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what’s included

Transfers to and from Lourdes airport or Pau train station.

Tuition each day in the studio and on location. Nearby location visits.

Full board with accommodation in twin-bedded rooms all with private facilities.

Anglo-French cuisine prepared by Sandy.
One evening meal at a local restaurant.
Wine tasting at a local vineyard*.
Visit to the medieval city of Pau or the Pyrenees*.

what’s not included

Travel to France – Ryanair fly into Lourdes which is about 40 minutes from Lahon. Alternatives are Toulouse, Biarritz and Bordeaux airports, all about two hours by train to Pau station.