Painting Workshops

Painting in the open air.

Nothing is as wonderful as painting outdoors in a green and lush landscape and the music of the wind through the leaves and the birds singing. 

NEW in 2018: Combination Art & Energy

The golden way to relax completely and rebuild your energy at the same time.

And that, of course, preferably under a blue sky with sunshine! By bad weather conditions, we enjoy being in the fabulous workshop of Mercedes.

You will learn how to paint in the open air and how to cope with the impressive landscape of the Périgord, the lovely countryside between the rivers Dordogne and the Lot.

We work in acrylic on paper or on canvas ( with min.formaten 50 x 70), or with soft or oil pastels. All sorts of possibilities and techniques will be explained to you.

This painting week will consist of approximately 24 hours of lessons / guided painting, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with a nice long lunch break to relax.
In this region, the delicious food and drinks are an important part of everyday life.
We will find another location almost every day, and start the subject each in his or her own level.
Your level will be upgraded by the day !!





Very instructive and fun. Never a dull moment, but lots of pleasure instead.






Mercedes is also Life- & Energy coach and together we will give you Life Force Energy exercises every morning during 10-15 minutes and maybe after lunch as well. This will bring a lot of energy flowing through the important meridians and Chakras of your body. By applying these exercises your health gets a tremendous Boost!
These exercises are also put on a series of training videos ( Value € 47,- ), which you can follow for free online at home after this painting and meditational week.

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The groups will contain about  4  -6  students. And of course, this wonderful painting adventure ends with a small exhibition of all the results of this week and dinner on Friday night.

You will have a  meditation – painting week where you can experience and enjoy the best of our landscape in the Perigord, plus the Energy Boost in an interesting price/quality ratio.

Price for one week: € 275,-   per person. With a minimal of 4 subscribers.

You can also stay for 2 weeks for € 475,- which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful region with 11th Centuries houses and churches, continue to work on your paintings, have some massages or Chakra Healing, or just enjoy the silence and nature.


2018 on the program (at least 4 entries):

Week 18: 30 of April  up to 4 of May

Week 23: the 4th of June till 8th of June

Week 26:  25th  of June up to 29th of June;

Week 27: 2nd of July up to 6 of July

Week 35: 27 of August up to 31 of August;

Week 36: 3rd of September up to 7th of September



For more information and bookings, please contact:

Mercedes Choufoer 00.33.565.21.41.92 or 0031.6.8377.4849        email: