Painting in Bordeaux with Kim English!
September 10 - 18, 2014

Only $2950 single occupancy/$3950 double occupancy ($1975 per person)

Bordeaux, capital city of Aquitaine (France), declared UNESCO World Heritage Site (and the wine's not too shabby)!

Watch this 3 1/2 minute photo collage of beautiful Bordeaux.

 

 

Watch this fascinating interview with Kim on:

Kim was born in 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in a rural community near Colorado Springs. After graduation from the Rocky Mountain School of Art he joined the faculty and later began teaching at the Art Students League of Denver and the Scottsdale Artists School. He has exhibited at the Allied Artists of America winning the Gold Medal of Honor; the National Academy of Design; the Artists of America-Denver Rotary Club; NAWA 21st Annual Exhibition; Arts for the Parks; the Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland Museum; the A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art; The Knickerbocker 42nd Annual Exhibition; the Oil Painters of America and won both the Certificate of Merit and the Joseph Hartly Memorial Award at two Salmagundi Club Exhibitions.

Kim's publications and articles include: Southwest Art Magazine "Charmed by the Commonplace"; American Artist Magazine "A Moment of Truth"; Artists Magazine "Keeping it Simple"; Art Talk - Focus; and the Review "An Instinctive Way to Paint". Kim receives his inspiration traveling throughout the world, capturing images of everyday life. His years of experience teaching anatomy at the Art Students League of Denver is apparent in the way he captures the figure so beautifully in so many of his paintings.

 

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What a great city Bordeaux is! I had a group there three years ago and vowed I would have to go back. We'll be staying in the same great hotel - you will see images of it below. Painting in the streets and by the great river; visiting St Emilion and Aubeterre sur Dronne - one of officially declared Les Plus Beaux Villages in France. I will also arrange tours to vineyards and wine tastings for those interested.
Rome colonised the Aquitaine region in 56 BC, naming the area 100km east of the Atlantic at the lowest bridging point on the River Garonne, Burdigala. From 1154 to 1453, after Eleanor of Aquitaine married would-be King Henry II of England, the city prospered under the English. Their fondness for the region’s red wine (known across the Channel as claret) provided the impetus for Bordeaux’s international reputation for quality wines. Centuries on, this reputation continues to flourish.
Bordeaux has gone through a major transformation from the time I first traveled there 20 years ago. The city long known as La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) is well and truly awake after years of slumber. The turn of the millennium was a major turning point for Bordeaux, when the former mayor, controversial ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppé, roused this graceful city, pedestrianising its boulevards, restoring its neoclassical architecture, and implementing a high-tech public transport system. These days, bolstered by its high-spirited university student population, La Belle Bordeaux never seems to sleep at all.

Aubeterre sur Dronne

a room in the Continental hotel

the view from our Continental Hotel

the breakfast room a the hotel

Here's a lovely video of St Emilion - one of our out of town painting days

 

 

WORKSHOP COSTS AND SURCHARGES

* Single Occupancy - $2950

*Double Occupancy $1975 per person.

Costs include instruction, lodging, all breakfasts, my friendship and impeccable leadership and transportation to out of town locations, like St Emilion and Aubeterre sur Dronne.

Ready to register and guaranted your spot? Go to my secure registration page to submit a $300 deposit per person .

You have several choices to get to Bordeaux. You can fly into Paris and take the TGV (fast train) from the airport to Bordeaux and then a cab to the hotel. You can fly into Paris and take the 1 1/2 hour flight from Paris to Bordeaux. I've tried them both and like them both. If you come early to Paris to spend a few days you would be better off taking the TGV from Gare Montparnasse, one of the Paris train stations where there are direct trains leaving practically every hour. From the airport Charles de Gaulle there are direct trains leaving 8:19, 10:16, 2:09 and 4:21. There is also a train leaving 12:49 but that will require some train changes. From the airport it will take less than 4 1/2 hours and from Gare Montarnasse less than 3 1/2 hours. If you would like assistance securing a room in Paris or getting your train tickets online let me know.

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