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© 2020 by Kate Kilbourne

May 25 - June 1

Plein Air Painting with

Tom Hughes

Painting Holiday in Trôo, France

  • Stay in a beautiful chateau with swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and space for painting indoors, as well as on the magnificent grounds
  • Paint the magical village of Trôo with its charming cave houses, winding paths and stairways that criss-cross the hillside and provide stunning views over the river and valley
  • Van excursions to paint at nearby castles and magnificent gardens, with opportunities to visit farmers markets, wineries & historic sites
  • Enjoy farm-to-table home cooked regional fare at the chateau as well as a welcome wine & cheese soirée, farewell dinner at a reknowned local restaurant, and two bistro lunches in nearby villages
  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional) - vernissage at the Cave Yuccas museum café on Friday afternoon to show & sell 

Designed for all levels of painters, instructor Tom Hughes' workshops include demonstrations by the artist, individual instruction and critique, universal encouragement, and lots of laughs. 

At A Glance


  • 10 students maximum

  • 7 nights lodging in an extraordinary chateau

  • Breakfasts, lunches and 3 home-cooked gourmet dinners included

  • Welcome wine & cheese soirée

  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional)

  • Farewell haute cuisine dinner

  • Van excursions to the best  destinations: local chateaux, markets, wineries & landmarks



Le Château de la Voûte

All inclusive cost (see above):

  • 2500 euros for the week per person, based on double occupancy

  • Single room option: add 350 euros

  • 20% discount for non-painters

  • French box easel rental option: add 50 euros


Registration closes March 24

"I did this workshop in France last May. It was wonderful. We worked hard, saw the countryside, laughed a lot and ate well. Tom Hughes is a terrific oil painter and tireless teacher. He has won several national awards the past year and is finally getting the recognition he deserves. I highly recommend this workshop!"