Provence Painting Holidays

Aix-En-Provence Painting Holiday

May 31st - June 7th 2020

Urban Sketching Pen & Wash, Oil or Acrylics

Join us in the city of Aix-En-Provence, south France next June for 7 days of painting en Plein Air and exploring the footsteps of the Impressionists.

We will be staying in the beautiful city of Aix-En-Provence in the Provence region of South France. Aix-En-Provence is a popular tourist destination and was voted as the city most French people would most love to live in.

This 7 day workshop will be based around the city of Aix-En-Provence with day trips to the historic hill top city of Gordes, and to the city of Arles. We will be painting street scenes and cafe scenes in our Sketchbooks with Pen & Wash, and also painting in oils and acrylics. If you have a preference for one medium over the others then by all means feel free to paint in that medium.

So where is Aix-En-Provence? It's in the south of France just 30 minutes to the north of Marseille, Frances second largest city:

Aix-en-Provence Painting Workshop

The accommodation in Aix-En-Provence is a modern comfortable hotel with all the amenities you will require:

  • Complimentary buffet style breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Flexible check-in/check-out
  • French/English capability
  • Shared rooms with own bathroom (Single rooms available)
  • Located within easy reach of the city and our main painting sites
  • Free WIFI
  • Air-conditioned Rooms

Here is a sneak peak around the city of Aix-En-Provence:

Provence Painting Holiday
Provence Painting Workshop
France Painting Holiday
France Painting Workshop
aix-en-provence art workshop
Aix-En-Provence Painting Holiday

The accommodation for the 7 nights is ideally located within walking distance of our main painting subjects, so we can spend as much time as possible painting. A sample of the type of subjects is above.

Painting In The Footsteps Of The Impressionist's

Paint The Same Scenes As Cezanne & Van Gogh

We will be painting in the footsteps of two of the most famous Impressionist / Post-Impressionist artists of all time ... Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. These are two artists who need no introduction and have gone down in history of two of the all time master artists who each changed the direction of painting in their own way.

Paul Cezanne was an Aix-En-Provence native. Even though he spent time in Paris with the Impressionist artists and exhibited with them, he returned to his home town and built an art studio in town where he did some of his best work. We will be taking a walking tour of the city and finding some of the iconic locations and sites that were part of the world Cezanne.

Vincent Van Gogh was at his most productive when he moved to Arles (a city about an hour away from Aix-En-Provence). It was in Arles when Van Gogh painted with Gaugon for a period of time, before checking himself into the Asylum where again he produced a large volume of paintings. We will be visiting Arles and the Asylum and painting in the same locations as Van Gogh.

Here is a sample itinerary for the 7 days (note - this is subject to change during the event):

Aix-En-Provence Painting Workshop

May 31st - June 7th 2020

Sunday 31st May
Day 1

Day 1 : Arrive in Aix-En-Provence and check into the hotel in the afternoon. We will meet for dinner at a nearby hotel for a briefing of the week to come, and then relax to enjoy a group dinner in the early evening.

Monday 1st June
Day 2

Day 2 : On our first morning we will meet in the morning for a Pen & Wash Sketchbook session. This is a good opportunity to orientate yourself to the city and finding your way around. Take plenty of photos. In the afternoon we will continue with our Pen & Wash Sketchbook painting of local cafe scenes.

Tuesday 2nd June
Day 3

Day 3 : Day trip to Gordes (an ancient hilltop village). We will travel by bus and stop on the way for a painting session of the hilltop village in oils or acrylics. Then free time to wonder and explain the town and find a cafe for lunch. In the afternoon we will paint a street scene in the town in oils or acrylics.

Wednesday 3rd June
Day 4

Day 4 : A break from painting in the morning we will be doing a walking tour of Aix-En-Provence visiting sites that Cezanne frequented when he lived in the city. Our guide will show us the historic sites and we will finish up with a visit to the famous markets. Free time over lunch to explore the markets and cafes. In the afternoon we will find a cafe scene to paint in Pen & Wash in our sketchbooks.

Thursday 4th June
Day 5

Day 5 : A Day trip to the city of Arles. This was were Van Gogh based himself for some time and was at his most productive. We will also visit the famous Asylum where he checked himself into and continued to produce great work. Will paint in the grounds of the Asylum in the footsteps of Van Gogh.

Friday 5th June
Day 6

Day 6 : In the morning we will visit the studio of Cezanne, along with the Musee Granet to see the works of masters such as Rembrandt, Ruben & Cezanne. The afternoon will be a free afternoon for you to collect photos around the city and be a tourist. For those who wish to continue painting Rod will happily assist you to do so.

Saturday 6th June
Day 7

Day 7 : Our last full day of painting.  We will continue painting around the city. Rod will demonstrate in oils so you may choose to do oils or acrylics on this day or continue with the Pen & Wash. A farewell dinner tonight to celebrate a great week.

Sunday 7th June
Day 8

Day 8 : Check out from the hotel and depart.

We will take several day trips as part of our 7 day art experience:

An Art History Tour With Day Trips To Paint Breathtaking Scenery

The Hilltop Village of Gordes, & Arles PLUS A Guided Tour of Aix-En-Provence

Gordes Painting Holiday

Gordes is an ancient town situated on top of hill. Once occupied by the Romans this is a town steeped in history ... not to mention breathtaking views and great scenes to paint around every corner. We will stop to paint a view like the above on our way to Gordes, then once in town our tour guide will give us a tour of the city before lunch. In the afternoon we will find a street scene to paint.

Van Gogh's Asylum

A highlight of the workshop will be a day trip to Arles to follow in the footsteps of the great Van Gogh. We will visit the Asylum (pictured above) where he did a large volume of his work, and paint nearby scenes in many of the same locations.

Provence Painting Workshop

During the workshop we have organised a morning walking tour of the city of Aix-En-Provence which will culminate with a visit to he famous markets held in the heart of the city. After lunch we will then paint and sketch scenes from around the markets and local cafes.

As you can see there is no end of breathtaking sites that we will paint together during the 7 day workshop, along with learning about the history of some famous locations and artists.

Each day your instructor will do a demonstration painting, and then assist you with your painting to help you get the most out of the workshop.

About Rod Moore

Rod Moore is a contemporary Australian landscape artist.

Rod has taught hundreds of students to paint in his workshops and 30,000 plus online through the Learn To Paint Academy. He is the creator of Learn To Paint TV & the Moore Method of Painting which is an easy 3 step process for learning how to paint.

The star of two TV shows on painting, "Plein Air Painting TV" and "Yes, You Can Paint", Rod is passionate about helping beginner to intermediate artists to develop their painting skills.

To learn more Rod and to see more of his work visit his website at

Rest assured that Rod is an experienced workshop leader who knows how to get the most out of students. 

Rod will share with you his Moore Method of Painting which is a simple to follow process for developing a painting that has helped even absolute beginners to create paintings they and their families were delighted with. He will be sharing this methodology with you on the first day to set you up for success during the workshop.

What Is Included In Your 7 Day Workshop

Here is what is included in your 7 day workshop:

1. Instruction and critique with artist instructor Rod Moore. We keep the numbers in our workshops limited so Rod can spend the maximum amount of time with each participant.

2. 7 nights accommodation ( based on a shared room). ( single supp. Add $450 USD ).

3. Day trip via bus with tour guide to the city of Gordes includes a light lunch

4. Day trip via bus with tour guide to the city of Arles and the Asylum includes a light lunch

5. Buffet breakfast each morning at the hotel

6. Welcome dinner on the first night at a restaurant close to the hotel

7. Farewell dinner on the last night to celebrate a great week

8. A walking tour of Aix-En-Provence with a tour guide

9. All taxes and free WiFi in hotel

What is not included :

1. Airfare

2. Meals not mentioned above will be at your charge, personal items, tips, phone calls, alcohol (no drinks are included in the above)

3. Travel Insurance ( travel insurance is highly recommended and organized by you ).

4. Painting materials and supplies, and equipment

Register Now - Limited To 8 Registrations

Registrations Now Open

In order to make sure that adequate time is spent with each student through the workshop Rod has decided to limit the number of registrations to just 8 students.

This way you can be sure that there will be plenty of personal instruction and one on one time with Rod.

During his demonstrations Rod will be walking you through how to apply the Moore Method of Painting to the subjects being painted.

The cost to join us for the 7 Day Aix-En-Provence workshop is just $2,890 USD based on a shared room (Add $450 USD single supplement if required).

A $500 USD deposit per person is required to reserve your place in the workshop with the balance due by 10th February 2020 in full.

Non Painting partners are welcome to attend with you for $2,190 USD and can participate in the dinners, day trips with lunches, walking tours, visits to the museum etc

*** Terms - Due to the limited number of places available in this workshop we are unable to hold places. Your place is only confirmed upon registration and payment of the deposit amount of $500 USD per person. Please refer to the terms and conditions and the cancellation policy below. By registering you are agreeing to the terms & conditions and the cancellation policy.

Terms & Conditions of Registration

Your registration is not confirmed until the $500 USD per person deposit is paid in full. Important: All Deposits are non-refundable.

The balance of the cost for the trip is due by 10th February 2020. If the final payment is not received, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation as per the cancellation policy. Prices are in USD. Prices cover land costs only, not airfare and other costs you may incur that are not listed in the inclusions above.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations fees are determined as follows:

91 days or more before arrival date of the workshop the cancellation fee is the deposit $500.00 USD per person

61-90 days prior to trip, the cancellation fee is 50% off total price

31-60 days prior to trip, the cancellation fee is 75% of the total price of trip 

0-30 days prior to trip, the cancellation fee is 100% of trip cost.

Exceptions can not be made for any reason and can not be refunded. If we must cancel a trip, it will be refunded and this will be full settlement. We are not responsible for expenses incurred in any of these trips, such as travel cancellations, flight cancellations or health problems. This tour will be held regardless of world events.

Please make sure you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions of Registration along with the Cancellation Policy.

This Is More Than Just A 7 Day Workshop

You Also Receive These Bonuses

Rod is keen to make this a memorable experience for you. It will be a workshop that you will remember and talk about for years to come. To help make this a workshop worth attending Rod has organised some bonuses for you:

BONUS #1 - Video Walkthrough of Equipment

As we will be painting Plein Air (on location) it is important than you have the right equipment with you. So Rod has recorded a special video walkthrough of the equipment he uses so that you can make sure you are fully prepared for the 3 days of painting.

BONUS #2 - A Plein Air Painting Guide PDF

You will also recieve a special PDF guide to Plein Air Painting prepared by Rod. In the guide Rod will walk you through his approach to Plein Air Painting and how to use the Moore Method of Painting when out painting on location. The guide also includes a special checklist of equipment and materials to bring with you.

BONUS #3 - FREE Learn To Paint Introduction Course

In order to fully equip you with the right knowledge you will receive a registration to the Free course in the Learn To Paint Academy which gives you an introduction to learning to paint with the Moore Method of Painting along with 4 painting demonstrations. It is suggested you have a go at these painting demonstrations prior to your trip.

BONUS #4 - An Original Painting By Rod Moore

Because we aim to make this the most memorable workshop you have ever taken Rod is giving each of the participants a small original painting of one of the scenes from the workshop. This way you will always have a memory to keep from your workshop with Rod

As you can see this workshop represents great value and is a terrific opportunity for you enjoy a break in beautiful Provence in the south of France, and learn to paint on location in one of the most beautiful regions of France.

Register now using the above link to reserve your place in the workshop.

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

As you can see this workshop represents great value and is a terrific opportunity for you enjoy a break in beautiful south of France, and learn to paint on location in one of the most beautiful regions in France.

What other Costs Are There?

Do I need to Bring My Own Equipment

Is This Class Workshop For Beginners or More Experienced Artists?

Will This Be in Studio or Outdoors

What Painting Medium Will This Be In?

Contact Us With Your Questions

Still have questions? If you still have questions, or your questions have not been answered above then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. ​

You can contact our support team and ask your questions by going to or send an email to