Artists at L’Age Baston live in a beautiful historic house surrounded by an estate of 20 acres. There’s an inexhaustible supply of things to paint and draw and your own studio to work in. You enjoy brilliant food, generous hospitality and some of the best painting tutors around.
Each painting course has excursions to paint on location and trips out to visit local places of interest and there is, of course, a wealth of subject material in the Chateau and grounds themselves to keep you busy on your painting holiday.
It’s a good life for an artist at Château L’Age Baston. After breakfast you have studio time with your tutor; learning techniques, watching demonstrations and painting. After a delicious lunch you can carry on painting (tutor will be available to help if needed) or you can choose to relax by the pool or head out exploring.
We think the work/life balance is very important at L’Age Baston and that it’s yours to make! Feel free to make use of the bikes, boule, croquet, loungers and library when you wish.
Book by June 30 and receive a lovely bottle of 2013 Tahbilk Shiraz and a box of French Salted Caramels
Join Charles on this, his 18th tour. A highly popular small group, slow paced tour of Croatia.
Relax, discover and enjoy!
This is a holiday with a bit of painting thrown in if you wish.
A quick four and a half minute summary of the 2017 Adriatic Jewels Tour with some music.
Gently discover Croatia on this unique small group tour. Travel from elegant Zagreb along the stunning Dalmatian Coast to beautiful Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Mediterranean. This is a slow paced, wonderfully relaxing holiday for painters and non painters alike. Participants will have ample opportunity to paint or sketch if they wish, however this tour is to be considered as primarily a relaxing holiday with some painting "thrown in" if you desire.
Bookings now open for the October 2018 tour. This tour fills quickly, so don't miss out!
Information package can be found here
BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED FOR APRIL - NEXT TOUR OCTOBER
It is not just about technique, but also vision!
Questioning your subject matter and your technique and concentrating on the four essentials to successful painting, can make the difference between producing a mediocre work and a great work!
Recapture the enthusiasm and re-ignite your creative side.
Relax, unwind and let Charles show you this amazing country on this, his 15th tour.
PORTRAITS - PENCIL TO WATERCOLOUR
(4 places left)
This workshop is also back because of requests, but with a little refining and tweaking of the last workshop.
A workshop that gives you the fundamentals of portrait drawing and painting watercolour portraits. Portraits can be difficult , but when you have some building blocks you will not only know which direction to go in, but what to look for. Full of information and a chance to put it into practice. You will learn about proportions, gestures and features of the human head through drawing, then move onto Watercolour.
Join Cathy McGowan and Charles Sluga for the unveiling of the portrait for the Archibald Prize 2017
DRAWING - FORGET THE COLOURING BOOK
Want to learn how to draw and don't know where to start or simply want to improve your skills. Well this is the course for you to delve into the the satisfying and beautiful world of sketching and drawing. Come and learn the fundamentals. So much more rewarding than colouring books.
A combination of plein-air and studio work.