Welcome to Domaine de Gigan

Art Courses for all in South West France

2018 Courses with Mark Page​

W'eve some great dates set for Mark throughout 2018.  We are booking up quickly, so book directly with us to be sure of the dates you want and the best room choices!

21 - 28 April
16 - 23 June
23 - 30 June
​1 - 8 September
29 September - 6 October

Join Mark for a week of drawing, sketching & painting in this glorious part of France

Mark is a Dorset based Artist and Designer, having run his own advertsing agency and design studio for over 30 years, Mark is a full time artist, selling his work in a variety of locations in Dorset and beyond.  Known for not just land & town scapes, he is well known for his querky depictions of hares.

Over the years Mark has  had work displayed in many locations and several countries, including being a pencil portrait artist for Harrods in London.

Your holiday will include professional tuition with Mark and the opprotunity to draw, sketch, work in pen and ink and colour with paint and pencils.  

'This area of France is abundant in scenic beauty and will enable each indivisdual the chance to creat great artworks from the local buildings and scenery.

Mark works with artists of all skill levels.  Beginners will love his friendly hands on approach.

2018  Courses with Adrian Green​​​

Adrian is looking forward to welcoming you to Gigan in 2018.  With a great week planned you are sure to finish the week feeling refreshed, skilled and fulfilled!

28 April - 5 May
8 - 15 September

Born in Cardiff Adrian Green graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from Cardiff Art College in 1989. He has exhibited his work across the United Kingdom and as far afield as Japan.  

Adrian's recent works have included city interpretations from working on location across Europe. 

Adrian works in various media,including pen and ink, watercolour and pastel. His interpretations are deceptively child-like, humorous and captivating, which he achieves in both detailed pen and ink and also in his use of bold, vibrant colours.

During the week Adrian will lead you to some wonderful locations in the Lot & Garonne, with the wealth of medieval villages such as Penne d'Agenais, Issigeac & Villereal there will be opportunities to focus on the Medieval history of the region as well as the variety of natural landscapes, flora & fauna.

2019 Course dates with Kevin Scully

​​​​This exclusive week is a great introduction to the work and skills of Kevin - with very limited availability we suggest you book early to be enjoy all that this fabulous week has to offer.

Tuesday 14 May

Kevin trained at Wimbledon School of Art and has worked for many years as a sucessful illustrator in advertising and publishing.  He is an award winning artist and qualified tutor and is experienced in teaching in all mediums.  His tuition is relaxed and supportiv and he encourages students to progress at their own pace, whilst learning new skills and, of course, to aksi gave fun.

He tutors on painting holidays at home and abroad and runs regular art courses in the UK.  He has led groups to Spain, Portugal, Morocco, India, France, Crete, Gozo, Turkey & Italy.

He especially enjoys sharing his vast experience with others and his work encompasses a wide range of subject matter where he concentrates on working from direct observation to produce paintings that contain just the bare essentials and devoid of too much unnecessary detail.

He writes regular articles for The Artist and Artists and Illustrators Magazine and is the author of several books on painting, including Drawing and Painting on Location and Painting Landscapes

  1. The Windmill at Coulx
    The restored windmill of Coulx - a great subject whatever the season
    The Windmill at Coulx
  2. Sunflowers abound
    Perfect backdrop....
    Sunflowers abound
  3. Autumn in The Lot & Garonne
    Autumn creeps in with mushrooms & toadstools to inspire!
    Autumn in The Lot & Garonne
  4. Castelmoron sur Lot
    Only 10 minutes from Gigan, the River Lot
    Castelmoron sur Lot
  5. The Lot Valley
    Viewed from Laparade, the Lot Valley spreads before you...
    The Lot Valley
  6. Chateaux & vines
    Just a stone's throw away is the Bergerac wine region - inspirational chateaux & landscapes
    Chateaux & vines
  7. Artists at work outside the farmhouse
    Day two...
    Artists at work outside the farmhouse
  8. Title 8
    Title 8
  9. Surrounded by beautiful countryside
    Look forward to total immersion in the landscape
    Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  10. Fantastic setting for evening relaxation
    There's so much more than art, great evenings of good wine, good food & good company
    Fantastic setting for evening relaxation
  11. The beginning of Water Colour....
    Artist Mark with happy artists
    The beginning of Water Colour....
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