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Art in the
South of France


Sharon Payne Bolton


October 1st-8th, 2024

 Join Sharon for a week of creating and exploring in the South of France

in the charming little village of Durfort. 

Sharon wants to show you an intimate glimpse of this magical area that tourists never get to see.

 This area of France is unspoiled and rich in tradition.

 You'll be staying at the maison, La Cascade, a charming 17th century stone home

that is located in an enchanting medieval artisan village of Durfort.


Registration Opening SOON  

Cabinet of Mysteries


Sharon will be sharing techniques that will allow you to expand your creativity.  We will be incorporating found papers, fabrics and items from our explorations and from Sharon's personal French studio (located in the village next to Durfort).


 Sharon has been running workshops for over 10 years and wants to share the magical, romantic, creative world that the South of France has to offer.   

One very unique bonus of this retreat is that you will be provided with all of the tools and materials that you need to create your artwork. No need to worry about packing any tools or a supply list for your projects, unless of course you want to!  There  will be several opportunities to shop for your own unique French treasures to incorporate into your creations and/or to take back home with you for future projects.


Sharon's workshops include techniques to encourage and expand creativity and to discover your own unique sensibility.


Art in the
South of France 2024

This incredible, once (maybe twice) in a lifetime experience will include: 

* Lodging in authentically decorated French chambre at La Cascade

(each bedroom has two twin beds and bathrooms are shared)

*All fresh and delicious meals and beverages are included

(7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 Dinners, dinners and lunches served with wine)

*Welcome aperitif at 5pm Tuesday, October 1st.​

*Tuition for workshop and studio time with Sharon

(including use of tools, supplies and open studio time)

*Group cooking lesson with Nèse

*Sharon will be your guide to local excursions, outings, wanderings and

 meanderings around the french countryside.  

 *Sharon will have a van to chauffeur us around to our outings.

Price is $3900


Price does not include: 

  • Airfare

  • Trip insurance​​

  • Transportation to and from La Cascade.  

  • Any food outside of La Cascade

  • Any fun shopping around the area.

  • Your rental car if you choose to have your own transportation.​


Sharon's retreats to France do sell out and 

space is limited so grab your spot early! ​​

no refunds


La Cascade Chambre


Our personal Chef Nèse

La Cascade Outdoor dining


Come to France to create, discover and explore

Come join this experience to wander, explore and create in this sweet little medieval village in the French countryside.  The excursions will also include the Saturday Market that has been happening since the 14th century, a flea market or two, maybe a hidden French thrift shop, and possibly a castle or a cathedral.


 Fall is the perfect time of year to experience the fabulous colors and weather in the South of France. You will return home with your precious creations to remind you of this magical time spent in the South of France 2024

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