Welcome to Domaine de Gigan

Art Courses for all in South West France

2017 Courses with Mark Page​

Monthly courses throughout the year - drop us a line to request and book your space!

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​​​

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.

  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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