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The Provence Experience

A Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshop with Kathleen Lanzoni

Join us in Provence in 2024, as Kathleen Lanzoni takes a group of watercolor painters on this trip to southern France. We will have 6 special days together; painting the fascinating towns, fields and beautiful surrounding scenery. You will receive personal painting instruction each day.

Whether you are a novice or experienced painter, this trip will be fun and an educational experience for all!


Kathleen Lanzoni

Kathleen Lanzoni is an award-winning signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. She was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston and the Massachusetts College of Art, receiving a BFA, and now lives and paints in Colorado.


Our lodging: Le Clos du Buis

The hotel has a perfect location in the center of Bonnieux. It is possible to walk to restaurants, shops and galleries. The hotel has a lovely garden, a small pool, plenty of space to paint indoors after our excursions! The breakfast is extraordinary and can be taken in the dining room that has a panoramic view over the beautiful valley below. 


About the area

Known all over the world for its beauty, Provence is an artist's dream destination. During the days, we will explore Luberon, and its spectacular countryside of vineyards and orchards, fascinating "perched" hill-top villages, outstanding natural produce and the light of Van Gogh and Cezanne. You will soon see why artists of all calibers are drawn to this alluring area.


Please find some of Kathleen's beautiful art below. She was most recently featured in the "Around the World" section of the September 2023 issue of Plein Air Magazine.


Workshop: The Provence Experience, France

Dates: 5/11 -18, 2024

Instructor: Kathleen Lanzoni

Medium: Watercolor (Sketchers welcome)

Lodging: Le Clos du Buis, Bonnieux 

Closest airport: Marseilles

Price: $ 3,790 after Early Bird Discount

The price includes: 

7 night lodging in shared double room

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Wine with dinner

6 days art instruction

All excursions, museum entrances and other programs during the week.

All local transportation including round trip airport transfer to and from Marseilles.

Folding chairs to use in Provence.

Single supplement: $ 550

Not included:

Airline tickets

Transportation to and from your departure airport

Any pre-tour hotel costs

Travel insurance

Meals not listed above



We will stay in the Medieval town of Bonnieux, located in the Luberon part of southern France. The town is situated on a steep cliff with many hilly streets and overlooks the valley below.

The architecture of Bonnieux, which was a papal town for about 500 years, testifies to the prestige of its inhabitants over the centuries: ecclesiastical dignitaries, counts, lords... up until the modern times of the 19th century. The village has kept all its authenticity, its fountains and wash-houses, its old church and a view that is worth it all.

Our excursions include visits to Roussillon with the world famous Ochre trail and mines, Lourmarin, with a market that has EVERYTHING(!), and l'Isle sur la Sorgue, with its distinctive water wheels!

For questions or to sign up: please contact us at

Early Bird discount of $200 if booking by 11/30/23.

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