The Arts & Wellness Experience

The Dordogne Valley

Summer 2020

Join us in this creative journey to discover your hidden talents and develop skills which will transform your life. 

AWE has been developed to help people realize their innate creativity and to experience their talents. Our instructors cater to the "non" artist and artists alike. Most people feel like they have it in them, but they just don’t know how to take that first step. Let us guide you through those first steps.

Connect with your inner passion and develop your creative abilities in an idyllic setting in the Dordogne Valley, France. Immerse yourself in a supportive community which offers you unparalleled opportunities to pursue interests in the arts, French cuisine, and wellness surrounded by tranquillity and beauty. Led by highly qualified, inspirational instructors, the Arts & Wellness Experience (AWE) offers an intensive 9-day program in a wide range of subjects which challenges you to build on your creative experience and/or discover untapped talent hidden within you. 











Art Instruction

You will be guided daily through your own individual and group art instruction while having the opportunity to work in the following mediums:

  • Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Painting

  • Drawing, Pastel, Chalk, etc.

In addition to creating Art, there will be a variety of other offerings for you and/or your partner to partake in as you balance your creative side with the beauty, culture, excitement, and relaxation that only France can provide. Different activities will be offered daily and you will have the option to jump in or pass and spend some time walking the countryside or relaxing by the pool.

Daily Activities

  • Variety of Art options

  • Yoga

  • Cooking classes with our guest chef

  • Antiquing with our resident antique expert

  • Vineyard tour

  • Wine tasting

  • Medieval city excursions

  • Museum visits


Once you arrive it will be difficult to pull yourself away from our breathtaking Castle in France However, local explorations and excursions are a integral part of this 10 day experience to immerse yourself in the culture of the Dordogne Valley. Listed soon are a just a few planned excursions we will experience:


Designed for adults of all abilities, AWE is offering the Arts & Wellness Experience in France for it’s third year. The goal of the program is to provide a life transforming experience which brings out the best in the participants by developing skills which can be built on forever. The key to the success of the program is to slow down and approach the opportunities with an open mind and an open heart. By eliminating stressful distractions and focusing on the positivity of the moment, participants allow their inner strengths to emerge and help them to find a healthy balance in life. We believe the creative process, which is inherent in everyone since childhood, is a valuable asset in achieving success.

Imagine waking to the sound of bees buzzing and the perfume of lavender in France’s most magical region.

The Dordogne Valley.