Plein Air en France

Landscape & Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone
October 15–22, 2021
Trip Status: OPEN
Trip registration closes September 21, 2020


Tour Cost: $3250
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate 
Join Eli Cedrone in Arles, France! 


Looking for a creative adventure? A new experience can enliven every area of your life and start you on your creative journey. 

Eli sharing a demo in Portugal.



The charm of Arles has inspired artists for centuries, including Vincent Van Gogh. It offers a wealth of classical antiquities: Romanesque stonework and shuttered townhouses shading graceful Old Town streets and squares. 
This workshop is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free, experience for beginners to advanced students. We have worked out all the details, so all you need to do is paint and enjoy the fantastic experience of visiting Provence. Artful Journeys carefully curates the painting locations for scenic beauty. Class size is limited for plenty of one-on-one instruction. 

Sculpture of Vincent Van Gogh



Le Calendal, this large 17th-century house, situated in the historic center of Arles, has been tastefully transformed into a hotel SPA full of charm. It offers a spacious and bright experience to all lovers of Provence.



Le Calendal in Arles, France



Media: Oil, watercolors, & pastels 
Level: All levels
Workshop will focus on: 
  • Composition, understanding and simplifying shapes

  • Laying down a foundation quickly and confidently

  • Creating and developing a focal point

  • Color mixing to create atmospheric perspective 


Plein Air painting

Workshop includes: 

Welcome reception and informational meet and greet on day one. Each day begins with a lecture and demonstration on the fundamentals of painting. There will be plenty of painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Participants are welcome to bring images of past work for discussion. We’ll meet at designated locations with a break for lunch. In case of inclement weather, we will work inside. We will end the week with a farewell dinner.


A detailed itinerary will be furnished upon registration.



Eli Cedrone

"I've always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions. Painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed."

Eli Cedrone has spent her lifetime creating. A graduate of the School of Art & Design in Boston, she studied art in Italy and at the School of the MFA, Boston. Her professional career began as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Bermuda, followed by work as an illustrator and mixed-media artist in Laguna Beach, CA. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and she is a popular workshop instructor in the Alla Prima method. Contemporary Realism would best describe her style. Two powerful influences have been the Spanish impressionist, Joaquin Sorolla and Richard Diebenkorn. Others include Nicolai Fechin, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent.

Carla Bohnett

Carla is a world traveler with a passion for art. Always toting a camera, Carla is a professional portrait, business, and travel photographer. She loves to share her passion for culture and art through her photography and is always more than happy share tips and tricks to capturing the perfect shot. She is very excited to be Co-Director for Artful Journeys and is already starting to plan future Journeys. Carla owns her own portraiture business and is also the President of the Women's Networking Alliance



$3250, double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $350

  • Non-painter spouses are welcome; your cost is $2750

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at Le Calendal, all meals, airport transfers, ground transportation in France, any excursion and entrance fees, instructional sessions and administration costs. 

  • NOTE: A deposit of $500 is required upon registration to secure a place in this workshop.

  • Airfare is not included to enable travelers to use their “travel points,” upgrade flight arrangements, or to extend their trip.

  • Travel insurance is strongly encouraged. Please see the Travel Insurance Form.

To register for this journey, please click below:

A detailed itinerary and policy page will be provided upon registration.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.

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