Come with us for an enchanting week in the South of France where Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne painted so many of their masterpieces.
Van Gogh and Cézanne called Provence their home. They were captivated by the light very special that is found there, and they spent their careers painting it in their own way. In doing so, these artists broke new ground for all us that have come after them. By pushing artistic boundaries they gave the world a gift of seeing the world in a new way.
Artists of all varieties and from all countries and all walks of life join on our trips. We have those that are daily painters and those that are very new to painting. Experience has shown us that as we work side by side with others that the adventure becomes very rich for all involved.
We have a few offers that we are making available to those that register before 1 November 2019. Schedule a call with us and lets talk about!
Can you imagine a week with no worries? All the time you need to draw and paint in the most inspiring places, with good company that speaks your artistic language, and no care for where you will sleep or eat. Give yourself this present, it will, believe it or not, change your life, and jumpstart your creativity!
Vincent Van Gogh sites:
- Yellow House location
- Starry Night Over the Rhone site
- Café Terrace at Night site
- Hospital in Arles
- City Garden
- Langois Bridge
- Van Gogh Foundation Museum
- Saint Paul Mausole (Asylum) in St. Remy
- Saintes Maries de la Mer
Paul Cézanne sites:
- Atelier de Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence
- Montagne Sainte-Victoire
- Musée Granet
- Various views of the landscape
- A week in Provence from 11 – 18 May 2020
- 7 nights in the Hotel Arles Plaza, Arles, France
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Lunch daily on location
- First day and last night Dinner
- Drawing Safari
- Vincent Van Gogh sites
- Entrance to St. Paul’s Mausole (asylum) in St. Remy
- Visit to the Market Day in St. Remy (It’s a good one.)
- Entrance to Paul Cézanne’s atelier
- Painting Montagne Sainte-Victoire
- ArtisTTable goodie bag with sketchbook
- Instruction & artistic guidance by Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
- Demonstrations in acrylic, gouache, and oil pastel
- Daily Show & Tell
- Transportation to and from Avignon TGV train station to hotel
- Transportation to all locations we will visit and paint.
- A week you will never forget!
What’s not included:
- Health/Travel insurance
- 5 dinners (you will be free to choose)
- Your own art materials
“A retreat in every sense of the word. A real getaway from it all. My very first retreat with a bunch of incredible people from all over the globe; and what an exuberant experience it was — just soaking in the atmosphere of the countryside that a city dweller like me needed, but most of all, doing what I love best!“
–Belinda from Singapore
“It was an awesome week that I spent on the Beaver Island during August 2016 with Tali & Royce and a bunch of other lovely folks!! An experience I won’t forget for a life time. There was lot of learning and sharing during the retreat, something that I have not done before. This is a great concept by Tali & Royce and they are awesome guys with lot of innovative ideas and concepts. Am already looking forward to the next retreat!!!“
–Ravi from Bangalore, India
“I remember the week in Olst with you…everyday”
–Ana from Andorra
We will be staying in the Hotel Arles Plaza right in Arles. We will close to the city center and the sites we will want to see and work at in town will be walkable.
The ArtisTTable is operated by two artists, Royce Deans, from Michigan, USA and Tali Farchi, from the Netherlands. We eat, drink and sleep art and love to share the experience of creating art and travel with everyone. We have been leading workshops and retreats for the last 12 years.
Tali started her professional art training in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the field of animation. From there she worked on many projects from Sesame Street to feature length films. Her career as an animator and art director, gave way to art projects involving multi-media, multi-disciplines that included working with dancers, musicians, poets, choirs and orchestras. Her ability to think and work fast has been one of her greatest assets when it has come to the improvisational nature of the types of paintings she would create in these situations. More recently, she has taken to the much more quiet environment of painting the landscape. It is easy to recognize the vast experience she has had when you look at her work.
Tali’s main focus of late has been painting the landscape with acrylic and with oil pastels. Typically she choses to work with each of these mediums while she on location. When working with Tali, you can expect that she will be able to help you pull your creativity directly from your heart and soul. Her enthusiasm for unlimited creative solutions is contagious. Whether hearing her comments on your work to watching one of her oil pastel demonstrations, you are sure to catch some of that from her.
Royce grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art in graphic design and illustration. His experience in the art world is also wide and varied as he has done work for clients large and small and has been publisher and art director for an art and music magazine, and also ran a record label. Through the entire maze of his career he has continued to paint.
Nearly 20 years ago Royce began unwinding himself from the design and publishing world and started to focus solely on painting. As this second career that was the one he really only ever wanted in the first place allowed life has a painter to unfold. Splitting painting time between working with figure and painting the landscape there has been many opportunities for finding ways that each of these interests can indeed inform the other. While in his studio Royce works most often in oil, and paints the landscape on location in both gouache and acrylic. Teaching drawing and painting from his studio and at other institutions has given him the experience to look at students work and offer unique and individualize suggestions to how they might discover the solution that will best work for them. You can expect that during the retreat that Royce will give painting demonstrations and be available to assist you with any of your artistic challenges.
The instruction we offer comes in the form of painting demonstrations and personal instruction that is tailored to the individual’s needs. One of our goals aside from taking you to amazing places to work, is to help your see you subject matter in a whole new way. Instruction is optional, although we are always available and willing to help and assist in any way that we can.
“First of all-I want to thank Tali and Royce for an unforgettable week. As an instructor myself- I know that the personality of the instructors is one of the most important contributors for the success of a workshop. Tali and Royce I love you!!!!
You are such beautiful, gentle, modest and human people.That is beside your talent and passion’ curiosity and experimental and open mind which are vital in my eyes. Thank you so so much!!
–Ilana from Israel
“I am part of a Vincent VanGogh group on Facebook called VanGogh Inspires. Back in February of this year I read about the Artist’s Table retreat the day after I saw the film Eternity’s Gate on this Facebook group. I immediately contacted Royce and Tali to see if they would let someone who was not an artist accompany them on their trip to Provence to walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Cezanne. They welcomed me with open arms. I had such a fabulous time on this trip. Not only did they take me to magical places, they also inspired me to create a few paintings of my own. I had a great time. They also prepared home cooked meals that were works of art themselves. I highly recommend a retreat with Royce and Tali for creating art and memories that will last a lifetime.”
–Annie from Chicago
Both Van Gogh and Cézanne had similar approaches to painting in that they were driven to paint in a non-stop fashion. There is no shortages of reasons to be interested in Vincent’s paintings, the way he applied paint and used color has fascinated all of us. Cézanne on the other hand has become a real painter’s painter. In fact, it is interesting to note that Pablo Picasso said about Cézanne, “Cézanne was my one and only master…He was like the father of us all.”
“The beauty of the retreats is that on top of everything they offer—the landscapes, the workshops, the guidance—there’s always something entirely unexpected to be found: a new medium you never thought you’d use, a wave of inspiration, or a friendship for love. Tali and Royce offer all the space for growth and relaxation, as well as so many opportunities you never thought you’d take. Every retreat is an adventure and a journey to remember!”
–Yael from The Netherlands
“Re-learning to simply sketch turned out to be a gift in which I continue to pursue. Using quick sketches helped me to loosen up my technique. The collective meals were a great way to end each day at dinner together. Also, learning from other artists from several parts of the world with a variety of experience levels, and Tali and Royce are fabulous artists to learn from, we are still connected.”
–Cas from Texas
If you are coming on a train from Charles DeGaulle Airport, go to www.trainline.eu . There you will be able to search for trains that will get you to Avignon. We suggest finding direct TGV trains to Avignon so that you don’t have to change trains along the way. If you have questions about train tickets, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Travel insurance is required.
Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how you may make your payment and secure your place in the ArtisTTable’s 2020 Van Gogh and Cézanne in Provence Art Retreat.
A deposit of $500 or €500 is required to reserve your place in this retreat. The deposit is due upon receipt of the deposit invoice that you will receive after we confirm that we have your registration form.
An invoice for the remaining amount of the retreat will be sent out on 5 March 2020, and will be due within 10 days of the receipt of the invoice, 15 March 2020. (Unless otherwise arranged.) If a reservation is made after 15 March 2020, the entire retreat amount of the retreat will be due with the initial invoice.
Paying with an installment plan is also available. Ask us for details. Final payment is due by 15 March 2020.
In the case of cancellation: If you cancel within 14 days of registering you will receive a complete refund including deposit. Beyond 14 days after registration until March 15th, you will be refunded what you have paid, less the deposit amount. After March 15th there will be no refunds.
All payments are processed through secure transactions via PayPal. (You may use your PayPal balance, or Visa/Mastercard with these PayPal transactions.) If you would like to make other arrangements for payment, please contact us via email at info@ArtisTTableOnline.com
We recommend that you take out your own travel and personal insurance.
Email us: info@ArtisTTableOnline.com
+31 6 24903316 (Tali in Europe)
or +1 231 883 1681 (Royce in USA)