Barbara Reeves International Adventures

In the Footsteps of French Riviera Artists

Schedule Dates:
June 20 - July 1, 2011- Howard Friedland, Instructor
July 5 - July 16, 2011- Susan Blackwood, Instructor
September 13 - September 24, 2011- Dale Laitinen, Instructor

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House with Flowers in Haute de Cagnes An Invitation To Painters

Open your atlas and trace your finger along the Mediterranean Coast of France just west of the Italian border and you find the Côte d’Azur also known as the French Riviera. Along this special stretch of coastline you find the famous place names of Antibes, Nice, St. Paul and Cannes. The Alpes-Maritime mountains form a backdrop to the coast. Hidden away along the sinuous mountain roads, the villages of Provence hang on the cliffs revealing themselves to those who venture from the seaside. Somewhere between the mountains and the azure sea you find yourself in the town of Vence. It is from here that artists are invited to join your instructor to paint and explore the medieval villages of this unique corner of Europe. Not only will you paint these special sites but you will have the opportunity to visit the homes and places of work of such famous artists as Picasso, Matisse, Dufy, Modigliani, Chagall and Renoir.

St Paul de Vence  
An Invitation To Friends and Family

Non - Painters, families and friends are invited to share in this exciting experience and to enjoy the area swimming, diving, sight-seeing, shopping or just relaxing in the sun. Vence is a lovely, unhurried town with easy public transportation connections to Nice and all of the surrounding small villages. Non-painters are invited to travel with the painters to each site. They will be given assistance in planning daily excursions at the painting sites or to other villages in the area.

Included In this Tour

The home of Matisse in Vence. Transfer from and to Nice Airport
Hotel: 11 nights (double occupancy) Hotel Diana the entire stay
Breakfast: (12) - each day, except arrival day
Lunch: (6) - lunches every painting day at painting sites
Dinner: (8) - each painting day, plus Welcome Dinner & Farewell Party
Instruction: (6) - each painting day
Transportation to and from painting sites
Entrance fees to sites & museums on painting days

Information and Brochure

For more information or a brochure contact:
Sunny Livesay at
Phone : 918-490-1072