Landscape Painting in Southern France - Moulin de la Roque

Provence au Printemps - April 22 - April 29, 2017

Love France?    Enjoy Travel?    Want to Take Your Work to the Next Level?

Julie Houck teaching in France

Artist Julie Houck with a student

A Unique Opportunity for 6 Painters - Immerse yourself in a small group mentoring workshop. Benefit from highly individualized and personalized instruction. Take your work to the next level, while enjoying camaraderie with other painters.

Not Your Typical Workshop - Our daily painting excursions will afford you the opportunity to explore what interests you. Instead of arranged group transport to a predetermined location, you may rent a car for the week or car share with another participant. This affords the group more freedom, and allows us to be flexible in our daily routine.


2014 in Southern France

Testimonial for France

     "Thank you again for creating a workshop that was all I hoped for and more. Words simply cannot convey what a great job you and your crew do." - Paul King, Nashville, Tennessee


Susan Caulton, Testimonial, Julie Houck France Workshop    "Thank you for the wondrous experience of painting with you in southern France! It has been a brilliant ten days. Your knowledge coupled with your expertise in demonstrating technique relevant to the students' ability was invaluable, and your illuminating individual critiques at the end of the day were always empowering. A testimony to your warm and giving personality, and your talent as both a painter and gifted teacher is the number of painters who return year after year!" - Susan Caulton, New Zealand

Julie Houck teaching Plein air painting in france

Where are We Going? - We will be based at Moulin de la Roque, an historic restored flour mill just outside the Provencal village of Noves. Ideally located, Noves is a few miles south of Avignon, minutes from Saint Remy de Provence and less than 30 minutes from the Luberon hill towns. The poppies will be in bloom!

More Privacy - Our accommodation is in the restored “mas, which is furnished to a high standard.” All rooms are single occupancy.

Caters to Special Needs - Follow a special diet or have a food allergy? Want a simple dinner instead of a big meal out? Meals are a la carte. With two fully equipped self catering kitchens, we have our choice of shared meals together, catering by local chefs or opportunities to dine at the regional cafes and restaurants.


Moulin de la roque

Register for 2017

The mentoring workshop fee is $2,250. A $950 deposit will reserve your place.

Balance due February 1, 2017. Previous painting experience required. With only 6 available spots, this workshop is already filling. Contact Julie to reserve!

* Includes mentoring instruction, use of the painting studio and lodging. Does not include airfare, local transportation in France or meals. **nonrefundable unless your spot is refilled.

For additional information: Plein Air Journeys, LLC -
(808) 280-6083 / email


Deposit is nonrefundable unless your spot is filled by another participant. No refunds for unused or partial workshop fees. Trip insurance is highly recommended. A passport valid 6 months beyond the date of reentry to the U.S. is required. No visa is required for U.S. citizens; non U.S. citizens may require a visa.


All Workshops are Sponsored by Plein Air Journeys LLC

Plein Air Journeys LLC, and its' affiliated entities, employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns, neither own nor operate any person or entity which provide goods or services for workshop trips or tours. Because Plein Air Journeys LLC does not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers Plein Air Journeys LLC assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of

1. any wrongful, negligent, willful, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the tour suppliers, or other employees or agents

2. any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrument owned, operated or otherwise by any of these suppliers,

3 any wrongful, willful, or negligent act or omissions on any part of any other party not under the supervision or control of Plein Air Journeys LLC
Plein Air Journeys LLC acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with workshop tours. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Responsibility is not accepted for wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. Plein Air Journeys LLC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours / trips arranged by Plein Air Journeys LLC. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects. All participants are required to carry medical or health insurance.


All deposit payments are nonrefundable unless otherwise stated. There is no refund for partial or unused land arrangements unless the space can be filled by another participant or unless otherwise stated. If a participant cancels, Plein Air Journeys LLC will attempt to resell the open slot to refund the participant's fees but there is no guarantee that this will result in a refund. Plein Air Journeys LLC. reserves the right to alter the seminar itinerary or arrangements as necessary or advisable to best serve the seminar participants. If the scheduled Artist becomes unable to participate in a workshop, a different Artist Teacher may be substituted. Plein Air Journeys LLC is bound by individual supplier and vender’s refund policies for workshop cancellation. All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.