Brittany – Sept 2018

Plein Air/Outdoor Painting Watercolor Workshop
Coastal Brittany, France

September 15 to 22, 2018

Along the Rance River, which meets the sea at the nearby famous port of St Malo, we’ll settle into the village of Saint Suliac. Would you like to join us? It is a serene and beautiful location!

We will be settling into  houses along a street in the town, a short walk to everything. We can rent bicycles, paint in the village square, stroll along the river, it will be a relaxing time.  We will share houses, autos….definitely good times and hearty meals!

Annick and John Gromek are helping with the French details which helps!  My French is not up to par!  Is yours?  Come join me if you’d like this painting adventure! contact Doris for information.

Workshop Details:

Most days, we will set up and work in a local spot.…selecting subjects and scenes that feel personal to you. Doris will do a demo to start the watercolor flowing and then everyone will paint together with guidance on materials, subject selection, composition, values….. When we work indoors, we will have specific lessons on technique and ‘how to’.

A critique or evaluation will be held most afternoons to check progress and look for improvements on your personal style. Everyone is a beginner when it comes to painting! Don’t be shy! It is an enriching experience.

One of the days we’ll take a trip to Normandy to the DDay beaches. We can tour the museums, American cemetery, and monuments. And one day, we will see Mont St Michele, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in the great tidal bay. More day trips are possible.

Painting Adventure Costs:

Workshop fee: 5 days instruction with critique: $400.00…or $85 per day. Companion fee for non painters $200.00


Depart 9/14 to arrive 9/15 in Paris at Charles de Gaulle Airport. We’ll transfer to Brittany via train or auto, depending on the group. Return to airport 9/22 will be arranged,  to get you to your flight or wherever your next destination will be.

2017 Accommodations: We share cottages overlooking the sea. Cost is estimated to be $125.00  per night for a double room. Approximated: $875.00 total for the room in house.  Call me for 2018 details.


A General Workshop list is available on line under Classes.  If you are already a watercolor painter, bring your own choice of materials. Easels are great to use, but not mandatory. Talk to Doris for specifics.

To hold your place in the class, mail $100 deposit to: Doris Rice, 155 Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton, NH 03862

Need more info?

Email Doris:

Tel: 603-964-9254
Cell: 603-724-7779