Plein Air/Outdoor Painting Watercolor Workshop
Coastal Brittany, France

September 19 to 26, 2020

Along the sea, not far from Cap Frehel  we’ll settle into the ville of Saint-Cast le Guildo. Would you like to join us? It is a historic and beautiful location!

We will be settling into  a renovated stone mansion along a street in the town, a short walk to beach and or ville. Second house will be a few blocks away, right on the sand perhaps. We can rent bicycles, paint in the village square, on the beach near the rocky cliffs…. 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!  Sure helps with the exact translations!  How’s your skill with french?  Come join me if you’d like this painting adventure! contact Doris for information. $100 deposit due to register. Non refundable. We are placing deposits on homes now.


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.

Feel free to arrive early, rent a vehicle, and travel to nearby Normandy to the DDay beaches and other historic locations. A few hours along the coast, to the north.  If you arrive ahead, or stay after the workshop, you could tour the museums, American cemetery, and monuments, staying overnight nearby on your own.  As a group/workshop we will most likely take in  Mont St Michele, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in the great tidal bay, Cap Frehel, the famous cliffs rugged with beauty.  More day trips are possible for our group, or possibly we’l paint Saint-Cast le Guildo to our heart’s content..

Painting Adventure Costs:

Workshop fee: 5 days instruction with critique: $425.00…. Companion Welcomed! Fee for non painters $250.00


Final plans will be made once we determine the class size and travel ideas.

Depart US locations 9/18 to arrive morning 9/19 in Paris at Charles de Gaulle Airport. We’ll transfer on to Brittany flying to Rennes Airport/ RNS  9/18 .

Pickup Rental vehicles, then travel on to Saint-Cast le Guildo.  If you arrive earlier than 9/19, you’ll need a rental car or take bus to travel to any itinerary prior to class arrival. We can compare notes as you let me know your desires as the plans unfold.  We can try to coop on flight/arrival/rentals to cut down on extra autos and share flight times.

Return to RNS airport 9/26 to head home or continue your travels.

2020 Accommodations: We share one or two houses near to or on the beaches in Saint-Cast le Guildo. Cost will be determined by how many for each home. Specific details to come.


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.  Keep the packing tight, for European flights now charge for baggage. 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 Rentals will be acquired as we see # of interested travelers.

Need more info?

Email Doris:

Cell: 603-724-7779