Printmaking in The Dordogne with Iain Hodgkinson 2023

7-night residential course in St Foy Le Grande with Iain Hodgkinson
Printmaking in The Dordogne with Iain Hodgkinson 2023


Iain’s course in Dordogne will include at least three days of painting and sketching ‘en Plein air’ 4 places remaining

During our week with Iain, we will be sketching en Plein Air with pencils, pencils, charcoal and watercolour in and around the beautiful valleys, rivers and vineyards of Bordeaux. These sketches will then be developed with mixed media studies and combined with relief printmaking techniques of woodcut cutting during Iain’s tutorial sessions in our studio space. Our dedicated workspace will be available 24hrs a day so work can continue evolving outside of tutorial sessions, giving students the freedom to experiment with newly discovered techniques. Iain will supply a materials list before the course and will bring some of their own materials just in case you run out.

During our 3-5 Plein Air outings, we provide a packed lunch if we are going to be out all day, and we always work at a site not far from a cafe or loo. On our tutorial or mixed sessions days, we provide a buffet lunch. We don’t supply lunch on the day you arrive or leave as our arrival times are 5 pm and departure at 10 am at the end of the course.

Otherwise, you have the luxury of being catered for by our amazing staff who provide x7 buffet-style breakfasts (a hot option is always available), x6 lunches (either freshly made rolls to individual specifications or a deliciously varied buffet to suit all tastes) and x7 two-course evening meals with wine. We try to use local ingredients whenever possible and use the culinary traditions of the area to inspire the menus, and our private chef can cater for all dietary requirements – so just let us know if you are coeliac, vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies.

Our stunning traditional French Maison on the outskirts of St Foy Le Grande, which itself sits on the south bank of the Dordogne river. This attractive walled bastide town still boasts a few of its original medieval houses. We will do our best to accommodate you in a bedroom which suits your needs. However, our ensuite rooms book very quickly, so if having your own bathroom on holiday is important to you, do delay, book now!

Our 2023 prices for this 7-night residential course with Maggie, which include scheduled airport transfers, are:

Tutored students
double / twin ensuite room from = £1450pp (solo ) £1350pp (shared)
double/twin shared bathroom = £1250pp (solo ) £1150pp

Untutored guests
double/twin shared bathroom = £1100pp (solo ) £1000pp (shared)

*Priority for ensuite rooms is given to tutored students however if rooms are still available a few weeks before the course is due to start an upgrade may be possible.
Transport to painting sites and airport transfers are included for untutored guests. N
on-painting partners or friends when sharing a room with a full-paying course student can stay as an untutored guest.