With Judith Yates



Sat 14th - 21st Sept 2019


 We are delighted that Judith Yates is back for her ever popular painting and sketching holiday.  Using different mediums such as pencil, water colour and acrylics, Judith will help you to develop your talent in this beautiful setting in South West France. 

Judith Yates hails from Coventry and has been a professional artist, illustrator and designer for well over 25 years, selling work both at home and abroad.

Judith graduated in Fine Art Painting, relocated to Brighton, and began selling her work through local and London galleries, also producing artwork for publishers and undertaking a variety of private commissions.

She moved to Coventry more than 20 years ago to work as an in-house designer for a giftware studio.
Having managed two design studios, she followed her dream and developed her own illustration business, working with a wide range of worldwide clients on a variety of products, including the areas of giftware, packaging, furnishing, publishing, and fabric design.

In recent years she has returned to her fine-art past, deriving inspiration from the familiar landscapes of her childhood.
She continues to produce work from her busy studio at home. She uses an array of techniques and mediums in order to recreate the sensual pleasures of texture and form and to capture the drama and magic of the landscape and the light and atmosphere of the coast.

For more information and to view Judith's art work please visit her website: www.judithyates.com

Your holiday itinerary

Your painting and sketching holiday has been carefully designed to help you to develop your artistic skill under expert tuition with Judith Yates. You can use what you have learnt and practice your techniques in various locations whilst having ample opportunity to tour the area and experience the delights of the local fayre.  This region is famous for its wines, gourmet produce, its historical, picturesque Bastide towns and luscious landscapes. This part of the Dordogne is known as 'Perigord Pourpre,' due its renowned wine produce supplied by expert wine growers.  Our 98 acre estate is surrounded by rolling vineyards and is perfectly situated to explore the locality.


Your holiday price includes trips to: the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Émilion, Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle, Chateau de Gurson, Bergerac, Château de Monbazillac and a meal at a local restaurant (details below).

What is the price of this holiday and what does it include?

The price of this full-board week at Le Manoir de Gurson is £695 per artist and £550 per non-participant (sharing with an artist). There is no single supplement.



The price includes:

Art tuition; group and one-to-one sessions with Judith Yates; accommodation; breakfasts, lunches at Le Manoir (lunch may be provided on request for day excursions); evening meals (three courses) with wine (please contact us if you have any dietary requirements) You can help yourself to tea/coffee when you are at Le Manoir.  A restaurant meal for the group is included in the price of your holiday (we do not cover the cost of your drinks).

Trips with transport: including: Saint-Émilion, Saint-Seurin-sur-l'isle  Chateau de Gurson/Lac de Gurson, Bergerac and Chateau Monbazillac.

​What is not included:

Airport transfers from/to Bergerac are available for £25.00 pp each way,  We have plenty of free parking on our estate if you prefer to drive.  

Your preferred artist materials; travel insurance (we recommend this); lunch on trips out.

Payment options and further information

To reserve your place you can either: send us an email on the 'contact us' page  (and we will get back to asap) or pay your deposit instantly using the buttons below.  If you are booking for two people remember to pay 25% of the total price.  We ask you to pay the remaining balance 8 weeks before your course start date.  Whichever way you pay we will contact you and take you through the booking process.  We ask you to pay the remaining balance 8 weeks before your course start date.




(sharing with artists)

14th -21st September 2019

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