top of page
IMG_4926 2.JPG
Join Us in France!  

Let's "Eat Play and Art" together for 10 glorious days in the South of France! 

You're Joyfully Invited!

Live & In-Person  |   10-Day Retreat   |   May 5-14, 2024  |   Gourdon, France 

Bonjour, friends! I’m so excited to invite you to join me for a color-filled, artsy adventure to the South of France.  This 10-day all-inclusive creative journey will be hosted by Perigord Retreats and will be in the Dordogne and Lot regions! This area of France is choc full of breathtaking beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration. Come...let's make beautiful magic and memories together! 

RETREAT DATES: May 5th - May 14th, 2024





*Current Euro Exchange Rate

Your Time With Jen and Erin :


Your 10 days in Gourdon, France will be a beautiful blend of colorful art making, inspiring excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to relax and explore! You can arrive, unpack all your goodies and settle in at the gorgeous Perigord Retreat Villas, where our group will be making our home for the next 10 days! Feel free to take a dip in the luxurious indoor pool, stroll through the stunning gardens or pop into the spacious studio where we will be making magic together!


During our time together, Jen will guide you through a variety of art activities ranging from painting colorful pastel portraits and plein-air paintings to arranging simple but beautiful Ikebana floral arrangements.  Jen’s bringing along an exceptional and talented guest teacher - her sister, Erin - who will be guiding you through the process of designing and creating stunning mosaic artworks, from start to finish.  When we're not creating in the studio or gardens, we’ll be visiting enchanting medieval villages, strolling through French vintage markets, touring ancient castles, picnicking in the French countryside and creating all along the way…the inspiration is endless!

“Working with Jennifer brings out the creativity you never knew you had! Her high energy and positive attitude make you feel good during, and after you leave her classes.”

— Debbie Sullivan, Marketing Director

What to Expect: 

  • Learn how to create colorful pastel portraits and expressive landscapes

  • Play with color and mark-making in fresh new ways to help create looser and more expressive artworks

  • Enjoy the lovely art and zen-like benefits of Ikebana flower arranging 

  • Learn how to design, create and grout gorgeous mosaic works of art 

  • Break out in spontaneous dancing and/or singing :)

  • Add to your mixed artist “tool kit” with collage and multi media layering techniques to create more authenticity and emotion in your pieces

  • Learn how to “see” fresh color palettes, shapes, patterns and textures on our excursions that can be incorporated in future artworks

  • Learn tips on how to sketch and paint on location

  • Fill your art journal with memorable pieces from our trip

  • Create beautiful and soulful art that you will treasure for years to come

  • Experience the beauty and culture of this region

  • Visit many historical villages and sites

  • Shop at traditional French markets

  • Enjoy organic, locally sourced foods and wines

  • Eat play and art with an intimate group of artists from around the world

  • and much much more!

Excursions Included
Click the link to learn more about each adventure ;)


"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for."

 -Georgia O’Keeffe

A Bit About the Artists:


Jennifer and Erin are both colorful, Southern California Artists, and Educators. Their art and offerings are an invitation for people to experience freedom, connection and just plain joy.


Jen’s been making art, both hangable and wearable since she can remember. From guitar picks to her favorite pair of boots, she’s painted on everything under the sun. Jen feels alive and free when splashing around in her small but spirited studio. Her favorite subjects to paint are people and elephants. She feels deeply connected to humanity when she’s attempting to capture the essence of another living being in a painting; it’s often a spiritual experience for her.


Erin began creating mosaics nearly 25 years ago after being inspired by her travels and the work of Antonio Gaudí. She’s covered a variety of surfaces, from picture frames to chairs and table tops in gorgeous tessarae tiles. A creation that is  near and dear to Erin’s heart is a collaboration with her daughter, Lauren, that they designed together on an heirloom table built by a loved one. She fell in love with the process of taking  broken pieces and transforming them into something beautiful through mosaic pattern and design - it’s a metaphor for life and medicine for her soul.


Jen and Erin have both been teaching for over 25 years. They love sharing their passions for art-making and expression with people of all ages and abilities. Helping others experience the joy and freedom that creativity has to offer makes their sister-souls sing.

Included in Your Retreat

  • All workshop and art instruction

  • Nine nights lodging in the Perigord Retreat Villas 

  • Some art supplies (will be specified closer to trip)

  • All deliciously prepared meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner

  • All tour & excursion fees

  • All yummy wine and beverages

  • Transport to and from Toulouse Airport

What's Not  Included

  • Travel expenses to and from France - Airfare

  • Passport fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • Additional nights lodging and/or meals 

Perigord Retreats will handle all payments securely and handle all booking details. 

Your creative adventure awaits you!

bottom of page