Day 1

Explore France… from Home!


France Travel Guide

Wander through Paris and loosen up with quick impressionist watercolour sketches. Then, just outside Grenoble, learn to paint the most picturesque little village you’ve ever seen.

For lunch, enjoy a delightful lunch at Lyon, the gourmet capital of the world.

Then visit the beautiful little historic town of Saint Paul de Vence (which captured the hearts of several famous historic artists) to paint a winding cobblestone street scene.

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Reference Images

Explore and download the sites of France. We’ll use these photos during our painting session.

Got your own photos of France? If you’re an experienced painter, bring them along on the day and paint them too!

Your Tour Leaders

Jacqueline Hill

Jacqueline Hill

Multi-award winning artist and teacher

Kyla Magin

Kyla Magin

Jacqui’s assistant


All times and dates use Brisbane AEST time.

Friday 25th March 2022
9:30am — Join Zoom Meeting
10am — Morning Session Starts
12:30pm — Lunch
1:30pm — Afternoon Session Starts
4pm — Snacks & Chat
5pm — Zoom Meeting Ends

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  • Prepare Art Materials
  • Plan & Prepare Meals (optional)
  • Prepare Local Snack (recommended)
    Grab yourself a French cheese you’ve never tried before. We’ll taste our cheeses together and share the different cheese names, the regions they come from and flavours!
  • Download Reference Images
  • Find Ticket
    Check email inbox (or junk folder!) for Zoom Meeting details.
  • Set up Art Space
    Choose a nice corner where you can set up your paints, Zoom meeting and where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Have a Water Bottle
    Staying hydrated is important for your focus! I recommend using a water bottle so you never accidentally dip your brush into your drinking cup.
  • Prepare Your Mind
    Just before you join us, take a moment to sit and breathe. I’ll be teaching you how to use your Zen Art Mind, and this is the first step!