​​Painting Retreats

If you’re staying close to Uzès, you might like to spend a morning or afternoon painting with Duncan Barker. With over twenty years’ teaching experience and an open, friendly and straightforward approach, he’ll put together a lesson directed specifically towards your needs. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced artist looking to develop your technique, he’ll take you simply through questions of drawing, composition and colour.  You can sketch around the picturesque village, or you may prefer to bring a photograph to work up in the studio. Annie will provide coffee and cake!

3 hour session (am or pm): 100€ (1 person); 150€ (2 people); 200€ (3 people)

Board or canvas and acrylic paints are provided.

Please note that painting classes are offered to adults only.

Payment via PayPal or in cash, please.

There is a self-catering apartment onsite which may be made available to couples and small groups wishing to stay longer and make use of Duncan’s studio, tuition and art library. Please contact us if you are interested.

​Duncan Barker



Duncan Barker works from his studio in the beautiful, flower-filled village of La Bastide d’Engras, where he sells and shows his paintings through private and occasional public viewings. He is pleased to welcome visitors for studio visits, bespoke painting classes, and painting retreats.

​​Bespoke Painting Classes

Studio Visits, Bespoke Painting Classes, and Painting Retreats

If you’d like to visit Duncan Barker’s studio and see his latest works, just contact the artist through this site – he’ll be happy to make an appointment to show you around.

Studio Visits