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The Workshop

The beautiful 18th century Chateau de Bouthonvilliers is located in the Dangeau region only one hour and twenty minutes from Paris and from the castles of the Loire Valley. The chateau is located in the middle of a huge park with hundred-year-old trees, horseback riding and so much more! Enjoy the French art of living, where beauty rhymes with elegance!

* A Private Chef makes us awesome dinners.

* Beautiful swimming pool

* An excursion Day

Included: instruction, lodging, all meals including local wine and excursion.

Cost:  $3200 per student double occupancy and $2700 non-painting guest

Airfare not included.

By car: 1h20 minutes from Paris (120km)

By train:  Bonneval or Brou station (10km) Shuttle service

By plane: Paris Orly airport (119km)

For information about the Chateau, travel, etc:

betty@studioBartgallery.com               443-988-1818


For information about supplies, etc:

sara@saralindapoly.com                    703-472-3960


We are looking forward to sharing this great experience!


About The Artist

Sara Linda Poly grew up in the Philadelphia area, attending classes at the Philadelphia College of Art. Further education includes Montgomery College of Art and Design in Maryland and Northern VA Community College, and various studies with local and national artists. Sara went on to own a small illustration and design business, and later worked as the assistant gallery director at the Art League Galley, in Alexandria, VA. She is presently an instructor at the Art League School.

Known for her sweeping skies and light in the landscape, Sara has been the winner of numerous awards and a participant in many regional and national shows and plein air competitions. Feature articles include International Artist Magazine and Plein Air Magazine. Awards include First Place, International Artist Magazine, Best Maryland Artist 2012, the Grand Prize winner at Plein Air Easton 2016, and First Place in the Small Paintings competition at Plein Air Easton 2017. The artist has spent many years living, traveling and teaching around the US, Europe and Mexico. Memberships include: The Oil Painters of America, The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and The Salmagundi Club, NYC.

Click here to see a sample of Sara Linda Poly’s work.



“I had such a fabulous time in Tuscany! Thank you so much for all your thoughtful planning and organization…everything was perfect! Sara is such a great teacher, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience and gives 100 percent to her students. I come away inspired and a little more confident. What a great group to work with and enjoy…we had so much fun in such a beautiful place! I will certainly treasure the memories of such a delightful experience. Many thanks, Betty! I look forward to painting with you again.” – Bette

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