Art & Crafts Classes & Workshops

Art classes specialising in painting on silk, Mirebeau (86).
Jean David Fine Art
Sales of original oil paintings based at Semoussais (79). Weekly art classes at Montalembert (79) and Luche sur Brioux(79). Also commissions for house and people portraits. Contact Jean David
Stained Glass Classes
Weekly classes in how to make stained glass lead work and tiffany methods. Classes available daytimes or evenings. At Tonnay Boutonne (17). Contact Rebecca Nicolas
Handmade and Originals Ana-Luisa de Cavilla Scrutton
Hand made decorative artifacts including textiles, jewellery, murals and collage.
Stuart Davies Artist
Oil painting tuition offered at Brossac (16) Charente. 
Pottery classes by Maud Trolliet
Modelling and throwing for adults and children, catering for all levels. See website for details.
Chemin dArt
Painting and collage classes for adults and children. Contact Mme. Mireille Baillot, 1 place de Strasbourg, Niort 979).
Alchemist Mediums
Makers of historical and traditional painting mediums and amber varnishes. Situated in St Maixent de Beugne, Deux Sevres (79). Contact Donald Fels
Recontres Creatives
Workshop classes held in the art of painting on porcelaine. Contact: Nicole Court, 12 rue Joseph Cugnot, Niort (79).
Arts and Media Centre - St Privat
Media centre offering art classes for all ages starting with 3 to 6 year olds. Courses include GCSEs, creative writing, upholstery, holistic treatments and furniture restoration. Contact Abigail Wells-Davies
Number One Art Classes
Art class held every Tuesday in Champagne Mouton, Charente (16) from 10 am-1pm. All abilities welcome. On hand teaching if required. Supply own materials. Contact David Carr
Gazelle Art Gallery and Studio
Sales of original paintings, commission of new works and painting tuition offered for groups or individuals. At Ruffec (16). Contact Shelia Niemann
Karen Newham
Sewing classes situated in Charroux, Vienne (86). Also offered repairs and alterations.
Coup de Crayon
Classes in art and design, Mirebeau (86), telephone in the evenings.
Camera Photo Club de Parthenay
For enthusiasts of photography, Parthenay (79).
Carte Blanche 79
Courses offered in the French craft of decoupage for beginners, intermediates and experts at Fenioux (79). Also, sales of gifts, greetings cards and decorated household items. Contact: Stella Andrews
Helene Buttling
Art classes offered in pastels, watercolours and acrylics at Chalais (16). Contact Helene Buttling.
Atelier de la Cite
Workshops classes for adults and children, working with clay, pottery and modelling, contact Mme. Babette Richard. 14 bis rue Michael Chasles, Niort (79).
Domaine de Boisbuchet
Chateau and country estate situated at Lessac (16). Renowned for workshops in design, architecture and sustainability. Contact Erin Ainsworth
Poterie de Mouton
Pottery classes for all levels including beginners. Clay and glazes, wood-fired stoneware, hand throwing. At Mouton (16) near Mansle
Mosaic Courses
Weekly courses in mosaic offered at Lorigne (79) with all materials and tools provided. Tuesdays from 14:00 to 17:00. Contact Angela Weston.
Jon Pepe - Stained Glass
5 day beginners course offered in stained glass. At route des Baudins, Les Clerteaux, Saintes, (17).
Les Jardins des Arts
Painting and drawing classes offered in all media and at all levels from beginner to more experienced. At Hanc (79).
Le Studio
Art classes offered at Le Busseau (79) in drawing, painting, mixed media and printmaking. Contact Josie Bounds.