Richard A. Byrnes






When there are no classes during May, July, August and September groups or individuals may rent the complete studio and apartment—a wonderful opportunity for teachers or instructors to teach their class abroad. Teachers with mature students, can rent the entire facility, which includes the studios and the apartment.

Our Facilities 
The apartment sleeps 8 with a cot for #9, has four bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths, a living room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a covered patio in the garden. 

The studio is very large (over 6000 sq.ft.) with painting studios, a study library and includes a fully equipped print studio with our new 36” X 48” press. Artists are free to use the studios as they wish. Printers have access to the Print Studio upstairs with the 36” x 48” press suitable for etching, monotype and Xerox-based lithographs.

If you’ve ever dreamt of spending a week in the French countryside, our charming village—Les Cerqueux Sous Passavant in the Loire Valley—is the right place.  Our studio at 5 rue de la Mairie is a unique experience.

*Note on Materials: If you bring your own oil paints, pack them in your checked luggage and mark them “artist colors”.  You should bring your own brushes. We have a supply of turpentine and dryers (Liquin).

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