Drawing workshop

26,27,28 August 2023

The workshop will take place in the beautifully restored 16th century Abbey in Ayen-Bas situated in the Corrèze. The big house is very comfortable and has a heated saltwater pool. The owners Sara and Ilco will provide delicious meals prepared with local bio and typical French products.  

The lessons will take place in the house but there will be leisure time to take walks in the picturesque environment or to enjoy a glass of wine on one of the terraces in the garden. 

The creativity workshop includes two nights’ accommodation, three art lessons, breakfast, lunch and two dinners in the Abbey.
We will expect you on Saturday the day of arrival after lunch at 14:00 for homemade pie coffee and tea.
On Monday the last day we will conclude with a scrumptious brunch and one last art lesson. The program should end at about 16:00.


The total price per person sharing a bedroom for two is € 350,—
In case you would want single occupation of a room an extra charge of € 50,— will be added for the two nights. 
All drawing materials are included, therefore you do not have to bring any materials.
If you would like to attend the lessons only, with or without dinner, the overnight tariffs will obviously not be added. 
Should you want to register for the art lessons please send an email to Leon Buchner:   buchner.leon@orange.fr


Leon obtained his BA Fine Arts (with a Higher Diploma in Education) in 1980, majoring in
Drawing, Painting and History of Art. In 1981 he did his BA Honours degree. He then was
Visual Arts and Design educator (Further Education and Training), curriculum advisor,
examiner and eventually Senior Curriculum Planner for Visual Arts and Design in South
With more than 30 years of experience in art teaching, numerous solo and group
exhibitions both in South Africa and France, as well as his passion for teaching Leon
created a drawing workshop for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants to
bring out each individual’s creativity. The workshop will focus on fun activities involving
various drawing skills enhancement in a variety of different drawing media.