Frequently Asked Questions about Art Colony-Giverny
How long are the sessions?
The sessions are seven days and nights.
What are the dates for 2017 sessions?
What is the tuition charge per session?
The tuition charge for a 7 day session in 2017 is $3,500 per person, based on double room occupancy. If a single room is desired, there is an additional single supplement of $750. There are only two single rooms available and they are assigned on a first come - first served basis.
What does the tuition fee include?
Tuition includes accommodations in Giverny, with breakfast served daily, four lunches and four dinners. Also included is art instruction, after-hours entry into Monet's Garden, and transportation to other area venues for painting and photography.
What is not included?
Air fare, baggage fees, and ground transportation costs to and from Giverny are not included. You will also be responsible for bringing your own art supplies. 3 lunches and dinners will be "on your own". You should also plan to have some spending money for gifts or personal items. We will be happy to provide you an estimate, based on our experience, of what the necessary extra costs will be.
How much is the deposit fee?
A non-refundable deposit fee of $750 is due with your application. Your space, and price, cannot be guaranteed until your deposit is received. Prices are subject to change with the fluctuation of the Euro until you lock in the price with your deposit.
Is there an application fee?
There is no "Application Fee". Your deposit fee of $750 will go toward the remaining tuition balance.
When are the payments due?
The deposit fee is due with your application. The remainder will be due according to the session that you are attending. You will be notified of the remainder and the date that it is due when your deposit fee is received.
What are the accommodations like?
Art Colony Giverny is based at Les Moulin des Chennevieres, a very fine B&B in Giverny, located within easy walking distance of Monet's house. Bedrooms are on the second and third floor, so you must be able to negotiate stairs.
Will I have an opportunity to do some shopping?
Giverny is a very small hamlet, with fewer than 500 hundred permanent residents. There are plenty of tourist shops, art galleries, and a few restaurants, but there is no ATM and no grocery store. Nearby, however, is the small city of Vernon. On every Saturday, there is an open-air market in the city square. We will transport you to Vernon for sightseeing, photographing, and shopping on that day, and at other times during the session as needed (ATM visits, etc.). Check out Photos page for more information.
Will we visit Paris during the session?
We plan to visit several painting locations during each session. A visit to Paris, however, is not on our itinerary. If you wish to visit Paris, you can arrange to arrive in France early, or stay late, on your own. There is regular train service between Paris Gare St. Lazarre and Vernon and we gladly pick you up or drop you off at the train station in Vernon. We are not travel agents. We do, however, have considerable experience traveling in this part of France and will be glad to discuss travel and transfer options with you.
Where and how do I sign up?!
If you are interested in attending, or have more questions about Art Colony Giverny, please use the contact information below and e-mail or call us. Owing to the limited number of students in each session, early enrollment is encouraged. (firstname.lastname@example.org 770-977-3434)