Art courses


We accommodate a wide level of ability, from the complete beginner art student wishing to learn about the creative process, to those who want to refresh their knowledge, through to more experienced artists who might choose to work more independently.  Inspiration and subject matter can be developed from the surrounding landscape and/or art studio based activities.

Jan-Willem and Nancy, the tutor/owners of the Shenandoah Art Destination, are at hand during the week to ensure that each student benefits from personal guidance and support.  Our art courses and painting lessons adopt a broad approach to drawing, painting and printmaking, allowing students to work freely using all the facilities we have to offer or choosing to focus on a more specific area.

Please see our availability calendar for ART COURSES 2015 & 2016.

If traveling internationally, we recommend spending a couple days prior to the school visiting a large city nearby to help get over jetlag.
We have 3 guest rooms available in the “Manor House” and 5 guest rooms available in the “Guest House” – all
with private bathrooms. 

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Any questions? Call 612.221.1140


Shenandoah Art Destination, 325 Union Run, Lexington VA, USA. 24450

Established in 2010, The Shenandoah Art Destination is one of the only, art vacation retreat schools in the United States.  Home to students from all continents, the Shenandoah Art Destination offers rigorous art classes that include painting (oil and acrylic, watercolor, pastel), plein air painting, drawing, airbrush, drypoint, lino, mono printing and mixed media.
The Manors’s beautiful, 10-acre property is located in Lexington, Virginia, 50 miles north of Roanoke, VA.