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Art Pluriel at Chateau du Pin | 2015

MUSIQUE! Heart, Body and Soul!
with Sloan Wainwright and Alison Weiner
August 17-23, 2015 | $2,500, 7 day workshop

VOICE with Sloan Wainwright, singer-songwriter
The voice is our primary instrument. Singer-songwriter extraordinary Sloan Wainwright will help us, with great sensitivity and humor, to deepen our understanding of our voices and how to use them. And for those folks interested, there will be an opportunity to explore songwriting with Sloan.

To learn more about Sloan’s work visit:

ENSEMBLE PLAYING with Alison Weiner, improvising musician
We can enjoy our voices in a solitary manner, in the shower or on a walk or driving in our cars. We can also engage in musical conversations with others. Improvising musician Alison Weiner will facilitate myriad ways of being in ensemble with each other, using voices and instruments.

To learn more about Alison’s work visit:

The magnificent chateau and surrounding gardens provide extraordinary spaces to play with melody, harmony and rhythm. Bring an instrument. Bring your voice!

Registration Info

Our workshops are designed to accommodate all levels.

For folks discovering us for the first time via the web we have an application process. Please make an appointment by email: for a phone interview. We require two personal references. We also would enjoy seeing a sample of work. We work hard to build compatible groups who enjoy living, eating, and making art together in France.

For reservation and registration information contact
Peg Gignoux/David Summer at

We have a rolling registration process. Register early! - groups limited to 10.

Workshops include lodging, breakfast and dinner.
Participants are responsible for their own air fare and ground transportation.


Chateau du Pin

photo by John Rosenthal

Ancient stone, exotic flowers, rolling fields of grape; glorious soups, cheeses, lovely wines, turrets, secret tower rooms, lily ponds, antique fabrics, acres of sunshine: this is just a partial list of what you will experience at Chateau du Pin. Join David and Peg in an extraordinary adventure of the senses. You will sleep in a castle, enjoy lovely rustic meals, visit colorful markets, live among the topiary, the gargoyles and M A K E A R T!

Art Instruction: Peg Gignoux | Cuisine: David Summer | Assistant: Sloan Wainwright