Painting Holidays & Art Masterclasses
in the French Pyrénées
Integrating Time and Place: An Inspiring Process
Inner Immensity with Christiane Bergelt
Within the Landscape with Zuzanna Skiba
Light and Atmosphere
with Jenny Aitken
Exploring Colour and Depth
with Xavier Micol
The environment: instigating an artistic process
through experience with Anke Völk
with Helen Allen
Navigating between eastern traditions and western worlds with Eban Eban
Portraits and Landscapes
with Varvara Neiman
Getting Started in Watercolour
with Jude Scott
with Sara Dudman
Clos Mirabel Art Ateliers ~ Painting Holidays in the French Pyrénées
Welcome to Clos Mirabel’s Art Ateliers specialising in Painting Holidays and Art Masterclasses, Jurançon, Pau, SW France. Set in private parkland, amidst the gentle hills of Jurançon, overlooking vineyards and the entire chain of the Pyrénées Atlantiques, the C18th Manor is at the heart of the estate.
Our tutors come from all over the world bringing their expertise and considerable teaching experience. Each course is unique, devised by the tutor for a maximum of 12 participants. Tutoring takes place inside, en plein air in the Clos Mirabel park and the Pyrenean mountain villages of the Ossau valley.
The Art Studio, full of natural light was designed by our Italian architect and offers a spacious open plan layout of 55 m 2. It is available at all times during your stay.
Accommodation and Gastronomy
All our accommodation has been carefully renovated and skilfully decorated. All rooms in the Manor have air conditioning and we offer single, twin or double occupancy. There are two large salons and dining room that give onto large south facing terraces. The pool is partly heated by solar panels and is open May to October.
At Clos Mirabel food is one of our passions. Everything is homemade with great attention to detail and when possible with produce from our own permaculture garden. Breakfast is a buffet of local and regional produce. Lunch is often served on the terrace or as a gourmet picnic on location. Dinner is a four course meal with selected wines from local producers. Apéritifs are available each evening before dinner. We can cater for special diets upon request.
Non painting guests are most welcome