Join Laura Silburn to discover the botanical diversity of the Pyrénées Atlantiques.
About this course:
Join Laura Silburn to explore the botanical delights of this flora-rich part of the world. We will explore the diverse flora of the area from the twirling vines of its viniculture to the wild flowers of the Pyrenees and you will choose the subject that inspires you to immerse yourself into its botanical detail.
Laura will help you explore and understand your chosen plant through careful observation and sketch book work as well as by sketching your subject to capture its ‘personality’. You will then compose an image that reflects its natural character whilst observing botanical truth. You will be guided on how to take your planned drawings through to a completed botanical watercolour and then the techniques to take your picture to the ‘next level’ using dry-brush finishing.
Quotes from students
“Excellent sessions and notes.”
“These classes have helped me enormously to continue painting again and I can’t thank you enough for that.”
“I can’t believe how many techniques I have learnt, the demonstrations are especially useful as I can see close up how you are holding the brush, how much paint and so much more.”
“Your courses have been a very worthwhile influence for me, you providing the rudder I need to keep trying to improve my painting.”
“As I had not painted for some time, it has been so good to have your excellent tuition to push me along and renew my interest in the botanical world.”
“Thanks Laura for all your brilliant teaching and inspiration.”
“Thank you so much for such a good day today…it was great to do some painting but most of all to watch your demonstrations, I learnt so much.”
Non-painting guests: we are more than happy to welcome non-painting guests, accompanying partners, family or friends. There are plenty of activities to experience around Clos Mirabel, that will make your holiday unforgettable Click here for more information.
The Art Studio, full of natural light was designed by our Italian architect and offers a spacious open plan layout of 55 m2. It is available at all times during your stay. Click here for more information.