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"Toucher La Terre" with Sara Dudman

A portrait of female artist Sara Dudman in her studio with two paintings behind her.
 

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Our Art Studio
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.

Join international artist and educator Sara Dudman RWA at Clos Mirabel Art Ateliers in S.W France for a week-long semi-abstract painting and drawing masterclass. This class will offer personalised tutoring to develop practical skills in painting and drawing across a range of media, techniques and surfaces.


About this course:

Artist-led wild pigment walks, paint-making and painting course with Sara Dudman RWA. Join Sara for an adventure into an ancient paint-making process, deeper connections with the natural environment – enquire, collect, absorb, think, create, draw, paint, record, communicate, share…

Spend a week with Sara, collecting and using earth from the environs of Clos Mirabel to make into paint, to use and combine with acrylics and watercolours.

We will connect with the earth and land. We will walk, sketch and collect pigments, flora and inspiration together, to become the starting points for unique, personal visual responses to Clos Mirabel. Learn about paint and paint-making; think about the time trapped in the layers of rocks and the traces left behind from all the generations of people and animals who have populated and shaped the land. Consider the relationships between land, sea and human presence and how art can articulate some of this.

Rooted in landscape traditions, this course encourages participants to unlock their potential to create highly personal responses to the environment around Clos Mirabel. Personalised tutoring to develop practical skills in painting and drawing across a range of media, techniques and surfaces is central to this course.

We will explore representational, abstract and conceptual interpretations of landscape. We will gather visual information, including sketches, video and photography, outside in the stunning French Pyrenean Mountain landscape, and develop ideas through painting and drawing back in the studio.

Core principles of composition, colour, tone and form will be explored, providing participants with the foundations to achieve the level of abstraction/representation they are looking for in their artwork. During the course participants will use natural earth pigments foraged from the landscape to create both small intimate studies alongside more expressive, experimental larger-scale dynamic works.

A looseness of style, vitality and gestural marks are the hallmarks of Sara’s paintings. During the course, she will guide participants through tried and trusted techniques for letting go and creating paintings and drawings which capture and express the mood of the landscape using a rich colour palette, harnessed from the earth. Feel grounded and liberate the inner artist within you in this full week-long painting course.

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.

Follow Sara’s wild paint-making and painting here: www.instagram.com/saradudman1


To select this course make your choices (See our Accommodation page):

If you encounter any difficulties, you can also send your choices (accommodation & atelier) from our contact form here.

(If you would prefer to book by telephone please contact us directly: +33.6.79.59.04.91)

 
 
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