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Travel Sketching with Rita Sabler


Document your journey in a sketchbook using ink and watercolour. Let images and words work together in harmony to tell the story of place.


About this course:

Have you ever arrived in a new place and been immediately overwhelmed by its unique character and beauty? Our natural instinct is to capture this beauty, to cherish and remember it. Taking photos provides a quick and easy solution, but doesn’t allow you to really look and absorb the place with all of your senses to make it yours.

Join us to delve into the art of Carnet de Voyage. Over the course of a week we will be putting together a perfect travel sketchbook that truly captures place and honors beauty. You will learn the main techniques of sketching ‘on the go’. You will practice how to capture the natural environment in spirit and essence. We will be looking at food and traditions, architecture and human activity.

Saturday

4.00 – Check-in time from 4pm onwards. Guests arrive, settle in and explore Clos Mirabel
6.30 – Welcome drinks and dinner

Sunday – Objects That Tell A Story

8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Main themes and tools of Travel Reportage
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Drawing objects that tell a story.
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Monday – The Natural World

8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Natural World in Ink and Watercolor
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Capturing the majestic landscape that surrounds us
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Tuesday – Day Out in the Pyrénées

10.00 – 12.00 Capturing Architecture and Linear Perspective
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at local Auberge or gourmet picnic
2.00 – 5.00 Sketching in a mountain village
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Wednesday – day off

8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
We suggest wine tasting in local vineyard, explore Pau or beyond
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Thursday – Capturing the Spirit of a Royal City

8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Drawing in Pau: C16th quarter with its historic Château and Parliament of Navarre
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch on your own (recomendations provided)
2.00 – 5.00 Drawing in Pau: Place Royale & the Boulevard des Pyrénées.
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Friday – Telling The Story of Human Activity

8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Jurançon Market
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Sketch Walk to our local vineyard
6.00 – Evening exhibition in the double living room of Clos Mirabel
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Saturday – Buffet Breakfast and departure (Check-out 11am)

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 offers a spacious open plan layout of 75 m2. It is available at all times during your stay. Click here for more information.


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