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Navigating between eastern traditions and western worlds with Eban

Portrait of male French-Vietnamese artist Eban, wearing black and orange jacket.
 

This Tutor Bio and its Artworks

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.

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Join international artist Eban at Clos Mirabel in S.W France for a week long painting retreat. Eban is a French-Vietnamese artist, specialising in watercolour with a unique style, uniting the crafts of ancient Asian custom with European Beaux-Arts tradition.


About this course:

Eban describes wa­ter­­colour like writ­ing with a brush, allowing us to ex­press­ emo­­tions that live within us in ev­ery instant. Eban’s vi­­sion of wa­ter­­colour is close to a lyri­­cal ab­s­tract/figurative gesture that gives pri­or­i­­ty to feel­ings, spon­­tane­i­­ty and intuition.
During this week long painting holiday at Clos Mirabel in Ju­ran­çon, Pau, S W France, Eban will guide you through a cre­a­­tive work path where the objective is to tran­scribe brief sen­sa­­tions that arise in the pre­sent mo­­ment. Emphasis is giv­en to chance and unpredictable schemes, supported by a subtle balance of com­po­si­­tion and of colour har­­mony.
Through a mix­ture of light­ness and gent­ly flow­ing in­struc­tion, Eban moves to­wards more per­so­n­alised work which gives you an op­por­tu­ni­ty to ex­pe­ri­ence the un­fold­ing and deep­en­ing of your own cre­a­tiv­i­ty.

Painting holiday programme outline:

Saturday
Guests settle in and explore Clos Mirabel
Introductory chat about the course by Eban
Welcome drinks and dinner

Sunday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
9.30 – 12.30 Studio Session
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 3.30 Siesta or free time in studio
3.30 – 5.30 Studio Session
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Monday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
9.30 – 12.30 Studio Session
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 3.30 Free time to relax or paint in the studio
3.30 – 5.30 Studio Session
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Tuesday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.30 Studio Session
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 4.00 Studio Session
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Wednesday – Free day
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
Wine tasting in local vineyard, explore Pau or beyond

Thursday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
9.30 – 12.30 Studio Session
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 3.30 Studio Session
3.30 – 5.30 Works critiqued and readied for the exhibition on Friday evening
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Friday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.30 Studio Session
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
3.30 – 6.00 Get ready for evening exhibition in the double living room of Clos Mirabel
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Saturday – Buffet Breakfast and departure

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.


 
 
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