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Light and Atmosphere
with Jenny Aitken
ARSMA

Jenny aitken artist and tutor painting holidays.
Join Jenny Aitken at Clos Mirabel Atelier for a week long painting course to develop your skills creating light and atmosphere.
 

This Tutor Bio

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.

Jenny Aitken, ARSMA is a full time painter and writes regularly for The Artist Magazine. She works in oils and acrylics. In her creative process, the portrayal of the experience of a place inspires her. She suggests memory and associated thoughts are as important as shapes and colours. Emphasis is put on capturing movement, light and texture.


About this course:

Jenny Aitken’s work is based on light and atmosphere. During this week long painting holiday at Clos Mirabel in Ju­ran­çon, Pau, S W France, Jenny will guide you to finding the best paths to capture these elements and provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to achieve your personal goals.

Painting holiday programme outline:
Saturday
Guests settle in and explore Clos Mirabel
An introduction to the course and demonstration by Jenny Aitken
Welcome drinks and dinner

Sunday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.30 Landscape painting in the studio, from photographs, specifically looking at colour, composition, tone and brushwork. Short demonstration for students to work from
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 4.00 Studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
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
10.00 – 12.30 Landscape painting en plein air at Clos Mirabel – beginning with a demonstration. Quick sketches based on observation – looking at the difference in colour, how to achieve painterly depth
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 4.00 Afternoon – studio work from sketches with individual tuition
6.30 – An evening talk on prominent local landscape artists
7.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Tuesday
10.00 – 12.30 Day out working en plein air in the mountains, with the large vista looking south. Quick sketches based on observations, followed by lighting, colour, depth and texture and the economy of brushwork to get as much information as quickly as possible.
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at local Auberge La Perchade
1.30 – 4.00 Plein air painting/sketching in the village
7.30 – 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

Thursday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.30 Studio work from photographs and sketches of the mountains/village. Demonstration, followed by individual tutoring
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 4.00 Studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
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 Free day of painting at Clos Mirabel, with individual tuition throughout. Working either en plein air, still life, or from our photographs and sketches
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
1.30 – 4.00 Free day of painting at Clos Mirabel, with individual tuition throughout. Working either en plein air, still life, or from our photographs and sketches
7.00 – 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 stay 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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