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Gestural Figure and Essential Still Life Watercolour with Wendy Artin in the Pyrénées

Portrait of artist Wendy Atkin - tutor painting holiday clos mirabel.
 

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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.

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Join international artist and art educator Wendy Artin at Clos Mirabel in South West France for a week long painting workshop. Wendy Artin is a full time painter and Art Tutor. During this class, emphasis is put on water colour techniques and live drawings.


About this course:

The week at Clos Mirabel with Wendy Artin will include 5 days of painting instruction exploring the finer details of nature through wet washes and colour, light and form. All levels are welcome from complete beginners to professionals.

We will spend 4 mornings painting the live model for 2 hours, with poses ranging from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. After personally picking a still life subject from the gardens of Clos Mirabel, we will paint preparatory sketches and work on longer paintings, experimenting with wet on wet, edge control, composition, shadows, and colour. We will spend one day sketching in the mountains and in a characteristic village, and there will be one free day mid-week for visiting the surrounding area or painting on one’s own.

Painting holiday programme outline:
Saturday
Guests settle in and explore Clos Mirabel
An introduction to the course by Wendy Artin.
Welcome drinks and dinner

Sunday
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Painting the live model, several poses.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Painting still lifes of vegetables and fruits picked in the gardens of Clos Mirabel.
6.30 – 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 – 12.00 Painting the live model, several poses.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Painting still lifes of vegetables and fruits picked in the gardens of Clos Mirabel.
6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House or on the terrace

Tuesday
10.00 – 12.00 Day out working en plein air, sketching, in the mountains in the morning.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at local Auberge or gourmet picnic
2.00 – 5.00 Sketching in a village in the afternoon.
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
8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
10.00 – 12.00 Painting the live model, several poses.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Painting still lifes of vegetables and fruits picked in the gardens of Clos Mirabel.
6.30 – 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 – 12.00 Painting the live model, several poses.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
2.00 – 5.00 Painting still lifes of vegetables and fruits picked in the gardens of Clos Mirabel.
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

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.


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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