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Plein air Painting Masterclass – The spirit of the Pyrenees Atlantiques with Marc Grandbois

 

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    Join Marc Grandbois at Atelier Clos Mirabel in South West France for a Plein Air Painting Masterclass.


    About this course:

    A well established contemporary plein air painter in Canada and the USA, Marc Grandbois offers his vision of personal expression through the beauties of nature. This class focuses on how to paint in plein air and how to work on the spot. Every student is led to better transpose his emotions related to place and time, into an image and to understand the subjective power of colours and gesture in painting.

    Marc will give a two hour demonstration each morning en plein air in the Clos Mirabel park and surrounds. A large interior space will be available in case of bad weather. This session is devoted to observation and commentary throughout the demonstration. Final session timing: there will be a group critique on the last 90-120 minutes of the last day. This allows for individual experience of the week to be shared by the group, creating both a supportive and exponential effect for future work.

    Painting Holiday Programme Outline:

    Saturday

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

    Sunday

    8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
    10.00 – 12.00 Demo in plein air or in studio in case of bad weather. Focus on colors and reading the poetry of the environment.
    12.00 – 1.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
    1.00 – 4.00 Plein air work or studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
    6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House

    Monday Plein air in the mountains

    8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
    10.00 – 12.00 Demo in plein air or in studio in case of bad weather. Focus on composition, dealing with lighting changing light of nature.
    12.00 – 1.00 Lunch on site
    1.00 – 4.00 Plein air work or studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
    6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House

    Tuesday

    8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
    10.00 – 12.00 Demo in plein air (site in the area of clos Mirabel to be confirmed or in studio(from photo) in case of bad weather.
    Focus on importance of drawing and gesture to create powerful painting
    12.00 – 1.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
    1.00 – 4.00 Plein air work or studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
    6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House

    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

    Thursday landscape with water effects

    8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
    10.00 – 12.00 Demo in plein air (site in the surroundings be confirmed or in studio(from photo) in case of bad weather. Focus on simplification and romancing the information to create mood in your paintings.
    12.00 – 1.00 Lunch on site
    1.00 – 4.00 Plein air work or studio work with individual tuition throughout the day
    6.30 – Aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House

    Friday

    8.30 – 9.30 Buffet breakfast of local and regional produce
    10.00 – 1.00 Free day of painting at Clos Mirabel, with individual tuition. Working either en plein air or from sketches/photograph.
    1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Clos Mirabel
    2.00 – 4.00 Group critique at Clos Mirabel studio
    6.30 – Evening exhibition in the Atelier and aperitifs before 4 course dinner in the Manor House

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

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