Arrive at the local Auberge for a relaxing evening with a beautiful three course French meal. Explore your beautiful surroundings, decompress and meet the other members of the group.
I am a professional artist who has exhibited in both London and Hong Kong. I have my own art studio and gallery in South West France. I am a fully trained art teacher with a BA in illustration and a PGCE in art teaching. I am so happy to share my love of art with others and show you techniques for developing your own oil and acrylic paintings.
8.45am -9.45 am
Walk over to the studio in Laás to start the day.
10 am- 12.30 pm
We will start with a drawing lesson exploring proportions and planes of the human head. Exploring how to build up tone using one colour.
Pause for a delicious buffet style lunch with wine.
Working from photographic reference we will work on a small painting to understand the principals of oil painting. We will prepare the canvas and continue to develop the underpainting. Looking at how to see tonal ranges in a portrait we explore how to set up a work space and oil palette developing colour mixing and creating flesh tones.
Students will learn to mix solutions for painting and how to use them, preparing us for our next day of painting.
Return to the Auberge or take a relaxing walk around the village. If you’re feeling brave, take a swim in the cool river!
A three course meal for dinner, followed by your own relaxation time.
9.45am – 10am
Transfer to the studio, where your day of painting will begin!
10am – 4.45pm
Day of painting in the studio in Laás.
Working directly from a life model we will explore live painting the portrait.
Lunch will be in a local restaurant, offering the perfect break from a busy day of painting!
A delicious wine tasting in a near by village, where we will explore the wines of the region.
Three course dinner at the Auberge.
Followed by your own relaxation time.
Working from photos of the model taken the day before, you will be able to continue to develop their own portrait painting.
Spend the afternoon learning how to add glazes to your work.
Dinner at the Auberge
Drinks and an artist talk, where local artists will come and discuss their work with you.