Watercolor Retreat in Aquitaine
July & August 2021

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Lot et Garonne (47)

 

 

JULY RETREAT : From 12th to 15th of July 2021
AUGUST RETREAT : From 09th to 12th or AUGUST 2021

The painting studio is located at the very close city-center limit area :
From city-center : 5 mn in car. 25 mn on feet. Very close Bus stop.
Possible bike renting at the city-center transport Station.

The pretty town of Villeneuve sur lot, is ideally located in the very heart of Lot et Garonne, cradle of beautiful Medieval villages built with traditional stones and half-timberings, surrounded with large fields of sunflowers and poppies, where sun and warmth unit at the daily rythm of cicadas.

ARRIVALS :  Monday 9.30 Am

First meeting will involve technical explanations about the course itself, and the first notions of composition of forming ideas for your subject work.

 

 

THE COURSE : Time table :

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday : studio painting
Thursday : Outside doors painting

TIME
From 09.30-12.30am- 1.30-3.30pm
WEDNESDAY : Free time up to 2.30 pm

(Take your picnic for lunch altogether at painting place)
Last day : 4.00 pm : Little teatime to drink byebye together and quit in pretty nice way…


(The option for stopping during the day course at 15.30 pm is first to avoid the heat, and second, to allow you to visit the local sites, or relax by the swimming-pool)

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION : Fluent English spoken

The Course is for all levels, and in small groups to enable individuals to feel at ease, share and gain the most from the course.

Discovery of the water, how to let it fuse, how to “manage” it, with a real wet on wet approach.

Learn how to mix the colours, learn how to know one’s pallet and learn how to use it to obtain depth and transparent shades and tones.

How to obtain fluid watercolours, light but dynamic, how to compose form and depth, contrasts, and an equilibrate composition with a good balanced drawing. There are many facets to achieve a beautiful water-painting.

 

The course, will enable you to learn how to paint various subjects, as well in the Studio: flowers, fruits, (apricots, peaches,.) as outside : beautiful villages, views and landscapes.

How to capture the beautiful landscapes, how to transmit one’s painting and all its light, almost its fragrance! This will be our approach during the course, which aims to be relaxed, pleasant and friendly, where each person can work at one’s own rhythm, its own level and in the respect of each individual.

Prices :
300 euros (the retreat). Supplies not included

NIGHT STAY : 2 POSSIBLE OPTIONS :

1- FULL PENSION :
LA RESIDENCE HOTEL**: (Corinne and Eric Nuevo will be your very pleasant host during your time at the retreat, in free night sleeping or in full pension in a charming familly hotel**).

Night (without breakfast) or full pension (breakfast + lunch picnic + diner) at La Résidence hotel for 30 euros per pers. to add to the herebelow price list for the chosen room :
http://www.hotellaresidence47.com

Single ECO room : 39 euros (individual room but shared toilets and bathroom)
Single STANDARD room : 47 euros (individual room and private bathroom)
Single SUPERIOR room: 53 euros (individual room and private bathroom)
Twin ECO room : 47 euros (individual double bed + 1 single bed but shared toilets and bathroom)
Twin STANDARD room : 54 euros (1 double bed + 1 single bed and private bathroom)
Twin SUPERIOR room : 63 euros (1 double bed+ 1 single bed and private bathroom)

Breakfast 8 euros out of full pensions

Let’s find out every information with the following link :
http://www.hotellaresidence47.com


2 – B&B
LA MAISON DE VELOURS  : Fluent English spoken
(Very charming and quiet bed and breakfast, 2 mn walk from the city center, each room with a tiny kitchen and bathroom, a very warm welcome, and to name but a few, a smooth price list…anything you need to feel as at home…)
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http://www.maison-de-velours.com

 

 

 

 

 

VILLENEUVE SUR LOT : A quiet city :

 

 

 

 

Inscription :
Please fullfill the herebelow formular :

    1 / one confirming e-mail will be sent to you after we verify the remaining free places and your inscription document to fullfill will  be sent to you by mail.

    2/ Once we receveive your bulletin and your payments, your inscription is definitly confirmed and you receive your receipt, and the list of supplies.
    (No foreign cheques. Paypal payments only).

    ATELIER VILCAZ
    18 Bis Chemin de massanès
    47300 VILLENEUVE SUR LOT
    Tel : 05 53 41 49 69 ou 06 75 97 69 52

    In case of cancellation less than 30 days before the retreat date, half of the payment only would be sent back on justification of medical case.