Our art workshops, led by experienced visiting artists, take advantage of the spectacular local environment and world class galleries. We offer optional course of daily yoga, accommodation in our beautiful modern villa and great Mediterranean food.
We start each day with an hour of optional yoga – or Qigong - followed by breakfast and a full day workshop. We will work on a great variety of poses from extremely brief with the model holding unusual and surprising positions for a few seconds to a few hours allowing for a period of sustained work. We will work with charcoal, pencil, pastel, crayon and oil pastel.
- Three 40 minute poses.
- 1 long pose
- Visit to local galleries – Maecht, Picasso.
- Quick pose with elements of movement
- 1 long pose.
- Costume ideas. Model will bring various garments and there will be a number of ideas explored during the day.
- 1 long pose
- Visit Leger gallery.
- Program to be decided as a result of previous 4 days
- 1 long pose
- 3:00 pm review of work.
- All necessary equipment and materials are provided by the workshop
- The house is non-smoking as is the external dining area. Smoking in the gardens is in principle acceptable as long as it doesn’t disturb other participants.
Ray Atkins will be your teacher during this course. He is a painter with a passion for working directly from the things he sees. This contact with the outside world is essential to his creative process. He has painted all his life and frequently exhibited including at the Whitechapel, Hayward and Serpertine galleries in London and more recently in France and Germany. He was trained at the Slade School in London and has taught at Reading University, Falmouth College of Arts, in adult education and at summer schools.
During the course of the week these workshops will incorporate visits to some local galleries e.g. Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Leger, Fondation Maeght, Nice Museum of Modern Art. We will also sneak in visits to local village markets, Antibes, the beach and the famous Biot Verrerie (glass blowing workshops) to ensure tht you to get a taste of the local area while you are with us.
Guest accommodation is in our beautiful modern villa set in a wooded valley 10-15 minutes walk from the medieval village of Biot, with fresh cooked Mediterranean food provided. Our guest bedrooms are all doubles or twins with en suite or adjacent shower or bathrooms and toilets, and they all have direct access either to the garden or the first floor terrace. Each room is individually decorated.
There is a large double height living room on the ground floor of the villa. We hold the art workshops and yoga classes either here, or weather permitting (which it generally does), outside in the gardens.
There is a library with a range of literature and also a specific art section which focuses on local artists and art techniques. The gardens and pool are always available for your use and relaxation and we also have a trampoline and table tennis table.
- £ 950 per person in their own room
- £ 1700 for 2 participants sharing a room.
- Lunch when on site or picnic when required
- Evening meals for 4 of the 6 days
- The instructors
- Transport associated with the courses and airport/rail station transfers
- All equipment and materials.
- Flights or rail fares to and from Nice
- Restaurant meals and gallery entrance
- Travel outside the core art workshop or mountain activity programs
- Daily (5) yoga classes (£100 supplement).
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2009
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