Our art workshops, led by experienced visiting artists, take advantage of the spectacular local environment and world class galleries. We offer an optional daily yoga, accommodation in our beautiful modern villa and great Mediterranean food.
Taking inspiration and starting points from the beautiful and extraordinary landscape in the area surrounding the Villa, you will develop work throughout the week into finished pieces. Starting with exploration, sketching, note taking, collecting and photography you will work with drawing, painting, collage, mixed media and photography learning appropriate techniques to suit the intentions of your developing work.
Day 1, Monday: Trip into mountains, working with marks, note taking and sketching using pencil, charcoal and water color.
Day 2, Thursday: Workshop at villa. Exploring color and developing ideas from previous day, working with acrylics.
Day 3, Wednesday: Visits to local museums, Nice Museum of Modern Art, Matisse etc.
Day 4, Thursday: Return to the mountains followed by workshop at villa.
Day 5, Friday: Workshop at villa. Selecting most successful approaches and complete finished piece. Group review of week’s 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.
Terry Taylor will be your teacher and master during this course. He is an artist and an education specialist. For more than fifteen years his creative practice has been balanced with teaching and other education practice. He has worked in colleges of education with trainee teachers and with students of art in university. His most recent work is about landscape and our perception of ‘Nature’. This photographically based work has been exhibited in London and New York and has been bought for private collections.
He trained first at High Wycombe College of Art and then as a mature student at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art
(now Bournemouth University). Currently he is working on some painting ideas and has stepped back from teaching responsibilities to concentrate on his work.
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.
There will also be an opportunity to visit the beautiful local villages including Biot and Valbonne and the old coastal town of Antibes. Visits can also be arranged to the famous Biot verrerie - glass blowing workshops - and the beach, so bring your costumes.
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.
- Own room: £850 p/p
- Sharing a room: £1500 for 2 persons.
- 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 yoga classes (£100 supplement).
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We provide two types of holidays, both benefiting from the spectacular location. Our art holidays combine creativity, inspiration and relaxation. Our mountain activity holidays provide excitement and exhilaration in a safe but challenging environment. Our holidays are suited to adults of all ages and abilities. The...
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