Sunflowers and landscape

On this virtual safari Karen Pearson shares her favourite painting locations in Lot and Garonne with you via Zoom…including the fields and villages of the rural... Read more

VIRTUAL France £140pp
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Date
16 Aug - 20 Aug 2021


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Location(s)
Lot and Garonne
VIRTUAL / France


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Tour content
Watercolour, colourful countryside, culture and warmth - virtual holiday


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Tutor(s)
Karen Pearson

Spend five days painting the colour and contours of South West France, complete with idyllic rural landscapes and French culture.

On this virtual safari Karen Pearson shares her favourite painting locations in Lot and Garonne with you via Zoom…including the fields and villages of the rural area she has known since childhood.

“Sunshine and sassy sunflowers, vineyards and patterns in the landscape, whispering poplars, Dordogne river and reflections, Chateaux and old French farmhouses, coquelicots in the meadows, Blonde Aquitaine cows in dappled shade, Noir de Bigore piggy wiggies, bustling markets, shutters and berets, bavardage!”

Karen will introduce you to other artists who have painted this area as well as showing her own sketches from the region painting on location .  Taking you through art demonstrations you will have the chance to learn her techniques and keep the questions flowing.

Working from stills, we can learn so much about the structure, composition and colour of an area.  We learn how to improve and preserve the best qualities of a field sketches in a studio setting.

In between your painting sessions Karen will give you exercises and homework to help your techniques for drawing landscapes and the details of French rural life, including sunflowers, fields, markets and people.

We will also give you some local recipes to try out between your painting sessions, for those that really want to get in the holiday spirit!!

Learning via Zoom is highly concentrated and productive.  It allows you to delve into technique and imagination.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All sessions start at 2pm BST

Day 1: Meet Karen and the Art Safari team on Zoom for three hours of art demonstration and tuition time, which includes advice on sketching and painting birds.  She will also concentrate on observational techniques and drawing skills that will help you to capture the colours and shapes of this region.  Our way of working at Art Safari is to stretch your way of seeing and give you extra confidence in your lines.

Karen will includes a slide talk  and about some of the artists who have painted in the region.

In her demonstrations Karen will pick a subject to develop on camera while she talks you through her process.

You will have the option to paint from a variety of images to suit your taste from a library of photos you will receive as part of the course package.

You have time in between session to complete your work and submit images of your paintings for feedback on our private Facebook group or by email.

Day 2: The second day is free for you to paint all day.

Day 3: We meet again the following afternoon to tackle a second painting through the same process.

Day 4: The fourth day is free for you to paint all day.

Day 5: We hold a final shorter meeting (around two hours) to review and share your work and insights from the course.

The workshop will be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • An assortment of paint brushes, suitable for your medium in different shapes and sizes

Karen will work in pencil and watercolour but you may use any medium. This course isn’t specifically about one media or about colour, so just use colours you are familiar with and those you already have.

  • Pencils and Colour
  • Watercolour paper, canvas or canvas boards, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 4.
  • Cartridge paper, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 10.
  • Sketchbook/notebook and pen (there’s LOTS of ideas and stuff to write down!)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Easel/table easel or other means of holding your canvas/paper at an angle (watercolour) / vertically (oil)
  • Paint palette
  • Jars for water or solvent (if you use it)

Itinerary

Day 114:00 BST: 3hr Live Zoom - including art lectures and art demonstration
Day 2Time to develop your painting
Day 314:00 BST: 3hr Live Zoom - including feedback critique, art lecture and art demonstration
Day 4Time to develop your painting
Day 514:00 BST: 2-3hr Live Zoom - including feedback critique and chat
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VIRTUAL TOUR COST:

This virtual France painting tour costs £140pp

ZOOM:

The joining point for your French tour is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, recipes and email contact.

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:

Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

Enquire now on 01394 382235 or info@artsafari.co.uk

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