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Art, Food and Culture Retreat in Beautiful Burgundy, France

Birchgrove, NSW

Subject: Art

Engage deeply in the fabulous and diverse cultural sites, using art.

Outcomes for attendees include: a better understanding of the logistics and joys of plein air drawing and painting; methods for quickly recording surroundings and impressions in both sketches and painting; understanding of how to obtain an illusion of depth or modernist flat space; how to take notes for future paintings and working methods(colour and drawing) and how to implement them; and some techniques for abstraction.

Immerse yourself in art with formal workshops

Exercises will be developed for students at different skill levels (basic to advanced painters).

Share a wonderful experience with like-minded people in a wonderful part of the world!

Southern Burgundy, a region of rolling hills covered in woods, vineyards and meadowland scattered with Romanesque churches and lakes, is renowned for being both unspoilt and welcoming, with its tranquillity...

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Southern Burgundy, a region of rolling hills covered in woods, vineyards and meadowland scattered with Romanesque churches and lakes, is renowned for being both unspoilt and welcoming, with its tranquillity, easy-going lifestyle and unique blend of nature and culture. The medieval town of Cluny is close to our Villa, with its Benedictine Abbey, National Stud, shops, bars and restaurants. We'll visit pre-historic caves where the first paintings were made, and take the Castle Road and its six major castles as well take time out to practice art in the beautiful surrounds of our villa.
Burgundy is home to Coq au vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and to world famous local wines such as Mercurey, Beaujolais and Nuits St Georges. This region is truly a gastronomic paradise.

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

Thomas St, Birchgrove NSW 2041, Australia
Birchgrove, NSW 2041

Willing to travel

Price: $2,300.00

 

Notes:

Price for Participant Per Person sharing Double Bed/Ensuite
Bedrooms 1 & 2: Double Bed...

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Notes:

Price for Participant Per Person sharing Double Bed/Ensuite
Bedrooms 1 & 2: Double Bed with ensuite: Partic-A$2300 Non-Partic A$1750 –
Bedrooms 3 & 4: Twin Beds, shared shower room: Partic A$2040 Non-P A$1490 Single Participant Supplement A$1330
Bedroom 5*: 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed,
1 Sofa bed, with ensuite Partic A$2350 Non-P A$1800 –
*Child under 10 in Family Room +A$250
Extra accommodation, if required, is available at a family run hotel nearby with costing same as
Double Room with ensuite above.

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The teachers

Formerly Balmain Art workshops. Your tutor, Gabrielle Jones is a professional exhibiting artist and teacher who graduated...

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Formerly Balmain Art workshops. Your tutor, Gabrielle Jones is a professional exhibiting artist and teacher who graduated from the National Art School with Distinction. She has held seven solo shows at some of the top galleries in Sydney Melbourne and Perth, and a solo show at the Goulburn Regional Gallery in 2010. She has been appointed as Artist in Residence at Bundanon, Tahiti and Bora Bora and, most recently, Almeria Spain. A selected artist in numerous prestigious art prizes and curated shows, Gabrielle is an experienced painting and Art History teacher with a BA from U. Syd with a major in Education. Gabrielle is a colourist whose paintings express her mastery of, and joy in, the medium of paint. Her current work explores her experiences in Spain and Morocco after her residency: the patterns of land and interiors, the feeling of disconnection and the strange and wonderful seen through the eyes of an outsider

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