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Abstract View of France 2019 - join us for photography and painting en plei...

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Chadenne

Lieu dit Chadenne

24700 Saint-Barthélémy-de-Bellegarde

France

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Rural Gites have teamed up with abstract artist Sally Coulden and photographer Jonathan Bowcott to bring you a memorable holiday experience of abstract art and photography in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. Rural Gites is situated in woodland and fields of the Foret de La Double which is peaceful and perfect for being creative en plein air. Amenities include a beautiful heated pool and forest walks. Join us at our idyllic countryside location and enjoy art and photography workshops to help you develop your photography skills and provide you with an opportunity to paint abstract masterpieces inspired by your images. This is a holiday experience for anyone who is interested in getting creative and developing their artistic side whist relaxing in gorgeous surroundings. It is a great blend of photography, sketching, painting and visiting the local area for creative inspiration. We welcome beginners and experienced painters and photographers alike. The focus will be on teaching you the basics of abstract painting in acrylics, guiding you through creating your masterpiece from initial photograph to finished painting, and of course, having fun!

Fully catered from arrival to departure, all meals are lovingly prepared by Annette from Rural Gites from locally sourced quality food. Everything except your flights, airport parking, alcoholic drinks and anything purchased on the day trips is included.

Outline Programme of events:

Sunday: Arrive Bordeaux aiport and executive coach transfer to Chadenne. Tea and cakes and a chance to get to know your fellow guests, the surroundings and us. Relaxed drinks and home cooked supper on one of the terraces. Swim under the stars.

Monday: Early morning walk or swim, breakfast will be served on the terrace in Gite Sanglier. After breakfast Jonathan will take you through a morning of photography theory and putting that theory into painting practice. Lunch on the terrace and in the afternoon a trip to Aubeterre sur Dronne to sketch and photograph the delilghts of this beautiful French village and the historic monolithic church, St Jean. Supper on the terrace.

Tuesday: Early morning walk or swim. After breakfast Sally will spend the day with you and your paints. Drawing inspiration from yesterdays photography and sketching, Sally will take you through the basics of composition, tonal values, brush control and key elements for creating a great abstract painting. Supper on the terrace cooked in a wood fired oven.

Wednesday: After breakfast Jonathan will host a morning photography workshop and talking more about the themes of the week - the abstract and looking for the abstract in our everyday life - tone composition and shape. Local ceramiscit Jo McKinnon will join us for lunch on the terrace and in the afternoon will take you through the specifics of painting on white earthenware. You will have an opportuniuty to paint two bowls which will be fired ready for you to take home.

Thursday: After breakfast we will visit the historic St Emilion, home to fabulous wines and stunning architecture. There will be ample opportunity for sketching and photography before our picnic lunch in the ruins of Les Cordeliers. After lunch we will return for an afternoon of painting 'en plein air' weather permitting. Supper will be followed by an open cinema evening.

Friday: After breakfast and swimming or walking you can decide how to spend today - honing your new found photography skills, or finishing your paintings. Or by simply relaxing in the beautiful Foret de La Double. Drinks on the terrace will be followed by supper at the local La Clairiere restaurant.

Saturday: Relaxing brunch and swim and en route to Bordeaux airport a short stop off to sample the beautiful wines at Chateau Carbonneau.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You will get yourself to Bordeaux Airport on the 2nd June 2019 by the departure time. Please take out insurance just in case! Transfers to and from Bordeaux airport are included. Airport parking is not included in the price.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Annette from Rural Gites on : annette@ruralgites.com

What's the refund policy?

You will pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 on booking; The final balance is due 12 weeks before the course start date. Up until 6 weeks before the course date you will be entitled to 50% of the final balance. There is no cancellation refund from 4 weeks before the course start date. You are advised to take out holiday insurance for this eventuality.

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Chadenne

Lieu dit Chadenne

24700 Saint-Barthélémy-de-Bellegarde

France

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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