Sketch and watercolor painting: travel journal themed course

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Le Grand-Bornand Village
Le Grand-Bornand
Watercolor painting course, in the mountain, to learn how to draw and paint in the nature in just a few brush strokes. 4 exercise sessions on « on site rapidity » + 1 watercolor painting / hiking day.
Reflect, take your time, enjoy the pleasure of painting while outdoors in the green alpine pastures of the Aravis Mountains.
All summer long in the Haute-Savoie, you are invited to participate in a wide variety of artistic activities through lessons our longer courses; watercolors and sketching allow truly rediscovering nature in a calm atmosphere that combines observation, creativity, relaxation and emulation.
The theme of this course is based on a travel journal: typical local architecture, animals (for example the well-known Abondance breed of cow, more populous in Le Grand-Bornand than the local inhabitants), alpine vegetation, the summits of the Aravis Mountains, etc. …
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays lessons take place at a specific site to study the different facets of drawing and speed painting; on Thursday go on an all-day watercolor hike in the mountains, taking the time to enjoy long breaks to watercolor paint. This course is for all those who have some basic art skills and experience (drawing, pastels, oil, acrylic or watercolor painting ...). You don't need to have mastered watercolor technique since the course, above all else, provides the opportunity to observe and to learn pencil and brush techniques (calligraphy), as well as speed technique for notebook sketches.
An all-day session in the mountains in order to draw and paint in a peaceful and tranquil setting.
Instruction: Hélène GODILLON, professional watercolor painter, graduate in Plastic Arts, hiking guide.
Students will be given a notebook on Monday.
The list of supplies is provided, but you will also have the option of renting a basic kit for the 5 day course at a cost of 12 €.
Bring enough water each day in order to paint as well as to quench your thirst, a hat or parasol for the sun, a chair (a light cushion or folding chair, ...).
On Thursday we will head off on an all-day watercolor hike: in addition to the supplies needed for the other days of the course, be sure to bring hiking shoes, a backpack and of course a picnic lunch!
If less than 3 people sign up, the course may be canceled.
If it rains, lessons will be held indoors.
From Monday 5 to Friday 9 August 2019 between 9 AM and noon.
Thursday output day from 9 AM to 3 PM.

From Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2019 between 9 AM and noon.
Thursday output day from 9 AM to 3 PM.
In summary
  • Reception :
    • French
    • English
  • Environment :
    • Village centre
    • Village 2 km away
  • SITRA services :
    • 8 yrs old min
    • 12 Groups accepted
    • 2 Services
  • Type of activity :
    • Accompanied
  • Nature of the supervised activity :
    • Lesson
    • Group lesson
    • Course
Le Grand-Bornand Village
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.942138
Longitude : 6.427689
Meet opposite the Tourism Office in Le Grand-Bornand.
From 05/08 to 09/08/2019
One price: from 190 €.

From 19/08 to 23/08/2019
One price: 190 €.

10% discount when signing up for a second course during the 2019 season or for a second family member.
  • Method of payment :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
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