Sketch and watercolour in the open air: Travel diary themed course

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Le Grand-Bornand Village
Le Grand-Bornand

About COVID-19

We have set up sanitary rules: the wearing of a mask is strongly recommended, gel and gloves are at the disposal of the trainees, we welcome a maximum of 8 participants.
In any case provide for:
- water for painting and thirst quenching,
- a sun hat or even a small umbrella,
- a seat (cushion, folding...essential to facilitate physical distance between each participant),
- walking shoes and a practical bag for the equipment,
- a drawing support (a calendar is enough),
- a pencil and an eraser,
- Drawing and watercolour equipment (list provided; this summer we encourage you to bring your own), however, it will still be possible to rent it on site by the session (3.00€) or by the week (15€).
The rented equipment is disinfected between each trainee.
Watercolor painting course, in the mountain, to learn how to draw and paint in the nature in just a few brush strokes. 4 sessions of speed exercises in the field + 1 day outing.
Reflect, take your time, enjoy the pleasure of painting while outdoors in the green alpine pastures of the Aravis Mountains.
All summer long at Grand-Bornand 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.
Recommended for people with some experience in drawing or painting.
Bring water for painting and drinking, a sun hat or a small parasol, a seat (cushion, folding...), a drawing stand, drawing and watercolour material or rent it on site (20€ per week).

Possibility to register for the session.
From Monday 23 to Friday 27 August 2021, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm.
Day outing on Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
In summary
  • Reception :
    • French
    • English
  • Environment :
    • Village centre
    • Village 2 km away
  • SITRA services :
    • 11 yrs old min
    • 9 Groups accepted
    • 3 Services
  • Type of activity :
    • Accompanied
  • Nature of the supervised activity :
    • Lesson
    • Group lesson
    • Course
  • Activities information :
    • Duration (minutes) 180
    • 1 day (s)
    • Place en face de l' office de tourisme, place de l' église


Le Grand-Bornand Village
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.942138
Longitude : 6.427689
Multi-session tickets: 94 € (1 morning + 1 day outing)
Fee: 196 € (4 mornings + 1 day outing).

10% discount when signing up for a second course during the 2021 season or for a second family member.
  • Method of payment :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
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