STUDIO EXPERIENCE / Experience en Studio d'Artiste

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Stuck for a gift? Why not offer someone a STUDIO EXPERIENCE!. I'm offering individual tuition for an afternoon, 2 until 6pm, at the price of €60 including refreshments and all materials. The tuition can be geared towards the pupil and what they wish to get out of their time in the studio. A handmade card with a voucher can be sent directly to the person you wish to gift the studio experience to. Vouchers will be valid for 6 months. Please contact me if you need more information.

Coincé pour un cadeau? Pourquoi ne pas offrir à quelqu'un une expérience en studio! J'offre des cours individuels pour un après-midi, de 2h à 18h, au prix de €60 y compris les rafraîchissements et tout le matériel. Les cours peuvent être orientés vers l'élève et leurs niveau. Une carte faite à la main avec un coupon peut être envoyée directement à la personne à qui vous souhaitez offrir l'expérience en studio. Les coupons seront valable pour 6 mois. S'il vous plaît contactez-moi si vous avez besoin de plus d'informations.



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Held in a well-lit artist's studio in Singleyrac (nr Sigoules), these classes are designed to enable both beginners as well as intermediate artists to receive individual attention to develop their skills under the tutelage of a professional artist.

Se déroulant dans un atelier d’artiste lumineux à Singleyrac (proche de Sigoulès), ces cours ont vocation à permettre aux débutants et aux artistes plus confirmés de développer leurs compétences à l’aide d’un accompagnement individualisé par une artiste professionnelle.

The size of the classes is limited to 6 students, and there is space available to work either seated at a table, or alternatively at an easel.  The classes will focus on figurative painting but creative interpretation will be encouraged. 

Le nombre d’élèves est limité à 6 par classe.  Il y a ainsi beaucoup d’espace pour travailler sur une table, ou en utilisant un chevalet. Les cours porteront avant tout sur la peinture figurative, mais l’interprétation créative sera également encouragée.

The tutor, Cathy Savels, is a mixed media artist, and thus any medium can be taught, including but not limited to watercolours, acrylics or oil.  Tuition will be adapted to suit the individual.  You'll be taught how to progress from direct observation and studies to creating a free and intuitive, yet artistically coherent, response to your subject.  You will also be able to discover new ways of combining materials that will expand your painting vocabulary as well as experimenting with new techniques to create even-more dynamic compositions. 

Cathy Savels, qui enseignera ces cours, est une artiste en média mixte, et peut ainsi former à plusieurs médiums, comme l'aquarelle, à l’acrylique ou à l’huile, entre autres. L’accompagnement sera adapté aux besoins de chacun. Vous serez formés à passer de l’observation directe d’un sujet à une réponse plus libre mais qui reste cohérente sur le plan artistique. Vous découvrirez également de nouvelles combinaisons de techniques de manière à faire progresser votre vocabulaire artistique, de même qu’expérimenter avec de nouvelles techniques pour créer des œuvres encore plus dynamiques.


€12 for 2 hours (including refreshments)
TARIFS: 12 pour 2 heures (rafraîchissements compris)

DATES: To be confirmed. (Please phone to give your best day of the week)
DATES: A confirmer (Svp appeler pour me donner votre meillieur jour du semaine)

° Please note you will need to bring your own materials, and help and advice on this, is of course, available.

° Veuillez noter que vous devrez apporter votre propre matériel, et bien sûr, nous pourrons conseiller sur ce point.

Please telephone for more details on/Pour plus d'info, svp appeler 05 53 24 12 14  or/ou 06 27 15 12 47

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Please go and visit this artist's website here for more amazing paintings.

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Click on the images to see more amazing works like these.

Some Inspiration

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