Colour in Provence
The Foundation of Colour
Paint Collage Drawing
Colour Psychology Eye Training Visual Sensations
One week residential course
Region of St Tropez, Provence, France
With Seran Kubisa
This course is for all abilities in art and colour understanding
Colour in Provence will take you on beautiful explorations in nature and immerse you in the special light and spectacular natural scenes of Provence. With practical art colour workshops and artist presentations at the residence.
Seran has over 20 years’ experience in tutoring art and is a colour expert. She is immersed in colour in her paintings, light installations and science work and is passionate about sharing this knowledge.
Colour understanding through this exploration can be applied in art, painting, crafts, design, interiors, science and wellbeing. This mini-colour art foundation will develop your colour mind through practical workshops and eye training techniques developed by Seran. Colour systems will be explored through different materials and fine art approaches. The visual connection through colour observation and application is how the colour mind develops. The colour eye can discern from 2.5 million hues, an opportunity to open and exercise them!
The week will be experimental, fun, relaxed with encouragement and determined concentration to explore colour through drawings, collage, and paint.
Included will be a colour feast visit to the famous impressionist artists paintings at the gallery l'Annociade of St Tropez with a trip to see contemporary art at St Paul de Vence village and Maeght art Foundation.
This course is for all abilities in art and colour understanding.
Seran works in the medium of paint, installation, light and more recently film. Known for her redefining art practise which led to winning the Arts Council England award for innovation.
She is an experienced University lecturer and art educator. The course is in English with some French spoken.
Residence at the Villa Fontane Provence
In the heart of Mediterranean Provence, in the authentic village of La Garde-Freinet and its majestic hills overlooking the Gulf of Saint Tropez. You are at the centre of the French Riviera and its treasures : Saint-Tropez, Grimaud and other typical Provencal villages, sandy beaches, crystal waters, bustling markets, hiking trails …
You will have a warm welcome with hosts Jane and Alban in their natural calm classic French home, located between historic Grimaud and La Garde-Freinet. Relax before and after your workshops and excursions by the heated swimming-pool, on the shady terrace, in the garden or wooded grounds. Taste the local produce and rose wine. Workshop room is in the centre of the residence.
Each day there will be morning and afternoon sessions.
The aperitifs before our evening meal will be a chance to discuss the day.
Monday Evening guests and students settle in, relax and make themselves at home
Tuesday Introduction to colour and Seran Kubisa's work practise. Drawing, collage with first practical on colour memory and science physiology
Wednesday AM St Tropez art gallery l'Annociade. PM Drawing, collage, paint and colour psychology
Thursday Local hill walks, picnic and nature drawings and paintings
Friday Trip to St Paul de Vence village and Maeght Art Foundation
Saturday Create colour compositions on wood and canvas
Sunday Create colour compositions on wood and canvas.
Evening Exhibition of your work
Bed and breakfast, lunch and evening meal with local wine
All materials and equipment required for the course
Transport from train or airport
Excursions to Galleries, St Tropez and local hilltop
Costs for 7 nights
Single occupancy & full board : 1800€
Double occupancy & full board : 1550€
A discount can be offered for two participating guests sharing a double room and for block booking guests
Participant and sharing guest price please enquire (course fees and materials taken off with excursions still optional)
Course group size is based on a minimum of four people attending and we reserve the right to cancel if it is under subscribed, at which point all deposits will be returned
25 % deposit required by 1st August 2020
For Booking contact Villa Fontane Provence