We will meet in my central village atelier first, and handmake a book that you will draw and paint in, out of selected papers and stitch together with linen waxed thread. Through a series of fun liberating exercises, you will learn basic composition, layout, and create “your Uzes story” to write and illustrate and watercolor. Then with pens, pencils , paints and paper in hand, we will take a guided walk along the winding stone streets, passing fountains, plain trees, people and their dogs, vendors, signage to document during our three hours together. You will be given instruction sheets to take home with you and all materials will be included. Please bring favorite ribbons, pressed leaves or flowers, old postcards and business cards of favorite Uzege spots and if you already have a preferred watercolor palette, bring that as well.
As a merit scholar from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California, I have illustrated 22+ published children’s books between 1991 and now. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in Painting, I have shown collage, drawings, watercolors and encaustics in Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the USA. Documenting the everyday has taken me down the workshop road of bookmaking, or “carnet du voyage” travel journals that allow the beginning artist to find their comfort level and skills with painting and drawing and collaging. I have taught for 25 years.
Watercolors and brushes, pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper, glue stick
We will start the Artventure at my atelier in the heart of old Uzes. From there we will walk five minutes towards La Place Aux Herbes, then to the flower and clothing boutique, the avenue of plain trees to the fenestre tower and duchy. We will be “window shopping” with our line and color. And then back to the atelier to assemble it into your book.
最多可有6位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 You need to be comfortable walking and sitting anywhere...warm clothing to layer. No art skill is required.
Your own paints if you have a palette and brushes and pen that you like to use.
I have all materials for you. Please bring family members or friends to join you in the experience. Wear layers of walking weather clothing-as we will be outside for part of the class. Bring extra change for a coffee or croissant out. I will have coffee and tea at the studio.
Old Uzes Paint, Walk, and Sip