Sculpture and Whimsy in France:
July 15 to 22, 2013
Early Bird Discount Available!-
Create and explore in this magical, week-long retreat in the charming village of Durfort, in the south of France
Sculpting whimsical figures and animals -- inspired by Commedia dell'arte, Masquerade balls, characters, beasts, and masks -- we'll
create stories of our own.
Our troupe will be sculpted in
fashioned over an armature of glass and wire. They will be cured and
painted with multiple coats of oil paint to achieve a warm,
vintage feeling. Learn how to stand your unique creation, on two spindly
legs, using wire and balancing your piece. We'll create the illusion of movement with these spindly legs. No special sculpting
skills are needed for this workshop; my students are consistently
surprised and delighted with their creations! With my techniques there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. Much laughter and fun sets
the tone for all of my workshops. We'll visit the newly renovated Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi, where
we'll draw inspiration from the offbeat characters of Lautrec's world, the patterned French gardens and
grand palace. When we're not consumed with our creations, there will be
leisurely excursions exploring the glorious mid-summer sunflower fields,
area flea markets, the En Calcat monastery (and its wonderful art bookstore),
and the famous Saturday market of Revel, where locals like to shop. All excursions are optional; this is a week to satisfy yourself. Relax
in the village with a book, sit on the terrace with a glass of wine, or, if you wish,
take a nap in the afternoon.
Enjoy fine, fresh, local food
prepared by our own personal chef, Nese. We'll meet for a delicious and
sustaining breakfast. Lunch,
which is served on the terrace, will ready us for the afternoon's adventures.
Candlelight, wine, and chef Nese's dinner, accompanied by laughter and shared experiences will complete our delightful
Instructed Studio every morning, a field trip every afternoon, including flea markets, a museum, concerts, studios and villages.
Unlimited studio time, any time.
Field trips are always optional. You might wish to stay home, relax, nap, work on your own in the studio, or explore on your own.
La Cascade's bedrooms are double occupancy (two twin beds) with three shared bathrooms. The beautiful new art studio is on the third floor and available to work in whenever you want. Living room, dining room, and a large outside terrace that goes down to the river are part of La Cascade. We have our own personal chef to provide delicious and healthy meals. The workshop price includes most meals.
Workshop price of $1900 includes:
● Seven nights of lodging at La Cascade- double occupancy
●Daily afternoon field trips
●All breakfasts, and most lunches and dinners
●Workshop instruction and many supplies
Sculpture and Whimsy in France:
Masquerade Parade July 15-22 2013
● $500 deposit will hold your space
●Final Payment due by February 1, 2013
●Registration limited to 8 participants
●Participants will be mailed a registration packet with detailed itinerary and more information.
To Reserve your place fill out the form below and mail your check, payable to me, to this address:
17 Seminary Avenue
Hopewell, NJ 08525
phone: 609 658 0484
Doreen Kassel's France Workshop
July 15-22 2013
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