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5 nights and 3 days portrait painting holiday September 17th-21st 2023 

What's included:

3 full days of painting tuition from Kate Sparrow. Learn how to paint the portrait in oils.

Half day working from a life model.

All art materials 

4 night's accommodation full board in the local Auberge with ensuite bathroom.

Airport pickup from Biarritz.

From Pau or Orthez we will arrange a taxi service for you an additional charge. 

 Lunch will be buffet style/picnic.

Dinner a full French 3 course meal.

What's not included:

Travel to France.

Participants will need to make their own way to the village of Laás in South West France. There will be one pick up transfer from the airport to the village.

Alcoholic and soft drinks. .

Watercolor Paint

What you will learn 

  • Select and take good source photographs for portraiture

  • Work from a direct subject

  • Prime and prepare our canvas

  • Set up an oil painting palette and organise your working space

  • Mix solutions for oil painting

  • Mix a range of colours and tones to create realistic flesh tones.

  • Create an underpainting using principals from the Masters

  • How to block in tonal areas and understand the planes of the face

  • Use a range of techniques to add detail, including glazing techniques

  • Create a portrait to take home 

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Auberge de Fontaine 

Stay in our village in the welcoming Auberge. Each room has an ensuite. The restaurant is renowned in the area for it's traditional French cuisine. Enjoy a three course evening meal.

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