Artistic workshops to discover in Provence.
Provence has much to offer in terms of activities and places to explore, from wine-tasting to guided tours of the region’s major landmarks (the Luberon, Pont du Gard, Avignon….), travellers visiting the region go home with fond memories and souvenirs from their experience. But rather than taking home photos and gifts why not also bring back a new set of skills? Every year we recommend one of our owners’ classes in watercolour painting, but there is a wide selection of artisans offering to share their knowledge with visitors for a day or more. This month we have chosen to present two of these passionate workshops which have set up shop in Provence.
Ateliers de Couleurs
Liz Wyatt and Monique Lecoq welcome visitors to their workshop, opened last September in the perched village of Ménerbes in the heart of Luberon. There Liz presents her restored hand-painted furniture, also working on commissioned furniture-painting services for clients looking to add a personal touch to their residence in Provence. She also gives classes where you will learn painting techniques in bespoke groups of up to six students.
Ateliers de Couleurs is exclusive stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint(c) in Provence.
The courses range from half-day initiations to full-day training on furniture, lent for the occasion. Refreshments are included in the price and classes are given in English and French.
You can visit their site at Atelier de Couleurs.
Marie-Agnès Jacquet, a master mosaïst trained in Ravenna and Rome, will welcome you in a provencal « mas » tucked among vineyards and olive groves in the perched village of Crillon-le-Brave ideally located near Avignon and the famed Luberon district. There you will learn the techniques of the traditional art of mosaic in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere amidst her creations
Marie-Agnés offers classes for all levels ranging from a half-day initiation course to five-day master classes.
you can visit her site at Mosaic Academy.