Garden Water Colour Course in Provence 2014

Garden Water Colour Course

in Provence 2014


Just Provence maintains a close relationship with the owners of the properties we promote, especially when they are as passionate about Provence as we are.
Therefore we are very happy to present once again  this exclusive training course in the heart of the Luberon National Park which invites visitors to Provence to fine tune their artistic skills twice a year.

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Corinne Détroyat, owner of Le Coquelicot near the hilltop village of Saignon, has been running a painting course for some years now. A qualified landscape gardener, she shares her passion for nature, Provence and painting with her spring and summer students every year. The course takes place in her authentic bastide, surrounded by 30 hectares of oaks, olive trees, lavender, almond and cherry trees so typical of Provence

She will welcome you for four days of drawing from the 3rd to the 8th June and 26th August to the 31st August 2013.
Corinne defines the course as:

A unique course in Provence, it is an opportunity to experiment with watercolour: a sensitive graphic method for sharing a garden’s vision, atmosphere and layout.

The course is organised in partnership with Claude Pasquer who is a landscape architect and sculptor from Versailles. Lessons and advice are given in French and English and has included Russian and American participants, making it open to visitors to Provence from all corners of the world.


The four day course will concentrate on :

  • Recalling of drawing perspective rules for an intuitive building of space.
  • Recalling of shadow and light theory: the key to harmonious drawing lays in the expression of dynamic circulation.
  • Watercolour: technique and working method to render a colourful atmosphere.
  • Practical exercises in the estate.

The course takes place both indoors and outdoors and includes visits to the local market town of Apt.

It will reveal and develop your graphic personality, whatever your level. Above all, it is a nice working atmosphere in which to immerse yourself and progress in graphic expression.

Participants arrive on Tuesday evening, they are welcomed in Corinne’s Provençal bastide with drinks and local products. Each day will then follow the schedule below:

9am: Breakfast
9.30am: Drawing
12.30pm: Lunch with the teacher and the hosts
2pm: Drawing
5.30pm: Free time (swimming, walking, visiting sites, maybe even a siesta)
6.30pm : Learning of the computer graphics with Photoshop
8pm: Dinner


The rates cover different options:

  • If you choose to stay at Le Coquelicot it is 750€/person or 1100€ for two people (single/double room, shared bathroom).
    This fee includes the course and full board.
  • If you choose to stay at another exclusive vacation rental in the region, it is 480€ per person including course and lunches.

As the course runs from Wednesday morning to Sunday morning  you could plan a family stay for a week in Provence and enjoy your four days of watercolour course whilst the rest of the family pursue their own activities. You also might enjoy visiting nearby interesting sites such as the Salagon ethno-botanic garden, the Rustrel Provence Colorado and Saignon village.

If you would like more details or a leaflet detailing the course, please contact Corinne Detroyat at [email protected]

For more information on the Luberon region and luxury holiday rentals near Saignon contact us at [email protected]


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