Enjoy a one day watercolour painting workshop in Fourcès, a Plus Beaux Village de France – officially one of the prettiest villages in France. In the heart of the Gers department, this isn’t a holiday experience that you’ll find in the tourist guides. But – that’s what makes it so special. Renowned teacher Ray Johnstone says “everyone can learn to paint and draw. There are no exceptions.” So, you can be sure you’ll take home a unique and souvenir of your visit to this beautiful southern part of France.
Capture the beauty of France in paint
One of the many amazing mini experiences Sue Aran offers in her French Country Adventures detours in the Gers, is a “learn to paint and draw” session. You’ll meet your experienced teacher, an artist himself, in a magnificent location that’s been officially classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”.
Ray Johnstone has been teaching art for more years than he cares to remember. He’ll take you step by step through the process of watercolour painting in the inspirational setting of Fourcès. “You’ll be amazed at your latent ability, I’ve never had a failure” he assures.
He can’t, he says, promise to turn everyone a Michelangelo or a Van Gogh. But, he will tease out your talent and show you how to create a watercolour painting that you’ll be proud of. He’ll provide all the materials you need including artist’s quality water colour paint. And you’ll use high grade paper “much like the French Impressionists did”.
And like those impressionists, you’ll paint en plein air.
Paint and picnic in fabled Fourcès
Fourcès is a beautifully preserved medieval hamlet. It’s also home to the only round square in France, where a castle once stood. Today the square is shaded by plane trees and lined with stunning half-timbered houses. There are quirky boutiques and art galleries, pretty restaurants, medieval buildings, and a stunning arcade, guaranteed to inspire. Reached by crossing a 15th century bridge, this theatrical setting is absolutely perfect for artists of all levels. You’ll love capturing it’s beauty on paper to keep as a memento forever.
You’ll also enjoy an elaborate picnic lunch with everything provided to ensure a delicious experience.
Find out more and book your wonderful watercolour workshop at: www.frenchcountryadventures.com/daily-detours