Martigues Painting - Martigues

France painting

This program will consist of rigorous painting and intensive drawing on the landscape and in the teaching studio Monday through Friday for a total of 6 credits. Informal French lessons will occur daily for no credit. We paint each day in the studio and outdoors, interact with the local community and complete a performance art work combining visual art and movement in the Chapel du Port gallery under the direction of Agnes Carbrey. During the weekends, we visit the treasures of the region, such as local vineyards, the medieval villages of Rocamadour and Carcassonne, the Musee Ingres, the Saint Cecile Cathedral in Albi and le Gouffre de Padirac, one of France's natural wonders.

Landscape Drawing: An introductory to intermediate course emphasizing the skills, approaches and concepts involved in drawing. Composed of studies in landscape, perspective, figure and still life with special attention to composition and expressive possibilities. Basic skills will evolve into more complex descriptive choices utilizing a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, and experimental materials. Student will work in small groups with the instructor both indoors and in the field, ending each day with critiques in the studio facility.Landscape Painting: This course extends previous practice in design and drawing through daily experiences in painting. Introduction of materials and techniques in oil and acrylic painting with attention given to composition, setting up a palette, color mixing, and paint mediums. Daily on-site focused "quick" painting sketches will lead to more complex paintings built on longer sessions.

Landscape Painting: This course extends previous practice in design and drawing through daily experiences in painting. Introduction of materials and techniques in oil and acrylic painting with attention given to composition, setting up a palette, color mixing, and paint mediums. Daily on-site focused "quick" painting sketches will lead to more complex paintings built on longer sessions.

History of French Civilization: This course offers an overview of the history and shaping of French civilization, emphasizing its political, cultural, and artistic facets. Course exploration starts in Classical Antiquity and ends in the 20th-Century.

Location Description

The hillside village of Auvillar provides expansive views for "plein air" painters. The village abounds with events: concerts, exhibitions, poetry readings, open air markets, museums and monasteries, among them the Musee Ingres in Montauban and The Augustins in Toulouse.

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