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2019 Tutored Sketching Holiday

Chateau des Sablons antique exterior.

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Schedule Overview

This program is from June 15-21, 2019 (6 nights accommodation).

Saturday, June 15:

Welcome reception and dinner at the Château des Sablons where you will meet fellow artists and your tutor, Jeannette Matelot.

Sunday, June 16:

Breakfast followed by a trip to the Antiques Market at Montsereau. We then return to the château to do some sketching of the grounds.

Monday, June 17:

An introductory workshop on perspective in the Orangerie. Then we are off to Chinon to enjoy its many restaurants and cafés for lunch. Afterwards, a sketching session looking across to the château.

Tuesday, June 18:

Visit the market in nearby Bourgueil. Then we are off to the riverbank where we can picnic or take lunch at a small restaurant. Then there will be a workshop covering pencil techniques for drawing landscapes with an emphasis on trees.

Wednesday, June 19:

Off to Chenonceau to sketch the beautiful château.

Thursday, June 20:

A workshop on French streetscapes. Then off to Saumur for lunch at the Pot de Lapin, a delightful restaurant serving traditional French cuisine. Then we will enjoy some spectacular views of the château and the river with a wide range of views to sketch. In the afternoon, there is a workshop to prepare our sketches for the Vernissage in the evening which is a preview of our week’s work. Then there will be a gala dinner in the ballroom.

Friday, June 21: