Thursday, 16 February 2017

The results of the ceramic workshop

Look at the amazing pieces that came out of the kiln !

The first Sunday workshop Anitta taught the participants how to make pieces using the slab technique. T his is a technique where one uses a rolling pin - its just like baking. Afterwards the different pieces are cemented together with "glue" and a little bit of work to make sure that they don't come apart. They are left to dry for 2 weeks then fired in the kiln.

The second Sunday the pieces were glazed. Anitta came with recipes for matt and shiny finishes. Everyone could chose how to finish of their piece - and here you can see the results.

A collection of fun birds

The other piece that was made the first Sunday was a square pot. People started from the same patern - but the end results were very different. Some going for a totally matt finish - others opted for a shiny finish - and some for a mix.

Oh so different
Detailed pots
Rustic pots
And ..... the whole collection

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Atelier Expression Artistique "Art et Corps" on 26 February

Artistic expression workshop "Art et Corps"
Sunday 26 February 
 Hours: 9: 30-12: 30 (13:00)
Le Hangar 310 - Chemin du Ranch - Chateauneuf de Grasse

On Sunday 26 February, Francesca Messina hosts another 'Artistic Expression' Workshop!
It is the first in a series of three workshops which are meant to enable the participants to observe, feel and graphically translate their sensory (art and body), emotional (art and heart) and intellectual (art and head) universe....To express these sensations, there will be acrylic paint, chalks and oil pastels.
With this workshop the contact with the sensations of the body will be awakened and you will develop your capacity to represent its personnel felt through the pictorial expression.
If you are interested in participating please confirm  as soon as possible via

Dimanche 26 février aura lieu l'atelier « art et corps », premier d'un cycle de trois ateliers dont le but est de amener les participants à observer, sentir et traduire graphiquement leur univers sensoriel (art et corps), émotionnel (art et cœur) et intellectuel (art et tête).
Au fin de donner une forme visuelle à vos sensations physiques il y aura de la peinture acrylique, des craies et des pastels à l'huile.
Le but de cet atelier est de réveiller le contact avec les sensations du corps et de développer la capacité de représenter son personnel ressenti à travers l'expression picturale.
Si vous êtes intéressés à participer merci de confirmer votre présence le plus tôt possible via

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Hangar Maintenance

Last Friday the Hangar was closed for maintenance. A couple of small things were done - and a biggie too/ Vendredi dernier, le Hangar a été fermé pour entretien. Un couple de petites choses ont été faites - et un grand:
We now have a good ceiling to work beneath!/Nous avons maintenant un bon plafond pour travailler en dessous!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster - Aquarellista style...

Since 2018 we're in the Chinese year of the rooster. The  experts say that "the year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures." In other words - be careful out there while wearing something smart!

The Aquarellistas let themselves be inspired by this proud and beautifully dressed bird. Have a look at the different styles and note that all pictures have so much character!! For more watercolours subscribe to the Aquarellistablog

 André's awsome rooster, certainly looks its best  and carefully but surely steps forward...

 Elia B.'s fabulous rooster, so well done (Note the symbolic blood on his crown). 

Sandra's rooster carefully steps into the new year - fluffy as he is, there's clearly a lot of strength

 A lovely couple by Michele C

Sturdy Rooster -young I think, and a bit shy- with an absolutely amazing background by Birgitta

Agnès painted and drew this colourful proud example, as always with a smile (or a wink)

Beautiful colours, powerful and with its feet firmly on the ground, in recognizable Liz-style

Sunday, 5 February 2017


On Friday 10 February the Hangar will be closed for maintenance, and work on the ceiling.
This means that the Starters class and the Atelier Libre with Model are cancelled. The 'regulars' will receive an email about the next date!

Vendredi 10 février, le Hangar sera fermé pour entretien et travaux sur le plafond.
Cela signifie que la classe pour Starters et l'Atelier Libre avec Model sont annulées. Les 'habitués' recevront un email pour la prochaine date!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Watch out: Beautiful Watercolours below!

From eyecandy to picture perfect to downright gorgeous, the paintings, created on an average Tuesday Aquarellista Afternoon. I love my group!

First of all - the still life! We have one every week. This fabulous stuffed pheasant-like bird (input on name most welcome) that Tana had with her was so attractive that 3 aquarellistas started working on it:


Michele C

André (will be finished next session)

Then there were vintage shoe stretchers and shoe-making tools, they are not easy - but the paintings in progress are already very promising:

Elia B.
From last time there was still work to do on the scarves, all finished theirs - and Celina started a new one in her typical style - note the complimentary colour combinations...



And last but by no means least,  the waterclours outside the suggested subjects. They are awesome:
Octavia St Lauren tby Sandra

Lobster potsby Liz

The Essence of Amy by  Sandra

Scarecrows by Agnès

 Candy jar by Carol


Pears in Progress by Tana

Ballerinas by Sylvie

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Saturday Morning - Acrylic painting with Pim

Great results achieved on 21 January 2017!! 

 1/2 : Anya


4- Francine
5- Agnès F.