It did seem to be a slow start this first year, but we’ve had quite a few people come and visit for the one-day fixtures that are held on Tuesdays. Our guest artists all said how much they enjoyed the day, the food, the surroundings and of course how much they enjoyed being able to focus on their art.
It was very evident that being able to relax and focus specifically on their creative energies was something that they could really only achieve away from life’s inevitable demands.
So far we have seen mainly ladies, but a couple came to stay all last week, and they loved the experience. It’s uncanny, but the weather has always been ‘just right’. It certainly has been great weather and generally here in St Sebastien, that’s what we do get. It’s why we installed our swimming pool a couple of years ago. There have been quite a few swimmers among our guest artists. I think they have appreciated eating outdoors as well, it helps extend the day’s enjoyment, being out in the fresh air for meals.
Our Summer/Autumn season starts on 16 September, and it’s always very warm then, but very calm, and of course the sunlight is more of a golden light that gives everything that lovely warm glow. The swimming pool in late summer is really lovely, as it’s had the build up of all the summer’s heat.
Of course we will be continuing with the one day courses on Tuesdays, from Tuesday 18 September.
The ‘One Day’ Art Course dates, are now on the Availability Page.
All dates are Tuesdays !
So get your creative head on, and book yourself (and a friend), on a ‘One Day ‘ Art Course, and have some fun !
Our new art studio, has had it’s makeover, and is ready for our guest artists to try out.
There is plenty of natural light, from 2 huge skylight windows. All it needs now, are some eager artists !
Good news !
Clare has had interest from 2 ladies who’d like to join the Tuesday 17 April course.
We need a minimum of 3 people to have a really great day, so if anyone is thinking about it, we need at least ‘one’ more person.
For anyone sitting firmly on the fence at this stage… if you really fancy giving your creative genes an outing, go for it; in our experience, it always surprises people just how much they enjoy themselves when putting marks on paper, and also how the time flies as they are so engrossed in their subject matter.
Do not fear, it’s a great experience ! and you’ll wonder why you haven’t done something like this sooner …
We are now offering Day Courses, and this will be a new page on the site !
Coffee and Croissant on arrival
2 course lunch
Afternoon Tea and Cake
Art Tuition (either in our Garden or in our new Art Studio)
Cost will be 65 € per person (all Art Materials are Supplied)
Also, if people wish to stay over in our Chambre d’Hote, then the cost will be 140 € per person, including Art Tuition, meals as above, 3 course dinner and Bed and Breakfast.
See more details on our Booking page, and go to our Contact page to make your Booking…
Your Tutor Glyn asked his La Souterraine Library Art Group students for feedback on himself as their tutor. The responses have now been included in a new Feedback Page, that you link to when you are on the ‘About Us’ page. Do take a look, as his students have made some helpful comments, for future students and guests, and a photo of a piece of their own art is shown alongside.