Join a Sculpture Retreat in the South of France

Spend 10 days immersed in sculpting the human figure, surrounded by the beautiful French countryside

 

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WHAT IS A SCULPTURE RETREAT?

Imagine spending 10 days completely immersed in the creation process, with all of your daily concerns taken care of.

Your only focus is to improve your sculpting abilities each day in the studio with the guidance of your instructor and the inspiration of a live nude model.

All of your meals are deliciously catered by a French chef. In your free time you can enjoy the beautiful setting of our own private Chateau in the French countryside.

There is space for quiet reflection and for social conviviality. You emerge refreshed and rejuvenated, with new skills.


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our CHATEAU IN THE South of France

When you join a Sculpture Retreat, you will discover the charming countryside of the South of France.

We will have our own private Chateau surrounded by vineyards and quaint villages. We are hosted by a beautiful family of 3 who have lovingly restored the Chateau and take great pleasure in sharing it with their guests.

All of the rooms have windows with a view over the property and their own private bathroom.

Walking trails, historical sites and vineyards to be explored in the surrounding areas.


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2020 WORKSHOP THEME:
Sculpting The RECLINING FIGURE

You will spend your days sculpting in a spacious studio just steps away from your accommodations.

Over 42 instructional hours, you will create a clay sculpture of a Reclining Figure from the inspiration of a live female model.

Instruction will include both group demonstrations and explanations, as well as individualized feedback and critique.

The last day you will learn how to prepare your work for kiln firing to create a permanent ceramic sculpture.


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Enjoy DELICIOUS CATERING

All of your meals will be deliciously provided by an award-winning French chef.

Breakfast is served buffet-style featuring french pastries, yogurts, crepes, fresh fruit, cereals, cakes, and cheese.

Lunch is served buffet-style featuring hot and cold salads, quiches, fish, and typical french recipes.

Dinner is full table service and each includes a starter, a main dish and a desert with table wine and coffee.

Vegetarians can be accommodated.


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what’s included

  • 42 hours of sculpture instruction

  • All course materials, armatures, studio and model fees

  • 9 nights of accommodation in the Chateau

  • Full catering of all meals and table wine

  • Group transportation to/from the Chateau

  • Day trip to a local village market


    What’s Not included

  • Airfare

  • Lunch during the daytrip

  • Cost of firing and shipping work after the workshop


Register for Sculpture Retreat

10 days | Sept 29 - Oct 8, 2020

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“The Château sculpting adventure was an amazing experience in so many ways.

You have a great way of helping us to overcome our sticking points without taking over and fixing the sculptures for us. It is a really effective and gentle method of optimizing our development as artists; and bringing out the best in all your students. So much fun, too!”
— Participant, 2018 Retreat

FAQ’s

Can I bring my partner with me on the retreat?

Yes, we have a registration available for non-sculpting partners to join you. This includes several day trips to local sites of interest during the time you will be sculpting.

Do you have single rooms available?

A limited number of Single Upgrades in the adjoining village (10 mins walking from the Chateau) may be available depending on registration. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Do I need previous sculpting experience?

All levels of experience are welcome on this Retreat. The combination of group instruction and individualized feedback allows each participant to progress at their own pace.