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infos on intensive-workshops

Usualy, the summer workshops are only in Summer but I will be adding some early december and next Spring, check out all the details soon.
Here are regrouped the details and schedules of the Intensive-workshops of 3 full consecutive days, usually Monday, tuesday and wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. These workshops are formulated to give you a good basic knowledge of all the techniques but in a simpler project for the beginners.
For those who have some experience in watercolour, I can teach you my favorite techniques wich are transparency optimization and the negative approach.
All the details below besides each atelier.

All the workshops require a intermidiate level of skills, except for the beginers workshop of course.
For the workshops annoted "intermediate", you need to be able to do small, but complete simple paintings by yourself.
For the workshops annoted "advanced", you need to be able to do paintings with more complexe techniques and already done some paintings of the subject you want to learn more with me.

The workshops of 3 days are 250$
There is never more than 4 persons by workshop but a minimum of 3 is required.
I take your name, e-mail and phone number, and will put you in the right level workshop for the subject you want.
I also ask for a deposit that will be taken only when the workshop is confirmed, by check, cash or bank transfer. 
I insist that the level of skills is the same for all 4 in a workshop, I may want to evaluate your skills.

Please enroll or ask information ar or by phone at 819 574.4204

summer intensive workshops

we have the GO, all the details below

Please note that because of Covid 19, I can only take 2 persons instead of 4 per workshop untill the directives change during the summer.
These workshop can change untill there is the mention "confirmed".

JULY 2020

13-14-15 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m  Basic techniques (full) 

20-21-22 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m Basic techniques (full)
construction holiday 

27-28-29 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m Inter 1 techniques (full)
construction holiday 


3-4-5 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m  Poeple in landscapes, intermediate 

10-11-12 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m advanced negative techniques (full)

17-18-19 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m Villages and flower balconies, intermediate

24-25-26 from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m  negative techniques

You can enroll at or inquire by phone at 819 574-4204


details basic techniques

BASIC techniques
from 9 a.m to 4;30 p.m.
JULY the 13-14-15 full
JULY 20-21-22 full
maybe the 24-25-26 of August

This workshop is specially designed for those who have never touched watercolour or very little. I beleive that before creativity becomes spontaneous, you have to experiment with the techniques of the medium; the level of pigments in the water, stabilize the wet paper to prevent buckling, know the steps for applying the frisquet to preserve whites so you can freely apply colour on a wt paper.
We will go from a feild of lilies, to a snow scene with birch trees, to the roundness of fruits and a negative background and make softened edges.
In short, we will touch to all the important techniques of watercolour but in simple subject and scenes to be able to concentrate on understanding the techniques at this level.

intermediate landscapes

Techniques INTER 1
from 9 a.m to 4h30 p.m.
JULY 27-28-29 (full)

In this workshop, wich is a logic suite to the basic one, we will paint a summer landscape, a winter one and a balcony with flowers with their choice of many colours and textures and different techniques. We will also discuss composition choices we have starting with a photograph. The paintings will be a bit larger and more elaborate than at the basic workshop.

silhouettes in landscapes

Silhouettes in landscape 
from 9 am to 4h30 pm
AUGUST 3-4-5

This workshop is for persons who are quite at ease with the softening the edges techniques to render soft forms in the face. We will start with a person in a landscape and maybe 1 portrait. We will make warm and cool, soft transparent skin, hear and eyes tones. This workshop requires good observation of fine details.

Creativity with the negative techniques advanced
9 a.m. to 4h30 p.m. 
AUGUST 10-11-12 full

This workshop is designed for artists that already paint with the negative techniques but want to bring it to another level.

flowers and pots and balcolies

Windows, porches and villages with flowers
from 9 am to 4h30 pm
AUGUST 17-18-19

This workshop is candy to the eye, level intermediate+, it is full of textures, colours, light and shade. Subjects will vary to flowers to fruits but will be exciting and chalenging. We will paint a 1/4 sheet and a 1/2 sheet.