Saturday, September 23, 2017

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You are @  Painting ToursPainting Brittany, France with Anne-Laure Jacquart
watercolor by Anne-Laure Jacquart  



Discover the French seascapes and coastal villages of dream-like Brittany
A watercolor workshop with Anne-Laure Jacquart in her home region of France with a focus on capturing your memories in a  colorful Plein-air watercolor travel journal 

Day 1 Sept 2, 2017 Arrive in Concarneau  
Arrive in Concarneau and check into your hotel. 
Please Note: The international flight is not included in the price of this workshop. Contact for a quote for international air from your port of departure.

Overnight: Hotel De L'Ocean, Concarneau or similar 
Meals:  Dinner

Note each day the participants will attend a watercolor workshop to enhance their painting skills and record with brush in hand,  the beauty of Brittany. Your days will be divided into workshop sessions and free time. 

Day 2 Sept 3, 2017  Discovering and painting in Concarneau 
Concarneau is a charming harbor and an adorable village. These are the assets that make it the destination Anne-Laure felt would be a perfect introduction to Brittany. The quaint ville close (walled town) and its sandy beaches are a perfect beginning to your Britttany workshop. 

After breakfast at your hotel join Anne-Laure and begin your Workshop in Brittany!  Each evening join Anne-Laure for a special social critique time. Your evening is at leisure. 
Overnight: Hotel De L'Ocean, Concarneau or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 3, Sept 4, 2017 Concarneau / Day trip to Pont Aven 
Today your workshop takes you east of Concarneau to Pont-Aven best known for its association with the post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. This attractive little village also has lovely riverside walks and a mouth-watering food specialty called the galette. 
The best can be purchased from 'Traou Mad', where these butter biscuits (not pancakes) were invented in 1920. 

Hotel De L'Ocean, Concarneau or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D) 

Day 4 Sept 5, 2017 Concarneau 
Today you continue to capture Concarneau, enjoying and painting seascapes, sea scenes and the city of Concarneau and its harbor. 
Overnight: Hotel De L'Ocean, Concarneau or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 5 Sept 6, 2017 Concarneau / Quimper by bus stopping on route / Penmarch / Benodet/ ile Tudy and Le Guilvinec
After breakfast check out of your hotel, join your group and board your bus for your second accommodation on this journey.  Stopping along the way to capture the beach, seascapes and a visit to Benodet, Ile Tudy and Le Guilvinec. What a wonderful way to end your day as you admire the Breton sea from the top of the Penmarch Lighthouse. On arrival in Quimper check into your hotel. Your evening is at leisure. 
Overnight: Hotel Gradlon 
or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B) 

Day 6 Sept 7, 2017 Quimper at leisure 
Quimper is the administrative capital and the heart of this region of Brittany.  The town is known for its cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and the museums.  Today is at leisure, time to shop, visit the museums and the cathedral, sketch and shop. Quimper has an art supply store! Anne-Laure will take you there.
Hotel Gradlon or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B) 

Day 7 Sept 8, 2017 Quimper / Locronan 
Today you experience a local bus journey. You are off to Locronan. Locronan is officially one of the most beautiful villages of France just 10 miles north-west of Quimper sitting on a mountain.  It is an impressive and unspoiled Brittany village classified as a historical monument since 1924 because of its architectural qualities. Sketch its large square where the Church of St. Ronan can be found along with the granite renaissance houses. Locronan has inspired artists, painters, sculptors and filmmakers and it will inspire you.  
Hotel Gradlon or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B)

Day 8 Sept 9, 2017 Quimper 
Quimper has so much to share. Today's workshop will take place in this amazing city. Time to sketch in the exotic gardens and the city streets while enjoying the French architecture.
Overnight: Hotel Gradlon or similar 
Meals: Breakfast (B)

Day 9 Sept 10, 2017 Quimper / La Pointe du Raz / Camaret-sur-mer
It is moving day! Board your bus for your journey to Camaret-sur-mer. Your first stop is in Plogoff to sketch the coast. After lunch stroll with Anne-Laure to Pointe du Raz, France's wild and windy equivalent of Land's End. Around 16:00 hrs, board your bus and continue your journey to Sainte Anne La Palud beach. One more amazing coastal place to paint and enjoy! This time, the atmosphere is more about the dunes and the endless sand expanses. After checking in to your Camaret-sur-Mer hotel join your group for dinner in the hotel diningroom.
Overnight: Hotel de France, Camaret-sur-mer or similar
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)  

Day 10 Sept 11, 2017 Camaret-sur-mer 
Today your workshop will be in Camaret following the flow that has been formed by this point in your journey. Camaret is a lovely city with an impressive large tower built by the famous French architect Vauban. It has an adorable chapel that stands on a dyke right in the middle of the harbor. It is the home of many artists and you have an opportunity to visit their galleries. 
Hotel de France, Camaret-sur-mer 
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 11 Sept 12, 2017 Day trip to Pleyben/ Huelgoat Forest /  Les monts d'Arree / St. Michel de Brasparts
Today you will visit the Monts d'Arree hills. The views from up top are tremendous. A special stop on this journey is in Pleyben the home of Anne-Laure. Pleyben offers an impressive church and religious enclosure for you to capture with your mind and brushes.  The Huelgoat Forest gives you a completely new vista with ancient fantasy-like trees and enormous rocks. Wander along the paths and through rock formed tunnels enjoying the cool feeling of the grove. Your last stop of the day is at Montagne St-Michel an extraordinary rounded hill topped by a chapel that has withstood the winds since the 17th century. 
Overnight: Hotel de France, Camaret-sur-mer or similar
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 12 Sept 13, 2017  A new sketching adventure....visit to L'Ile d'Ouessant by boat. 
The island of Ushant (Ouessant in French), 18 miles (30Km) off the coast of Le Conquet, is where you will find France's most westerly point, Pointe de Pern. The island is well known for its lighthouses and treacherous seafaring heritage but especially for its indigenous sheep. 
Hotel de France, Camaret-sur-mer or similar
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 13 Sept 14, 2017 Camaret-sur-mer
Today is a day of painting and leisure, time to prepare for your trip home or visit the village and have a glass of wine or a Breton cider bowlful. Join your group for a farewell dinner where you can share your sketchbooks of your French discoveries and artistic journey. 
Overnight: Hotel de France, Camaret-sur-mer 
Meals: Breakfast (B) Dinner (D)

Day 14 Sept 15, 2017 
Time to say goodbye! 


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Workshop begins: September 2, 2017
Workshop ends:  September 15, 2017
Price: Twin accommodation  $2850.00 USD
Price: Single accommodation  $  600.00 USD
Price: Non-workshop companion  $2559.00 USD
Deposit at time of reservation  $  800.00 USD
Minimum workshops size: 10 + escort  
Maximum workshop size: 12 + escort  
All prices are subject to change  

Painting Instructor:

Anne-Laure Jacquart is a French artist, watercolor sketcher and photographer. She is a daydreamer who sees the world with a poet’s eye and reimagines landscapes with vibrant colour and innovative technique.  

While celebrated for her compelling work in expressive photography - her books translated into a number of languages - Anne-Laure’s work in watercolour reveals a playful spirit and a commitment to exploration that has inspired those who follow her work at Watercolor  on Instagram  and through her fascinating watercolour videos shared on YouTube.  

In the style of the urban sketcher or the travel journal artist, she finds beauty in those day to day subjects found in all corners of the world: from the comfort of her French home to the wonders of a great world. 

Artist’s are inspired by Anne-Laure Jacquard’s new way of using values, shapes and colours to translate the visual landscape; a new approach to painting she is excited to share with you during this fabulous watercolour workshop in Brittany! 

"Greetings from Anne-Laure" Watercolor 

I hope, through this workshop, to help you improve your watercolor techniques, learn to loosen up and develop a style on your own. Moreover, this amazing trip will be an opportunity for you to create a travel journal full of evocative sketches and colorful paintings, a perfect record of this unforgettable French adventure.

During the workshop sessions, you will alternate between quick warm up exercises, demonstrations with commentary, small straight forward sketches "start and stop" paint along sessions, and personal painting sessions with one on one critiques...

We will work on various watercolor techniques: negative painting, shape creating with a brush, color mixing and color variations to add interest, working with values, simplifying what you see, adding calligraphic marks and dark strokes, taming the dry brush technique, using wisely warm and cool colors, painting some areas wet on wet...etc.

Thanks to the amazing diversity of Brittany, this workshop will help you to be more at ease with diverse subjects; seascapes, rocky coasts and beaches, harbors, boats, religious architecture (churches, chapels and calvaries) along with the French architecture used in stonework edifices and half timbered houses, lovely alleys and squares, urban settings and street atmospheres, French food, flowers, plants, trees, forests not forgetting shells, seaweeds, flags and seagulls...

Brittany has it all and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.

 Experience Anne-Laure's exciting Urban Sketcher's technique by visiting her at: 
Read her personal introduction to this workshop, to those following her blog  Here she shares, photos, sketches and her personal feelings about Brittany and the workshop she is excited to offer. 
 watercolor by Anne-Laure Jacquart

Included in your painting workshop:

13 nights accommodations as per itinerary in Brittany France
based on twin or single occupancy 
Transfers, tours, as per itinerary in air-conditioned private coach
Entrance fees as per itinerary
All applicable taxes and service charges
Boat cruise to L'ile d'Ouessant
13-Breakfasts (B) 9-Dinners (D) as per itinerary
Going Places Together tour coordinator throughout
12 days of Watercolour Workshop with Anne-Laure Jacquart

Not included in your Painting workshop Package:

International air (Please request a quote from
Passport application 
Porters and tips at hotels 
Any meals not mentioned in itinerary 
Travel insurance (Recommended for all travelers)
Painting supplies


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