Mixed Principle CREATIVE WEEK
This is a week for anyone interested in DISCOVERING their potential or CREATIVE SELF in an informal and relaxed, yet hugely stimulating environment.
Each day is devoted to a different practice within the creative arts... For instance on CREATIVE WRITING DAY we start with some valuable exercises that trigger memories and bring to the surface both inspiration and imagination. We will then put our newly acquired skills into practice with various projects.
On CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY we shall take you to some stunning locations (remember that the countryside will be ablaze with autumn colours) to show you how to get the best out of your camera. We'll concentrate on composition, light and perspective.
On CREATIVE COOKING DAY we don't simply follow recipes - we learn to CREATE OUR OWN by using a method of combining flavours and ingredients that go well together. The results can be re-invented into a new personal cuisine that can be adapted to the ingredients of each new season...
On PAINTING DAY we experiment with plenty of new techniques and different media. You choose: oils, acrylics, ink, watercolours... stillife, portrait, landscape...
On our final day you may either try your hand at Photoshop or alternatively, return to a previous subject that you liked especially - painting a canvas, writing a short story... Your tutor will be available continuously, and all materials are provided.
All creative sessions start with a useful EXERCISE or TECHNIQUE which you will want to turn to again and again in the future - to help inspire or trigger an idea, to 'loosen the hand', "focus the eye' or simply use as an easy way to get the imaginative juices flowing..
There will be TWO DAYS-OFF - when you can choose to do whatever you like: there is plenty to see in the Medieval Duchy of Uzes - from culture and art to openair food markets and restaurants...
And naturally, because this is the South of France, there will also be plenty of RELAXATION around the table with beautiful FOOD and WINE.
The course is limited to 7-8 people. It is informal and fun.
ACCOMMODATION is not included but there are many beautiful apartments for rent in centre Uzes (from 400 to 1000 euros per week), as well as some delightful B&B's and small boutique hotels within easy reach. We can give you a list of suggestions.