A French Sketchbook, Painting with the Copelands
September 30 - October 4
at Maison Conti, Montmirail, France
This program is designed to encourage your inner artist to sketch, record and play! Easy walks through this beautiful French village and the surrounding forests will offer opportunities to capture the moment and embrace the loose, quick drawing, inking and painting format of the “pocket” watercolor sketchbook. What if I’ve never painted? We love beginners! We welcome all levels of experience. With our guidance you will do watercolor exercises in your own personal sketchbook. We will work simply and quickly to capture the essence of a scene. Each student will receive personal recommendations for developing their own artistic style. I Can’t Even Draw a Straight Line! We say, “Why would you want to?” Our focus is on the joy and benefit of expressing yourself through sketching and painting. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Montmirail and Maison Conti, record your experiences, take chances and have fun!
$1,650 Per Person Shared room w/private bath based on double occupancy
$500 Nonrefundable deposit due upon registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Copeland has been creating works of art for over 40 years. He earned his B.A. in Fine Art from California State University. An art educator for 28 years, Michael is deeply devoted to art education beyond the classroom. Michael’s work is represented by Metallo Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico and El Monte Sagrado Bohemian Gallery in Taos, New Mexico and can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.
Victoria Copeland is an artist and teacher currently living in New Mexico. A gallery owner for twenty years, Montessori teacher for four, now a co-facilitator of Sketchbook Tours with husband and fine artist Michael Copeland. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a BFA in fine art.
Victoria works in multiple disciplines including painting, mosaic and metal-smithing.