Hey Friends of Studio 56,
Having just returned from our vacation workshop in Paris, it's very hard to imagine a more perfect week of art classes and French culture. We did all the things lovers of Paris do. In addition to a great week of art classes with Ian Fennelly, our activities brought us to all the best of Paris.
We started our workshop (as we always do) with a wine and cheese Welcome Reception where we had the opportunity to get to know our new sketching buddies from the US, Switzerland, the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Canada.
We toured the Eiffel Tower (of course) and climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. We were blown away by the jewel box that is Saint Chapelle and in the Musee de l'Orangerie we were surrounded by the cool blues of Monet's water lilies.
Of course, we toured the Seine by boat and explored the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. And we visited Shakespeare & Co and had a coffee at Les Deux Magots, the literary cafe frequented by Picasso and Hemingway.
On our last day we visited Senlis, a medieval village with winding cobbled streets and lovely crumbling architecture. After the workshop we stopped in at the Chateau Chantilly where some of us bombed around on a rented golf cart and tasted the famous Chantilly cream--yum! As always the highlight is getting to know a group of like-minded sketchers and that overwhelming feeling, "I have found my people!"
Upcoming Vacation Workshops
In August Hazel Soan will teach an exciting vacation workshop in San Diego. We're going to have a lot of fun on our painting tour of the city and we'd love it if you could join us. For more info click HERE.
In October super talented Scott Christian Sava will teach a sketching workshop in Venice .Let's see how many winged lions we can sketch together! For more info click HERE.
And in November Pat Southern Pearce, the lovely "Queen of Watercolour Pencils", will be teaching an exciting vacation workshop in historic Savannah! We will be exploring the city, the museums and the cemeteries, taking a riverboat cruise and learning all Pat's sketching secrets with 5 art classes. For more info click HERE.
And finally exciting news--we loved San Miguel de Allende Mexico so much that we're going back! Stephanie Bower will be teaching a 5-day workshop in the cobbled streets and leafy parks of this historic city in the winter 2023! Details are still being finalized. Email your interest to info@Studio56Boutique.com
LIVE Online Workshops
You're invited to join Pat Southern Pearce's live online workshop, Paper Bag Blossoms on Sat, July 24 at 1:00EDT. During this 3-hour live event Pat will teach us how to create a gorgeous sketch of blossoms on an ordinary brown paper grocery bag. Participants can sketch along with Pat using the reference photo provided. For more info click HERE.
Stay safe everyone! Looking forward to seeing you soon :)