Bespoke Art Holidays and Courses
Suzy and Jeremy offer a warm welcome to their farmhouse complex in the hamlet of Le Hotot, Coigny. It is built in the traditional Norman style retaining many of the original features with exposed beams, oak staircase and open fireplaces, while incorporating modern amenities.
Set in over an acre of grounds with fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens that supply a selection of seasonal home grown produce. The free-range chickens and ducks are quite entertaining and provide eggs for breakfast.
We have king-size, double and twin bedrooms with ultra modern bathroom facilities and stunning views over the local countryside to the Chateau Coigny and Mont Castre. There is also a deluxe option which offers a super-king four poster bed with en-suite bath and jet shower facilities.
Across the courtyard, in a renovated cider barn, is ‘Atelier Hotot’ a dedicated 60 m2 studio and gallery equipped for all art mediums with reference books, working space and a rolling exhibition of work. There is a spiral staircase to a mezzanine level at one end and all original features, including the cider reservoir are intact. The studio is used for tuition and demonstration and is open as a resource to all guest artists. Student work is exhibited on the final day of the course.
Being ‘bespoke’ the amount of tuition and focus on medium can be tailor made with individual discussion to suit each student’s needs and expectations. Jeremy can teach and improve on all levels of expertise from the novice to experienced artist. Some students may wish to create a ‘pastiche’ of a Monet or Van Gogh, or study the drawing techniques of Rembrandt or Leonardo in inks, or perhaps create an abstract expressionist landscape in oil colours on canvas. All would be equally welcomed and would include contextual studies where relevant.
Fees for the ‘standard’ level courses with five hours daily tuition time, breakfast and evening meal are 135€ a day.
More specialised tuition such as life model work will naturally command a higher fee to be negotiated with the individual client.
Non painting partners, friends or family are welcomed at a reduced rate of 85€ per person per day.
There is no single supplement.
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