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About the Artist

After training as a graphic designer, under the direction of Pierre Dardel, Françoise Caillette-Deneubourg worked for ten years in advertising, then devoted herself to painting. Since 1996, she has traveled the planet on foot, sketching moments of life, faces and landscapes. His notebooks track the ephemeral and allow him to share emotions. From his travels were born five books of watercolors on different countries published by Magellan et Cie. The quality of the portraits she produces is always moving and makes her one of the most impressive portrait painters among itinerant painters. She regularly exhibits her paintings at the Gallery 26 Place des Vosges in Paris.

Course Program

Drawing is essential. Since prehistoric times, it has been the fundamental language of art. It is also the most authentic, the line does not lie. To draw is to know how to look. In this course we will cover:

– the outdoor drawing, watercolor or not, the framing, the perspective and the composition.
– character sketches
-the nude with live model
-the portrait
-the still life and the study of matter in watercolour.

We will use pencils, markers, watercolor and possibly gouache or acrylic.


The workshops will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Profile of Interns

The workshops are aimed at both beginners and advanced.

Useful information

Accommodation at the castle
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by the castle.
Workshop price

€1850 per person. The price includes accommodation at the castle with full board.


-A bag large enough to contain the material for the in-situ work
-a container to properly rinse your brush (big enough and not glass)
-a well-absorbent cloth
-a notebook 30 x 40 200g minimum for watercolor
– a smooth paper notebook 40 x 50 200g
-a few sheets of gray or kraft colored Canson paper
– a drawing board and pliers
– a smooth paper notebook 21 x 29.7 140g example I love art Gerstaecker, for sketches
– a box of watercolors
– two brushes if possible in marten N° 8 and 12 (expensive but so effective)
– HB and 2B pencils
– HB and 2B black stone pencils
– a black Faber Castell Polychromos pencil
-a white pencil or white dry pastel stick
– a pencil sharpener or cutter
-different tip markers from 3 to 5 Faber Castell or Staedler

You can also provide a few tubes of gouache or acrylic
a folding chair will be provided on site.

Bringing together the different elements a posteriori avoids “the fear of doing wrong and the anxiety of the white sheet”. Any article will be interesting.


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