Sketch and watercolour in the open air: Travel diary themed course

Watercolor painting course, in the mountain, to learn how to draw and paint in the nature in just a few brush strokes. 4 sessions of speed exercises in the field + 1 day outing.

Sketch and watercolour in the open air: Travel diary themed course Le Grand-Bornand


Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
Average length : 3h

Reflect, take your time, enjoy the pleasure of painting while outdoors in the green alpine pastures of the Aravis Mountains.
All summer long at Grand-Bornand you are invited to participate in a wide variety of artistic activities through lessons our longer courses; watercolors and sketching allow truly rediscovering nature in a calm atmosphere that combines observation, creativity, relaxation and emulation.
The theme of this course is based on a travel journal: typical local architecture, animals (for example the well-known Abondance breed of cow, more populous in Le Grand-Bornand than the local inhabitants), alpine vegetation, the summits of the Aravis Mountains, etc. …
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays lessons take place at a specific site to study the different facets of drawing and speed painting; on Thursday go on an all-day watercolor hike in the mountains, taking the time to enjoy long breaks to watercolor paint. This course is for all those who have some basic art skills and experience (drawing, pastels, oil, acrylic or watercolor painting ...). You don't need to have mastered watercolor technique since the course, above all else, provides the opportunity to observe and to learn pencil and brush techniques (calligraphy), as well as speed technique for notebook sketches.

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    An all-day session in the mountains in order to draw and paint in a peaceful and tranquil setting.


    Adult: Morning session
    One price: from 42 €
    Multi-session tickets: 102 € (1 morning + 1 day outing)
    Fee: 208 € (4 mornings + 1 day outing).

    10% discount when signing up for a second course during the 2022 season or for a second family member.

    Number of participants : 3 pers. Min. - 9 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Open to children
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Recommended for people with some experience in drawing or painting.
    Bring water for painting and drinking, a sun hat or a small parasol, a seat (cushion, folding...), a drawing stand, drawing and watercolour material or rent it on site (20€ per week).

    Possibility to register for the session.


    From 17/07 to 18/08/2023, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm except on August 15th.
    Day outing on Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm.

    Average length : 3h

    • Accompanied
    • Lesson
    • Weekdays
    • Course
    • Group lesson


    Atelier des 4 Saisons, place de la Grenette Le Grand-Bornand Village 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
    Start near : Le Grand-Bornand (74450)

    • Hearing disability

    Number of people in situation of reduced mobility site capacity : 1

    Information update on 16/11/2022 by Le Grand-Bornand Tourisme