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Silk Painting in France


A silk painting holiday in France is something which should entice you .
It should also offer delicious local food, excellent regional wine, comfortable accommodation, beautiful surroundings and great company.

There should be room to work, materials and ideas which challenge your creative spirit and underlying it all a sense of relaxation, the restfullness of a holiday

These are the  details  that make up the background on which I stretch the silk.
In gathering all the strands to create a perfect cloth I constantly look for new restaurants, locations and ambiance.  Tasting food and wine to provide many a delicious meal.

I explore and create and imagine until I have a magical and stimulating concept needing only new faces to bring it to life.

The workshop is run over a week which passes oh so quickly.
Each workshop is different to it’s predecessor, evolving slowly, growing creatively.

The workshop is held in the beautiful village of Durfort in the Tarn department of Southern France.

The village  of ancient houses nestles in the valley between heavily wooded mountains, a valley cut by the river Sor which still flows through and around the village.

There is a timelessness, room to stretch and breathe deeply, to release and feel free.   Some say that the quartz which underlies the village shares a positive energy, there is certainly something which brings people back time and again.

I offer you comfortable period accommodation, two good meals a day , three hours tutored time each morning and unlimited studio access along with extensive materials and a wealth of expertise.

I will take you to market for coffee and croissant at the weekend and to mountaintop villages steeped in history

There is a lake nearby in the mountains for swimming, sailing, canoeing.
Wild woods surround us and walks are but moments away.
The dyes are Dupont. Jaquard and Knaizeff.
The silks are Mulberry silks such as Habotai.
They are cut from the bolt as required by you for painting,
I love natural materials and strive to engage workshop participants in the beauty of the stunning living environment around us.

The course for summer 2020 is now availble and I hope you will join me in Durfort for a week of magical memories and sensational silks