Time & Location
12 Jun 2020, 10:00 – 14:00
Grasse, 79 Chemin de St. Christophe
About The Event
Take a day out to soak in the peaceful and refreshing energy at the Jardin Mouissone, a private oasis of abundance and beauty where you’ll enjoy a day of friendship and creativity. Learn or improve your technique and try your hand at capturing the essence of nature under your art instructor’s guidance.
The 'Oliveraie' of La Mouissone is spread over three hectares of the hill slopes below le Bois de la Marbrière to the east of Grasse. This unusual olive grove has its trees placed across several steep terraces overlooking the surrounding countryside down to the sea at La Napoule, Cannes and Antibes. The name, La Mouissone, is the cultivar name of a variety of fig - Ficus carica movissona, first recorded in 1715. As well as olives, the garden has many areas of interest - a succulent zone, bamboo garden, semi-exotic beds and of course, many indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. This is an ideal location for a garden visit, a picnic amongst the olive trees.
Morning sketching in the gardens
Spring is the perfect time to revel in the study of blooming flowers and vegetation coming back to life. Your art instructor will help you capture nature’s purest lines through sketching and watercolour painting. By lunchtime, your travelling notepad - “travelogue” - will be full of the mornings’ drawings, your memories on paper forever…
Chat art, gardening and anything else over a delicious Provençal picnic lunch, freshly prepared using local products: cheeses, delicatessen, quiche, tapenade and regional wine or cider.
An afternoon visit of La Mouissone
After lunch, you will be taken on a private guided tour of the gardens by our host, Cyril. He will share with you all the secrets of La Mouissone and his passion for gardening.
When and where to meet
9.45am , 79 Chemin de St. Christophe, Grasse
What to bring
Comfortable shoes… and that’s it! All equipment for sketching and painting will be provided - sketching paper, travelling notepad, pencils, watercolours, brushes, etc.
The sketching workshop will be held in French, a great occasion to practice or improve your conversational skills! Art is a universal language anyway and Adela will be there to assist with any translation if required.
Lovers of art, nature and all things creative. No painting experience required, our friendly instructor Dominique will guide you every step of the way!
2.5 hours sketching and watercolour session
Provencal Picnic Lunch – please advise of any dietary requirement
1.5 hours guided tour of gardens
Join us! We keep our groups small for a personalised experience, space is limited to 8.
RSVP by 10th June
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!