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Wed, 26 Jun


L'Etang Fontmerle

Lotus blossom at l'Etang Fontmerle

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Lotus blossom at l'Etang Fontmerle
Lotus blossom at l'Etang Fontmerle

Time & Location

26 Jun 2019, 10:00 – 14:30

L'Etang Fontmerle, Prom. de l'Étang, 06250 Mougins, France

About the event

Take a lovely creative walk with art instructor Mona who will show you the basics of sketching and acrylic in the beautiful natural park surrounding Etang Fontmerle.  

The setting

Etang Fontmerle, where you will discover the beauty of nature from an artist’s perspective, observing and sketching trees, lotus flowers and flocks of migratory birds.

Chapelle Notre Dame de Vie, which is located there, was painted by Winston Churchill and was also where Picasso had his last Workshop. In 1949 Jean Marais and Jean Cocteau were regulars here. Le Manoir de l´Etang, which you can see on the hill, was entirely renovated and is now a sumptuous hotel.

Your day

You will take a leisurely stroll around pond Fontmerle, circa 2 km of walking distance. You’ll stop at 2 or 3 lookout points where Mona will give you painting class. 

Lunch After the morning’s creations, you will certainly not resist a freshly prepared picnic made using local Provencal products such as cheese, delicatessen, quiche, tapenade and local wine or cider.

Practical information

Where and when to meet: on the parking lot, place Fontmerle, by the Chapelle Notre Dame de Vie, Mougins, at 9.45 AM

What to bring: comfortable shoes and… that’s it 😊 All the equipment for sketching will be provided - paper, brushes, pencils, acrylic paints 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. 

Suitable for: beginners up to intermediate.No painting experience is required. Our instructor will guide you step-by-step!

What´s included:

3 hour session of sketching and acrylic

Provencal Picnic

Join us! Space is limited to the first 8.

Cost: 95€

RSVP by 22nd June

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!


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