The Renoir museum is placed in the heart of a beautiful estate planted with olive and citrus trees offering a breathtaking view down the Cape of Antibes.
The Museum Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer is a little gem, inviting a very personal view of the artist, his daily life, and the importance of his family. It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who moved to Cagnes in an attempt to improve his arthritis. The museum's collection; painting, sculptures, artist's studio and furniture constitute the testimony of Renoir's last 12 years of life spent in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Morning sketching in the gardens
Take a lovely creative pause with art instructor Mona who will show you the basics of acrylic and oil technique. You will be painting the surroundings of the beautiful Renoir´s garden with the guidance of Mona. After morning session and well-deserved picnic, you can even go into Renoir´s studio and see his brushes and the colours that were the last on his pallet.
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.
After a short siesta, you will be encouraged to continue with your artworks
Where and when to meet in front of Museum Renoir, Chemin des Collettes, Cagnes sur Mer at 10.15
What to bring Comfortable shoes… and that’s it! All the equipment for painting will be provided - acrylic and oil paints, brushes, wooden tile 30x30 for painting, easel, wipes 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 Adelawill 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!
5 hour session of painting
Entrance to Renoir Museum and garden
Join us! We keep our groups small for a personalised experience, space is limited to 10.