Painting in Provence With Timothy Horn
Workshop in a Stunning Château near Avignon Sep 3–12 (2018)
The workshop takes place at a splendid Château near Avignon. Our time will be spent painting with Tim Horn, while immersing ourselves in the glorious French life. In this workshop, you will learn how to convey the sense of sunlight in your paintings. Tim had developed exercises to help you by identify, clarify and establish proper value relationships. He will also show you how to achieve clean color and develop successful compositions.
Tim will do a demonstration painting most mornings and work with students individually while they paint the rest of the day.
There will be discussions on materials, scene selection and brushwork. Depending on the schedule, students will paint within the estate, or the village as well as venturing out to paint in the secluded villages and vineyards of Provence.
We also go where Van Gogh lived. And yes, we will paint where he painted. We aim for around two paintings each day, as Tim circulates among the group.
Evenings are reserved for socializing and discussing all things art as we wine and dine in the Chateau’s grand salon or eat outdoors en plein air. Our workshops are legendary for great groups of guests and crew. We arrange for several side trips so that students can get to know one another and discover Provence. Markets, hilltop villages and vineyards for wine tasting are but to name a few itinerary destinations. We are following a tradition of artists who travel to live and paint together — there is always useful information being shared between students.
Meet Your Instructor: Timothy Horn
Timothy Horn was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. He graduated from Cooper Union School of Art in New York City with a focus in graphic design. From there he worked at several design firms in New York before moving to San Francisco in 1992, where he continued as a designer. Horn took his first painting class in 1998 and soon he knew he had found his calling. He began painting more and more, and doing less and less graphic design until the fall of 2006 when he became a full-time painter.
He now paints and lives in the small town of Fairfax, California where he paints everyday scenes of the surrounding rural areas. These show the workings of ranch life, abandoned buildings, old cars and trucks or sometimes simply the play of light and shadow across planes of weathered color.
His work has won numerous awards and has been featured in several magazines, including the cover of Southwest Art. He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America.
Timothy Horn – traveling artist
Timothy Horn knows how to travel. He has a great reputation for excellent workshops all around the USA. Did you know that he visited Cuba in November 2016? He put together a group of 19 painters — mostly professionals, but there were also some students from prior workshops; and he arranged for them to travel, explore and paint Cuba.
Tim has a thirst for adventure and Cuba definitely satisfied that urge, with its fascinating history and colorful culture. It was a fabulous trip, riding around in old American cars, many of which are used as taxis, viewing the vibrant vida Cubana. The group painted on the streets of Havana everyday despite its challenges — so many pedestrians!
This Workshop Includes:
- 10 days of artistic immersion.
- All Inclusive: Tuition, fine food, wine, accommodation and ground transportation with one lunch and one dinner at own expense.
- Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful European surroundings.
- Daily painting locations: Private vineyards, charming villages, markets (more painting and excursion locations varied upon location of workshop).
- Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all levels!
- Learn, live and paint side-by-side with fellow artists.
- Plenty to do for non-painting partners!
- Airfare is not included.