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Joseph Zbukvic Paints Provence
Château Near Avignon September 13 – 22, 2022. 10-days.
Welcome to the Joseph Zbukvic master-class workshop in Provence.
We are delighted to be hosting the Joseph Zbukvic painting workshop in Provence, September 2021, and invite you to join the masterclass to learn from a living master at this unique chateau workshop in the south of France.
Considered a master watercolor painter, Joseph Zbukvic is one of the most highly regarded artists of our time. Joseph is renowned internationally for his works of art. His watercolors are beautifully rendered, full of light and they are powerful. He captures the atmosphere of the locations he paints – you can feel the emotion and sense of place. It is hardly surprising that his work is acquired by art lovers, and his workshops sell out with waitlists; Joseph Zbukvic is in demand!
The 10-day painting in Provence experience begins with a 5-day masterclass. It is followed by ongoing daily painting at more locations so we can continue to put into practice what we gained from the masterclass. For the entire experience, we will be painting on the estate, in the village and painting on location in the south of France famed for its history and its beautiful scenery.
Other activities include outdoor markets, vineyard tours, a visit to Les Baux and St. Rémy as well as a host of hidden villages off the beaten track.
Joseph will be in residence throughout our time together.
Non-painting companions are welcomed. There is plenty to do for non-painting partners.
The accommodations for this workshop are located near St. Rémy, just south of Avignon. Workshops in France has an entire historical estate booked for this workshop, complete with a mill, parklands, its own woods, and a river. You can see photos of it here.
Born in Croatia but due to political unrest, Joseph moved to Australia with his family when he was a young man. There he pursued a career in art and started making waves in the art world earning awards early on. He has won numerous awards and has shown his work around the world and is currently preparing for a solo show in China.
“I think my style is different than other painters mainly because I’m self-taught and wasn’t influenced by anybody in my early days. The other reason is my ability to draw. I believe drawing is a skeleton of your work. It gives your work structure. Without it, things collapse…
To this, I would add that my style is unique due to my obsession with tonal values. I believe tones are the ultimate tool in providing an illusion of depth in two-dimensional art, combined with edges and drawing. Colour comes last. However colour can inject amazing emotion into your work.”
During this workshop, you will be painting at the estate and also expect to paint on location at some of the most beautiful places in Provence. Then there is a trip to Les Baux where you will be treated to an extraordinary art tribute inside a mine. (Read about it on our blog). You will paint on the property where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted for almost a year. There are other visits including open-air markets and an opportunity to enjoy the vineyards and wine-tasting in the area
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a master painter while being immersed in the lifestyle of Southern France. You will find inspiration in the surroundings and enjoy the area famed for its wines and wonderful food.
This Workshop Includes:
- 5-day masterclass.
- 10 days of artistic immersion.
- All Inclusive: Tuition, fine food, wine, accommodation and ground transportation with two lunches and one dinner at own expense. Airfare not included.
- 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 the workshop).
- Ongoing demos, discussions and evenings with the instructor.
- 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!