La Cascade France : Paperclay & Pewter Repoussé

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LA CASCADE FRANCE. SEPTEMBER 13-20, 2017 : PAPERCLAY SCULPTING AND PEWTER REPOUSSÉ-ANCIENT CRAFTS WITH CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES

Take a special journey into the world of PaperClay Sculpting and Pewter Metal Repoussé with Lynn Leahy and Elitia Hart. Two international teachers that will help you easily learn these two fascinating mediums and combine them into a lovely work of art. What could be more perfect than a 17 century French village for the setting to create this fabulous triptych ?  (Approximately 14″ high and 24″ wide. Easily packs when dismantled.)

During your seven night stay at La Cascade in Durfort, France Lynn will help you work on 3 flat cradle panels to sculpt interior images such as the face, hand and bust shown in the example. Elitia will provide all the tooling techniques to achieve the stunning pewter sheet embossing to enhance and finish your panels. Both of these techniques integrate beautifully into many mixed media projects. No previous experience is necessary.

Each day you will let creativity flow in the beautiful, well- equipped studio. In the evenings you may use the open studio time to continue your creative explorations. There will be time for afternoon walks or hikes amongst the hills and trails surrounding this charming town. The Saturday market in Revel provides plenty of shopping opportunity as well as artistic inspiration. Field trips to the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the Cathedral in Albi and of course we can’t miss the local Sunday flea markets. Carcassonne, a castle town, is not far away.

Durfort is located about one hours drive from Toulouse, in southern France. Farmland and rural countryside mark the landscape of this area and La Cascade actually has a small river with waterfalls right in its backyard. Tranquility at its finest.

So join us …where ancient crafts meet ancient history and let your sense of adventure and creativity join forces.

When: September 13-20, 2017

Where: La Cascade, a home/artist retreat in Durfort France. The airport is in Toulouse

Cost:  $2250 USD    A $500 USD deposit is necessary, along with a completed registration form, to secure your place.

Price includes: Seven nights lodging at La Cascade, based on double occupancy. Daily workshops. All breakfasts, most lunches and dinners cooked by our own personal chef, Nese. She cooks wonderful, healthy meals utilizing ingredients from local farms and includes wine with dinner. Many of the supplies will also be included.

For a registration form or more information contact Lynn Leahy:

lynnleahy2@gmail.com           infoforlacascade@gmail.com