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Courses and Workshops

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Our courses and workshops

Château des Pères invites you to immerse yourself in an artist's workshop for a few hours or a full day. Sylvie, Gwénaël, Aude, Marta, Marc and Mickaël will usher you into their world and guide you in creating your own artwork.

Try your hand at sculpting with wood, metal or stone, modelling with paper or making pottery. You will learn to work with the material, model it, sculpt it, shape it and create art with your own hands, even if you have never done it before.

Whether you come by yourself or with family or friends, each step will be organised into small groups so everyone gets individualised support.

Explore details about the various workshops below.

Aude Clabé and Marta Lavina The Pottery workshop

With Aude Clabé and Marta Lavina, discover the sensations of clay and centrifugal force. After a presentation of clay and the techniques for preparing the material, play and gradually master the gestures allowing you to make objects on the wheel. Adapted and progressive exercises will allow you to integrate them at your own pace. For the initiated, also discover the filming courses or the introduction to working on the plate. The tests and parts carried out will be available after cooking.

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We also offer thematic workshops over several days. 

Gwénaël des Garennes Paper modelling workshop

The artist will show you how to create sculptures primarily from paper. During this day-long workshop, you will be able to use various techniques and learn the steps to create your own sculpture. You will leave with a work you created yourself.

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Gwénaël des Garennes The Linocut workshop

Gwénaël des Garennes, visual artist, will help you create a linocut. For 3 hours, discover a new artistic universe and familiarize yourself with the emblematic tool of this technique: the gouge. Linocutting is a technique of printing on paper using an engraved linoleum plate. Thanks to this workshop you will learn different technical skills such as engraving, inking and using a press. You can choose your pattern from the models offered. This workshop is done seated, it is accessible to all. This workshop requires no prerequisites and allows even beginners to leave with a beautiful print which can be framed or used in the form of a personalized card to send your wishes or even wish a birthday!

Marc Georgeault Wood workshop

Introduction – Marc offers a tailor-made workshop for any level. He will guide beginners and teach them the methods for best using tools and understanding the particularities of wood. You will leave with a piece that you worked together to sculpt throughout the day. You will also have the techniques, steps and vision to create a wood sculpture on your own.

Development – This workshop helps you go further with your technique and integrate the idea of volume into your sculpting work.

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Mickaël Bigot Metal workshop

Mickaël Bigot is a sculptor and artist who only works with recycled metal. There are no prerequisites for working with metal. Even those who are complete beginners can create an appealing piece in a short timeframe. Over the course of a day, you will learn cutting, grinding, assembling and arc welding techniques. You will leave with a work of art you have sculpted yourself.

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Sylvie Icher Stone sculpture workshop

Sculptor Sylvie Icher helps you learn the tools you need to create an entire sculpted work. After a day in the workshop with Sylvie, you will be able to bring to life a personal project from a drawing or small 3D model. You will explore the different types of stone, including soapstone (steatite) whose softness makes it ideal for creating your first sculptures and harder stones on which you can try out various shaping tools and techniques. At the end of the day, you will leave with a sculpture you have created yourself and memories of an exceptional experience.

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