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Join Our One-Day Painting Workshop in the Heart of Nature!

Time & Location

  • Date: June 15, 2024

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM GMT+2

  • Location: Les Glycines Garden, 6 Rue de Pontoise, 95690 Nesles-la-Vallée, France

About the Event Art is a universal language, and what better way to immerse yourself in this language than by painting and drawing directly from nature? We invite you to join our one-day workshop in the stunning Les Glycines garden in Nesles la Vallée, guided by the talented artist Sam Rachamin. During this workshop, you'll learn the premier coup/alla prima technique, a method that emphasizes painting in a single session to capture the essence of the subject swiftly and effectively.

This workshop is designed to balance rigorous artistic training with a delightful day out in a picturesque setting. Nesles la Vallée has inspired many famous artists such as Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Monet, and now it's your turn to find inspiration in this beautiful location. Whether you're a beginner, an amateur, or a professional, this workshop is tailored to all skill levels and will be conducted in both English and French.

Program Schedule

  • 10:00 AM: Welcome to Les Glycines garden with morning brioche and hot coffee.

  • 10:15 AM: Begin the first painting session in the garden.

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch break. You can bring your own lunch or purchase a meal on-site for 15€ (includes quiche, salad, dessert, and a drink from the renowned Boulangerie du Moulin).

  • 2:00 PM: Start the second painting session.

  • 5:00 PM: Conclude painting/drawing and discuss the day's work.

  • 6:00 PM: End of the workshop.

Materials Participants are encouraged to work with oil paint, though other mediums like gouache, acrylic, or watercolor are welcome. Here are Sam’s recommendations for oil painting supplies:

  • Easel

  • Pine turpentine or oil-free solvent

  • Brushes: Various types and sizes

  • Paints: Titanium white, cadmium lemon yellow, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw umber, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, cobalt blue, cadmium green, phthalo green

  • Additional Items: Rags, at least two painting surfaces, a garbage bag

Since we'll be working outdoors, please bring weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, and a hat or coat. Let’s hope for a sunny day!

Cancellation and Refund Policy In case of light rain, we'll work under awnings. If the weather is too severe for an outdoor workshop, the event will be postponed. If you’re unable to attend the rescheduled date, you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel, please do so at least 2 days in advance for a refund, except in extreme cases like illness or emergencies.


  • Cost: 70 euros per person

  • Reservations: Must be made with Les Glycines

  • Capacity: Limited to 15 people

This is a unique opportunity to learn and create in a breathtaking environment while connecting with fellow art enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience—reserve your spot today!

We look forward to seeing you there and creating beautiful art together!

See you soon!

For any questions or further information, feel free to contact Sam Rachamin at 0652316600.

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