Hiking and watercolor painting in the Calanques

Duration : 2 days

France, Provence

Level : beginner

from 164 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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I propose to meet you in the heart of Provence, in the exceptional environment of the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis for a watercolor sketching workshop facing the sea! You will bring back for sure an unusual and original travel book.

The days will unfold as follows: we will take gentle walks interspersed with breaks to paint and draw according to your taste. We will take advantage of the different viewpoints and the spectacular cliffs of the Calanques massif to work on light, volumes and drawing through playful exercises, in a friendly atmosphere.

Here are the objectives according to your experience in painting:

For beginners:

  • Take advantage of the exceptional environment of the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis,
  • draw in a relaxed way,
  • awaken the creative spirit within you,
  • explore the different possibilities that watercolor offers.

For the more experienced:

  • Work on your line,
  • find your own style,
  • refine your watercolor technique,
  • refine your water/pigment ratio,
  • reveal the volumes.

In conclusion and for all: have fun!

Here is the watercolor material that I advise you to bring for this workshop:

  • A black pen "Uni-Pin" type,  size 0,3 or 0,5.
  • A Dalbe type brush in small pure grey. Size at your convenience. I mostly use a size 8 brush.
  • A notebook, like a travel notebook. I recommend a paper between 200 grams and 300 grams. Preferably 300 grams if you are a beginner.
  • A cup and water.
  • A light plastic watercolor box such as the Winsor and Newton sketcher or another brand with 12 half-pipes. The boxes normally contain the following colors: lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, pale cadmium red, crimson alizarin, ultramarine, deep blue, emerald green, bladder green, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, Chinese white. White in watercolor is useless! If you can, replace it with any other color you like. I recommend either a light turquoise or an English green, two bright colors that will allow you to easily "boost" your watercolors.

If you are interested in this subject, I also offer a "Travel diary course in the Écrins massif".


  • Meet each day around 9am at the place defined together.
  • Gentle and easy hikes.
  • Drawing and painting breaks in beautiful places.
  • Back and end of the day around 4pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.

The price does not include

  • Transports to and from the meeting places near Marseille.
  • Picnics.
  • Drinks.
  • Accomodation.
  • Catering.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • At the free choice of the participants.
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