Stay at our art studio and start your own creative project in Aquitaine, France

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France

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    27/05/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    I live alone in a former school that I have turned into an art school/studio. I teach drawing, painting, modeling, sculpture. . Around the buildings, there is a large garden with fruit trees and a vegetable garden as well as many outbuildings and covered playgrounds turned into carpentry workshops, a Summer kitchen with BBQ and a cooking pot. Another small building, which used to be the canteen, has been turned into an exhibition hall, where I regularly organise private viewings, dinners and shows.

    At the end of the courtyard there is a covered stage for concerts. The house is large and comfortable: 4 bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, large living room, open-plan kitchen and on each side, the former classrooms: on the left, they've been turned into a painter's workshop and on the right into a sculptor's workshop (with all the necessary equipment and materials to practise or discover any art technique. I also practice the art therapy with brain injury victims. I go away several times a year for external exhibitions. I practice simple living by only doing things I like every day, in a very natural environment and away from the social madness.

    Je vis seul dans une ancienne école communale que j'ai transformé en école d'art ou j'enseigne le dessin, la peinture, le modelage, la sculpture. Il y a autour des bâtiments un grand jardin avec des fruitiers et un potager, beaucoup de dépendances, des préaux transformés en ateliers de menuiserie, en cuisine d'été . Un autre petit bâtiment, l'ancienne cantine, a été transformé en salle d'exposition où j' organise régulièrement des vernissages , repas, spectacles.
    La maison est confortable, grande: 4 chambres , s. de B., W.C. grand séjour, cuisine ouverte , et sur chaque coté: les anciennes salles de classe aménagées en atelier de peinture à gauche, et de sculpture à droite, avec tout le matériel et matériaux nécessaires à la pratique ou la découverte de toutes techniques artistiques. Je pratique également l'art thérapie avec des personnes, traumatisées crâniennes. Je me déplace plusieurs fois par an pour des expositions extérieures. Je vis la" sobriété heureuse" en ne faisant chaque jour que ce qui me plait,
    dans un environnement très naturel et à l'écart de la folie sociale.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer support for an artistic project that will allow them to learn drawing, painting, modeling, sculpture and to produce works that can be exhibited in our room and other places. I will help in language development: French, German.

    Je propose un accompagnement pour un projet artistique qui leur permettra d'apprendre le dessin, la peinture, le modelage, la sculpture et de réaliser des oeuvres qui pourront être exposées dans notre salle et d'autres lieux. J'aiderai au perfectionnement en langues : français, allemand .

  • Help

    Help

    I need help looking after my garden, improving my vegetable garden, building dry toilets, repainting the indoors (the inside of the house was painted 15 years ago when I moved in), helping with various household chores and when I'm away, caring for my cats and chickens. I'm also working on new exhibitions for which prototypes already exist but I'd be glad to get a hand for the finishing touch. I would also like some help for the exhibitions at home, e.g. help hanging the paintings on the wall, with computer-designing posters/flyers. I also want to set up a website and update my fb page but I'm not "savvy" enough to do it all by myself. I could also help you with an art project if you like.

    J'aurai besoin d'aide pour l'entretien de mon jardin, le rafraichissement des peintures intérieures qui datent de mon installation il y a 20 ans, divers travaux ménagers, Par ailleurs, je travaille sur de nouvelles expositions dont des prototypes existent déjà, mais où une aide aux finitions serait bienvenue. Puis pour les expos. à domicile, une aide à l'accrochage, à la réalisation des affiches, invitations, par informatique. Je compte également réaliser un site internet et tenir à jour la page Facebook, mais je ne pratique pas assez bien pour être autonome. Je suis aussi intéressé par l'aide à la réalisation d'un projet artistique pour la personne qui viendra.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single comfortable bedroos. Bathroom with toilet.
    I am in charge of cooking. I eat organic and everything I eat is home-made. The entire place is heated by burning wood.

    En Chambre individuelle confortable. Salle de bains et toilettes en commun.
    Je m'occupe de la cuisine. Je consomme BIO. et tout "fait maison"L’ensemble des locaux est chauffé au bois.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm not prejudiced but I do not want to get volunteers who use any drugs.

    Je n'ai aucun à priori, mais je ne tiens pas à recevoir de personnes consommatrices de drogues quelles qu'elles soient.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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