Welcome to the sculpting course at Saint Bérain. I have enjoyed teaching the sculpting course for more than 20 years in Saint Bérain, a beautiful setting in France. From late April to October, beginners and experienced sculptors can enjoy an active vacation.
We start the morning with the course where I teach you all about the techniques and process of sculpting. Together we work with different materials, such as alabaster, limestone and serpentine. I teach you carving techniques and how to approach the process of sculpting: from designing and sketching to creating the primary main form and playing with positive and negative forms.
But it’s not just about technique. During my course, your personal creative process is the focus. What do you want to make? Are you more interested in figurative images or just abstract forms? I would love to help you discover your own style and find inspiration.
After the morning class, you have the afternoon free to spend. It is wonderful to explore the beautiful surroundings of Saint Bérain and enjoy French culture and cuisine. And speaking of which, in our bed and breakfast you will be spoiled with the most surprising and delicious meals that Ahmed, our cook, prepares especially for us. His creativity in the kitchen is inspiring. Eating together and chatting about the day is always an important moment of the course.
Every year I look forward to meeting new students and guiding them in their artistic journey. It is a special experience to see how my students develop during the course. I hope I can also welcome you to my sculpting course in Saint Bérain.