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Draw and Paint in an Artist’s Studio

Nice, France

Experience hosted by Maija

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, French, Swedish

What you'll do

You’ll come to visit my studio where you can see my work and you will be able to practice some drawing and painting techniques such as how to shade and create contrast, to use colors, complementary colors, and their effects. We'll discuss composition and the study of still life, plants, landscapes, or people. The themes may vary for each experience. Different aspects will be discussed and practiced, such as gesture, spontaneity, texture...so sometimes you won’t « finish » your work but learn how to approach different ways of working. What you learn and experience is more important than the result. This is not a course where you only learn techniques ( f ex watercolors, oil painting...) but an approach of the basics for any art-work like proportions, composition, contrast etc.
I will try to adapt to each person’s level .
You will walk in the footsteps of famous artists who have loved and worked in NICE and the region and been impressed and enchanted by the light in the south of France such as Matisse, Picasso, Giacometti, Renoir, Bonnard, Dufy, Chagall...Through the study of their works you will get inspiration and a deeper understanding which will help you when you visit their homes and museums on «The Côte d’Azur ». I will give you tips on museums and places worth visiting. If you would like to approach portrait study please bring a person with you to pose. Welcome!
Other things to note
To reach my studio, take bus 30 to the « Les Liserons « stop. The exact address details will be sent in a private email. Please bring a sketchpad, if you can, and an old shirt to protect your clothes.
You’ll come to visit my studio where you can see my work and you will be able to practice some drawing and painting techniques such as how to shade and create contrast, to use colors, complementary colors, and their effects. We'll discuss composition and the study of still life, plants, landscapes, or people. The themes may vary for each experience. Different aspects will be discussed and practiced, such as gesture, spontaneity, texture...so some…

Maija's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea and biscuits
  • Equipment
    I'll provide paper, pencils, and paint.Please bring a sketchpad,a pencil an...
From $51
/ person
Fri, 7 May
$51 per person
$51 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Maija

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 21 Reviews
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I have always loved art, drawing, and painting and I love to share my knowledge with others who are interested in the same subject. For this reason, I have worked as an art teacher in various schools in the Paris region, where I have also had many exhibitions.Art diplomas from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris and University Paris 1 Sorbonne. I enjoy meeting people, and portraits and figures are my favorite subjects to paint. I’m also an Airbnb host so it’s possible both to rent a studio in my house and to attend art classes with me.#maija06300
I have always loved art, drawing, and painting and I love to share my knowledge with others who are interested in the same subject. For this reason, I have worked as an art teacher in various schools in the Paris region, where I have also had many exhibitions.Art diplomas from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris and University Paris 1 Sorbonne. I enjoy meeting people, and portraits and figures are my favorite subjects to paint. I’m also an Airbnb host so it’s possible both to re…
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Where you'll be

We will work in my studio or possibly, in my garden or on the terrace, which has a nice view. (Due to Covid mask&terrace)We can also go for a walk to find nice landscapes, seascapes, or cityscapes. Sometimes we will meet on the spot chosen ( ex: colline du château, place Saleya...)
You will of course be informed in advance. Please bring a sketchpad and a pencil. If possible a small paintbox( watercolours) and some bus tickets if outside my studio
Hanne
October 2020
Jag hade så trevligt hos Maija att jag glömde bort tid och rum! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Inez
July 2020
Maija is a very friendly and welcoming lady with a lot of experience! Upon arrival, we were welcomed in her creative atelier. She had prepared a drawing and painting session and let us immediately start. She gave tips along the way and shared with us inspiring works of famous artists. The atmosphere was very casual. Maija is a true professional, if you would ask pro tips, she is sure to be able to provide them. We signed up to do something entirely different from what we usually do in our day-to-day lives. It was very relaxing to us. We finished the painting and were allowed to take it home as a souvenir. We were offered fresh water, tea, cookies. Maija is a relaxed lady, and she also likes relaxed visitors. Maija speaks both English and French very well, it was nice to practice our French on the way. PS: we walked from the beach to her atelier in 30-40min, it goes a bit uphill and the view is very nice! I would recommend the session to anyone who wants to do something different and be creative!
Maija is a very friendly and welcoming lady with a lot of experience! Upon arrival, we were welcomed in her creative atelier. She had prepared a drawing and painting session and le…
Rachel
March 2020
Wonderful experience for my very first drawing lesson! Maija taught me how to observe the light around an object, and I have since been noticing this in daily life. I am excited to continue!
Yoomin
January 2020
Thanks to majia, I could draw, paint and understand about contrast! Also, during the class, she tried to give me references as keep my style. I am really pleased to meet her:) I highly recommend it-!
Håkan
October 2019
Så lyxigt att få komma till Maijas ateljé och lära mig massor på kort så tid. Maija är duktig på att förklara och ge feedback. Rekommenderas varmt!! Dessutom en väldigt härlig person som jag hoppas träffa igen.//Annalena
Susanne
September 2019
Maja has plenty things to show and to explain, she is a professional expert in art and didactic . Time was flying. I recommend her offers.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

An old shirt to protect your clothes. Dress comfortably.

It’s good if you can bring a sketchpad