Watercolor painting holiday in Usseaux

02.09.2023 - 05.09.2023 Piedmont | Luisa Diaz Chamorrow portrait, watercolour, painting 270 EUR

You will have an inspirational watercolor painting holiday being surrounded by the mountains in Usseaux, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

The Course

This watercolor course is dedicated to figures in the kitchen while they are cooking some of the delicious dishes that you will taste during this holiday, specially the gnocchi, cooked with the local potatoes in the traditional kitchen of La Placette, the mountain hotel. We will be painting also a mountain's landscape from the wonderful view of our class room in the hotel or in plein air.

We will start working on sketching and composition then on watercolor techniques. The course structure is suitable for intermediate level but if you are total beginner you are welcome as the classes will be totally focus on teaching with demonstrations given at every stage, helping students clearly learn each technique at first hand. Step-by-step guidance will help you grow in confidence while still encouraging you to develop your own style. The transparency and freedom of watercolor allow expressing the emotions, the atmosphere and the sensations that you will feel in Usseaux.

Outside the Course

As an optional, you will have the possibility to enrol in a 4 hours cooking course to learn all the secrets to cook the best gnocchi and also a typical delicious dessert from the area, this course will end up with an aperitif and you will bring home some local products.
You can enjoy the SPA in the hotel.
You will have also the possibility to visit fantastic places in the area, such as The Finestre pass or Assietta road which divides the Valley Chisone from the Valley Susa and from where you can observe both valleys.
You can just painting indoors or outdoors.

The Accommodation

The course will take place in the mountain hotel La Placette. A charming structure where you will enjoy the traditional cuisine from local products and the hospitality. All the rooms and the structure are in the traditional stone building with wonderful views where you will feel like at home.
Discover the hotel: www.laplacette.it

The Village

Usseaux is an ancient village at 1400 m altitude, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy located in the Alps. The village is plenty of murals to admire, done in the stone walls of the ancient houses. For more information:

Watercolor painting holiday in Usseaux
Luisa Diaz Chamorrow