creative workshops and courses

A hole can itself have as much shape-meaning as a solid mass. – Henri Moore

Being creative

Do you like to join a creative workshop one morning, afternoon or day? At La Forêt Souriante we organize weekly creative courses or (partial) dayworkshops throughout the year in addition to holiday weeks. For anyone who lives near Najac or for anyone who is on a holiday near Najac.

As a guest in one of the romantic gîtes, participating in a creative workshop is a nice addition to all the other activities you can do during your relaxing holiday at La Forêt Souriante.

Drawing and Painting
Weekly course

These are the upcoming courses:
Course drawing and painting:
Thursday mornings from 9.30 – 12.00 a.m.
11, 18 and 25 January and 1 and 8 février.

Weekly Drawing and Painting Course during 5 weeks: (Re)discover the joy of drawing and painting by following this inspiring course. In this course you will be able to practice several drawing- and painting-techniques, such as ink, woodless pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic paint, watercolor etc.
Starting in the autumn ,we organise weekly drawing and painting courses
of 5 lessons per course
Price: € 80 for 5 lessons including materials, tea or coffee
If you like more information about the upcoming dates please contact us.
Maximum number of participants: 6


Upcoming workshops and courses:
Cours de macramé hebdomadaire
Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
11, 18 and 25 January and 1 and 8 February

Workshop Macramé:
Learn the basics of macramé and tie a stylish macramé mural or a fun plant- or bowlhanger.
Price: € 40, per person including 5 mm cotton to make a macramé decoratio and tea or coffee with cake
Maximum number of participants: 6
It is possible to have a 2,5 hour private workshop for 2 or more persons. We would be happy to discuss with you the possibilities.

Cours de macramé hebdomadaire
For anyone who wants to improve their macramé skills or make a big mural:
participate in the weekly macrame cours of 5 lessons in the autumn, winter and spring.
Price: € 75 excluding cotton, including tea or coffee.
During the course, you can buy cotton per strand of about 100 meters, there are also various beads to buy. A strand is now € 9,-. For example, for a macrame mural you use between 1 and 4 strands. You can make 3 (simple) plant hangers with one strand.
Maximum number of participants: 6

Drawing and Painting Workshops

These are the upcoming workshops:
No planned workshops at the moment, if you like to organise one for you and your friends, please contact me.

The art of mandalas
Making your own mandala
Nowadays, mandalas are no longer made exclusively for meditation. Mandalas can also be made as ‘just’ beautiful works of art. Be amazed by the endless possibilities for designing and making mandalas. You can make mandalas with ink, fineliner, pencil, pastel, ecoline or watercolor.