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

These are the upcoming workshops and courses:

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. In May we will start new drawing and painting courses
Price: € 75 for 5 lessons including materials, tea or coffee
If you like more information about the upcoming dates please contact us.
Maximum number of participants: 8


These are the upcoming workshops and courses:

Workshop Macramé:
Learn the basics of macramé, tie a stylish macramé mural or a plant- or bowlhanger. It is possible to have a private macramé workshop for 2 or more persons.
Dates: Every Wednesday morning
Time: from 9.00 to 12.00
Price: € 45, including materials, tea or coffee with cake
Maximum number of participants: 10

Masterclass macramé
For anyone who wants to improve their macramé skills: in 4 lessons you will learn different types of knots and patterns and you will learn how to design your own macramé piece of art. We will again organize weekly courses. Please let us know if you want to be kept informed about new dates.
Time: 4 mornings from 9.30 am to 12 noon
Price: € 125 including 300 m of yarn 5 mm, tea or coffee with cake
Maximum number of participants: 5


These are the upcoming workshops and courses:

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.
Two upcoming workshops:
Wednesday 10th of May, 9.30 to 12.00 a.m.
Saturday 13th of May, 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.
Price: € 25, per workshop including all materials and tea or coffee with cake
Maximum number of participants: 10