Thursday, 18 October 2018


Are you looking forward to the Mixed Media Workshop by Benjamin Baccarani?! Here is all the information for you:
  • The Workshop starts on FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2pm - 5pm

  • The fee is €15

  • Minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants.

It is highly recommended to attend at least 4 sessions and to book the sessions in advance!

After the introduction, the other three Mixed Media workshops are on SATURDAYS: 17 and 24 November and 1 December also from 2 - 5pm

Generate original ideas and concepts, using a variety of mixed mediums, for the creation of a personal drawing or painting.

You will work with different surfaces and use techniques which support the concept of the work.

Prepping the surface
Drawing for mixed media
Monograph and Collagraph
Using Patterns and making stencils
Collage from Photographs and paint accents
Constructive destruction
Mark making, painting and erasing.

This workshop is for Hangar Members. If there is space left, non-members can participate for a fee plus a temporary membership. For specs please contact us
Payment of the 15€ per session at the beginning of each session
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Monday, 8 October 2018


Next sunday, 14 october, "Art Hasard" art expression and personal development workshop

The purpose of this art expression workshop is to experience the 'letting go' through the creative process.
You will detach yourself from the mental process opening to the multiple possibilities that the chance can give to you.

Informations: Francesca Messina Tel.0787693950 -

South of France English Theatre presents: Anton Dikken!

Didn't want to keep the following for you: you may know that the previous president of the Hangar board, honorary member Anton Dikken, is a talented painter and drawer. But it may be new to you that he is also a gifted actor!
Anton will perform on 6 occasions in the SET theatre in Le Cannet, as one of the leading characters in 'The Ladykillers' by Graham Lineham.

"Come and see this charming black comedy about five gentlemen planning a major robbery under the nose of their innocent elderly landlady. Posing as musicians, they must convince her of their disguise until everything goes horribly wrong... "

(Yes, you've seen it correctly, Sally Ducrow is the actual star in this play!)

Friday - Sunday 12,13,14 and 19,20 and 21 October.
163 Rue Saint Sauver, Le Cannet


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Hangar Daytrip to Tourtour

It is already some time ago that a small group of drawing enthusiasts went to the lovely village of Tourtour for the last mini-trip of the year! It was Friday 21 September, 9am when we drove away from the Hangar and 10.30 we arrived in this typical Provençal picturesque village with lovely streets and nice terrasses! We started with a cup of coffee...

In the meantime we also checked the best spots to draw. We were spoiled for choice, Tourtour is  high on the list of  ‘les plus beaux villages de France’ for a reason! 
I don't have pictures of all the drawings and will happily add them later if the artists send them to me!

 Patrick and Brenda both started with the arch with the bell tower(ette)

 Brenda's version, awesome as always!

 Patricks' - completely different in style!

 There was a tree in the middle of the parc that was losing its leaves and Patrick caught that in his second drawing

Of course Bev, Karin & Sylvia created drawings in the morning too. But no pics yet! Anyway - here's a record of them doing what they like best: 

Around 12.30 we sat down for a lovely lunch in a local non-touristy restaurant. The food was fabulous, so was the wine - and the service, the company, in short -the general atmosphere!

Around 2pm we went back to sketching and drawing with renewed energy!

 The contrast of trees and architecture by Sylvia
 and a glimpse of a typical Tourtour street, drawn by Brenda. 

The village pump by Patrick

Sylvia working on her contrast of foliage and architecture...
There were also excellent drawings by Bev and Karin - if they read this: please send pics of your drawings to me and I will add them and re-post!

More minitrips to look forward to in 2019! So watch this space...

Sunday, 16 September 2018


" JE M'APPELLE"................. ("my name is...")

SUNDAY 9:30-12:30

Through this workshop you will take a creative journey exploring your name.

Our name is a word with which we identify since birth, full of memories, energy and vibrations.
Our name is part of our deepest nature.
This sound has always accompanied us, is part of ourselves.
Through artistic expression it is possible to work in a creative and positive way on our own name and create a personal and artistic representation of it.
Another way to introduce yourself to others....

The art expression workshops are dedicated to the expression of your inner world trough different artistic technics: painting, drawing, collage and manipulation of clay.
Guided by selected themes, each time different, you will unfold and discover your own individual creative process, experimenting with colors, shapes and materials.
The workshop creates en environment of relaxations, self observation and expression, encouraging each person to experiece the pleasure of artistic creation, following his own intuition.
Adult group workshop.
Materials will be provided.
Registration is required.
Hours: 9: 30-12: 30
Sunday 23 september 2017
Place: Le Hangar - Arts Center - 310 chemin du Ranch - Chateauneuf de Grasse
Tel. 0787693950
email :

Friday, 7 September 2018

Preparations for the Open Day

There is an 'Open Day' in the Hangar this Sunday 9 September - from 13h30 - 16h30. 
We have drinks, nibbles, demo's and lots of information for you.

Nelly (Oil) , Pim (Acrylic and Drawing), Marina (Aquarelle and Life drawing), Marie (Sculpture), Francesca (Ateliers Expression Artistique) and Benjamin Baccarani (Cyanotype) will be happy to chat, demo and inform you about their classes. Of course we aim to show off to New People 
 Looks like this woman is interested 😚

Most of our members know the Hangar well - yet on an Open Day you have the opportunity to meet the other members and the other teachers! You can refresh your membership or sign up and talk to  the board members, the mayor of Chateauneuf and other important people of the community who will be there!
You will actually see what is done in classes you don't go to. 
Also you can meet a completely new teacher, who will start classes in the new season, Benjamin Baccarani
He is going to give a whole new class for the Hangar 'Cyanotype' which has to do with photography and paint and blue prints....I will soon dedicate an extensive introductory post to Benjamin! 

Also there is a Kids' Corner by Cassie and Tracy and last but not least, the mayor will officially reveal the Blue sculptures of the dancing men, once created by Christie Robinson, then repaired by Celina and her team, and now painted blue by Pim and Nelly:

We expect a full house and we'd love to see you there too! 
For any questions, email
or go to the Hangar Website

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Hangar Daytrip to Bargème

On 23 July, instead of having a drawing class in the Hangar, 10 enthusiasts went in 3 cars (and 1 bike) to draw the amazingly beautiful and quite unspoilt medieval village of Bargème.,
9am we drove away from the Hangar, along beautifully winding roads, going higher and higher because Bargème is on the top of the Route NapolÊon. - 1097m high to be exact!
Pim and Marina had promised everyone a beautiful view and great spots to draw - and they had not exaggerated:despite the blistering heat we all were in awe, of the ruins, the village itself,  the little streets with beautiful flowers everywhere and the breathtaking views! 
We all sat down in overshadowed spots, and started drawing... Lovely work was created, and the few tourists who were in the village all came to admire the artists! 
Around noon we met up in the lovely restaurant 'Les Jardins de Bargème'. They had created a 'light' menu for us, which tasted wonderful, but was on the heavy side with a starter, main and desert - and wine... But we enjoyed it enormously:
And afterwards we still had plenty of energy left for another drawing. Some of us even had time to give their drawing a 'wash' with a bit of colour...
We had a lovely second session, and then packed and went bck to the Hangar...
A top day had come to an end - and everyone was tired - but agreed it was wonderful. 

We plan to go there again in the second half of August... So watch this space -and your mail box- for more info.
Hoping you have a fan-tas-tic summer,
Marina & Pim