Monday, 27 March 2023

A new teacher for the Hangar

Want to learn the basics in painting and Drawing? Or want to review your knowledge?

Maybe you know someone that is new in the Art field and is thinking of joining?  This is THE  chance!

A total of 8 Monday afternoons, starting Mai 15 2023. 

We are very excited to have Märta joining our teacher's team and wish her all the best. 
So welcome  her and give it a go !
Information via Märta directly or

Sunday, 5 March 2023

Café Culture Cinema on Wednesday 8 March

On Wednesday 8 March 
from 7 pm (doors open 6.30 pm), there will be an exiting
Café Culture Cinéma!

The movie will be the highly praised 'Mr Turner', about Joseph Mallord William Turner, pre-impressionist painter. The 2h30 hour movie will be introduced by Marina Kulik (teacher Aquarelle and Life drawing - and big Turner Fan)  

and we will have a break 'in the middle' with a drink and a nibble.

We will show the version originale in English with french subtitles

We look forward to welcoming you. Your voluntary contribution to the costs of the evening is very welcome (there will be a courtesy box)


Friday, 10 February 2023

Hangar Café Culture with Valentine


Not a lot of you were able to attend the latest Café Culture, with our youngest and newest  'Mixed Media' teacher Valentine. unfortunately, because she gave an enthusiastic and vibrant talk about her creative experiences in life, through travel, adventure and serendipity. Which then led to an impressive production of  Murals in countries like India and Nepal, but also to other brilliant artworks. 
The attendees thoroughly enjoyed it all and I do hope Valentine is willing to do another version later in the year! She used time-lapse videos to take us with her in her mural-painting world, and showed the creation of big canvases with beautiful animals. One word - OK, three: worth every minute. You missed something! Here are the pictures:



To get in touch with Valentine or see more:

Musical Painting! February 10th, Mixed Media Class

 Musical Painting! 

February 10th, Mixed Media Class with Valentine Costes

Friday mornings 9:30am to 12pm


Today we did a "Musical Painting Class", by listening to different music we have different emotions, feelings, thoughts going on... our painting is changing depending on the rhythm and energy of the music... helps also to get more easily to our right brain, in the creative process.


There are many different techniques as inks or spray paint that let ourselves be more random with our paintings. It's also quite interesting to observe ourselves during the process because painting is a wonderful reflection of our current state of mind..!


We definitely felt, more than ever, how important it was to do a right brain exercise at the beginning of each class!

With this exercise it's also a nice way to learn new techniques and be more creative, without having something in mind and just let ourselves enjoy the process of creating!


To participate in the next Musical Painting sessions & Mixed Media Classes, email me to :


I will add you to the WhatsApp group to have all the info for each class.



Saturday, 4 February 2023

And the Hangar is in the News Once more...

Another nice article with the Hangar featuring! Lisa and Tatiana represented us -  the Armadillo by Jo and the breathtaking landscape by Helen nicely in the foreground. And mentions for the portraits, the skyscraper-builders and the landscapes. Participants can be proud to be part of this!


Saturday, 28 January 2023

The Hangar Expo "Inspirations Américaines" is now open!

 First of all - a big thank you to the board of the Hangar! They made this happen. The Hangar is active, 'out there' and successful in all respects because of Sylvie, Imme, Celina and Thecla. They work so hard to get things done (yes, with wonderful volunteers & the teachers). Super, and much appreciated by all the members!!

It showed, on the Saturday morning. The vernissage, offered by the mairie, started at 12h30 and despite the parking difficulties of almost everyone, it was chock full of people!

There were so many visitors, the artists themselves obviously, almost all teachers, the board - yet most in numbers were the interested people from Valbonne and  environs.

The  comments I picked up were very positive!
Visitors mentioned the quality, of the artwork and also of the (renovated) Salle St Esprit. They also commented on the talent of the Hangar artists, how colourful and uplifting it was, and how original!

Others were 'proud of us', 'happily surprised' and 'amazed by the variation'. I talked to several visitors who were interested in becoming a member of such an international creative community.

During the official opening, we listened to good -and concise- speeches of the maire, M. Cesaro and our president Sylvie Morlière. And then it was time for beautiful pizza and pisaladière and wine
 It was a very good Official Opening - that is over now, but the artwork stays, until Sunday 12 February. You can come in anytime between 11am and 6pm, every day except Monday, see and enjoy all that excellent artwork for yourself and meet the artists...

Friday, 27 January 2023

Getting the final touches! Friday 27th, Mixed Media Class

 Getting the final touches! 

Friday 27th, Mixed Media Class


Today we took the time to finish the paintings. Getting the final touches and refine what was necessary!

Was a perfect learning for knowing when to stop... and that sometimes by wanting to go too fast we have to do it again, then it's taking more time at the end!


We had the pleasure to welcome our new student, Glenda! Ready to discover more with Mixed Media!
(Maybe you are the next one? 😉)

That's the wonderful landscapes finished, or almost! I am really happy to see how each painting turned out, and mainly super happy of all the feedbacks of learning process I got!
Thanks to my students for being ready to learn new things and let go of mental.

 Happy to see you soon for our next class with MUSIC ! Listening to different music is totally changing our process and emotions through painting... that what we will experiment together.

For joining the class, email me to :

I will add you to the WhatsApp group to have all the info.


Valentine Costes