Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Pim's art in Le Relais in Les Adrets!

Today I went to Le Relais in Les Adrets to deliver a couple of Aquarellista Cookbooks and pick up some yummy takeaway (scroll down for menu and link, really recommended!!!) 
Of course the restaurant is closed, but when you order a meal you can wait inside - and when looked at the walls I saw work of... PIm!!
It is a modest collection, but it looks really good on their walls. I only took some pictures as proof, I know you 'll want to see it for real, so give the owners Rob & Mark a call and order some of their fab food. (For the dutchees: they have kroketjes!) They can use our support in these difficult times...
The restaurant is in the centre of Les Adrets, less than a half hour drive from the Hangar!
Address: 4 rue Grande, 83600 Les Adrets de l'Esterel, Phone: +33 4 94 53 50 92

Here's the take away menu -with family discount- for this week:

Thursday, 19 November 2020

LE Aquarellista Cookbook


As we could not have an exhibition this period, the Aquarellistas decided to showcase their watercolours in a book. A heavy, beautiful illustrated recipe book. It has 110 pages with fantastic recipes, mains, starters, desserts and also cocktails! Most of the recipes are personal favourites of the artists. You can count on tasty comfort food and the best paintings!
Comme nous ne pouvions pas avoir un exposition à cette période, les Aquarellistes ont décidé de présenter leurs aquarelles dans un livre. Un beau livre de recettes illustré. Il a 110 pages avec des recettes fantastiques, des plats principaux, des entrées, des desserts et aussi des cocktails! La plupart des recettes sont les favoris personnels des artistes. Vous pouvez compter sur des plats réconfortants savoureux et les meilleures aquarelles!
 A small preview of the Aquarellista Cookbook

The book is in high-quality print and spectacular! (Note that I might be slightly biased 😍) with illustrations of all those Talented Watercolour People *)!!

Available in gorgeous hard cover, and in (less heavy) softcover.

Le livre est en impression de haute qualité et spectaculaire! (Notez que je pourrais être légèrement biaisé 😍) avec des illustrations de tous ces Aquarellistes talentueux *) !!

Disponible en superbe couverture rigide et en couverture souple (moins lourde).  

Les recettes sont en français et en anglais!
The recipes are in French and in English!

If you are interested, you can order your copy here. 

Vous pouvez commander votre exemplaire ici.

 *) Agnès McLaughlin, André Imbert, Anna Karin Fast, Bibbi Isaksson, Cari Toller, Carol Fischer, Cathie van der Stel, Celina Schou, Christiane Halsey, Edith Alborni, Guus Zaalberg, Hanneke Kulik, Hélène Pons, Ina Carels, Ingrid Boeye, Judith Veraart, Jutta Agnew, Leonie Smyth, Liz Douglas, Marie-Jo Paris, Marina Kulik, Michele Charlot, Monica Denn, Randi Terkildsen, Sandra Seymour-Dale, Sonya Dueck, Sue Bateman, Sylvie Dargery, Thelma Hiskes

Monday, 16 November 2020

Ten years ago, on Tuesday 16 November 2010,  the very first post on the Hangar Blog was published!

Click this link to see the first post

In the meantime, there have been 132.913 visitors, and this is the 852nd post!!

And the Hangar has changed, the 4 teachers mentioned in that first post, have now doubled in numbers!

Today we have Pim for Drawing and Acrylics (abstract and figurative), Nelly for Oils (atelier libre), Josie for Printmaking and Childrens' workshops, Francesca for Art Therapy, Marina T for Portrait, Cold Wax and oil techniques, Marie for Sculpture (Christie has unfortunately passed away), Katy for Ceramics and Marina K (yours truly) for Life drawing and Watercolours. 

The Hangar is still doing well, despite this period of lockdown and other measures, and has a reputation for being 'the best (and most convivial) art school on the Côte'!

 For more information, visit our website or our facebook page


Saturday, 24 October 2020

Portrait Class every Monday afternoon




Many of you know Marina Teding-van Berkhout from her fantastic Cold Wax Oil class on Friday afternoons. She has a new Hangar activity:  from Monday 2 November she will host a course in Portrait painting!!



Here are some details:

Starting MONDAY November 2nd Marina T. organizes a Portrait Painting class.
The focus will be on proportions of the head, features and skin colour mixing,while working on a personal portrait in your medium of choice. It can be watercolour, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, oil or cold wax, every medium is possible!

During the year long course we will be working on 


Construction of the Face
Features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears)
Grisaille technique
Color mixing basics
Zorn palette
Painting Children
Portraits from the masters (Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Modigliani ..)
And more

Monday afternoons from 14h - 16h30
Price: 20€ per session*)

*) Bring your own materials, Hangar Membership required

Sign up for this Portrait Painting course, in the medium of your choice via

Friday, 23 October 2020

Ceramics on Wednesday Evenings

Announcing a New Class in the Hangar:

Ceramics on Wednesday Evenings

We have a new teacher! Her name is Katy Des Fontaines and she is going to teach Ceramics. You will soon be able to meet her and her technique. Like in Marie's sculpture class, the material is clay - but it is definitely no sculpture that Katy is going to teach. In her class you will create interesting and special refined art with some special techniques. And of course you will learn all there is to know about glazing.

On Wednesday evening, 28 October, from 6.30pm there will be a try-out lesson, your free-of-charge opportunity to meet Katy and get hands-on experience on the materials, your preparation and an impression of the class.

This free workshop takes place in the Hangar.
You can sign up for 6.30 pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm
To sign up, please email Katy or the Hangar

The regular classes will start on Wednesday 4 November from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and you will receive more info about them later...

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Weekly Art Therapy on Thursday Evenings with Francesca!

From Thursday 29 October 6pm teacher Francesca Messina will teach a whole new class:

'Art therapy'

It's a cycle of 8 art therapy sessions to meet your inner world through different artistic techniques.
It is designed as an eight-step journey where each session will allow you to explore different aspects of your inner self.

You will meet your needs and your resources, letting yourself go to the wisdom of the 4 elements through artistic techniques such as drawing, painting, collage and writing.
In an environment of relaxation, joy and self observation  you will be invited to be simply yourself, in touch with your creativity and your intuition.

No artistic skill is required to participate. All materials will be provided.

To benefit as much as possible from the experience, it is essential to participate in the entire cycle.

The steps of the journey:
29 October My own trip
5 November The baggage
12 November Start the journey: Letting go
19 November Meet the Earth
26 November Meet the Water
3 December Meet the Air
10 December Meet the Fire
17 December Coming home

What we do:

*Relaxation and focus on the sensations of the body

*Creative work: According to personal intuitions, each participant freely expresses their own experience through different artistic techniques available.

*Feedback: At the end of the work you will enter in contact with the process of creation that you experienced and you will be invited to talk about your experience.

Time: Thursdays  - 18H -20H - from 29th October to 17th december

Price: 25 euro per session or 165 euro for the entire cycle of 8 sessions
(Membership of Le Hangar required)

Le Hangar - Centre des Arts - 310 chemin du Ranch, Chateauneuf de Grasse

Reservation and information: Francesca Messina 

Tél. 0787693950 or email:

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Josie's workshops on Saturday!

Last Saturday, 3 October, the second parent & child workshop took place and it was a well-visited, well-organized and fun afternoon, that could take place outside, how lucky were they!!  

In this second workshop, the activity was Painting! Young and old played with colour and expressed themselves freely with paint. They painted together, had wonderful results and a lot of fun! See for yourself:

The next parent-child workshop will take place on Saturday November 14th 2pm - 4pm and will be dedicated to Printmaking! Linocut carving, inking and printing… a fantastic way of creating an image.

Wanna participate?  Contact Josie via or 07 66 69 68 44