Wednesday 30 December 2015


The Hangar Crew wishes you all a very happy, healthy and creative New Year!!

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Class schedules in 2016

Here are the dates of the last Hangar classes and the starting dates in 2016:

Saturday 19 December last Acrylic Saturday in 2015
Monday 21 December last Abstract class in 2015
Wednesday 23 December last Acrylic Wednesday in 2015

Pim restarts Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Thursday 17th December last Sculpture class in 2015

Christie restarts Thursday 7 January 2016.

No more Oil painting classes in 2015.

Nelly resumes Tuesday 5 January 2016 

No more Print Making classes in 2015

Gabriela starts again on Friday 15 January 2016.


No more Watercolour and Drawing classes in 2015

atercolours starts again Tuesday 12 January 2016
Life Drawing restarts Monday 18 January 2016

Monday 14 December 2015

Work for the "QUEL CIRQUE" exhibition in Valbonne

From 29 January 2016 - 10 February 2016 the Hangar members exhibit in the Salle St Esprit in Valbonne. You will hear much more about it when the holidays are over - but as you can imagine, there's a lot of work going on in all classes!

The Aquarellistas are almost finished with their submissions - and I am absolutely delighted with everyones creativity!!

 Liz's circus arena has become absolutely stunning

 And how about this one by Sandra, clown-girl with elephant. So strong and mysterious!!

 And last but not least Anna-Karin's trapeze artist with hoop now finished and amazing!!

For more of these high-quality watercolours, as well as beautiful prints, oil paintings, sculptures and acrylic paintings, you definitely have to visit our expo in January! Keep checking in here for more info!

Friday 11 December 2015

Pierre the Model on Monday

 Drawing by Sandra

Monday 7 December we were a lucky small group: we had Pierre as a model, and I do not exaggerate if I say that he is a very good looking guy! On top of that, a good model, friendly -and only showing his beautiful proportions to us: all Hangar doors had to be closed completely before he started sitting.

My question to the readers: Who would come on Monday 21 December if we were to have Pierre as a model? If enough 'takers' I will start my holidays one day later... Otherwise, I'll book Pierre for the first Live class in January. Hope to hear from you - you will hear from me!

Here are some of the excellent drawings that were made during the morning:

Quick sketches

10 minutes

 Long pose... This one by Claudie who had the best resemblance of the day!

Monday 7 December 2015

Quick 'n easy passepartout making

Everybody who paints watercolours knows that you usually frame them  behind glass,and that the painting looks better and deeper with a passepartout / mount / mat around it. I posted it on the Aquarellista blog but realised this might also be interesting for drawers, print makers, photographers and acrylic painters on paper... So here it is, a recipe for very easy home-made passepartouts:

You can buy standard size passepartouts, but often they just do not fit your watercolour. Unfortunately cutting the perfect passepartout from beautiful thick carton under 45° angle just isn't an easy job - and if you want to express yourself in a painting on stretched paper you don't want to stay within exact dimensions...

The method of passepartout-cutting I'm suggesting here is easy, fast - and can be used as stand-alone or underneath a standard mount...

Needed: a piece of thick-ish paper (>=150 gr), a ruler, a pencil, a rubber, sellotape and a good sharp cutter.

1. Take the correct measurements inside the image:
2. Draw the outline on the paper you are going to cut the mount from:

3. Stick a piece of sellotape over the crossing lines:
4. With your knife, cut a diagonal out of all 4 corners:
5. Cut out a smaller rectangle or square:

6. Carefully fold the 4 parts:
7. Turn your passepartout around, to check if all is perfect, turn back and stick your image to it – done!

Friday 4 December 2015

Last Printmaking workshop at the Hangar until January 2016.

Lovely people have attended my workshops for 5 weeks. Great results, very committed and enthusiastic students. We are all working toards submitting something for the Valbonne exhibition in January on the theme: 'The Circus'. However, we will not meet up again for formal sessions until January 2016. Good holidays and see everyone soon.

Monday 23 November 2015

Design and print your own Christmas Cards

This and next week, you have a last minute opportunity to design, carve and print your own Christmas cards at the Hangar in a lino-cutting workshop with artist Gabriela Boiangiu. 
Wednesday 25th of November and 2nd of December from 17:00-19:30.

Please get in touch if you are interested in attending:, 0669188239. Thanks.

Sunday 22 November 2015

Printmaking on Friday afternoons - results to be admired in the Hangar

 Gabriela's Printmaking class has started! The participants have made their first prints - and they look so good!! I imagine that they are drying up there - but it gives the Hangar an extra playful look...

New boxes with interesting materials await Gabi's new cupboard... For the time being they are in the open space beneath Luc Veger's Grindin' and Cuttin' tools...

If  all the above has made you curious, go and have a look on Friday afternoons from 2pm! There is still space for more participants and I'm told by my very trustworthy sources that it is a fantastic class! Full of new ways to express yourselves artistically...


Thursday 19 November 2015

Wednesday 2 December: Café Culture Cinema - Salvador Dali


Le Hangar : mercredi le 2 décembre, 2015. 19:30
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au prochain ‘Café Culture’ . Nous allons savourer un film qui s’agit de la vie et les œuvres de Salvador Dali, et sa vie avec sa femme, Gala, qui a inspiré la plupart de ses tableaux.

Dali était nommé comme le maître du surréalisme et il est le mieux connu pour son interpretation de rêves, basé sur les pensées de Sigmund Freud.

Pim de Jongh expliquera les deux styles de surréalisme qui existent dans l’art : l’abstrait et le figuratif.

Comme d’habitude, nous espérons vous voir nombreux pour ce Café Culture. Venez apprécier le film et la discussion, et en suite nous allons prendre un verre et grignoter entre amis.

The Hangar: Wednesday, 2 December, 2015. 7:30pm.
We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming ‘Café Culture’. We shall enjoy a film about the life and works of Salvador Dali, and his life with his wife, Gala, who inspired most of his paintings.
Dali was named as the master of surrealism and is best known for his interpretation of dreams, based on the thinking of Sigmund Freud. Pim de Jongh will explain the two styles of surrealism which exist in art: Representational and Abstract. .

As always, we look forward to welcoming many of you to our highly popular Café Cultures. Enjoy the film and discussion, and afterwards have a glass of wine and a nibble with friends.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Christmas Expo in Bastide de la Lauve


BASTIDE de la LAUVE: Décoration d'Art Noël.

Adresse : 9 Place Albert Ferre 06520 Magagnosc.
Tel : 0493369704 - Mob : 0608752405
GPS: 6.57.21. <> 43.40.45

Pour vous mettre dans l'ambiance de Noël, un petit groupe d'artistes de la région (L.Bonnici,  D.Ballay, R.Cartoef, P.Dupont, C. Robinson, K.Westhoff.) exposera quelques-unes de leurs oeuvres dans la Bastide de la Lauve. L'exposition se tiendra du Dimanche  le 22  à partir de 15.00 heures au Dimanche 29 novembre.
Vous serez recu tous les jours par l'hôtesse, Renée Cartoef, de 11.00 heures  à 20.00 heures, qui se fera un plaisir de vous accuellir dans sa belle demeure.
Des rafraîchissements seront servis. Lors de votre visite, vous aurez la possibilité de décorer une branche de sapin pour Noël à emporter. Parlez-en autour de vous.

To put you in the spirit of Christmas , a small group of artists living in the area (L.Bonnici,  D.Ballay, R.Cartoef, P.Dupont, C. Robinson, K.Westhoff.), will exhibit some of their works in  the Bastide de la Lauve. The exhibition will be held from Sunday 22, starting at 3 p.m. until Sunday November 29.
Your hostess Renée Cartoef, will receive you every day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m in her specially decorated house. Refreshments will be served.
During your visit, you can decorate a Christmas-tree branch to take home with you.

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