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

Sunday 27 September 2020

PAINTING with COLD WAX MEDIUM (Friday afternoons)

Hello all art enthusiasts on the Cote d'Azur ! I just want to tell you that on Friday afternoons there is a fun class where we work with something called cold wax medium. You can use all forms of expression - some of us paint abstracts and others more figurative. Marina (TVB) is a real master and guides us on to make real masterpieces. I just wanted to post my latest picture

And this is all the stages it went through.

If you would like to have some fun - come and join us on Fridays at 14:00 at the Hangar.

Monday 14 September 2020

The Hangar participation in the Forum des Associations Opio

 On Sunday 13 September The Forum des Associations took place in the Parc d'Opio: All Associations of our area gave 'acte de présence' and of course the Hangar was there too!

Around 10am it opened and teacher Oil and Cold Wax Marina Teding- van Berkhout, together with Print making teacher Josie Gallagher and board member/Aquarellista Judith Veraart promoted our Centre des Arts, to an interested audience.

Apart from  awesome examples of the work of their own classes, Marina and Josie had information about all the Hangar activities and examples of all classes.
There were amazing Prints created in Josie's class on Friday morning and some excellent examples of the Cold Wax oil paintings from Marina T's class on Friday afternoon,
And next to that there were sculptures, at least one very good watercolour (by Judith), oil and acrylic paintings and info on a diversity of workshops, one of them the parent-child workshop (by Josie).
If you missed it - have a look at the pictures of our stand. We will be there again next year of course!!

Saturday 12 September 2020

Four Saturday workshops for parents & children by Josie Gallagher


Our beloved Printmaking teacher Josie Gallagher offers 4 exciting workshops, on Saturday afternoons, for you and your (grand-) kid! You will learn from each others' creativity, motivate each other and create wonderful results, with a vast array of materials. 

 Defiler vers le bas pour version Fr

Workshop 1: Drawing

Saturday September 19th 2pm - 4pm

Let’s learn to observe and understand different perspectives using pencil, charcoal and ink. And let’s take a closer look at each other while learning the basics of sketching a face.


Workshop 2: Painting

Saturday October 3rd 2pm – 4pm

Let’s play with colour and express ourselves freely with paint. Learn to work together through a number of action painting activities.


Workshop 3: Printmaking

Saturday November 14th 2pm - 4pm

Discover the linocut printmaking process together. Carving, inking and printing… printmaking is a whole new way of making an image.


Workshop 4: Collage

Saturday December 12th 2pm - 4pm

Let’s look back into art history and play together. We will work together to recreate and put our own twist on all those famous works of art.

 For more info contact Josie via 07 66 69 68 44 or


Notre professeur de gravure bien-aimée Josie Gallagher propose 4 ateliers merveilleux, le samedi après-midi, pour vous et votre (petit-) enfant! Vous apprendrez de la créativité des uns et des autres, vous vous motiverez et vous créerez de merveilleux résultats, avec une vaste gamme de matériaux.


Atelier 1: Dessin

samedi 19 septembre 14h à 16h

Apprenons à observer et comprendre nos différentes perspectives en utilisant le crayon, le fusain et l’encre. Puis regardons nous de plus près en apprenant les bases du dessin de portrait.


Atelier 2: Peinture

samedi 3 octobre 14h à 16h

Jouons ensemble avec les couleurs et exprimons nous librement. Nous apprendrons à travailler ensemble à travers des activités de peinture abstraite.


Atelier 3: Gravure

samedi 14 novembre 14h à 16h

Venez découvrir ensemble la linogravure. Cette technique comprend la gravure d’une plaque, l’encrage et l’impression. C’est une procédé unique pour créer un image.


Atelier 4: Collage

samedi 12 décembre 14h à 16h

Venez explorer et vous amuser avec l’histoire de l’art. Invitation à jouer ensemble et recomposer les plus célèbres œuvres d’art.

Pour plus d'infos contactez Josie via 07 66 69 68 44 ou

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Art therapy discovery workshop

Art therapy discovery workshop

Come and experience the deep contact with yourself through your creative expression. No artistic knowledge is required.

The art therapy workshop is an environment dedicated to the expression of you own inner world through different artistique techniques : painting, drawing, collage, clay, assemblage of materials and weaving.
Guided by selected themes, you will unfold and discover your own individual creative process, experimenting with colors, shapes and materials. The workshop creates an environment of relaxation, joy, self observation and expression, encouraging each person to experience the pleasure of artistic creation, following their own intuition, meeting deep aspects of themselves.

How it works:
After an introduction on the aims of the art therapy workshop you will be invited to relax through a guided relaxation which will aid you to open to the creative work.
You will work freely according to your intuition and using the material at your disposal.
At the end of the work we will share the experience.
During the workshop we will take a break having some tea and cookies.

The participation at the workshop is free : offer what you can and what is right for you.

Adult group workshop. Reservation required, limited places.

Languages:french, italian, english

Place : Le Hangar – Centre des Arts – 310 chemin du Ranch – Chateauneuf de Gasse
Time : 9.30-12.30
Date : 20 septembre 2020

Francesca Messina – La Sève Créative
email :

Saturday 29 August 2020

Hangar Rentree Schedule


* Pim
Will continue as usual - continue comme d'habitude (Monday - lundi, Wednesday - mercredi and Saturday - samedi)

* Nelly
Will continue as usual - continue comme d'habitude (Tuesday morning - mardi matin)

* Marina K
Life drawing Monday 7 September (if there's enough interest)
Dessin modèle le lundi 7 septembre. (si assez d'interet)
Aquarelle from dès Tuesday / mardi 8 septembre

* Marie
Starts again on Thursday 10 September
Recommence le jeudi 10 septembre
NEW: Workshop Modèle - Samedi 12 septembre*

Will start her Print Making Class again on Friday September 4th
Recommencera son cours de gravure le vendredi 4 septembre
NEW: Parent & Child Workshop : Saturday 19 September*

* More info follows - or contact the teachers
  Plus d'informations suivent - ou contactez les professeurs

*Marina T
 Will start her Cold Wax and Oil class on Friday 11 September
Recommence son cours Cire Froide et huile le vendredi 11 septembre

Thursday 30 July 2020

The Hangar Summer Schedule 2020


* Pim
will give all his classes as usual - donnera tous ses cours comme d'habitude
•    Drawing and Abstract (PM and evening) on Mondays 3,17 and 31  August
•    Dessin et abstraite (aprèm et soir) lundis 3, 17 et 31 Août
•    Acrylics on Wednesdays
•    Acrylique les mercredis
•    Acrylics  on Saturday mornings
•    Acrylique les samedis matin

* Nelly
will give her Oil class as usual on Tuesday mornings - donnera ses cours de l'huile comme d'habitude les mardis matin

* Marina K
is closed in August. No watercolours, Acrylic Experiments or Life drawing until 7 September. (more info follows)
est fermé en août. Aucune aquarelle, expérience acrylique ou dessin Modèle avant le 7 septembre. (plus d'info suit)

* Marie
Has her last sculpture class on Thursday 6 August and starts again on Thursday 10 September
A son dernier cours de sculpture le jeudi 6 août et recommence le jeudi 10 septembre

* Josie
Will start her Print Making Class again on Friday September 4th
Recommencera son cours de gravure le vendredi 4 septembre

* Marina T
Last Cold Wax and Oil class on 31 July, first on Friday 11 September
Dernier cours Cire Froide et huile le 31 juillet, premier le vendredi 11 septembre

Wednesday 29 July 2020

The last Life Class before the summer break

Every other Monday there is a life class, with a nude. In these corona times it is a bit harder, because there has to be distance, groups can not be too big and we need to wear facial masks. But we make it work and it is quite representative for how the Hangar.rolls.

Last Monday had a bit of 'Murphy's law' over it, when the proudly announced model Marie-Jo didn't show up. It took some time to find out (also models are sometimes stuck in traffic) and Marina posed for the warming up (6 poses of 1 minute). Then Marie-Jo called back to say that she was too sick to come... And Marina also posed for the second part of the warming up, while on the phone with alternative models.

'Woman on the phone' drawings by Ina and Kate

And during the slightly longer pose (woman with phone yet again 😄) we got the redeeming call from Josie that she would drop off the kids, hurry to the Hangar to be there for the long pose. Fantastic and forever in your debt Josie! In the mean time also Marie-Pierre volunteered to sit, which she did perfectly...

'Woman in stripey T-shirt and shorts' drawings by Ina and Kate

AFter that we had a lovely break outside, with Marie-Pierres fab last-session cookies, Josie arrived and we took it from there: One long pose, hard for the model, but giving us all the time in the world to observe, estimate, draw shadow and light and even have a resemblance!
Here are the results:

The life drawing class closes until September. If you are interested, put yourself on the mailing list by sending a mail to the Hangar email address
Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday 15 July 2020

The Drawing Trip to Coursegoules was a success!

In the morning of 10 July, Patrick, Kate, Brenda, René, Ina, Anna and of course Pim and Marina departed 9am sharp from Le Hangar, for a drawing day in the lovely village of Coursegoule, in the Pré-Alpes, behind Vence. It was around an hour drive, and more than worth it! So picturesque, beautiful colours, gorgeous trees, views and very nice villagers, who were al interested and a good audience...
And a wonderful restaurant Le P'tit Creux, where we had our morning coffee (thank you Patrick!!) and later our lunch, a Breton experience, new for most of us, with Galettes Sarrasin, filled with amazing goat cheese, raw ham, fresh veggies and more.Combined with healthy smoothies for some and rosé or red for others, it was a perfect lunch.

Here are some pictures of the group and then of the drawings that were created!:

The Restaurant was a lovely starting point... (The 4th picture shows Pim with his p'tit crêpe chocolat  during lunch 😀) We had a coffee and then moved to the village square ...

We sat down and, to warm up the muscles, drew several typical elements of the village, doors, the tower, and the beautiful trees

After an excellent lunch, all went back to drawing other parts of Coursegoule, the church for instance turned out to be inspiring. As you can see below:

We had a wonderful and interesting day, and as you may derive from the pictures, all participants were happy and felt that it had done them good. Pim and I are probably organising one more short trip to a lovely location nearby!
After the summer there is the 4-day autumn-trip to Castiglione del Lago in Italy,

If you wnt to come along - there is plenty of place still! Subscribe via your teachers. And watch your email...