Saturday 15 June 2024

The Hangar Trip to Arles III

After a very good lunch, on Saturday 8 June, we walked together to the next venue! The 'Hotel Dieu Saint Esprit', where Vincent van Gogh was once hospitalized to treat his mental illness. It is now in use as university centre, a library, a tourist office and more - yet it has kept its calm and lovely character.

Van Gogh painted it this way - and our artists were going to use colour in their representations too: starting with roughly putting some watercolour 'blobs' on, then draw with pen on top of it.

Everyone chose a good place, inside the garden, and some in the streets around the building...

A lot of colourful paintings were created, the Marina's were over the moon with the results! Architecture, colours, people, atmosphere - all very well done!


After an extensive line-up we went back to the hotel, to enjoy the last dinner together! It was very convivial and delicious- and the teachers and organiser Ina received a lovely gift from the group in the shape of a Cigale (cicada) . We are promised that on 21 June they will start to sing!

After a wonderful and fulfilling day we all went to sleep, ready for a Sunday morning around 'les Alyscamps'

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