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Marianne Rijvers Sculpting Course

Marianne Rijvers - Sculpting

Marianne was born in 1962. For over 25 years she was an entrepreneur working in the manufacturing industry. During all those years, she has  been active in the fields of art and creativity, which are her biggest passions. These passions have helped her to discover and develop her own potential, to be open to things, to break fresh ground and venture into the unknown. As it encourages experimentation and investigation, the creative process has been a constant source of inspiration to Marianne. She therefore loves to connect or reconnect her students with the sources of their own inspiration and creativity.

Marianne has over 30 years' experience with drawing and painting and a 20-year acquaintance with sculpture. She has studied with a variety of artists. In recent years she finished a 3-year visual arts / sculpting programme in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and she graduated at the Art Academy in Maasmechelen (Belgium).

For many years Marianne has tutored painting and sculpting courses at her studio in Nederweert in the Netherlands. Here she exhibits in her own gallery.

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For some suites, multiple booking options are available in the drop-down menus. Please take care to select the option most suitable to your requirements.  The available options are:

  • One painter not sharing a suite
  • One painter sharing a suite with a non-painting partner
  • Two painters who are also a couple sharing a suite
  • Two painters who are not a couple sharing a suite

What to Expect:

As a participant in the sculpture course at La Borie Grande, students will be encouraged to look for their own visual language. Often participants like to enter into a dialogue with a stone in an intuitive way. The challenge, then, is not to start out with a preconceived idea of the end result but to go with the possibilities that are suggested by the stone's character. Another option is to take a figurative approach to the work. Whichever route is chosen, Marianne will guide her students step by step in creating their very own, unique sculpture. The course is suitable for beginners and intermediates who wish to take their work further. Group size does not exceed ten participants, which allows Marianne to offer personal guidance and techniques to each and everyone. 

Students will be working with soapstone or alabaster. Working in serpentine or marble is also possible on request. There will be a selection of stones available at La Borie Grande. Students can choose a stone to their liking and pay for it on site. Prices depend on weight and type of stone, varying between approximately € 20 - € 40 per stone. Students who work very fast can possibly work two smaller stones during the course. Transport of finished peices (costs) from La Borie Grande to a home address are not included. We recommend taking them back in your hand luggage, or posting them back,  parcel post via the local post office.

Experienced sculptors will bring their own tools. Beginners can use tools provided by Marianne against a small compensation of € 25 for the duration of the week. Students bring their own safety glasses, dust mask and tight fitting (garden)gloves and should wear sturdy shoes.

Website: www.vonc.nu (Dutch and English version)

 
Sculpting Holidays 5th - 12th June 2017
Room Location   Suitable for... Bedding & Bathroom Book
Jardin Suite Manor Level 1 Exec Single Person or Couple Queen bed. En-suite bathroom & private lounge Views of gardens, pool and Cordes-sur-Ciel.  
Cordes Suite Manor Level 2 Exec Single Person or Couple Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Deposit of £250 payable - select occupants
Walnut Suite Manor Level 2 Superior Sharing Singles or Couple Two rooms with a queen bed in each and a shared bathroom. View of gardens.
Deposit of £250 payable - select occupants
Provence Suite Manor Level 2 Exec Sharing Singles or Couple Two single beds. En-suite bathroom.  Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.  
Studio Suite Studio Ground Level Superior Single Person or Couple Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views to external courtyard.
Deposit of £250 payable - select occupants
Farmhouse 1 Farmhouse Level 1 Superior Single Person or Couple Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Deposit of £250 payable - select occupants
Farmhouse 2 Farmhouse Level 1 Superior Sharing Singles or Couple Two single beds. Private bathroom.  Views of courtyards.
Deposit of £250 payable - select occupants
Farmhouse 3 Farmhouse Ground Level Standard Single Person Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to Cordes-sur-Ciel.  
Farmhouse 4 Farmhouse Ground Level Standard Single Person Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to courtyard.