ART WORKSHOP WITH CATHERINE BARRETT

23 - 29 June 2021


DRAWING, DRAGONS, AND MEDIEVAL DRAMA AT THE MOULIN DE CAJARC:
A FORUM FOR ARTISTIC ENDEAVOR AND HISTORICAL DISCOVERY

This forum encourages anyone who loves to draw or paint or who would like to learn, to join us as we study the medieval and historic buildings and the beautiful landscape around Cordes. Catherine has experience in teaching drawing to students of all levels, and will give beginners customized attention to help them achieve their goals. Cordes, the village of Cabannes, and the Mill offer many opportunities to draw buildings in incomparable settings, as well as being remarkable vantage points from which to draw or paint the surrounding countryside.

Activities will include a mixture of brief lectures about the history of the area, workshops, field trips, and discussion and exchange of drawings. Please enquire for the proposed programme for the week.

Participants are expected to bring their own drawing or painting media. For beginners, a list of recommended supplies is available. All of our field trips will be on foot except for our visit to Albi. The historic center of Cordes is situated about a 25 minute walk from the Mill, atop a steep slope. Participants who have difficulty walking or climbing steep hills can access the top of Cordes by car, take the little tourist train, or concentrate their work on the easily accessible area around the Mill.
The course is residential and full board. Picnic lunches will be provided on days when we are in the field. Every day we will convene back at the Mill in time for the tea/apéro hour to discuss our day’s activities.
Forum Leader: Catherine Barrett

Dr. Barrett is an American Institute of Architects Emerita, and she holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Art and Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. She has been doing research on medieval architecture and urbanism in this part of France for twenty years. See this link for the 2020 Forum and for her publications: https://www.catherinebarrettartifex.com/. She now lives in Les Cabannes within walking distance of the Moulin de Cajarc.