The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water…
I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention here, although Jean looks as though he might be reserving judgment.
The subject is different–“Gothic” has so many variations.
A bit rigid, but we have to start with the most basic elements.
Maybe all the photos look alike? But every summer, and every class is different – each dynamic is different. There are the “best-beloved” students, to whom Mr Kipling might tell a story, and new students whose stories we don’t know yet.
Here we are trying to approach Gothique Fraktur – as so often, at the request of
What will she ask for next?
Serious concentration on Keith’s demonstration, and the Catalans are recording it for posterity–or future study.
Christiane R, Tatjana, Nicole, Anne; Marta, Christiane S, Marisa…Individual consultations and work on projects, in the luminous Salle Blanche:
We try to have a half-day free in midweek (compensated for by evening audio/visual presentations) so that people from outside the area can do a little tourism (although there are always those who cannot tear themselves away from their écritoires). Interested parties can wander around the village which is beautiful, or pile into cars (sometimes borrow bicycles…) for a wider ramble. If you come all the way from Australia, the teachers might even take you on a secret cascade escapade…(it’s not that secret). It’s cold though.
A couple of Saint-Antoine luncheons, flanking the end of course supper. There is no shortage of delicious food. We always think we will be thinner when we leave, but so far it hasn’t happened. All those wonderful salads & crudités are irresistible. And the bread!
More garden and views–there are even startling manifestations of nature in the classroom: see the mushrooms growing in the potted plant. Saint-Antoine is full of life!
End of course exposition…it is impossible to get everyone to show up for group photos. Mireia, Marta…show off your work!
Keith, Nicole, Joan, Mireia, Christiane, Marta, (me! who took this?), Claire, Marisa, another Christiane, Maria…who’s missing? Bénédicte, Jean, Fanny, Anne & Tatjana. A very poor turnout for a group photo, I’m afraid. Perhaps they’ve all already gone down to the pizzaria for a beer.
You thought I was joking about the pizzaria? It’s pretty great!
Miscellaneous other photos…Please! Mesdames et messieurs, Senyores i senyors, Ladies & Gentlemen, send me your photos! I’ll be thrilled to include them here!
Nota Bene! a large number of these photos are from Maria Montes & Marta Cunillera–hot designers/photographers both! Colleagues in design, and Maria now works in Australia…
just another piece of work…please, mesdames et messieurs, send me more!
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