Painting with Agnes van Gaalen

imagesPainting with Agnes van Gaalen

Agnes in her Studio in La Charité sur Loire.

Every Wednesday afternoon I have a walk-in workshop. From 2pm you are welcome and we work up to 5pm. All materials are provided, so you can start right away.

You’ll be guided, filtered to your wishes, and I’ll show you techniques to make a start. Staring at a blank sheet of paper or canvas may seem threatening, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is no judgement, but we do work. The journey to the ultimate goal should be lots of fun, relaxing and it will give you the feeling of accomplishment because you create and forget all about the daily obligations.

For those who want to refresh their creativity or inspiration ideas, there are wonderful techniques to start with and you can feel completely free, no one will be judged here.

Agnes van Gaalen - Atelier Faubourg á La Charité sur Loire

The most frequent comments of students are:

  • Time flies!
  • Holiday for my head
  • I was just totally somewhere else
  • I didn’t know I had this in me
  • I don’t get to it at home
  • I can’t work on my own
  • I was afraid to come to you.

Anyone can work on in his or her creation, which can be:

  • Drawing
  • Painting in watercolor, acrylic or oil paint
  • Monotype print or Photo Transfer
  • Mixed Media

If you can’t make on a Wednesday afternoon, doesn’t matter, we’ll make another appointment on another day or evening.

For whom? Beginners and those who want to pick up again drawing and painting (specially for those who want don’t dare) Or if you need some other techniques such as Monotype printing, photo transfer or mixed media.

Where? At Atelier Faubourg in La Charite sur Loire, on an island!

Price: Wednesday 3 hours work for € 25, – inclusive all materials.

Private lessons by appointment in the studio or plein air painting outdoors € 40, –

Special rates for groups.

You can always bring your own materials if you like.

Love to meet you once in my studio and hope to hear your wishes.


Agnes van Gaalen - Atelier Faubourg á La Charité sur Loire

Agnes studied at the art academy in Den Bosch – The Netherlands, she has traveled extensively and has lived and worked since 1998 with her husband Bas in France. She has been taught by Jan Asselbergs in Tilburg – Netherlands and Bill Parkes in New Zealand. The nature, the peace and the wideness of the French countryside, the history and the authentic life of the Nièvre department and especially La Charité-sur-Loire has inspired her in her work. She works in Watercolor, Acrylic as well as in Oilpaint, Monotype Printing, Photo Transfer and Mixed Media. Characteristics of her work are her use of color, choice of paper and her free and detailed forms. Her heart lies with Impressionism.


Accommodation in La Charité sur Loire  or ask Agnes for other guesthouses and the camping.



12 Quai Léopold Sédar Senghor  58400 La Charité sur Loire
phone: +33 (0)386380731
mob: +33 (0)673208087

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