Paint­ing Holi­days at Clos Mira­bel Manor, Ju­ran­çon – Pau with Jude Scott

Jude Scott will be de­liv­er­ing an in­spir­ing and re­lax­ing one-week paint­ing holi­day in South West France held at Clos Mira­bel Manor. The lo­ca­tion boasts an 18th Cen­tu­ry Manor House and 5 acres of park­land over­look­ing the Clos Mira­bel Vine­yard and the en­tire chain of the Pyrénées At­lan­tiques. The course fo­cus­es on Jude’s spe­cial­ism of wa­ter­colours pro­vid­ed in small groups with a max­i­mum of 12 par­ti­ci­pants and in­cludes group and in­di­vi­d­u­al tui­tion, ex­cur­sions and meals. The resi­den­tial paint­ing course at Clos Mira­bel Manor is suit­able for all lev­els and aims to help par­ti­ci­pants to ex­pand their artis­tic skills. The breath­tak­ing pano­ra­ma at Clos Mira­bel of­fers in­cred­i­ble in­spi­ra­tion.

Paint­ing Holi­day Dates 2020

Sa­t­ur­day 19th to 26th Sept 2020
Sa­t­ur­day 26th Sept to 3rd Oc­to­ber 2020

2020 Fees – Resi­den­tial Paint­ing Holi­day at Clos Mira­bel Manor

Rates from 1,295 eu­ros per per­son per week in shared ac­com­mo­da­tion and from 1,595 to 1,895 eu­ros for sin­gle oc­cu­pan­cy. Prices vary ac­cord­ing to oc­cu­pan­cy and room type.
Non paint­ing guests are most wel­come. Please con­tact us for rates.
Full Board is of­fered through­out the week ex­cept on day 4, which is a free day. Break­fasts and lunch­es are a buf­fet of re­gio­n­al pro­duce. Din­n­er is a 4 course meal in­clud­ing aper­i­tifs and wine. We cater to spe­cial di­e­tary re­quire­ments. Guests have ac­cess to the grounds and out­door swim­ming pool at Clos Mira­bel, which is part­ly heat­ed by so­lar pan­els. The price does not in­clude air or train fares.



The Tu­tor


Jude Scott is an award win­n­ing artist who spe­cialis­es in wa­ter­colour and lives in Perth, West­ern Aus­tralia.

Her art ed­u­ca­tion be­gan with ce­ram­ics at Tech­ni­cal Col­leges in Perth and Syd­ney, af­ter­wards work­ing as a pot­ter for sev­er­al years, Jude then be­gan paint­ing. She has since studied oils, acrylics, draw­ing and wa­ter­colour with pro­fes­sio­n­al artists and tu­tors in West­ern Aus­tralia and NSW Aus­tralia and in Chi­na.

Blue Flowers

Jude says “I am drawn to the mag­i­cal medi­um of wa­ter­colour be­cause of its di­verse na­ture. From the pow­er­ful opaque darks through to the light­est, most del­i­cate wash­es of trans­lu­cent pas­tel tones to rich and vi­brant colours, the won­der­ful tex­tures and ef­fects that can be pro­duced in wa­ter­colour I find end­less­ly fas­ci­nat­ing. Wa­ter­colour can al­so be no­to­ri­ous for its un­pre­dicta­bil­i­ty, which is all part of the chal­lenge. I could nev­er just paint a limit­ed range of sub­jects, the world is far too in­ter­est­ing! I feel com­pelled to tack­le a di­verse range of sub­jects, ev­ery­thing from mo­tor­bikes to flo­rals, fas­ci­nat­ing faces and our won­der­ful Aus­tralian land­s­capes ……I am nev­er at a loss for my next paint­ing!”

Painting of trees and lake in blue and grey tones

A pop­u­lar de­mon­s­tra­tor and tu­tor Jude has tu­tored work­shops from Perth to New­man in the North West of West­ern Aus­tralia to Mar­garet Riv­er in the south as well as lo­cal coun­cils, the West Aus­tralian ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment and com­mu­ni­ty arts groups.

Course Out­line

Tui­tion and ex­er­cis­es will in­clude:
Top­ics such as the im­por­tance of Tone, Com­po­si­tion, Colour and Colour Mix­ing, gett­ing the best re­sults from your brush­es with some in­ven­tive mark mak­ing for loose flo­ral in­spired work. Jude will de­mo a land­s­cape en plein air and look at the foun­da­tions of what makes a great land­s­cape and how to de­mys­ti­fy the pro­cess in achiev­ing the all im­por­tant, fore­ground, mid­dle ground and back­ground. Par­ti­ci­pants with al­so vis­it a lo­cal vine­yard Do­maine de Souch for a paint­ing ses­sion fol­lowed by wine tast­ing.


Paint­ing Class­es at Clos Mira­bel Manor, Ju­ran­çon – Pau
Class­es will be held in the paint­ing stu­dio, the grounds of Clos Mira­bel and on lo­ca­tion in the vil­lages of the Os­sau Val­ley. The stu­dio will be avai­l­able through out the week in­clud­ing even­ings. As well as group work, Jude will pro­vide in­di­vi­d­u­al sup­port to de­vel­op your own artis­tic ex­pres­sion.
Class­es start at 10am and fin­ish at 5.30pm Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri­day. Wed­nes­day is a free day to give you the op­por­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the his­toric town of Pau.


Painting of flowers

The Pro­gramme Dai­ly Timetable:

08.30 break­fast
10.00 Stu­dio
In­for­mal cof­fee-tea break (fa­cil­i­ties avai­l­able in the stu­dio and the manor house)
13.00 lunch
15.30 to 17.30 paint­ing
19.00 apéri­tifs
19.30 din­n­er

Paint­ing and Gas­tron­o­my

We are pas­sio­nate about food and use fresh lo­cal pro­duce as well as pro­duce from our own gar­den.


Break­fast is a buf­fet of lo­cal and re­gio­n­al pro­duce.
Lunch is light and served ei­ther at Clos Mira­bel or as a gourmet pic­nic on lo­ca­tion.
Aper­i­tifs will be served ev­ery even­ing be­fore din­n­er.
Din­n­er is a four course meal com­prised of an en­trée, main course, cheese plat­ter and desert.
Clos Mira­bel is lo­cat­ed in a small but im­por­tant wine grow­ing re­gion. The wine that will be served and in­clud­ed with din­n­er is from lo­cal Ju­rançon vine­yards as well as from Bor­deaux and Ara­gon in Spain.
Tea and cof­fee, ti­sanes, di­ges­tifs etc will be avai­l­able af­ter din­n­er in the two sa­lons. If cool the wood burn­ing ce­ram­ic stove will be work­ing in the north sa­lon.

Ex­tra nights at Clos Mira­bel Manor

Ex­tra nights be­fore or af­ter the course can be add­ed at a pref­er­en­tial rate, sub­ject to avai­l­a­bil­i­ty in B&B or Self Ca­ter­ing Ac­com­mo­da­tion.


Clos Mira­bel Manor S.A.R.L re­serves the right to make changes to the pro­gramme.

To book a place on a Paint­ing Holi­day at Clos Mira­bel Manor, Ju­ran­çon – Pau, South West France
Con­tact us at in­fo@­clos­mira­

Tel: + 33 (0)5 59 06 32 83 Mob: + 33 (0)6 79 59 04 91

Jude Scott

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