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Drawing for fun in Matisse’s footsteps

Nice, France

Experience hosted by Maija

2 hoursHosted in English, French, and Swedish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Until end of August 2020 ( Covid) you must wear a mask and we will work on my terrasse outside as often as possible concentrating mainly on landscape drawing. If you can please bring a sketch pad. Description of the normal activity : You will create your own Artwork in my studio (where you can also see my work ) concentrating on the subjects and techniques used by Matisse. As different aspects will be approached such as gesture, line, form, color and texture you might not always have the time to « finish » your work. The most important is to learn and understand different possibilities. While in Nice you will be able to visit the places where Matisse lived, exhibited and worked. You will achieve a deeper understanding of his work after having practiced drawing, painting, collage or mixed techniques in this experience. This will help you appreciate your visit of the Musée Matisse.
Other things to note
It’s the entrance on the left. You will have to climb approximately 15 steps to reach my studio.
Until end of August 2020 ( Covid) you must wear a mask and we will work on my terrasse outside as often as possible concentrating mainly on landscape drawing. If you can please bring a sketch pad. Description of the normal activity : You will create your own Artwork in my studio (where you can also see my work ) concentrating on the subjects and techniques used by Matisse. As different aspects will be approached such as gesture, line, form, c…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea and biscuits
  • Equipment
    Paper, pencil and paint

Meet your host, Maija

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 52 Reviews
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I’m from Sweden, I’m a painter inspired by Matisse’s work and I’m very happy to live and work in Nice which had always been my dream.The light and colours here are exceptional as well as the climate! I have a diploma from the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts « ,Paris and a degree as an Art Teacher from Université de Paris 1.I will guide you to a better understanding of Matisse’s work through the practice of drawing and possibly some collage and painting.As I’m also an Airbnb host it’s possible both to rent a studio in my house and to attend Art classes with me.#maija06300
I’m from Sweden, I’m a painter inspired by Matisse’s work and I’m very happy to live and work in Nice which had always been my dream.The light and colours here are exceptional as well as the climate! I have a diploma from the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts « ,Paris and a degree as an Art Teacher from Université de Paris 1.I will guide you to a better understanding of Matisse’s work through the practice of drawing and possibly some collage and painting.As I’m also an Airbnb host it’s…
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From $37
/ person
Fri, May 21
$37 per person
$37 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

We will work in my artist’s studio ( during Covid on my terrace with masks)but also sometimes go for walks to visit spots where Matisse worked, lived or exhibited. In that case I will inform you in advance.

Rated 4.79 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Mia
October 2020
Maija est une artiste très intéressante, avec un parcours de vie passionnant ! échanger avec elle est très instructif et nous avons adoré l'expérience proposée !
Olga
July 2020
Maija hosted my daughter for a painting class. She is very friendly, accurate and welcoming person. All that was needed was prepared to start drawing immediately. Two hours passed very fast and productive.
Martine
February 2020
Ça était un super moment.enrichissant,dans l univers d un grand peintre que j ai pu découvrir. Repartir avec sa petite oeuvre à la main donne encore plus de soleil à la journée. Merci Maija
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December 2019
The drawing session with Maija was fascinating, I’ve had a really great time there. Maija has did the setting for drawings in advance and showed me some pieces of Matisse’s works which is the source of inspiration of the drawing session. We’ve discussed a lot about art, family influences on us, artists we love and exhibitions we’ve seen recently as well! During the session, Maija let me draw independently while at the same time gave me advice on the side, which is really helpful and let me draw what I wanted in my mind. She also chose the materials for me based on my drawing styles. I really enjoyed drawing and have a deeper understanding of Matisse! I would say Maija is a very great artist and passionate teacher! her works are amazing, especially those portraits, I love them! Maija has also helped me plan the journey to the airport and remind me before the bus came, thus I was able do the drawing without worrying about be late for the flight! ! I would have stayed longer and finished the drawing and talked more with Maija! It was a really great experience! Please book it!
The drawing session with Maija was fascinating, I’ve had a really great time there. Maija has did the setting for drawings in advance and showed me some pieces of Matisse’s works w…
Denise
November 2019
It was such a wonderful and fun experience drawing with Maija. She is both very knowledgeable and encouraging. I would be much more comfortable to explore with colors and patterns!
Alice
October 2019
Maija is welcoming and relaxed and her studio is in a charming part of town. She is attentive and has good advice; we worked on a still life. It was a nice experience.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

An old shirt, a bus ticket and a cheap, small sketchpad