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Join Catherine Watters for international workshops in 2023

Catherine Watters will be teaching two workshops next year: one in Clos Mirabel, France and the other in Transylvania.

Clos Mirabel, France: Botanical Art—A Passion for Plants

27 May 2023 – 3 June 2023

Clos Mirabel, Jurançon, Pyrénées Atlantiques, southwest France

Media: Watercolour

Level: Beginners / Intermediates

Tuition: 25 Hours

Languages: English / French

About the course

Join Catherine Watters for one week of drawing and painting the incredibly diverse flora of Clos Mirabel, using watercolours to capture the colours and textures of the plants. Catherine will teach you how to carefully observe, measure and draw your subject focusing on form, light and texture. After composing your illustration, we will discuss the properties of watercolours and work on colour mixing.

Clos Mirabel is a beautiful fifteen-acre estate between coast and mountains. Its 18th Century Manor Hose is set in private parkland amidst the gentle hills of Jurançon with magnificent, uninterrupted views out over vineyards to the entire chain of the Pyrénées Atlantiques. A haven of peace, ever changing light and tranquility, it is the perfect location for painting.


Full Board Accommodation: 

From 1295€ to 2495€ p/p, per week, based on room choice and single or shared occupancy.

Tutor's Fee: 450€

Non-painting guests are welcome.

Please email or call to book :

00 33 (0) 6 79 59 04 91

For further information visit :


Romania, Transylvania School of Botanic Art & Illustration

June 11 – 17, 2023

Join Catherine Watters for five days of drawing and painting the diverse flora of Transylvania. All levels welcome.


Accommodations for six nights, five days of tuition, all meals & wine: 1900€

For more information, please contact:

James and Rachel de Candole

+ 40 768 994 224


The Tutor

Catherine Watters is a botanical artist and instructor with more than 23 years of teaching experience throughout the U.S and France. She co-developed the Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli, in Woodside, California. Her paintings are held in several collections and florilegia around the world.

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