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Our destination has talent

A getaway to Dinan-Cap Fréhel is an opportunity to discover a creative soul. It must be said that the territory has a wide range of artists with unique know-how. Ceramists, painters, creators or glassmakers, talents abound. Let yourself be inspired from art to art in Dinan-Cap Fréhel. We have 6 ideas to share with you to let your creativity speak!

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Take advantage of your Breton getaway to meet the 150 artists and craftsmen from Dinan-Cap Fréhel:

Pictorial artists: painting, sculpture, illustration
Visual artists and ceramists
Artist photographers
Art blowers and engravers
Goldsmiths, watchmakers, jewelers and ironworkers
Potters
Luthiers, marquetry makers and cabinet makers
Leatherworkers

Discover the collectives of artists and craftsmen

The association Art Dinan brings together artists and craftsmen with a workshop open to the public all year round in Dinan, by appointment. We went to meet them by walking through the city's maze of alleys!

During our passage in the Grand Rue, we pushed the doors of the Jerzual Color Collective, an associative shop which welcomes about twenty Breton artisans.

Direction then Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, where The Plessix-Madeuc workshops work daily to support young visual artists by promoting encounters between the public and creators. In particular, the association sets up programs for artist residencies and the dissemination of works. Meetings are organized throughout the year:

Conferences
ExhibitionsMeetings around the creative process and artistic practice
A small designer boutique catches our eye as soon as we arrive in Evran. Ty'Artisans brings together the creations of various local artists and artisans. You can find jewelry, ceramics, spreads and children's clothes there.

Good to know:

The map-guide, created by Art'Dinan, takes you from studios to galleries in Dinan, a city labeled "City of Art and History" and the surrounding area. It is available at the Tourist Office, at the town hall, in workshops and galleries. 

 You can also download it by clicking here!

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Push the doors of a workshop-gallery

In addition to its historical heritage and its exceptional nature, Dinan-Cap Fréhel is full of artistic souls and places to showcase its creativity. Painting is one of the arts in Dinan-Cap Fréhel that is on the rise!

We pushed the doors of one of the many galleries of the territory to contemplate the work of local artists. 

Located on the church square of Plurien, the charming Orfeu studio-gallery invites us to succumb to the charm of the paintings, lithographs, photographs and ceramics of the painter Athali. Finding it couldn't be simpler! All you have to do is spot the blue woodwork on its front.

We then plunged into the colorful world ofSteve's workshop and his inspiring paintings. Then head to the studio gallery of Jean-Patrick Poiron, rue du Jerzual, where sculpture comes in all its forms. Wood, terracotta, metal, bronze or stone are all materials used by the artist to create his figurative works inspired by the living body, space and movement. Dream and reality, heritage and present come together within the walls of this workshop!

KerIs - David Balade
Artist's studio - Martine Wentzeis - Saint-Pierre de Plesguen

Portraits of painters who bring their art to life in Dinan-Cap Fréhel

  • Martine Wentzeis makes you see all the colors with his figurative and abstract works, from Dinan to the banks of the Rance.
  • David Ride made his debut as an author-illustrator on Celtic symbolism before opening up to exciting new worlds.
  • L'Mona's workshop, an intimate and colorful place in the heart of old Dinan. Mona presents her creations to you including oil painting, watercolors, jewelry...
  • Dom Jacoby, Famous fashion designer and creator of the Itohã brand, Dominique Jacoby also has a gift for illustration. He regularly exhibits his drawings.
  • Anne-Sophie Beaupied, in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, offers paintings on canvas, on small furniture, decorates ceramics or boat buoys found on the beaches.
  • Mara Dominioni, Italian artist who has lived and worked in France for more than 16 years, draws and sculpts in Plélan-le-Petit
  • Laurence Truffaut, painter and visual artist, offers drawing and painting courses and workshops for all levels, in Bobital.

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  • Tom Togol works by superimposing layers of paint, Carlogen.
  • Jean Luc Guillard practices more than one art. He paints pictures with spray cans, writes art reviews and writes about his works.
  • Jeanne Boivin, makes realistic portraits
  • Chamania, visual artist.
  • Anna Margotin is an illustrator and painter specializing in oils on canvas. Plancoet.
  • Isabelle Douzamy  uses the dry pastel technique 

Meet committed artists

Art in Dinan-Cap Fréhel also knows how to go green! We went to meet passionate artists who recycle materials or bring waste to life. 

 1 / Anne and Pauline's bags the Châtelet Workshop in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, are unique creations made from recycled sails. Collected from sailing schools or private homes in Côtes-d'Armor, the material is cut, washed and then dried before coming back to life during assembly. Each sail being unique, the bags are all very different, ready to accommodate the children's beach towels, shovels and buckets. Anne and Pauline redouble their creativity to include their art in an approach that respects the environment! 

2/ Beaches etc  : In her Breton workshop, Valérie makes bags, shopping bags, cushions, quilts, household linen, curtains… using an artisanal technique. It is part of an eco-responsible approach by choosing local recycled fabrics. His creations give a second life to noble and unalterable materials from French weaving.

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Pauline ADL, in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Beaches Etc. in Saint-Cast le Guildo

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Châtelet workshops
Châtelet workshop in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Learn about the art of pottery

It was in Corseul that we stopped to reveal our artistic soul! From initiation to improvement, Sandra's pottery offers turning or modeling courses for all levels.

Neither one nor two, we put on our blouses and we get to work. Vase, suspension, abstract or realistic creation, everyone shapes their own ceramics. While some are trying their hand at modeling by addition, others are learning enamel decoration. 

The pottery workshop is coming to an end! If we have not yet become masters in the art of ceramics, we are rather proud of our creations. It must be said that Sandra was able to share her traditional know-how with us while showing great indulgence regarding the quality of our achievements… One thing is certain, we had a lot of fun putting our hands in the ground!

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Become an apprentice glassblower

After years spent perfecting his technique in the capital, it is in Dinan, city of art and history, thatAdrian Colin ended up packing his bags.

Meet on the first floor of his parents' pottery shop, in the center of Dinan, to meet this glass blower named Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2011. Perfume bottles, sculptures and jewellery: we quickly succumb to the works of this ambassador of the art glass factory in Dinan Cap-Fréhel. Adrian's specificity? He is a torch glass artist, an art mastered by around thirty artists in France alone.

direction lGlass workshop in Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes for testing shaping and blowing. Martine welcomes us with a spectacular demonstration: she blows and turns her cane until she produces the perfect object. During family workshops, everyone has the opportunity to put their breath to the test, under the expert advice of master glassmakers! Enough to take your first steps in art in Dinan.

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Glass blower workshop

Unearth nuggets of local designers

Going to meet around thirty Breton designers in the town of Dinan is possible. Welcome to the Deewi shop ! This small concentration of art in Dinan brings together the creations of the collective Jerzual Colors. Here, the handmade is in the spotlight! 

Jewellery, porcelain, pottery, soaps, aprons, saddlebags, children's clothes, candles... It's hard not to find what you're looking for when you push open the doors of this little designer boutique!

Totally different universes with DNA that is always 100% Breton and artisanal, we say yes to a discovery of art in the historic center of Dinan!

 

The clothing line Mesketa, made in Saint-Cast, is part of chic, original, timeless women's fashion. Estelle pays particular attention to tailoring, choice of fabrics and small details. 

What if you opted for responsible shopping?

 

 

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Art Dinan
Dinan
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    Dom Jacoby Illustrator
    Dinan
      Artisanal and technical visits, Artists
      Martine Wentzeis Workshop
      Mesnil-Roc'h
        Artisanal and technical visits, Artists
        Orfeu workshop
        Plural
          Artisanal and technical visits, Pleasure garden
          Studio-Gallery of David Balade
          Saint Lormel
            Artisan and technical tours, Craftsmen
            Boutique-Atelier of Katell Leclaire
            Dinan
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            • Pet Friendly
            Artisanal and technical visits, Popular arts and traditions
            "Wind and Foam" Art Gallery
            Frehel
              Artisan and technical tours, Craftsmen
              Mona's Workshop
              Dinan
                Artisanal and technical visits, Craft house
                The Glass Workshop
                Saint-Meloir-des-Ondes
                • Pet Friendly
                Artisanal and technical visits, Craft house
                Pear Tree Leather
                Dinan
                  Artisanal and technical visits, Profession
                  Glass Blower Adrian Colin
                  Dinan
                    Handicrafts - Gifts - Earthenware, Shoes
                    Renouard leather goods
                    Plancoet
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                    Handicrafts - Gifts - Earthenware, Leatherworkers
                    Leatherworker C. De Swan
                    Plancoet
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                      Dinan
                        Artists
                        The Other Face Gallery – Enora Gwenn
                        Dinan
                          Artisanal and technical visits, Artist's house
                          Clay & Wine- Liney Serrano
                          Dinan
                            Antiques - Art galleries - Flea markets, Crafts - Gifts - Earthenware
                            The Châtelet Workshop
                            Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
                              Artisan and technical tours, Craftsmen
                              Aymeric Louvet, sculpture
                              Beaussais-sur-Mer
                                Artisan and technical tours, Craftsmen
                                Sandra's Pottery
                                Corseul
                                  Painting - Graphic arts
                                  Les Ateliers d’Elle Tée
                                  Bobital
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