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
Art blowers and engravers
Goldsmiths, watchmakers, jewelers and ironworkers
Luthiers, marquetry makers and cabinet makers
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
- Tom Togol works by superimposing layers of paint, Carlogen.
- Jean Luc Guillard practice more than one art Dinan. He paints pictures with aerosol cans, writes art reviews and writes to tell about his works.
- Jeanne Boivin, based at Vicomté-sur-Rance, makes realistic portraits
- Shamania is a visual artist based in Corseul.
- Anna Margotin is an illustrator and painter specializing in oils on canvas. Plancoet.
- Isabelle Douzamy is installed at Matignon and 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 at the Atelier du Châtelet 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 / 52 materials coexist within the walls of the eco shop, a veritable cave of Ali Baba, rue de la Mittrie, in Dinan. There are both decorative objects and fashion accessories, all made from recycled objects by committed craftsmen and designers. While Muriel transforms your empty coffee capsules into jewellery, Marion turns your old directories into rolled up paper boxes and mirrors.OUR GOOD ADDRESSES 100% BRETON AND ECO-FRIENDLY:
Pauline ADL, in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
Of ecological, in Dinan
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!
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.
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!
Our local creators who bring art to life in Dinan-Cap Fréhel
- Mesketa, in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
- L’Atelier and its vegetal ivory jewelry in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
- Itoha and its fleece clothing in Dinan
- The Leather Workshop, in Dinan
- Katell Leclaire, an ethical jewelry designer in Dinan
- Ohepo, an artisanal soap factory in Pleudihen-sur-Rance
- soap and its natural care products, in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
- The artisanal soap factory The Partisan in Pleven
- Dom Jacoby Illustrator in Dinan