Monday, June 10, 2013

Sculpture Classes for Kids & Adults

Bob Appelmans is a charming Belgian-born sculptor living and working in St. Remy.  He’s been in Provence almost 30 years now and is very active and beloved on the local art scene. Fully bi-lingual, Bob loves to welcome visitors into his studio but it’s easy to miss: he’s hidden away in a pretty courtyard off the main traffic circle.  Bob’s work takes many forms but I especially love his whimsical caricature busts; there are two above but many more on his website and in his studio. Bob accepts commissions so if you don’t see the one you want, he’ll happily make it for you.

Bob’s sculptures range in price from 30€ to 1500€. 

Bob is also a terrific teacher who offers hand-sculpting classes for all levels: kids and adults, tourists and locals, and groups of up to ten people. He’ll teach children as young as four, charging just 15€ per child for a 1.5 to 2-hour session. Your little monsters will come home with clay under their ongles and a fun new skill. For adults, Bob offers one two-hour class for 35€ or four sessions for 130€.

Group prices are available and Bob will work around your schedule.

To find him: Enter the courtyard using the pathway in between the shop called Tectona and the one called Les Jardins Van Gogh, which is opposite the Campus gas station and down just a bit. Or follow the signs to the restaurants Chez Fanny or La Medina. The square is called Place Mireille Moatti and Bob’s address is #34 blvd. Mirabeau, St. Remy.  And while you’re back there, consider La Medina or Chez Fanny for lunch or dinner…both are very nice options for casual dining. 

L'atelier de Bob, 06 75 08 13 58,,


  1. This looks like so much fun! I have some travellers coming to St Remy in late June and we'll add this to our list of options. You're the best Julie! Love these great little treasures from your beautiful part of the world. xo Cari

  2. What a wonderful usual. Have already forwarded to friends. Great idea for visiting family and friends this summer!

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