Paint and visit Paris
The Paris-Cityscape Art Workshop is an ideal artistic immersion in Paris, where one discovers
the various aspects of the city, thanks to a different program every day
(gardens ; bridges over the river Seine ; markets ; gothic, classical and modern
architecture ; fountains ; etc.)
and has also time to get to know the other participants. Don't we keep
the record of our dearest trips thanks to the friends we got to know ?
This workshop combines outdoor art classes with Paris walks and museum tours.
Morning : Art class
Our painting takes us to the most beautiful sites of Paris. We visit a
different location each day.
All the painting and drawing is done outdoors, en plein-air, in the streets
and parks of Paris, taking into consideration the suitability of the area
for working in.
The program has also been carefully studied to take into account possible
rain. We have covered places reserved, from where we can draw, all of
which have been chosen with care for their beautiful views of picturesque
sites and monuments, or for their subject such as the rich interiors of
churches or museums.
Afternoon : Paris visit
We propose a program of cultural visits in Paris. They include a guided tour of :
- the Louvre,
- the Orsay museum, and
- other artistically significant areas of Paris like Montmartre, Le Marais or the Latin Quarter.
The guide is either the art teacher himself, or an experienced docent who will explain you the art works displayed in the museums and convey his passion the for city's architecture and history.
Example of daily schedule :
- Meeting at 10 A.M. for the morning art session (say at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral)
- Drawing or painting until 1 P.M.
- End of the morning art session, you can then go back to your hotel and leave your art supplies, have lunch and rest a little.
- Meeting at 5 P.M. in the afternoon for the Paris visits program (say at the Louvre).
- Touring until 8 PM
- End of the daily program
You will be provided with a detailed schedule including a map of
Paris, showing all the daily meeting spots and the easiest means of transportation
to get to them. No-one has ever got lost ! We will also recommend
the best restaurants and give you ideas for going out in Paris in the
Maybe are you not aware of it, but painting is an exhausting intellectual activity. That is why, based on our 35 years experience of running painting workshops in Paris, we have come to proposing this alternating schedule of painting courses and cultural visits.
It sets breaks aside on purpose, avoids the hottest hours of the day, and combines as much variety as possible, in the painting motives and in the cultural visits focuses. Therefore you will not get too tired along the way, be it as a painter, or as a tourist (even if you have never been to Europe or consider yourself a newcomer to art).
Paris Workshop Dates in
From Monday, May 4th to Saturday, May 9th Register
From Monday, May 11th to Saturday, May 16th Register
From Monday, June 15th to Saturday, June 20th Register
From Monday, July 13th to Saturday, July 18th Register
From Monday, July 20th to Saturday, July 25th Register
From Monday, August 17th to Saturday, August 22nd Register
From Monday, September 21st to Saturday, September 26th Register
Morning art class : having trouble measuring ?
When a workshop is full, "FULL" appears next to the workshop date. If you do not see any indication, this means that places are still available and you can register.
One can combine these dates with the ones available at the Workshop in a château of the Loire valley (in this case, please send two registration forms and two deposits,
for each workshop separately).
Morning Art Class : 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Afternoon Paris Visit : 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
It is possible to attend art classes only or Paris visits only.
Wednesday afternoon is free, to meet friends, relax or discover other parts of the city on your own.
The workshop finishes on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Price of the workshop
Full Program (about 30 hrs) :
Morning Art Classes only (about 18 hrs) :
Afternoon Paris Visits only (about 12 hrs) :
Skip the line pre-purchased tickets for the afternoon museum tours are included in this price.
Transportation, lodging, meals and art supplies are not included in the Paris
Workshop. A list of recommended hotels and a list
of art supplies can be found on the website. You can also rent the art supplies
Dates in July/August allow you to combine the Paris Workshop with the
Castle Workshop :
Combo in July/August :
1 week in Paris + 1 week
at the Castle : 2100 Euros
Paris was more stunning than the pictures suggest.
I'd recommend painting workshops to anybody wanting a relaxed and friendly
introduction to the sites of this historic capital.
Christine, NJ, USA
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