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 : in addition to the morning art classes, we propose you a program of tours of the cultural and artistic Paris with some breaks for sketching
The visits' goals are directly linked to the program of the morning classes. They include guided tours of :
- the Louvre or the Orsay museum,
- the artistically significant areas and monuments of Paris, like Montmartre, the artists' borough ; Le Marais and his old town houses ; the Latin Quarter's art galleries ; the Luxembourg ; Notre-Dame ; Les Tuileries garden, the Palais Royal and the history of the Louvre, etc.
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, we can have lunch all together in a restaurant of the area, or you can then go back to your hotel and leave your art supplies, have lunch and rest a little.
- For those who chose to attend the afternoon tours : Meeting at 5 P.M. (say at the Louvre).
- Touring until 8 PM
- End of the daily program
You will be provided with a detailed schedule on the first day, 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
The program 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.
Paris Workshop Dates in
From Monday, May 18th to Saturday, May 23rd 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
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 the art classes 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.
Morning art class : having trouble measuring ?
Notre-Dame with acrylics
Sketching from the Arts' Bridge
Guided tour in the Louvre