Atelier Alupi
Stage d'aquarelle dessin peinture : Dates 2016  Workshop di pittura : Date 2016  Cursillo de acuarela dibujo pintura : Fechas 2016  Курсы акварели, рисования, живописи: Даты 2016

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.

1) 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.

2) 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 in English 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 for the 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 12.30 A.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 19.30 PM
    • End of the daily program

Students hosted in our hotel will be lead or driven to the painting spots and tours meeting points, and lead or driven back to the hotel if they wish.

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. We will also recommend the best restaurants and give you ideas for going out in Paris in the evening.

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 2016

    From Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 14   Register
    From Monday, May 16 to Saturday, May 21   Register

    From Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23   Register
    From Monday, July 25 to Saturday, July 30   Register

    From Monday, August 15 to Saturday, August 20   Register

    From Monday, September 26 to Saturday, October 1st   Register

Availability : 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. – 12.30 a.m.
Afternoon Paris Visit : 5 p.m. – 7.30 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.

Accommodation and transportation (optional)

  • Hotel for 7 nights in a completely renovated small luxury family operated hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter, at walking distance of several painting spots. Arrival on Sunday (on the eve of the beginning of the course) and checking out on the next Sunday.
  • Breakfast included in the lovely breakfast room.
  • Transportation from and to the airport. Details provided upon registration.
  • You will also be accompanied to the painting spots everyday, and back to the hotel, by car, or on foot if they're at walking distance - so that you are sure that you will never get lost, even if you are terrible at reading maps and finding directions !
  • Living in the same hotel with the other students is also a good way to make friends. You can then get together and explore Paris by your own means during the free time.

If you would rather book a hotel on your own, and meet us directly on the spot everyday, we recommend choosing a hotel in districts (arrondissements) nr. 1, 3, 4, 5 or 6 - i.e. the very center of Paris. You can find hotels on and apartment rentals on Do not rent outside Paris.

Morning art class : having trouble measuring ?

Notre-Dame with acrylics

Watercolor demonstration

Sketching from the Arts' Bridge

Guided tour in the Louvre

A room of our hotel

Price of the workshop

Full Program (morning art classes and afternoon cultural tours) : 800 Euros.
Full Program with double occupancy hotel accommodation and transportation included : 3000 Euros.

Single supplement : 800 Euros.
(The Full Program includes skip the line pre-purchased tickets for the afternoon museum tours.)

Morning art classes only : 550 Euros.
Morning Art Classes only with double occupancy hotel accommodation and transportation included : 2500 Euros.

Single supplement : 800 Euros.

(See equivalent in U.S. dollars , or any other currency.)

Not included : Air (or train) transportation to and from Paris, meals and art supplies.
A list of art supplies can be found on our website. You can also rent the art supplies from us.

Special offers

2 consecutive weeks : 10% off (painting spots and visits are different each week).

Dates in July/August allow you to combine the Paris Workshop with the Castle Workshop :
Combo in July/August (full programs : accomodation and transportation included) :
1 week in Paris + 1 week at the Castle  : 5200 Euros
(instead of 5700 Euros)
2 weeks in Paris + 1 week at the Castle  : 7800 Euros (instead of 8700 Euros)

(See equivalent in U.S. dollars , or any other currency.)

C'est fantastique!
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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The Stravinsky fountain, near the modern art museum (detail)
Acrilic, Nicolas Petrescu