Atelier Alupi
Cours de Dessin à Paris - Peinture - Aquarelle - Pastel  Corsi di disegno, pittura, acquerello e pastello a Parigi  Curso de Dibujo - Pintura - Acuarela - Pastel en París  Курсы Рисунок - Живопись - Акварель - Пастель в Париже

Art Class in Paris for kids and adults

Art Courses in Paris
Drawing & Painting Classes

year 2024 - 2025

For adults, from absolute beginners to advanced levels



Atelier Alupi has been in activity since 1984, on the left bank, near Montparnasse (Paris' 14th district).

Academic Tuition

Teaching is adapted to the level of each student, from absolute beginners to advanced. Classes are taught in French and English.

Our strength comes from the fact that our art classes are made up of small numbers, allowing everyone to have individual attention. (The number of students is limited to 10.)

Step by step instruction and teaching suited to your needs.
Academic tuition of drawing and painting, based on traditional techniques of observation and reproduction from real life.

We give particular attention to the following :

  • Composition : the real structure of the painting :
    • the rules and exceptions
    • the organisation of space on the canvas
    • both traditional and modern styles
    • the symbolism of the compostion
  • Drawing :
    • its role in old and modern compositions
    • the different techniques used to draw correctly :
      • proportions measurements
      • angles
      • obliques
    • line intensity
    • value, shading, light
  • Working on color :
    • mixing the colors
    • tone and contrast
    • the different types of harmonies, based on quality or quantity :
      • warm-cold
      • chiaroscuro
      • complementaries
      • intensity
      • and other
    • echoes in art history and symbolism
  • 3rd dimension :
    • notions of perspective
    • how to render depth, through drawing or color (aerial perspective)
  • Realistic renderings :
    • the atmosphere (real or invented)
    • materials' textures (stone, glass, metal, velvet, skin, etc.)
    • the sky (shading, various clouds, sunset, etc.)
    • the water (movement and reflections)
  • Subjects :
    • still-life
    • plaster cast (an indispensable study, just as important today as it has always been)
    • reproductions
    • nude
    • portrait

LEARN TO SEE ; work on observation and imagination ; self-discovery through creation. We try to develop the student's creativity while respecting his own personality.

We will help you create pieces of work using various techniques :

    • Pencil drawing
    • Charcoal
    • Red chalk
    • White chalk
    • Pen and ink
    • Monochromatic wash
    • Wet watercolor
    • Dry watercolor
  • OIL
    • modern
    • old (with glazings)
    • Soft pastel
    • Oil pastel

Teenagers : The only classes open to teenagers over 16 are held on Saturday. There are no classes for students under 16.

You can register for either a 3-month term or the whole year. The number of students is limited.

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