Art Courses in Paris
Drawing & Painting Classes
year 2020 - 2021
For adults, from absolute beginners to
Atelier Alupi has been in activity since 1984, on the left bank,
near Montparnasse (Paris' 14th district).
Teaching is adapted to the level of each student, from absolute beginners
Classes are taught in French and English.
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
Step by step instruction and teaching suited to your needs.
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
- its role in old and modern compositions
- the different techniques used to draw correctly :
- proportions measurements
- line intensity
- value, shading, light
- Working on color :
- mixing the colors
- tone and contrast
- the different types of harmonies, based on quality or quantity :
- 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)
- plaster cast (an indispensable study, just as important today
as it has always been)
LEARN TO SEE ; work on observation and imagination ;
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 :
Pen and ink
- old (with glazings)
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.
(Click on their names for more details)
Please click on the links with a
colored background on the top left part of
this webpage for more details about this program.