Rates & Dates
Art Walk France with Anne Kullaf
September 22-28, 2019 (6 nights)
$3350 per person based on double occupancy, land only
Single Supplement $695
Art Walk France Extension
September 28-October 1, 2019 (3 nights, self-guided)
$795 per person based on double occupancy, land only
$345 single supplement
Art Walk France - Paris Contact
Discover the joy of watercolor sketching in the City of Light! Join artist/teacher Anne Kullaf for 6 nights on our small-group, sketching and watercolor workshop in beautiful Paris, France. Don’t just visit Paris – experience it. Stroll the Champs-Élysées, sketch on the steps of the Palais Garnier, wonder at the magnificence of Notre Dame. Take time to rest on a shady park bench, or pause in the hustle of the city, and notice its details and life as you fill your art travel journal with memories. Enjoy leisurely walks, wonderful food, and lighthearted company on our Art Walk Paris watercolor sketching workshop.
Learn to capture the architecture, people and personality of Paris in an expressive and elegant fashion. You’ll learn about perspective, proportion, form, value and color in a relaxed environment that encourages individual expression and experimentation. Each day, Anne will share a demo at the start of our sketching session. The demo will give you tips on how to best capture the subject matter of the location we are sketching. Then, Anne will work with each artist in the group individually to answer any questions or provide any assistance as needed. Experience level is not important in our Art Walk Paris watercolor sketching workshop. Being positive, relaxed, and ready to have fun learning will make the workshop a success for all!
“I’ve taken classes with Anne for years now and have always appreciated her ability to not only demonstrate the lesson for the day visually, but to also communicate and explain in a very concise manner so that the students “get it”.”
This is an art workshop like no other. Imagine strolling cobbled medieval streets and adorned avenues, pausing on marble steps or in an open air cafe for a lesson on site, and then capturing the essence of each place we visit with the stroke of a brush. With a small group of fellow artists who quickly become friends, you’ll create small sketches and watercolors uniquely yours, and return home with a travel journal filled with beautiful creations and wonderful memories.
“Anne has a unique way of inspiring the group with her demos. She has taught me to enjoy painting, with her tips and advice I have developed my skills and take the best out of myself. “
Is a week just not enough? Have you always wanted to visit Monet’s garden in Giverny? We have you covered. Our 3-night extension continues your stay at our Paris hotel (no need to repack) and includes a day trip to the exquisite home and gardens Monet made famous in his waterlily series. The remaining time is yours to take in all Paris has to offer.
“Anne uses a variety of techniques and subjects to encourage the student (me) to explore and discover the basics of good composition and beautiful color. She has a relaxed teaching style and her demonstrations are relevant and inspiring.”
Our 4-star hotel places you in the center of Paris’ artistic heart. We begin with a meet-and-greet and program overview at the hotel. Then we strike out for an orientation walk around the neighborhood and end at our welcome dinner location.
A mix of unique experiences…
Our welcome dinner in a family-owned bistro brings Paris alive with the tastes and scents of french culinary heritage. Under a Parisian sky, you may share a bottle of wine over an abundant table with new friends as you trade stories of travel, life and art.
For a morning walk, we traverse a few of the many bridges of Paris. We’ll cross Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, and the (lover’s pad-lock laden) Pont de l’Archevêché as we meander along both sides of the Seine. Later we’ll travel to the posh 9th arrondisement and the Paris Opera House, Palais Garnier. It was made famous as the setting of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. We’ll admire its Beaux-Arts interior and take time to capture the color and details of this grand style.
In addition to beautiful bridges, Paris is known for its array of urban parks offering tranquil respite from the busy urban streets. From our hotel it’s an easy stroll to a cozy pocket of greenery and flowers from which we may sketch and paint Notre Dame. In another direction we may walk to the grand Luxumbourg Palace and Gardens to render a shapely sculpture or stately rows of trees in autumnal hues.
…and famous destinations.
We will stroll Paris’ most famous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, through the Place Concord with its towering Egyptian obelisk toward the Louvre. Perhaps we’ll pause in the Tuilerie Gardens for an art class and lunch at one of the open air cafes. Cravings for sweets or chocolate may be appeased with a visit to nearby Angelina’s.
What trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower? Even those who have “been there and done that” may take the opportunity to capture the tower’s latticed frames and soaring lines in their sketchbooks. We’ll skip the lines on our way up to the 2nd floor viewing platform to take in the most spectacular views of Paris.
The Musée d’Orsay is an art lover’s delight. It holds the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. We will spend a morning here with the great works of Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet, and Cézanne to name but a few. Afterward, and only a short walk away, Le Pont Alexandre III offers its own inspiration. Reaching across the Seine in a single arc and decorated with glowing, gilded sculptures, it is a favorite destination for our watercolor sketching program in Paris.
What’s Included Art Walk France – Paris
- Six nights at our centrally located, 4-star Paris hotel
- Full buffet breakfast daily
- Welcome dinner
- Complete program of sketching and watercolor classes with Laure in beautiful, on-site locations
- Daily guided walks to discover Paris.
- A three day Hop On Hop Off bus pass for visiting all the sites
- Seine river cruise
- Admission to Paris Opera House, the Orsay museum, 2nd level Eiffel Tower
- Farewell dinner
- Fully hosted and escorted
- All hotel taxes and service fees
What’s Included Paris/Giverny Extension
- Three nights at our centrally located, 4-star Paris hotel
- Full buffet breakfast daily
- All transfers from/to hotel and Monet’s garden in Giverny
- Guided tour of Monet’s home and garden
- All hotel taxes and service fees