ArtWalk Paris, France with Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti

Rates & Dates

Art Walk Paris, France

April 26-May 3, 2021 (7 nights)
$3795 per person based on double occupancy, land only
Single Supplement $945
Programs are subject to change.
All prices are in US dollars.

Discover the joy of watercolor sketching in the City of Light! Walk, sketch, paint, and collect your way through Paris. Join artists/teachers Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti for 7 nights on our small-group, art workshop in Paris, France. Don’t just visit Paris – experience it through a creative lens.

Notice the details and life of beautiful Paris, France. Fill your art travel journal with sketching and watercolor memories. Enjoy leisurely walks, wonderful food, and lighthearted company on our ArtWalk art workshop in Paris.

What are the classes like?

Come along on this uniquely curated tour and art workshop in Paris with Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti. The only prerequisite is a desire to have fun and get creative.

All types of media will be introduced and encouraged: sketching, ephemera collecting and incorporating, dip pen drawing, watercolor painting, observational note taking, simple book binding and more. Pam and Courtney present it all with an eye toward simplicity and techniques that are approachable.

Each of you will receive a copy of Make Art Where you Are book and sketchbook,  the new book by Courtney Cerruti.  (To be released in 2020 through Abrams.) You’ll also learn how to make you own keepsake sketchbook book using one of a kind ephemera found on your travels.

Spontaneous, enlightening, and lighthearted. Most of your travel journal workshop with Pam and Courtney will take place “in the field”. Be inspired by what you find. Other sessions will be structured class time to make the most of your art workshop vacation.

We will stroll Paris’ unknown avenues searching for visual inspiration we can record in our sketchbooks. Of course, no wander would be complete without stopping for treats along the way… Perhaps a chocolat chaud at Angelina’s or les bonbons at a local confisserie.

We’ll visit Courtney and Pam’s favorite shops to spark inspiration, and tour the atelier’s of two local artist and craftsman native to Paris.

What is an ArtWalk Program?

This is an art workshop like no other. Imagine strolling cobbled medieval streets and adorned avenues. You’ll pause on marble steps or in an open air cafe for a lesson on site. Then capture the essence of each place we visit with simple strokes of a brush. With a small group of fellow artists who quickly become friends, you’ll create small sketches and watercolors uniquely yours. Return home with a travel journal filled with beautiful creations and wonderful memories. Our art workshop in Paris, France is an artist’s dream vacation.

Art Walk France Paris watercolor sketching travel journals

Art workshop in Paris, France Highlights 

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.

Enjoy 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. Pam and Courtney are master treasure hunters, so we will definitely visit at least one of Paris’ famous flea markets in search of unique finds – vintage jewelry, paper, linen, and other goodies.

We will 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.

In addition to beautiful bridges, Paris is known for its array of urban parks offering tranquil respite from the busy urban streets. Parisians love their green spaces which are varied and popular. We will wander from parc to parc to capture seasonal flora and the authentic quotidien (daily life).

Visit famous destinations

The stately Notre Dame is a short walk from our hotel. The brooding and beautiful Pere Lachaise cemetery we will reach by Metro. 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.

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.

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 art workshop

What’s Included:

  • Seven nights at centrally located Paris hotel
  • Complete program of sketching and watercolor classes with Pam and Courtney in beautiful, on-site locations
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner
  • Aperitivo
  • Daily walks to discover Paris
  • Visit at least one of Paris’ famous flea markets
  • Seine river cruise
  • Admission to Paris Opera House and Musee D’Orsay
  • Visit Pere Lachaise
  • Tour atelier of artist and craftsman native to Paris
  • Farewell dinner
  • Fully hosted and escorted
  • All hotel taxes and service fees

Where in the World?

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques.