宿泊 シャトー内 シーツ、タオル付き
- 鉛筆BH, 2B or 4B
OF THE WORKSHOP :
A great program ! We will paint in the
most famous and beautiful sites of Paris, each day in a different
location. All the painting and drawing is done outdoors, en-plein-air,
in the streets and parks of Paris. At the same time we chose our
positions to be as comfortable and suitable for work as possible.
Average time of art classes : 5 hours a day
(10-12.30 AM and 2.30-5 PM). Thursday afternoon is free.
Example of daily schedule :
- Meeting at 10, say at Notre-Dame (Our Lady
- Drawing or painting until 12.30 AM
- Eating, possibly in a nearby restaurant,
together or on your own : everyone is free to choose
- Meeting at 2.30 PM on another spot in the
vicinity, say St Louis Island
- Painting until 5 PM
- End of the course, but you can continue to
paint on the spot if you want to
You will be provided with a detailed schedule
including map of
Paris, all daily painting spots and easiest transport access to them.
We will also indicate you the best restaurants.
The program has been carefully studied to take into
account possible rain. We have reserved places inside where we can
draw, chosen with care for their beautiful view of picturesque sites
and monuments, or for their subject rich interiors such as certain
churches. One session will be spent drawing in the Louvre.
THE TEACHING :
The number of students is limited to 10. Teaching
is adapted to the level of each student, from beginners to advanced. We
have 25 years experience in teaching.
PRIMARY AIM : study of landscape and
architecture in drawing, or watercolour ; learn to observe ;
self-discovery through nature and creation ; work observation and
imagination ; three dimensional drawing ; atmosphere, values, tone,
Work performed in different media : pencil, charcoal, sanguine,
pen and ink, pastel, watercolour or acrylics - according to your
Oil is not recommended for this workshop because it takes a long time
to dry off.
SIDE BENEFITS : enjoying a great vacation
in pleasant company, discovering Paris. Thursday afternoon is free.
THE TEACHER :
Petrescu-Alupi, qualified in the fine arts,
also descends from a long line of artists. The son of Antonina Alupi and Cesar Petrescu, both exceptional
painters and talented teachers, who have instructed and encouraged him
from his earliest years. The family's artistic tradition extends back
to his grandfather, Calin Alupi,
one of the principal artists of Romanian Post-Impressionism.
Understandably Nicolas is proud of such a heritage and it is natural
that he has chosen to pass on this inheritance by teaching art and
MATERIALS TO BRING
Since we will occasionally have to
carry our supplies from place to place, it is recommended to pack as
light as possible.
All the art supplies will be made
available on loan for a supplementary fee of 80 Euro for those
who do not wish to bring their own. Be sure to indicate this request
upon the enrolment form. You will also be asked for a 100€ refundable
- 1 light folding chair (camping type)
- 1 hat and sunglasses
- 1 BH, 2B or 4B pencil
- 1 kneaded rubber art eraser
- 1 small ruler
- 1 drawing sketch book (maximum size
14'' x 17'')
- Remember to bring rags to clean your
FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH GOUACHE OR WATERCOLORS
- 1 block of watercolor paper
- 1 box of watercolors or gouache
- 3 watercolor brushes of high quality
and assorted sizes
- 1 small pot for water
FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS
- 4 to 5 canvasses for oil, size 6, 8,
- 4 oil brushes (of hog's hair) in
various sizes, according to your preference
- 1 palette and 1 palette-knife
- 1 small pot for water
- Acrylics colours
: 2 whites, 1 lemon yellow, 1 gold yellow, 1 ochre,
1 burnt Sienna, 1 natural or burnt umber, 1 red
vermillon, 1 red carmine, 1 emerald green,
1 chrome green, 1 cobalt blue,
1 Prussian blue, 1 black
FOR THOSE WHO DRAW WITH PASTEL
- 1 block (or 10 sheets + 1 portfolio
holder + 4 clips) of
paper (white, mi-teintes and colored)
- 1 box of dry pastel of 24 coulors or more
- 1 fixative for pastel
FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH OILS
Oil is not recommended for this open air workshop,
because it takes too long to dry-off and is not convenient to carry
about. If you want to paint with oils, you should try the workshop
in a chateau of the Loire valley.
This is a minimum requirement.
OPTIONAL : 1 pen
and 1 small bottle of China ink, black or sepia, charcoal,
sanguine, 1 easel for landscape painting, 2 clips.
COMPULSORY : Do not forget
to bring your good humour, and your conviviality.