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Atelier Alupi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Art classes and painting workshops in Paris and in a Renaissance Castle of the Loire valley. Cultural and artistic guided tours.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A week in the French countryside, a week of French home cooking, a week of immersion in French culture, a week with similarly minded people from all over the world, and a week of drawing and painting ... the prospect was irresistible. And the actuality was beyond expectation. Painting on site included instruction, theory and practice. Painting excursions to Chaumont, Chenonceaux, Villandry and Amboise provided experiences of these historic locations unavailable on any post card tour! The one-on-one instruction is encouraging, non-invasive, and not too dogmatic. Convivial and casual the routine facilitates comradry as we took meals (and cleared away) together, learned and painted together, compared work with one another, and experienced the methods, techniques and caring Atelier Alupi generously provided. I'm sure most stagieres went home as emotionally refreshed as well equipped with new skills and inspiration. Other "painting holidays" might have more luxury or refinements, but none have been so satisfying and personally enlarging. And that's without mentioning the CityScape days in Paris ... five days painting on the streets of Paris with a guiding hand helping make the most of my vision! The date below is because this site wanted a date and didn't include the Julys since 2004 when I first took the train to Amboise (Poce-sur-Cise) and the samples below are intended to show my progress from novice to practiced novice.

3  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

It wasn't the first time i came to visit Paris from Moscow. Painting is my hobby in Russia and Paris being one of the most artistic cities always inspires me. That time I decided that it would be perfect to have an art experience in Paris and I was sooo happy to find this school where I could share the art experience with international friends during one week program. Teachers are real professionals and make everything that you feel like being at home and do so many different things. Next year I may register my teenage daughter for the course in Loire castle. Thanks again and see you soon!!!

1  Thank Ludmila V
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

On a trip to Paris, I decided to register for one art class in this art school. It was a great artistic and cultural experience to have the opportunity to enjoy an art course with a French group in Paris. I recommend it to anyone interested in drawing, painting or watercolor.

6  Thank americanartist_sf
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Reviewed August 25, 2016
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