Drawing the city Spring

Dessiner la ville
Roaming around Paris
+16 years / all levels
510 €
12 lessons of 2.5 hours on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4.30pm


Spring session: from 11 March to 15 June 2024
Remaining seats : 0/16

Sketchbook in hand, with Paris as the backdrop, learn to look at an urban environment and acquire the technical bases of drawing.

The sketchbook is the backdrop for the course, articulating the work accomplished and benchmarking the progress of personal writing. The teaching progression enables students to acquire the keys to representing urban space. The essential concepts of spatial representation are covered, with particular attention paid to rendering the atmosphere of places through the use of light and framing.

In order to establish a few fundamentals, the classes will first take place on the premises of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, before exploring the surrounding area: the historic heart of Paris (Quays of the Seine, gardens of the Palais Royal, the Louvre, the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and all the possibilities offered by the richness of the surrounding area). The variations in climate will allow us to draw both indoors (Chapelle des Beaux-Arts, Palais des études, museums, churches, covered passageways) and outdoors (cour du Mûrier, cour des Beaux-Arts de Paris, streets, riverbanks, bridges, squares, parks and gardens).

Equipment to be provided by the trainee (list given on registration).

*Courses will be suspended during the spring holidays from 15 April to 20 April 2024 and the week of 06 to 12 May 2024.

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* Reduced rate within the limits of the seats available at this rate and applicable on presentation of a proof of less than 3 months for job seekers. Students must present a school certificate. One price for teenage classes.


  • Cynthia Walsh