Paris 2018!

Just imagine...

Sacre Coeur...Lounging on the grass below the basilica, sketching the beautiful structure as the sun slowly starts its descent and a soft glow of color reflects upon the pristine white domes...


Eiffel Tower...The crispness in the air invigorates us as we walk towards the Eiffel Tower in all its glory! The colorful leaves seem all the brighter because of the overcast day...



Iconic Signage...We stop to sketch the vibrant, red metro sign along a busy thoroughfare. The Art Nouveau signage of the Metro System is easily recognized the world over...

If this sound fabulous to you, come and join me in




My friends, it has been a long time coming, but the day has finally arrived...for an Art Workshop in Paris, France! 

Many of you know the genesis for the ImaginaryTrips.com classes began in early 2009 when someone mentioned hosting me in the City of Light in conjunction with possibly teaching. Nine years later, the dream will become a reality! 

I cannot tell you how super excited I am for this amazing opportunity to travel with you so we can explore and sketch and laugh and paint and share this experience of all that is French together!

Guided walks through several of the arrondissements will introduce us to the citya visit to Musée d'Orsay will inspire our pages, and strolling through the Jardin des Tuileries will provide us with the chance to add some Autumn color to our pages. We can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at Angelina's afterwords if it's chilly or even if it's not—yum! 

We'll visit the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, tour the Paris Opera House, stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées (we'll have to wear our red berets!), and then we'll cruise the river Seine for a different perspective on the city.  There's even an optional side trip planned for a visit to Monet's home in Giverny! Can you feel the magic?! These are just a few of the fabulous adventures we'll share!

Throughout each day, I'll be providing impromptu, on-the-spot demos based on our location and your questions as well as one-on-one assistance for specific questions. I'll be with you every step of the trip! A workbook of art tips and techniques will be provided for you to reference during the trip and long after our time in Paris is over. Time will be built into our days to allow us to share our kits, work on our pages and get to know each other. Flexibility has also been built into our itinerary in case you want to do a little exploring on your own! 

Since it's gonna be soooooooo hard to wait for October 2018 to roll around, I'll be sharing my "anticipation pages" as well as ideas, tips, equipment suggestions and much, much more long before the trip rolls around! I hope this sounds like a dream come true for you as much as it does for me and you'll join me on this spectacular journey!

All of the information on the trip can be found here! We'll be traveling with the Blue Walk Tour Company and they will be with us every step of the way. They've been doing "Art Walks" for a number of years and they understand the value of going slow to really see! I've been assured they won't think us too odd when we whip our sketchbooks at odd moments.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or to the wonderful folks at the Blue Walk!

And remember, Paris Is Always A Good Idea!
Laure

P.S. And, yes, my bags are packed! But I'm sure they'll be repacked  several times over before October gets here. ~ L 
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