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"Sketchbook in perspective" - The art of playing with the city. A playful approach to perspective!


Three days to sketch the city of Lucca, fill up a sketchbook, and juggle with the mecanisms of perspective.


Through the passages, the successions of ways from where come into view a bell tower, an arch or a nice square, you will draw the architectures, while enjoying the Italian art of living!

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Archives of the 2012 and 2016 workshops

Sketchbook in perspective — the art of playing with the city
A playful approach to perspective!

Three days to sketch the city of Lucca, fill up a sketchbook, and juggle with the mecanisms of perspective! Through the passages, the successions of ways from where come into view a bell tower, an arch or a nice square, you will draw the architectures, while enjoying the Italian art of living. With its successive layers of history, its finely worked façades, its alleyways discreetly vanishing between two walls, Lucca will enchant you!

We will approach the different aspects of perspective, though various areas of the city. 

An occasion to progress on that technical subject, but also to bring back a complete sketchbook on one specific destination, worked on during several days.

 

3-day course (available in both French and English), in a group of 4 to 8 participants.
(Participants are in charge of their accommodation and plane tickets. Lucca is 20 minutes from Pisa airport by bus. For accommodation, intramural Lucca is convenient: it is easy to walk everywhere. Contact me if you need information). 

Each day counts six hours of teaching.

The first day, we draw from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and 2:00PM to 5:00PM, followed by a drink together
The two following days, we draw from 9:30AM to 12:30PM, and 1:00PM to 4:00PM: we make a short break for lunch; from 4:00PM on, one can keep drawing, visit, go shopping, have dinner at a restaurant...

You can then choose to stay in Lucca or Pisa for a few more days, or go back.

 

The teaching focuses on both quality of drawing, and creative layout of the sketchbook. Lucca will inspire you with a sketchbook that is innovative, personal, and full of charm! 


The workshop is open to everyone, it is not necessary to know how to draw already. Experience shows that even someone who has never held a pen before gets, through a workshop, to surprise oneself and to produce unexpected pages.
And that those who already have a regular practice of drawing find new possibilities. 

The goal is to progress, to sharpen one's eye, to explore one's creativity, and to have fun! And to live a unique travel experience, in a city full of art and inspiration. 


You will get the opportunity, through this workshop, to test and improve the useful techniques for travel sketchbooking, to discover the hidden facets to your eye, to come back home with a full sketchbook, and with a renewed and freshened eye. 

And to enjoy Lucca's art of living, its squares, narrow streets, walks and numerous cafes! 


WORKSHOP PROGRAM

We explore a different area of the city each day. We draw outside or, in case of rain, in cafes.

Thursday, April 28th ::
10:00AM: Meeting with the group.
10:00AM-1:00PM and 2:00PM-5:00PM: Drawing.
5:00PM: Drink together at a Lucca cafe.
Friday, April 29th ::
9:30AM-12:30PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM: Drawing. 
Evening: freetime.
Saturday, April 30th ::
9:30AM-12:30PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM: Drawing.
4:00PM: End of the workshop.


Prices and Registration information 

Prices for Teaching.

This tax inclusive price includes: 

  • 18 hours of teaching, on 3 days (from Thursday, April 28th to Saturday, April 30th included).

This price doesn't include: 

  • plane ticket (book your ticket early, changeable ticket recommended);
  • potential visa fees;
  • accommodation, meals and personal drinks and snacks;
  • daily transportation (we usually walk);
  • entrance fee to museums;
  • painting supplies (a list of supplies will be given to you);
  • personal shopping;
  • personal health and repatriation insurance (to be subscribed by participants from their own insurance companies).

 

Registration policy:

It is possible to register until the last minute, as long as there are places left. In order to be sure to have a place, it is best to register in advance!

Booking is done online, on the website www.paulinefraisse.com. Payment is done by Credit Card, by Paypal or by check (checks in euros, from a French bank). Only bookings done on the website will be taken into account.

Upon booking, you will automatically receive a booking confirmation. If you need an invoice, you can edit one from your personal account, on the website.

Pauline will send you, in the following days after your booking, an email with a few questions regarding your expectations from the workshop, your drawing level, etc. You will also receive, a few weeks before the workshop, the complete list of art supplies needed for the workshop. Don't hesitate to contact Pauline at any time if you have questions!

Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellation by the participant:

- Until March 29th 2016 (30 days before the beginning of the workshop), the booking fees will be reimbursed, and credited with the same means of payment that was used for the booking. From March 30th on, the booking is considered as confirmed.

- Between March 30th through April 18th 2016 (between a month and ten days before the beginning of the workshop), 50% of the booking fees will be reimbursed.

- From April 19th 2016 on, the booking fees will not be reimbursed.

In case of cancellation by Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture (insufficient number of students), the booking fees will be reimbursed, and credited with the same means of payment that was used for the booking.

 

IMPORTANT: PASSPORT / ID

Make sure you check your ID's validity, and bring your documents with you (ID / passport and visa, depending on your nationality).

 

Registration closing date: as soon as the workshop is sold out (group of 8 participants maximum).

For more information: contact us! Also, don't hesitate to check our FAQs, in which you will find a number of answers.

Informations on Lucca:
Website by Christine, one of the participants to the 2011 workshop (in French + pictures and drawings): www.toscanamia.fr
City of Lucca Official Website (in Italian or English): www.comune.lucca.it
Other website, in French: www.lucques.fr

See you soon!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Here is the list of supplies you will need Outdoors quick sketching courses: A4 sketchpad (120-160g/m2 paper); pencil; waterproof drawing pen (ex: Faber & Castell or Pigma Micron); small watercolor box; medium size watercolor brush; water jar with lid; rag/wiping paper.
Location Tuscany
Time from 09h30
Time to 16h00
Duration 3 days