Color and Values in Annecy — the Venice of the Alps
Learning to make one’s own Travel-Report Sketchbook; mastering Color and values: two goals for these three days, that will be the occasion to bring back a complete sketchbook and develop many creative ideas.
Three days to sketch the city of Annecy, fill up a sketchbook, and play with color.
Along the lake, under the arcades in the old town, or facing the mountains, you will learn how to combine drawing with watercolor, color pencils and pastel, while enjoying the lake and the Annecy lifestyle.
We will study different ways of using color and its intensity (values), in several parts of the city.
An occasion to progress on the technical aspect, but also to bring back a complete sketchbook on one specific destination, worked on during several days.
3-day course (available in French and English), in a group of 4 to 8 participants.
(Participants are in charge of their accommodation and transportation to Annecy (car / train / airplane). Annecy is 4 hours away from Paris by TGV train; one hour driving from Geneva. If you have a car, think of the neighboring villages for accommodation.
NB: a student has an apartment in Old Town Annecy, for which she offers a special price to the students who would like to stay there: 1 bedroom with two single beds; 1 bedroom with a double bed. Contact me if you need information).
Each day counts six hours of teaching.
We draw from 9:30AM to 12:30PM, and 1:30PM to 4:30PM: we make a break for lunch; from 4:30PM on, you may keep drawing, visit, go shopping, have dinner at a restaurant…
The first day, we end our drawing day with a cafe/cold drink together at a cafe in Annecy’s old town.
At the end of the workshop, you can choose to stay in Annecy, Geneva, La Clusaz, Chamonix, Lyon… for a few more days, or go back.
The teaching focuses on both quality of drawing, and creative layout of the sketchbook. Annecy will inspire you with a sketchbook that is innovative, personal, and full of light!
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 Annecy’s lifestyle, its markets, beaches, historical streets, and various sports activities!
We explore a different area of the city each day. We draw outside or, in case of rain, in cafes.
A boat cruise on Lake Annecy is part of the workshop.
9:30AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-4:30PM: Drawing.
4:30PM: Cold drink together at a cafe in Annecy.
4:30PM: End of the workshop.
Prices and Registration information
Teaching: 340 €/person for the 3-day workshop
This tax inclusive price includes:
- 18 hours of teaching, on 3 days (from Friday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 25th included).
This price doesn’t include:
- transportation to Annecy (book your train ticket early, changeable ticket recommended);
- potential visa fees;
- accommodation, meals and personal drinks and snacks;
- daily transportation (we usually walk);
- entrance fee to museums, boat tickets;
- painting supplies (a list of supplies will be sent to you);
- personal shopping;
- personal health and repatriation insurance (to be subscribed by participants from their own insurance companies).
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 skills, 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!
In case of cancellation by the participant:
– Until June 23rd 2021 (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 June 24th on, the booking is considered as confirmed.
– Between June 24th through July 13th 2021 (between a month and ten days before the beginning of the workshop), 50% of the booking fees will be reimbursed.
– From July 14th 2021 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.
Covid-19: In case of cancellation following a government decision (lockdown and group activities prohibited), a credit equivalent to the booking fees will be offered to you. The workshop will be rescheduled at another date.
Everyone must wear a mask and respect barrier gestures during the workshop. Thank you in advance for bringing all your art supplies (pencil sharpener, eraser…), to avoid having to borrow them. Let’s stay creative and safe!
IMPORTANT: PASSPORT / ID
Make sure to 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 me! Also, don’t hesitate to check the FAQs, in which you will find a number of answers.
Information on Annecy and Lake Annecy:
Places to visit in Annecy and around the region (in French): www.tourisme-annecy.net
Discovering the city of Annecy (in English): www.annecy.fr
Tourist Information Office Website (in English): www.lac-annecy.com
See you soon!