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Learn to Paint in Paris


One-day Painting Classes with International Master Artist Michael Britton

I have benefited from the classes I attended. I learnt a lot from you, especially what you said about art is the process of taking away and adding over and over. I also learnt that some of the shortcuts I saw online were bad methods. It was immensely helpful and an eye-opening experience. Thank you for being so patient and cheerful.

Jary T., Singapore, 2018

I had such a great time; I've never taken an art class before but Michael was very patient and helpful, and catered to every skill level. We started out the morning with a demonstration and then got started. Before I knew it, it was time for lunch!

All in all, I learned a lot, met some lovely people, and had such an enjoyable day - I'd definitely recommend this class and am already thinking about when I can book it again.

Amanda, London, UK

I have been painting all of my life ... six decades. A sobering thought. My life is travel and painting now, dividing my time between Paris and Thailand punctuated with jaunts to Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali and Manila to teach painting workshops.

It is especially important in one's, dare I say it, later years to be engaged in a pursuit (whether it be painting, writing, etc.). Better still that that pursuit be a consuming passion.

paris painting art lessons classes english tourists

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Painting en plein air is an indeligible etching of memories and shared experience. Paint is permanent.

It is my goal to ignite within you a passion for painting.

My teaching process is to more than train you in the craft of painting; it is also to provide a pathway to your own unique expression and voice.

The Workshops

To successfully engage in en plein air painting a skill-set of drawing and paint application is essential. These art lessons are designed to train you in these skills.

You will be painting on panel which will be prepared beforehand with gesso and the imprimatura. Panels are ideal for travel and your paintings will be packed in a customized folder so that they are ready to travel.

paris painting art lessons classes english tourists

My teaching style is a layered approach vis-a-vis demonstrations and personal guidance.

The class-size is small. It is limited to only four participants. The classes are taught in English and are open to both beginners through advanced.

All of your materials are provided: professional grade (Old Holland) oil paints, brushes, palette, easel, prepared wood panel, etc.

At the end of our painting day we will discuss the day's work with a Parissien-style picnic of wine (or juice), baguette, prosciutto and a selection of local cheeses and hors d'oeuvres.

Summer 2020 Workshop Schedule

Sundays & Wednesdays beginning June 7, 2020 to August 23, 2020
10:00 to 3:00
You will be informed of that day's art lessons location which will be in central Paris all within a short walking distance of the Metro

Workshops are taught in English.

Register here

Fee: Euro 97 (workshops are limited to four)
Payment can be made via Paypal or Zelle (requires a participating US bank, write me at for details)

Take two classes for a 10% discount!
Take three or more and get a 20% discount!

Private art lessons can be arranged.

Refunds: For a full refund contact me at least seven (7) days before your workshop is scheduled to begin.


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Michael Britton is a New York City trained artist (New York Academy of Art) who has taught several thousand artists (some of whom have gone on to full-time art careers as painters and teachers) in his several decades long career. He was the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Academy of Art, Canada for six years and has also taught drawing for Walt Disney Studios, amongst numerous other appointments throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is also the author of several art-training videos.

Michael is based in Paris, France.

Reviews of Michael's Paris Workshops

Michael is a very a knowledgable teacher and patient on guiding you through but at the same time give you space to create your own painting with your personal touch. It’s a very nice experience to paint outdoor in Paris with guidance. Highly recommend it if you like painting.

Ebby, Hong Kong
August 2019

My daughter loves art and is a budding artist and she very much wanted to do a person art experience while we were in Paris. Most experiences are sketching or watercolor but Mike does oil painting, which is rare. The experience was awesome and everything my daughter and I had wanted. Mike was very patient with us as I have no art talent or experience at all. My daughter has a love and interest in art but she’s 11, so her patience can decrease with time. He was so great with her! We spent over 3 hours learning techniques related to oil painting and we each left with a meaningful souvenir of our trip. Mike was a thoughtful host - he brought cookies and OJ for us as well as Brie and prosciutto and wine for lunch. We were his only students so it felt like an incredibly personal experience. You won’t be sorry you booked this!

Carla, Washington, USA
August 2019

I highly recommend an art class with Michael. He takes you through step by step and lets you do your thing under his guidance and you get your own creation to remember the experience and Paris.

Mei Lei, Queensland, Australia
August 2019

Great activity! Michael broken down the steps for easy understanding and doing. We never painted oil before and his method helped us feel comfortable and really enjoy the process

Audrey, Boston, USA
August 2019

Great instruction and great experience. Michael walks you through each step of how to paint. I loved how he would how each step, show how to mix paint, show his example then let you go out and create. He gave you guidelines and a process but let you break the rules. His paint and equipment were exceptional. The area was great. Michael was nice.

Gregory, Boston, USA
August 2019

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