Experience the Ultimate...

Art life adventure
IN Paris!

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Bonjour fellow artist! Are you ready for an unforgettable art life adventure in the heart of Paris this fall?

October 27-31, 2024

Picture it… You in Paris with Kelli and art friends, strolling the cobblestone streets bathed in autumn’s hues and that famous Parisian light, the Eiffel Tower is peeping through the foliage, a masterpiece in waiting.

Join Kelli for an art-filled adventure, where Paris itself is our canvas. From the Louvre’s grandeur to Musée d’Orsay’s enchantment, we’ll dive into the city’s art scene, discovering masterpieces and fresh perspectives.

But there’s more! We’ll explore Monet’s Giverny garden and the historic Sennelier store, a treasure trove for artists.

Seeking serenity? We’ll do some relaxed sketching in Jardin des Tuileries, capturing Parisian moments. 

And what’s a Parisian escapade without indulging in culinary delights? Join Kelli at her beloved bistros and brasseries, where each dish is a symphony of flavors, celebrating the essence of joie de vivre.

Join Kelli Folsom in Paris, France for a week of enriching art experiences, cultural immersion, and unforgettable moments at every turn.

“My first trip to Paris was an artistic AWAKENING for me. And now I get to share it with you! ” "You could say that Paris is THE art wonder of the world. Where else can you see the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo, Rubens, and French Impressionists all in one place? Paris is a work of art in itself and will change your life. In my experience you don't want to be slaving away at the easel every day, you want to SOAK up all the beauty that is Paris and learn all you can from the art history!
– Kelli Folsom

Here's what you can expect from this art adventure...

  • Dive into the world of ART at the world’s best museums like the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay and more!
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Monet’s garden in Giverny, a true masterpiece of nature.
  • Sketch and soak up inspiration in the charming Jardin des Tuileries, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.
  • Satisfy your inner artist at the historic Sennelier store, your one-stop-shop for top-notch sketching supplies.
  • Gather plenty of reference photos in iconic neighborhoods of Paris like Montmartre where all the famous artists and writers hung out. 

Consider this an art vacay as well!

  • Indulge in delectable French cuisine at Kelli’s handpicked favorite restaurants, where every meal is a work of art.
  • Stay in the heart of the action in the 1st arrondissement, with Parisian treasures just a stone’s throw away.
  • Free time to experience the magic of Paris in the golden hues of fall, a feast for the eyes and the soul.
  • Enjoy Paris at its most authentic during the quieter, lower tourist season, allowing for a more intimate and immersive experience of the city’s artistic treasures.

Your Workshop Also Includes

  • 2 pre-trip Zoom calls with Kelli, your guide, to answer all your questions and get you pumped for the adventure!
  • A Paris Swag Bag from Kelli!
  • Admissions to Art Museums including the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, and more
  • Tour and Transportation to Monet’s Giverny Gardens
  • Closing Champagne Celebration

So pack your beret, grab your sketchbook, and get ready to paint the town rouge! Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today and let’s make some art life memories in Paris this fall!

LIMITED TO 12 ARTISTS!

Claim Your Spot Today

Pay in Full
One Time Payment of $2,500

Payment Plan
5 monthly payments of $500

Bobbie's Experience Working with Kelli I arrived with normal excitement and honestly some nervousness, being in a new surrounding, no less, with Kelli!

In the first day and throughout the week, Kelli gently, lovingly and skillfully lead me through those normal feelings of anticipation to a place of growth in my own painter’s art life I had never expected. My artistic vision, confidence and personal skill levels grew in dramatic ways.

Kelli thanked me for trusting her, and I can’t say how grateful I am that I did! I highly recommend studying with Kelli.

Would I do this again? Yes! Again and again!!!
Bobbie
Faye's Experience Working with Kelli

Kelli is wonderful. She truly loves teaching art. She immediately made me feel totally at ease.

If you are thinking about this opportunity, my advice is to go for it! You will never regret it.
Faye

FAQs

What’s not included/covered?

  • Travel to Paris, hotel costs, and meals are not covered in the price of the retreat.
  • Kelli will give recommended hotels from a range of $250-$500 a night in the 1st Arrondissement on our ZOOM call. You’re welcome to stay anywhere you want.
  • Art supplies. Kelli will make recommendations on what to bring.

Dates for the retreat are October 27-31. 

The exact itinerary and times will be announced closer to the time of the retreat. Most of our time will be spent throughout the day at the museums, gardens, sites, and evening dinner.

*It will be your responsibility to meet at the times given to not miss the group activities.

The exact itinerary including meal plans will be given closer to the time of the retreat. In general, most breakfasts will be on your own time. Most of our meals together will be lunches and dinners. Dinners are optional and the cost of meals are not included in the retreat fee.

Our 2 pre-trip ZOOM calls will cover this topic and more! Kelli will announce the times for these calls after registration closes for the retreat. Plenty of time to plan & pack. Kelli is a master at packing for these trips and will share her top tips.

Kelli will also answer questions and give recommendations if needed on airport transport and how we will communicate with each other during the time of the workshop. 

Recommended lightweight sketching supplies will be given to you on one of these calls.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK FRENCH?

While speaking French can be fun, you don’t need to speak French. The areas of Paris we’ll be staying in are very tourist aware and friendly. Almost everyone you will encounter will speak English. Kelli doesn’t speak a lick of French and has never run into any issues. And of course there’s always Google Translate should you need it! 

Paris is a beautiful walking city! Most of the sites we’ll be visiting are within a 20-30 minute walk. For the Giverny tour we will have provided transportation included in the cost of your retreat tuition. You will be on your feet a lot so you do need to be able to stand and walk quite a bit. There of course will be lots of places to sit and rest your legs throughout the day and we will take good lunch breaks too. If there’s a location that we absolutely need to get a taxi to we will do that. 

The metro is very easy to use. If you want to see more sites outside of the retreat sites or for airport transport to and from the hotel, Kelli will give recommendations for that via the ZOOM prep calls.

She’s traveled to Paris multiple times and knows how to navigate the city.

Due to the limited time open enrollment and time and financial expense of this travel workshop for the host, Kelli Folsom, a non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required and retained for ANY cancellation at ANY time for any reason. The $500 can be used as a credit towards the next available retreat, workshop, or towards a painting. If cancellation is made 90 days from workshop date (July 29th 2024, $1,000 is non-refundable and non-transferrable as a credit. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made 30 days (September 27th, 2024) or less. It’s recommended that you take out travel insurance to cover your travel plans in case of emergency cancellation. 

While you are welcome to bring companions along with you to Paris, please note that our retreat activities, including tours to destinations like Giverny, have limited space and are exclusively reserved for registered retreat members. Non-registered individuals may purchase their own tickets for museums and tours if they wish to participate in these activities. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

We’ll primarily be in the 1st Arrondissement in Paris, France. Kelli will give two hotel recommendations for you to consider. Other arrondissements we’ll be visiting are the 6th for the Musee d’Orsay. 

Pay in Full
One Time Payment of $2,500

Payment Plan
5 monthly payments of $500

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