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In The Footsteps of the Impressionists

Learn how to paint like Monet by reproducing his water lilies in a private workshop.
Hands on Workshop
3 hours
Art workshops
Skip the line tickets

This combination of both a world class art museum and a fun-filled private hands-on workshop is the perfect introduction to Impressionist art, with a focus on Claude Monet, one of the most well-known Impressionist painters of all time.
Meet your private, experienced art teacher in front of the Orangerie museum (Musée de l’Orangerie), which belongs to the popular Musée d’Orsay, and let them take you to see Monet’s Water Lilies.
With these images still fresh in your minds, and after a 15minute drive to the atelier in a private miniwvan, you will arrive at the workshop.
In a cozy atmosphere, everyone will participate in the creation of a giant family Impressionist masterpiece using pastels. Each member of the family will choose a part of the painting they want to work on, and by following the instruction of your art teacher, you will end up having your own family reproduction of Monet’s Water Lilies when all these pieces are assembled.
This masterpiece is yours to keep, of course. Hang it proudly on a wall at home, and let it take you back to that amazing moment spent in Paris every time you see it…

View the In the footsteps of the Impressionists VIDEO hands-on workshop now.

This tour is available in the following languages : English, French

Meeting Point: The Orangerie Museum
Finish: A private workshop in Paris

4 years
3 Hours
A private, experienced art teacher who knows how to work with children
A private workshop located in Paris
Entrance tickets to the Orangerie Museum
Transfer from the museum to the workshop
All the materials
Tips & additional purchases such as souvenirs
Drinks and snacks (excluding water and juices at the workshop)
Monet’s Water Lilies at the Orangerie Museum
The technique and history of the Impressionist artistic movement

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones in the art workshop, along with your private art teacher. They will also privately guide your family through the Orangerie Museum.

How long does the workshop last?

The workshop lasts a maximum of 2 hours. With the museum visit and the transfer, the whole length of this experience will add up to 3 hours.

How do we get from the museum to the workshop?

The transfer is included. It is a Mercedes V-Class minivan with private chauffeur. Everyone, including your teacher, will hop into the van to get to the workshop.

Will the parents participate in the workshop?

Of course! Everyone will have to choose a part of the painting that they will want to reproduce. At the end, when all the pieces are assembled, you will end up with a reproduction of Monet’s Water Lilies.

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Yes, this art workshop is accessible for children under 6 years old. They might not really like the first part of the experience at the museum, but they will love the hands-on part!

Can we do the workshop without going to the museum?

Of course, we can arrange this. Just contact as and tell us what you have in mind. But going to the museum will help everyone get a true idea of what Impressionist painting is all about, and you will see some of the most extraordinary and famous works by Monet. Our art teacher knows how to make it interesting and engaging for the children.

Do I need to bring special material?

No! You don’t need to bring anything as all the material is prepared for you.

Are we leaving the workshop with anything?

You will leave the workshop with a family masterpiece: a reproduction of Monet’s Water Lilies. It is easily carried back home

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

If they like arts & crafts, they will love this hands-on activity.
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