Paris Sketching Workshop with Ian Fennelly

June 13-17, 2022

Explore the city of lights and learn new skills with a sketching workshop in Paris taught by UK urban sketcher, Ian Fennelly. During this 5-day workshop we will immerse ourselves in the art and culture of Paris! We will visit the most famous sites, absorb a lot of art, explore the cobbled back streets, visit a medieval village and the Château de Chantilly and more! In June the average daytime high temp. is 21.6°C (70.9°F) and the average nighttime low temp. is 12.5°C (54.5°F)--perfect weather for our art vacation! 


Arrive Sunday June 12, 2022

Welcome to Paris! Workshop participants who arrive early are invited to meet in the hotel lobby at 2:00 for a warm up sketch (optional). All tour participants are invited to a welcome reception at 6pm. 

Day 1 Cobbled Streets + the Eiffel Tower

Monday June 13, 2022

In the morning we will explore some of the cobbled streets near our hotel as we walk to the location of Workshop #1. After lunch we will take a boat tour along the Seine stopping off at the Eiffel Tower where we will ride to the top to enjoy the view.

Day 2 Jardin des Tuileries + Musée de l'Orangerie

Tuesday June 14, 2022

Today we will walk around the Tuileries Gardens and Workshop #2 will be held nearby.  In the afternoon we will emmerse ourselves in the waterlily art of Claude Monet at the Musée de l'Orangerie.


Day 3 Notre Dame + the Louvre

Wednesday June 15, 2022

After breakfast, participants will walk to a quiet spot near Notre Dame where Ian will teach Workshop #3. After lunch we will explore the Louvre, the world's largest art museum.

Day 4 Pont Neuf + Musée d'Orsay

Thursday June 16, 2022

Today we will explore the famous Pont Neuf and Ian will teach Workshop #4 nearby. In the afternoon we will visit the Musée D'Orsay. Once the Gare d'Orsay, a beaux-arts railroad station, the museum now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art created between 1848 and 1914. 

Day 5 Full Day Excursion to Senlis + Chantilly

Friday June 17, 2022

Today we will travel by private coach to Senlis, a gorgeous medieval town that was once surrounded by a seven-meter high defensive wall built in the 3rd century. Here we will explore the remaining ramparts, the cobbled streets, the cathedral, and the remains of the Château Royale. Ian will teach Workshop #5 in the morning and then after lunch we will travel to nearby Château de Chantilly, the floating castle built by Henri d'Orléans. After a one-hour guided tour we will return via coach to our hotel.

In the evening we will celebrate an amazing week with a farewell dinner (included).


Saturday June 18, 2022

It's time to say goodbye but you will never forget the friends you made or the skills you learned during this great week! Or extend your stay for a long relaxing holiday!  

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Tour Includes

  • A welcome reception
  • All art classes
  • a 4-day Paris Museum Pass (PMP) which gives us admission to 50 museums + monuments including: the Louvre, the Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée d'Orsay, and the Château de Chantilly (incl guided tour)
  • Admission to the Eiffel Tower
  • Full-day excursion to Senlis + Chantilly via coach 
  • Farewell dinner

Tour Excludes

  • Flights to/from
  • Hotel
  • Paris airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals (except those listed above)
  • Painting supplies
  • Porterage/luggage handling
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Items not explicitly specified in the inclusion list

Cost in USD

$1499.USD Workshop Participant

$799.USD NonWorkshop Participant (such as partner or travelling buddy)

NonWorkshop Participant tickets include the same attractions and meals as the Workshop Participants with the exception of the art classes.

To reserve your spot in this workshop a $500 nonrefundable deposit is required for Workshop Participants and a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required for nonWorkshop Participants which is due 150 days before the start of the workshop. The remaining balance is due 120 days before the start of the workshop.

To make a deposit, please scroll to the bottom and click BOOK NOW.

Please note that the date of this workshop is subject to change in light of the current covid-19 virus. We will be monitoring the situation closely in an effort to ensure everyone's safety.





The official hotel of this tour is the Tonic Hôtel du Louvre. It is a 5 minute walk to the Louvre, a 15 minute walk to Notre Dame and a 7 minute walk to Pont Neuf. A block of rooms has been set aside for this group. The room rate is 149€ /room/ night breakfast included plus city tax: 1.88€ / person / night. A refundable deposit of one night's stay (149€) is required to reserve the room with free cancellation up to 3 months before arrival. 

How to Make A Hotel Reservation

Before making a hotel reservation, please click the BOOK NOW button below to ensure you have a spot in this workshop.

After you have secured your spot in this workshop then you can make a reservation at Hotel Tonic either by emailing Chantelle at or you can call the hotel to ask for the Studio 56 group rate at 011-33-1-42-33-00-71.

Workshop participants are not obliged to stay in this hotel. You are welcome to stay in another hotel or Airbnb if you prefer. However, if you would like to stay in this hotel, we suggest you make your reservation asap as there is free cancellation up to 3 months before arrival.

Travel + Medical Insurance

Travel insurance is also highly recommended as it covers you in the event you must cancel your trip and it covers emergency medical services which may be significantly more expensive than expected when travelling in a foreign country. Please check with your insurance provider. Click HERE for a list of US insurance providers. Some credit card companies may also offer travel insurance if you paid for your trip with that card.


Covid-19 Vaccinations

The instructor and tour manager are fully vaccinated against covid-19 and it is mandatory that all participants are fully vaccinated against covid-19.  This tour will be following all locally recommended protocols.

Your Tour Manager

Participants will be accompanied by Studio 56 owner, Brenda Murray. Brenda is an artist and arts advocate, the founder of Urban Sketchers Waterloo Region and a former Urban Sketchers Board member. A seasoned traveler, Brenda will be on hand to assist the instructor and to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Learn more about Brenda HERE. 

For More Information

Email or call Brenda Murray at 519-572-1757.

How to Register for this Workshop

Registration is now closed. To add your name to the wait list email