We'll welcome you into our home in the heart of Montmartre (home to painters such as Picasso, Renoir, and Van Gogh). We'll discuss design details over a cup of tea or glass of wine. Note: we provide wine for the wine tasting, however, if you would like more, the event is BYOB. In addition to the tasting, we provide water, coffee, and tea. After choosing a design, Jacqueline will lead you through a fun and relaxed painting class. We'll provide step-by-step instructions throughout the entire class and expert help when needed. We aim for fun--not fine art, so no previous experience is necessary to have a great time and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir created by you! When you're ready for a break from the painting, Shannen will lead you through a wine and cheese pairing featuring some of the most traditional products from around France. We'll gather around my kitchen counter and taste 3 excellent French wines that we pair with 3 typical cheeses and of course, a French baguette from the winner of the "Meilleur Baguette de Paris." We've designed the experience with travelers in mind, so the canvas is large enough to enjoy but small enough to fit in a carry-on.
Jacqueline is a Canadian expat that now calls Paris home. As a native French-speaker, she has quickly immersed herself in French culture and art. Before moving to Paris she worked as a visual merchandiser for a top Canadian fashion brand. She holds degrees in Design and Fine Art from two of Canada's leading schools. She loves to teach and help others discover the fun of fine art. Shannen is originally from Houston, Texas and moved to Paris for love 3 years ago. Along with her partner, she has developed a passion for French wine and cheese. She takes delight in sharing her knowledge.
Cheese tasting - 3 French cheeses
Wine tasting - 3 wines (2 red, 1 white) Coffee Tea Water
Our apartment is located in Montmartre, one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris. The area has a long and rich art history. It is known to have inspired some of the most famous painters of the impressionist-era; making it the perfect backdrop for our painting class. In our bright and airy apartment, steps away from the Amélie Poulain cafe you'll feel like a true Bohemian painter for the evening.
This is a fun, relaxed BYOB painting session. Meaning that you don't have to be an artist to have an amazing time!