Normandy is the birthplace of Impressionism and offers an abundance of places and sights to see for art students. Walk in the footsteps of the Impressionists, enjoy specialist painting workshops and fine art museums. Visit Dieppe Castle with its magnificent collection of Impressionist works.
We use a variety of accommodation in Normandy, from youth hostels to 2 and 3 star hotels. The youth hostel in Rouen is housed in an 18th century former factory, which has been renovated to provide excellent accommodation for youth groups. It is situated in the heart of the historic centre, giving excellent access into the city itself. Bedrooms are 4-6 bedded and there is a garden, terrace and meeting room for your use.
Afternoon or early evening arrival at your accommodation.
Morning visit to the gardens of Giverny in the former home of Claude Monet and enjoy a circular walk ‘In Monet’s Footsteps’. Afternoon painting workshop in Giverny. Evening back at your accommodation putting what you have learned and seen into practice.
Morning painting workshop in Rouen: ‘Paint like Claude Monet’. Afternoon visit to the Museum of Poulain’s works in Vernon. Evening back at your accommodation.
Full day on the Alabester Coast, visiting Dieppe and its castle with a magnificent collection of Impressionist works and enjoy a guided walk ‘Dieppe and its artists in Impressionist times’. Time in the afternoon to paint the church of St. Jacques de Dieppe, the subject of the artist Pissarro and to travel across to Etretat, which attracted many artists including Delacroix, Boudain and Corbet.
Leave your accommodation to begin the journey back at school.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland