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En Francais : ArtStudy Giverny

A Unique Opportunity for Artists and Photographers
ArtStudy/Giverny is one of the longest-operating artists’ workshops in France. 2004 is our ninth season of offering painting workshops in Monet’s lovely village of Giverny, in the heart of Normandy. Our 8-day and 11-day artists’ retreats provide painters and photographers of all levels with the unique opportunity of painting and photographing daily in Monet’s Garden. Additionally, our participants paint en plein air at sites made famous by both French and American Impressionist painters. Click to see plants in the garden.

Housing included with the artist workshopOur painting workshops offer daily instruction in all mediums, including oils, acrylic, watercolors and pastels, by internationally-known painter Gale Bennett and other fine artists. More than 500 artists of all levels, from beginner to professional, have improved their painting and photography at ArtStudy in France, with a growing number of participants returning for a second, third or even fourth time. Whatever your present level, ArtStudy workshops, with their emphasis on quality group and individual instruction, will bring you to new levels of skill and enjoyment in your painting and photography.

As one artist said, "At ArtStudy I acquired a whole new way of seeing, a new pair of eyes."

ArtStudy's lodge in Giverny
Photo Gale Bennett

Give yourself an artistic experience to remember for a lifetime!

ArtStudy/Giverny is designed to offer English speaking artists and photographers the opportunity to study paint and photograph on-location in Claude Monet's gardens, and around his beloved village of Giverny, France.

Instruction is based on the classic principles of fine art, with special emphasis on analyzing composition and color directly from nature. Instruction is available in all media, tailored to the needs of the individual, from beginner to practicing professional. Lecture/demonstrations by staff are held several times a week, as are group critiques and discussions. All instruction at AS/G is driven by the belief that observation should be the key that unlocks the creative imagination, not the cage that traps it... and is therefore applicable to varied artistic styles without prejudice.

Enrollment is based on 8 or 11 day sessions, and are generally limited to 8 students at any given time. The weekly fee covers food, lodging and instruction, and althoughinstruction is optional, the fee remains the same, due to the limited enrollment.

At AS/G you will discover a new and rewarding approach to painting and photographing directly from nature, and at Giverny, you will be following in the footsteps of Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Mary Cassatt, Theodore Robinson, and all of the other great artists who painted here and loved it.


Gale Bennett

Come Paint With Us In Monet's Garden,
Where Art, History & Nature Come Together

Monet's house and garden
Photo Gale Bennett

Monet's Gardens and Lily Pond

Students have permission to paint and photograph in Monet's gardens all day on Mondays and every afternoon the rest of the week, thanks to an exclusive arrangement with the Foundation Claude Monet.

The Musée d'Art Américain
(Museum of American Impressionism)

This beautiful, modern museum (opened in 1992) features one of the largest collection of works by famous American impressionists to be found under one roof anywhere in the world.

The Village of Giverny

The historic little village of Giverny (pronounced Jee-va-nyee) consists primarily of quaint stone cottages and terraced gardens, concentrated on each side of the narrow, 1-mile long, rue Claude Monet. This enchanting setting abounds in opportunities for wonderful paintings and photographs.

The Seine River Valley

Our lodge is located on the side of a hill, with a path leading to a stunning view of the entire Seine River Valley, with the old church and cemetery where Monet is buried in the foreground, and the town of Vernon in the far distance.

Painting the old church on location
Photo Gale Bennett

Photo Gale Bennett

The Old Norman Town of Vernon

With it's anciens cathedral and Norman houses dating from the middle ages, the old town of Vernon offers inspiration as well as essentiel shopping for our students. Vernon is located only 3 miles from Giverny. Stores in Vernon offers a special discount to our students. Our van makes several trips to Vernon weekly.

Giverny guided day trip tour in bus or minibus
Giverny Day Trips

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