Paris Hi-Lights

Get three of us for three days and 3 unforgettable french lunches- 3, 3 for 3 for $450!  a bargain!!!  And  we will walk you around town and show you cool stuff on our days off.  You don’t need to speak french we have 2 American translators on site. (Renee and Lisa’s husband)  and 2 gourmet cooks ( Renee and Lisa’s husband).

Studio where we will be working

Here is a corner of our studio apartment in mid sacred heart district, paris!
many of us are bringing our high school aged children since it will be during their winter break.  bring yours – they will LOVE you forever for it. we will show them how to get around by themselves in paris in a group.
for inquiries please email
Last time Lisa and Renee had their workshop in Paris, beginners in their class were able to display their art in an exhibit.  and also many of them got their art published for the very first time in Somerset Studio magazine!
Lisa Bebi will teach her incredible Paint Over method, and you will be able to take home your fabulous creations, inspired by Paris!
Renee Richetts is  our metal artist plus whimsy .  She will teach us to use tin cans and other found ad fun objects we collect inPparis and incorporate them into a metal book that is actually hinged.  Many of her students from the last Paris workshop got their work exhibited as book art!

I will be teaching Conte Crayon Journaling and Conte Crayon Painting. Here is a picture of the kit you will receive. All supplies are included on this journey so no need to worry about packing your own, just leave some extra space to take your goodies home with you!


7 1/2 x 10 Moleskine Sketchbook

Matchbox set of Conte Crayons

My favorite Woodless Graphite Pencil

Blending Stump


Journal Fodder in the form of pilot route maps

Business Card size Pursuing Portraits Face Map

2-5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paris Clown Postcards (one to send and one to keep)

1- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Portrait Postcard

1- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Portrait Postcard

Session One

~Intro to Conte Crayon


~Learn Blend/Erase method

Session Two

~Learn Face Facts

~Make your own ‘Face Map’

Session Three

~Create portraits using ‘Sketch Blending’ method

Session Four

~Prepare substrate for canvas portrait

~Continue Pursuing Portraits using Photo Sketches

Session Five

~Conte Crayon Transfer to substrate

~Use gathered Parisian ephemera to create background

Session Six

~Mixed Media Portrait Painting with Conte Crayon, mediums, and acrylics

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