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UK Sponsored: Drawing & Painting in Paris (Fine Arts)
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Architecture, Art, Art Education, Art History, Art Studio, Arts Administration, Design, Fine Arts, History, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Art, Visual Arts
Housing Options:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Mack Maynard
Program Director:
Allan Richards, Anne Bjork
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

UK Sponsored: Drawing & Painting in Paris (Fine Arts)

2017 Dates TBD
(Departure from U.S.A. - Departure from host country)

pyramid at the louvreProgram Overview

This studio course will focus on drawing and painting people, historic landmarks and landscapes of Paris, as well as studying and emulating the artwork of the modern masters in Paris museums such as the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Pompidou Centre, the Rodin Museum, and the Picasso Museum which just recently reopened.

Students will draw and paint the many famous landmarks of "the City of Light" by day and night such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coer and Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe and le Champs Elysees. They will study and learn to recognize the artwork of 19th and 20th century painters such as Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso among others.

Students will then take a train to the Chateau de Versailles, the 17th century Royal Palace of King Louis XIV, to view the artwork as well as the architectural marvel which is the Palace itself. Another excursion outside of Paris will be to the gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny where students will do watercolor paintings of the gardens. While there students will also see the Impressionist Museum in Giverny and the Fondation Claude Monet.

  • Drawing and Painting at major Parisian landmarks such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Le Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe by day and night.
  • Drawing and Painting at major museums including the Louvre, the Pompidou Centre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Rodin Museum and the newly renovated Picasso Museum.
  • Excursions to the Chateau de Versailles, the 17th century palace of King Louis the XIV, and the gardens of Claude Monet at Giverny, France.
  • Enhanced understanding of 19th and 20th century art through observation and analysis of original artwork by Modern Masters of French painting at museums and galleries.
  • Exhibition of student artwork at the University of Kentucky upon returning to the campus.

This program is open to undergraduate andn graduate students of all academic disciplines. Students from universities other than UK are welcome to participate in this program as visiting students. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program directors prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course. 

Academic Credit

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel. Housing & MealsTuileries Garden

Students will reside in apartments for the duration of the program. Students will be responsible for all meals on their own. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with
    UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Supplemental Materials

This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and CEA. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with CEA. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Notre DamePassport & Visa Requirements

Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the French Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.

Health & Safety Abroad

All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

Diversity Abroad

In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

For More Information

For additional information about the program, please contact:

EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

Professor Anne Bjork, faculty member in the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky,; Professor Allan Richards, faculty member in the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky, Professor Bjork will be directing the program.

Mr. Mack Maynard, EA Advisor,

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This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.