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UK Sponsored: Drawing & Painting in Paris (Fine Arts)
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
|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:||Hostel||Eligibility:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Student Type:||Undergraduate students only|
|Advisor:||Mack Maynard||Program Director:||Allan Richards, Anne Bjork|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Included in the UK Sponsored program fee|
UK Sponsored: Drawing & Painting in Paris (Fine Arts)
Summer 2016 Dates TBD
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 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.
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.
- Students will enroll in A-S 396 Workshop: Drawing and Painting in Paris (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour)
Students will be housed in a youth hostel for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided at the youth hostel, but students will be responsible for all other 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.
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.
Passport & 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.
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, email@example.com; Professor Allan Richards, faculty member in the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org. Professor Bjork will be directing the program.
Mr. Mack Maynard, EA Advisor, email@example.com.
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