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New Amateurs Academy (NABA)

Treat yourself to exceptional courses at Beaux-Arts de Paris!

Discover or improve. Looking at the body of a model, an architecture or a masterpiece from the past. Learn to be inspired by it, to reproduce it, model it, draw it, or photograph it. Learn how to engrave, paint, sketch the storyboard of a film or a comic book story. To explore oneself through self-portrait, painted or photographic, to express oneself while practicing, to follow the old ones by learning morphology, fresco, mosaic or ceramics; or the modern ones by practicing silkscreen or digital arts. The renewed ambition proposed by our New Academy of Amateurs of Beaux-Arts de Paris is this: to love studying and practicing art in a wonderful site surrounded by the masterpieces of the past, to rely on one of the most beautiful national collections of Renaissance and Classicism art to admire, enjoy and create in contact with contemporary artists chosen for their talent, knowledge and technique.


In 2021, Beaux-Arts de Paris reinvents the amateur practice program and launches the Nouvelle Académie des Amateurs.

This new Academy offers an original and varied offer, supported by great artists and technicians, from 16 years old, whatever your level and your expectations.

Throughout the year, during one term or during a summer internship, develop your artistic skills in an emblematic place that houses one of the most prestigious art schools in Europe.

Drawing or painting with a live model, anatomy, morphology - the technique workshops are now complemented by thematic workshops, allowing the exploration of portrait and self-portrait, drawing from the works of masters, city roaming, storyboarding or object drawing.

New workshops are dedicated to young people aged 13 to 16, among which "Self-exploration: from portrait to self-portrait" “Storyboard initiation”.

New courses will be offered on the Saint-Ouen site, in large workshops with cutting edge equipment, where you will be able to practice mosaics, ceramics, engraving or modeling.


How to register?

Registration is now directly online: click on the "Register" button.

We have set up payment by credit card via a secure site to facilitate your process.

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Prices vary between €200 and €400 depending on the selected course.

A 40% discount is offered, upon presentation of proof, to students under 26 years old, scholarship holders and job seekers.


Your benefits

Find all your courses on the School's App and be informed of all our news. Thanks to the Beaux-Arts de Paris Newsletter, you will be invited to participate fully to our cultural program: exhibitions, conferences and meetings, exceptional events...

The presentation of the New Amateur Academy card will give you access to many privileges:

  • Invitation to exhibition openings
  • Access to the Contemporary Art Library, one of the most important in France (from September 2021)
  • 5% discount on books and 10% discount on merchandise at the Beaux-Arts de Paris bookstore


In the press

« La prestigieuse Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris propose des cours pour les amateurs » TimeOut

« Beaux-Arts de Paris : l'institution lance ses premiers cours accessibles à tous ! » Paris Zigzag

« Les Beaux-Arts de Paris lancent l'Académie des amateurs des Beaux-Arts » Sortir à Paris

« L'école des Beaux-Arts de Paris ouvre une académie pour les amateurs » Le Parisien


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