Painting courses in Lausanne

In a Nutshell

Who's it for? Children aged 10 and over and adults, beginners and advanced. Techniques: watercolor and acrylic. No oil painting. Classes: weekly Where? Apolline - Rue St-Martin 9.

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Our painting courses in Lausanne are aimed at children aged 10 to 16 and adults (16+), whatever their level. Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn the basics of drawing and painting, or an initiate wishing to perfect your techniques, we offer weekly workshops tailored to your needs. Explore different artistic techniques such as watercolor and acrylic, and discover the pleasure of creating under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

Painting course program

Our weekly painting workshops are designed to accompany you in your artistic exploration, whatever your level. Whether you're drawn to the vibrant colors of acrylic or the subtlety of watercolor, our classes offer you the opportunity to discover and master these different techniques. For organizational reasons, oil painting is not offered.

For beginners, the emphasis is on learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting. You'll discover notions of composition, perspective, light and shadow, while exploring different color-mixing techniques. Practical exercises will enable you to familiarize yourself with the material and develop confidence in your abilities. For more experienced artists, classes offer the chance to refine their techniques, explore new styles and develop their own expression. Our teachers, all professional artists, will guide you in your personal projects and give you invaluable advice to help you progress.

Classes take place in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere, conducive to creativity and exchange. Small groups ensure personalized attention and support tailored to individual needs. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information on our painting courses and to start your artistic adventure!

FAQ - Painting courses

1. What kind of painting courses do you offer?

We offer weekly watercolor and acrylic painting workshops for children aged 10 to 16 and adults aged 16 and over, beginners or advanced.

2. Where do painting classes take place?

Our painting courses take place in Lausanne, in our studio at Rue St-Martin 9.

3. How do I register for painting classes?

You can consult our online registration form and choose the time slot that suits you best. The number of places remaining for each course is indicated directly on the form.

4. How long do painting courses last?

Courses for 10-16 year-olds last 90 minutes. Enrolments can be made at any time and cover the entire current school year, to ensure optimum follow-up and progress. Adult courses, on the other hand, are organized on a quarterly basis, offering a flexible solution tailored to your needs. These last 120 minutes.

5. Is there a limit to the number of participants per course?

Yes, to ensure personalized attention and an atmosphere conducive to learning, we limit the number of participants to 12 per course.

6. Do I need to bring my own painting materials?

No, we provide all the materials you need to paint (brushes, paints, paper, etc.). Just bring your creativity and enthusiasm! However, if you have any special equipment, you can of course bring it with you.

7. Do you offer oil painting courses?

For organizational reasons linked to the drying time of oil paints, we do not offer this type of medium. We concentrate on watercolor and acrylic techniques. The latter offers very similar possibilities to oil painting.

8. Do you organize painting workshops during the vacations?

We offer drawing, painting and illustration courses during the school vacations. These workshops can include painting as part of the coloring process. Please visit our website for more information on our internships and summer camps in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

9. How do I pay for painting lessons?

For annual courses for children, you can choose between a one-off payment or a monthly payment plan. For quarterly courses for adults, payment is made individually at the beginning of each quarter.

10. How can I find out more about painting courses?

Please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form on our website. We'll be delighted to answer any questions you may have and help you with your registration.


Courses Length Monthly price* One price**
Painting 10-16 years - 1 year 90 minutes

99.00 CHF

1150.00 CHF
Painting Adults - 16+ - 1 term (quarter) 120 minutes


595.00 CHF

* 12 monthly payments due from September to August (see our règlement).
** Price for payment of courses for the full period in a single payment.

All fees are included in the prices shown. Enrolment during the term is possible (price calculated pro rata to the number of courses remaining).

Registration by term (quarter) is only possible for adult courses.

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