From its cafes and museums to its boulevards and parks, Paris has served as muse for centuries of artists, creators, and visionaries. In this field-based creative course, immerse yourself in this palpable tradition as you hone your own artistic vision and explore new perspectives and media. Explore the city’s hidden corners and famous landmarks with your sketchbook and camera, and follow the footsteps of the many artists who worked in the city. Sketch studies of the Champs-Élysées in the rain, study the play of light on the façade of Notre Dame, and photograph street musicians playing on the Quai d’Orsay. Balance your field-based explorations with readings, film, and music: read Gertrude Stein’s musings on painting, screen Godard’s Breathless, and study the significance of Josephine Baker on Paris and its creative voice. Prepare a final exhibition for the rest of your group to share your own Parisian works.