The workshop in illustrations …


Arestakes welcomes beginners and professionals to his workshop, located in Alfortville in the 94th region of outskirts of Paris, offering them tailor-made teaching.

The Aretakes workshop is a friendly place where all skill levels come together with no age limit. The courses are personalized to everyone’s desire and you can freely attend!

Open to the public twice a year, Arestakes workshop exhibits the works created by his students (the visit includes buffet and guided tour of the workshop introducing the works of the artist).

Courses at the workshop

You can produce creations straight out of your imagination or copies based on models, photos or drawings of your choice. Arestakes courses give you the freedom to change technique from one session to another. By reason of this customizable teaching, you can try and improve your drawing, modeling or sculpture making on wood, stone, wax, plaster, etc.

Moreover, Arestakes can help you with the preparation stage to get into an art school of fine arts, etc. OR he can provide continuous training, often subsidized by different organizations.

Sculpture and modeling courses

Every Wednesday

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Modeling courses from a live model

Every Wednesday

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sculpture and modeling courses

​Every Saturday

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course booking


Course duration minimum 2 hours

External interventions

External interventions :
Arestakes offers courses at schools, communities, businesses or private lessons at your premises.

Examples of external courses :

  • Animation and introduction to modeling and sculpture for GDF Sales Directors at the Hilton hotel (rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris) following their seminar.
  • Weekly interventions in the Jeanne d’Arc school complex at Kremlin Bicêtre (94th region of outskirts of Paris). Creation of a Christmas village and a 1m20 direct plaster tree with the children.
  • Interventions at Simone Franceschi kindergarten school in Alfortville (94th region of outskirts of Paris). Creation of sculptures and low relief with the kindergarten children.

My courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière

My friend’s visit to L’Acedémie de la Grande Chaumière, Franck Benito the Grandmaster in crystal making. Presenting my work of sculpted sturgeon intended for Hornet a Cristal Benito caviar cup for Caviar Kaspia, Madeleine square.

Other art works I created for Cristal Benito include the sturgeon sculpture and the elephant group:

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