Workshops: French Architecture in NYC — Intermediate B1 & higher

Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Type: Workshops
Level: Intermediate B1, Advanced B2, Expert C1 C2
May 9, 16, 23 • June 6, 13, 20

Mondays, 2–4pm
Led by Svetlana Pézier
$69 per workshop

Both a sightseeing licensed tour guide of NYC and teacher at FIAF, your guide will show you your own city via a new angle.

If you’re into French Art, Culture, Architecture, learn new vocabulary, while walking around, this workshop is for you!

Workshops will be conducted outside, weather permitting.

B1 Intermediate: May 9, 16, 23
B2 Advanced & up: June 6, 13, 20

 

  • Around 5th Ave : The Hidden French Architecture in Midtown, Manhattan

    Intermediate B1: May 9
    Advanced B2 & up: June 6

    Beaux-Arts, Art Déco, Functionalism, Gothic Revival… Are you familiar ? Through several examples, such as the Library of France at the Rockefeller Center, the origins of The Little Prince, the new 53W53rd tour, or the Cartier’s boutique, we will walk around in order to discover French influences around us. We will explore various architectural styles with major NYC landmarks, but also some less known.

    Note: this tour is different from “Around 42nd Street: The Hidden French Architecture in Midtown, Manhattan”.

  • Around 42nd Street : The Hidden French Architecture in Midtown, Manhattan

    Intermediate B1: May 16
    Advanced B2 & up: June 13

    Art Nouveau versus Art Déco, Functionalism, Classical Revival… Are you familiar? Through several examples, such as the Bryan Park Studios, the Chrysler Building, or the UN, we will walk around in order to discover French influences around us. We will explore various architectural styles with major NYC landmarks, but also some less known ones.

    Note: this tour is different from “Around 5th avenue: French Architecture’s secret in Midtown, Manhattan”. Both tours can be taken separately or together, with no specific order. Tour planned outdoors, depending on the weather.

  • Chelsea and its French Heritage

    Intermediate B1: May 23
    Advanced B2 & up: June 20

    Have you heard of Chelsea’s French heritage? Through several examples, such as the Joan of Arc Home, the French hospital, or St Vincent de Paul’s church, we will walk around in order to discover French influences around us. We will explore various architectural styles with major NYC landmarks, but also some less known ones.

This class is HyFlex
Hyflex gives you the flexibility to learn in person or online. In-person students can switch to attending class online at any time by requesting virtual access from their teacher. Watch the video.

Manhattan Safety Measures
Masks now optional inside FIAF Manhattan except in the Preschool and in à petits pas classes (ages 2–5). Students ages 18 and older attending classes in person at FIAF Manhattan are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination on the first day of class. Vaccination requirement is only met when the vaccine shot (both shots for a two-dose vaccine) has been administered at least 14 days before the first class.