Welcome to our artistic haven

The Academy was founded in 2006 by Helen Caputo and Benoist Chapel, with the aim to provide a broad range of painting and drawing teaching for both professionals and beginners.

Helen and Benoist′s background is porcelain painting yet over the years they both developped creative skills and talents in varied areas such as glass fusing, oil and acrylic painting, or ballpen drawing. Their tireless creative passion and energy have attracted a broad community of passionate students who produce beautiful artworks which are regularly displayed on the Academy's Facebook page.

With an exceptional location in a privileged part of Nice (French Riviera), not far away from the town centre (and seafront!) and its entertaining day and night life, the Academy is the ideal place to come and learn or practise painting and drawing, with Helen, Benoist and internationally renowned porcelain artists who frequently come for painting seminars.

Available classes: Porcelain painting, Oil and Acrylic painting, Watercolour, Drawing and Ballpen drawing.
All levels, beginners welcome. See our Classes section.
English, Spanish, French and Italian spoken.