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“A stimulating mix of culture, art and the delights of the Tuscan countryside. I felt privileged and lucky to have been able to step out of the usual tourist role.”

Photos (left to righ and downward)

1) Walking the arts in Florence (icscis)
2) Montepulciano train station (icscis)
3) A palazzo in Rome (icscis)
4) Souvenir shop in Rome (icscis)
5) Art near the colosseum (icscis)


selected published articles

Dean Lisk, « Former resident to hold art courses, Larocque will teach local artists different ways to approach their work » West Nipissing Tribune, Sturgeon Falls, ON, July 9 2002.

Gerry Therrien, « An Opportunity for our Northern Ontario Artists. The Project Vasari in Mattawa », The Mattawa Recorder, Mattawa ON, July 7 2002.

Beth Rickers, « Art Historian passing along his knowledge », Daily Globe, Worthington, Minnesota, April 4 2002, USA.

 « Canoeists plucked from Georgian Bay islands », The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 4, 2001. icscis' painters were the rescuers.

Fama, Bogotá (Colombia) to be published.

« Cuando las ideas se transmutan », El Espectador, Bogotá, Colombia, Marzo 4, 2001,

Ginny Anderson, « Picture Imperfect », Next, Auckland, New-Zealand, January 2000

Sylvain St-Laurent, « Yves Larocque veut établir un jumelage de dessin », Le Droit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 22 , 2001.

Alberto Barbetti, "Il mondo? in mostra", Corriere di Siena, Siena, Italy, July 30, 2000.

D.M. "Des Canadiens exposent au pays de Monet", Le Démocrate vernonnais, Vernon, France August, 2000.

Isabelle Rodrigue, "L'école d'art ICSCIS, Une école d'art sans les murs", Le Droit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 25, 1999.

Isabelle Rodrigue, "Huit peintres nord-américains en Toscane, Voyageurs ès art", Le Droit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 25, 1999.

Coralee Kruger, « Dabbling in the World of Art », Cottonwood County Citizen, (Windom Minnesota), January 6, 1999.

Alberto Barbetti, « Le "meraviglie" della pittura Incontro con Yves Larocque e la sua scuola d'arte », Corriere di Siena, Siena, Italy, November 3 1998.

Alberto Barbetti, «La Valdichiana nelle tele dei pittori. Una mostra degli alievi di Larocque», Corriere di Siena, Siena, Italy, October 18, 1998.

"Exposition de peintures originales à la Fondation Carzou; des peintres en amour avec la Provence", Action Paysanne, Manosque, France, August 12 1997.

"Un voyage magique de Québec à Manosque, via Internet", La Provence, Marseille, France. Thursday August 14 1997.

Charlotte Vincent, "Peindre en Toscane", L'express, Toronto, Canada, 26 avril 2010.

"Finding Passion in Art" (Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Canada) in English 204 K

La meragiglie della Pittura" (Corriere de Siena, Siena, Italy) in Italian 159 K

"Voyageurs ès arts" (Le Droit,Ottawa Canada) in French 190K

"Cuando las ideas se transmutan" (El Espectador, Bogota, Colombia) in Spanish. 141 K
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"Four thumbs up for Studio Italia Workshop" (Art East Newsletter, Ottawa, Canada) in English 313 K
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"Spolight Chefs Monica Marquez and Yves Larocque" (LCBO Taste Experience, Ontario, Canada) in English 313 K
Art workshops France
"Une balade artistique peu banale en Provence", Le Midi-Libre, 12 juillet 2014, France.
Painting Workshops Provence
La Trovence est en peinture à Tarascon", La Provence, 12 juillet 2014, France.

Painting Workshops Provence
Une petite leçon de peinture dans la rue", La Provence, 25 juillet 2015 par Aurélie Marquez

Painting Workshops Provence
A Wekk in Italy", Bishop School Magazine, CA, by Diana Ardjman,

Painting Workshops Provence
Vlà des peintres canadiens", La Provence, 27 juillet 2016 par Aurélie Marquez

The noun of self becomes a verb.
This flashpoint of creation in the
present moment is where work
and play merge.
(Stephen Nachhmanovitch)

Since 1996, icscis walkthearts have been offering quality painting or art workshops and educational tours in France, Italy, Egypt, Spain, United States and Colombia. It is in Tuscany (around Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona) that we paint in plein-air, learn and discuss, since the landscapes of the Val d'Orcia are just astounding and the quality of life, seducing.  Attended by hundreds of art lovers and artists from all around the world, mostly New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Australia, our painting courses and art history seminars are given to small group by professional artists and art historians. walkthearts.com also provides educational travel for high school, college and/or university students, or on a private basis. Walkthearts offers a living experience through the arts.

updated February 8, 2019