Drawing Programs in Paris | October to April
Timothy STOTZ /    Atalanta - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Paris Drawing Programs | 2013 Winter at the Louvre
David BAIRD /    after the west façade of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia (V-IV century BCE) - pencil - 2013 
Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014 
Drawing and Painting in Argenton-Chateau | April to October    
Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014 
Our light source | Argenton-Chateau, France   

HOME- Introduction and Upcoming Courses

STUDIO ESCALIER is a private studio art school and international arts colony in France, founded in 2001. Designed and directed by artists for artists, it is dedicated to the contemporary classical study of drawing and painting from life.

Now offering courses in English in the heart of Paris as well as in Argenton-Chateau (Poitou-Charentes), we are an international point of contact for professionals, emerging artists and beginning art students alike, attracting artists from more than 45 countries and 40 different US states.

Anyone may apply, there are no academic or artistic pre-requisites to apply as a student. It is an open admissions process, based mainly on portfolio submission – a review of artwork drawn or painted from life.

 
Admission to our Intensive Courses and Special Programs in drawing and painting in Argenton-Chateau — and to our various Paris Drawing Programs including our Winter at the Louvre 8-week program — is by online application only, 4 to 6 months before the first day of class.

Our student body includes: career painters, portraitists, illustrators, concept artists, animators, muralists, college art teachers, architects, sculptors, printmakers, graduate students, undergraduate students, serious beginners, and people who simply love to draw and paint the human figure.

 
Our most current schedule of upcoming courses can always be found here on the HOME page, please pay close attention to the listed application deadlines:

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2015 WINTER at the LOUVRE / 8-week Drawing Program

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LOCATION: Winter at the Louvre will hold morning figure drawing sessions in our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, as well as offer critique of student drawings copying after masterpieces of painting or sculpture at the Musee du Louvre.
CLASS DATES: 11 January 2015 – 6 March 2015
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – All students enroll full-time, for the entire 8 weeks
TUITION PRICE: 2450 euros  (cost of housing in Paris is not included)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** APPLY NOW – Admissions for 2015 WINTER at the LOUVRE are OPEN **

The final application deadline for WINTER at the LOUVRE is 1 November 2014.

HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Click “Apply Online” to go directly to the online application form:apply-online or  Download PDF

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2015 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING / 3-week Special Program

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LOCATION: Spring Portrait Painting will convene for 6 hrs/ day, 5 days/week at our campus in Argenton-Chateau
CLASS DATES: 30 April 2015 – 23 May 2015
CLASS SIZE: 9 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – All students enroll full-time, for the entire 3 weeks
TUITION PRICE: 2200 euros  (2BR shared housing included)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** APPLY NOW – Admissions for 2015 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING are OPEN **

The priority application deadline for SPRING PORTRAIT is 1 November 2014.

HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Click “Apply Online” to go directly to the online application form:apply-online

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2015 SUMMER INTENSIVE

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LOCATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive will convene at our residential campus in Argenton-Chateau in Poitou-Charentes, offering 30 hours/week of drawing and painting the human figure from life.
CLASS DATES: 28 May 2015 – 16 August 2015
( 11 weeks total, with a one week break in the middle)
CLASS SIZE: 13 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – All students enroll full-time, for the entire 11 weeks
TUITION PRICE: 5300 euros  (2BR shared housing included , singles and family housing options also available)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** APPLY NOW – Admissions for the 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVE are OPEN **

The priority application deadline for the SUMMER INTENSIVE is 1 January 2015.

HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Click “Apply Online” to go directly to the online application form:apply-online

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NEED FINANCIAL HELP?

New merit scholarships and work-study awards are now available for our Intensive Courses in Argenton-Chateau.

The scholarship application deadline for the 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVE is 15 November 2014.

Click here for full details.