Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014   (detail) 
Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014 
Timothy STOTZ / Study of Lucy 1 (Rimlight) - oil - 2010                             Study of Lucy 3 (Blue sky) - oil - 2010 
Drawing and Painting in Argenton-Chateau | April to October    
Our light source | Argenton-Chateau, France   
Timothy STOTZ /    Atalanta - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Toby HALL /    Tessa - pencil and chalk - 2012 
David BAIRD /    after the west façade of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia (V-IV century BCE) - pencil - 2013 
Drawing Programs in Paris | October to April
Paris Drawing Programs | Drawing and Lectures at the Musee du Louvre

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 DECEMBER in PARIS – 3-week Drawing Program

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LOCATION: The 2015 DECEMBER in PARIS will be held at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre
offering 15 hrs/week of drawing the human figure from life, and copying after masterpieces of painting and sculpture at the Musee du Louvre.
CLASS DATES: Sunday, 29 November 2015 – Friday, 18 December 2015
CLASS SCHEDULE: Studio sessions will be held 15 hrs/week for 3 weeks total, Monday – Friday.
Individual critique 1-2x weekly at the museum.
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
TUITION PRICE: 1425 euros, housing in Paris not included.
WHEN TO APPLY: ** APPLY NOW – Admissions for 2015 DECEMBER in PARIS are OPEN **

The priority application deadline is 1 July 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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2016 WINTER at the LOUVRE – 8-week Drawing Program

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LOCATION: The 2016 WINTER at the LOUVRE  will be held at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre
offering 16 hrs/week of drawing the human figure from life, and copying after masterpieces of painting and sculpture at the Musee du Louvre.
CLASS DATES: Sunday, 10 January 2016 – Friday, 4 March 2016
CLASS SCHEDULE: Studio sessions will be held 16 hrs/week for 8 weeks total, Monday – Friday.
Individual critique 1x weekly at the museum.
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
TUITION PRICE: 2475 euros, housing in Paris not included.
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2016 WINTER at the LOUVRE are OPEN **

The priority application deadline is 1 September 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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2016 SPRING COLOR in PARIS

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LOCATION: Our special program 2016 SPRING COLOR in PARIS  will be held in Montmartre
offering 22 hrs/week of painting the human figure from life.
CLASS DATES: Monday, 7 March 2016 – Friday, 18 March 2016
CLASS SCHEDULE: Studio sessions will be held 22 hrs/week for 2 weeks total, Monday – Friday.
CLASS SIZE: 8 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
TUITION PRICE: 1475 euros, housing in Paris not included.
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2016 SPRING COLOR in PARIS will open SOON **

The priority application deadline is 1 September 2015.

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


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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 2016 SUMMER INTENSIVE is 15 November 2015.

Click here for full details.