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 
Timothy STOTZ /    John's Core - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Paris Drawing Programs | 2014 Spring in Paris
Paris Drawing Programs | 2014 Spring in Paris
"Les Médusés", choreography by Damien Jalet, 2013 | Cour Marly, Musee du Louvre
Laura NOTHERN /    Hercules and Omphale, after P.P. Rubens (1602-1605) - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Paris Drawing Programs | 2011 Winter at the Louvre
DRAWING PROGRAMS in PARIS

“To capture for oneself the talent of the Ancients and find it again in Nature.”

“S’approprier le talent des Anciens et le retrouver sur la Nature.” – le Comte de Caylus, 1763

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All upcoming drawing programs in Paris are listed and linked below.

Click on any course title to open the course description in a pop-up window (or find the course title in the site index at left.)

Course Title Course Dates
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2014 AUTUMN at the LOUVRE:   6-week Drawing Program
Figure drawing; drawing and critique at the Musee du Louvre
19 October – 28 November 2014
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2014 DECEMBER in PARIS:   3-week Drawing Program
Figure drawing; drawing and critique at the Musee du Louvre
30 November – 19 December 2014 
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2015 WINTER at the LOUVRE: 8-week Drawing Intensive
Figure drawing; drawing and critique at the Musee du Louvre
11 January – 6 March 2015
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2015 SPRING in PARIS:  3-week Drawing Program
Figure drawing; drawing and critique at the Musee du Louvre
15 March 2015 – 3 April 2015

 

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Overview – Paris Drawing Programs

Courses held at our Paris Program Studio (18eme arrondissement) — from October to April only — concentrate on figure drawing only. They also take the opportunity to visit and draw from the great art collections of the Louvre, as well as concurrent special exhibitions in Paris.

Anyone may apply. Enrollment is by online application 4 to 6 months in advance, including portfolio submission (2 images).

Accepted drawing program applicants are now advised to apply for Louvre membership online before arriving in Paris. Daily costs of museum entry are not included in the price of tuition. Cost of annual membership varies for different individuals, between 15 and 80 euros (carte Amis du Louvre adherent, jeune, professionel, famille ). Daily entry to the Musee du Louvre is then free of further charges.

Paris drawing programs may also include 1 or 2 lecture-tours inside the collection of the Musee du Louvre. Lectures are strictly reserved for students only, as the cost of group reservations for lectures is calculated by the total number of heads, and is included in the tuition price.

 
Housing and Living Costs in Paris

Unlike the courses held at our campus in Argenton-Chateau, Studio Escalier does not own, administrate, lease or assign housing for students enrolled in Paris drawing programs.

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and the internet now permits students to search for, evaluate, and rent virtually any living situation that one can imagine.

Renting for 1000 euros/ month is a typical rate, for a small furnished studio apartment — but less expensive quarters can be found. Monthly living costs are difficult to predict, since lifestyles vary widely. Some students live on as little as 80 euros/week. Public transport to and from the studio and the museum will cost 50 to 75 euros/month, depending on where you live.

We offer general housing advice and guidelines to applicants and to accepted students, including a few trusted local property management companies and individuals in Paris. Note: Do not pay for accommodations in Paris before your successful application and acceptance to the course!

Here are links to a few suggested services, agencies, and websites, to help you do your own research:

Feels like Home in Paris

VROB – Vacation Rental by Owner

Sabbatical Homes

Paristay

Studios in Montmartre

Vingt Paris

House Trip

AirBnB

Write us at info@studioescalier.com with all questions, and for more information.

 
The Paris Program Studio – Studio Escalier, Montmartre

Located on a tiny street in Montmartre (18ème arrondissement), our Paris Program Studio sits in a quiet residential section of a quartier world-renowned for its artistic heritage. [Metro: Abbesses - M12].

The Paris Program Studio is a private and historic faculty residence, and is not open to the general public.
(Our studio was the first Montmartre atelier of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec where he first met Suzanne Valadon).

The studio is available to students during school hours only, Monday – Friday.

It offers approximately 450 sq ft (42m2) of active studio space, with a 14-foot ceiling (4.25 meters), and one entire wall of north light. There is ample space for up to 10 students to work, plus the instructors.

The studio is well-heated and insulated. High-quality easels, chairs, tall stools, drawing boards and folding stools are provided for classroom use.

The Paris Program Studio currently offers drawing instruction only.

For precise daily schedules, see individual course description pages (linked in the program listing above).