|2013 AUTUMN at the LOUVRE / 6-week Drawing Program|
“The eye of one beautiful woman does not sit well in the beautiful face of another; nor does a pretty mouth, it goes without saying. What I’d say is most true is the parts are not only beautiful in themselves, but also in regard to all the other parts.”
“Che un bell’occhio d’una femmina non istà bene sopra un bel viso d’un’altra; così una bella bocca, e vadasi discorrendo; cosa che io direi esser verissima, perché le parti non sono belle solamente per se stesse, ma anche in riguardo alle altre parti.”
- Bernini, Vita del Cavaliere Gianlorenzo Bernini (1682)
|LOCATION:||Our new Autumn at the Louvre – 6-week Drawing Program will hold morning drawing sessions in our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, as well as offer weekly critique of ongoing student drawings at the Musee du Louvre.|
Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
|CLASS DATES:||Sunday, October 20 – Friday, November 29, 2013 (One 6-week term)|
|CLASS SCHEDULE:||Figure sessions with live model 16.5 hrs/week (M,Th,Fr mornings, and all day Tuesday)|
One-on-one critique of student drawings at the Louvre
(One individual Louvre critique per student, per week, with alternating instructors.)
|CLASS SIZE:||10 maximum + instructors|
|WHO is ELIGIBLE?||Anyone may apply - There are no academic or other pre-requisites.|
All students must enroll full-time for this 6-week course, held in our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, and the Musee du Louvre.
|TUITION PRICE:||1850 euros for one 6-week term|
Six weeks of housing in Paris not included.
Students required to find and contract their own housing in Paris.
|WHEN to APPLY:||** Admissions for 2013 AUTUMN at the LOUVRE are now OPEN. ** |
The priority application deadline for AUTUMN at the LOUVRE is June 1, 2013.
Admissions decisions will be returned by June 5, 2013.
Click HOW to APPLY to learn more, and to download the application PDF.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: “2013 Autumn at the Louvre”
Our Autumn at the Louvre – Drawing Intensive program is a new Studio Escalier course and exclusive educational opportunity for arts professionals, emerging artists and art students, offered in co-operation with the Musee du Louvre, Paris.
It offers a unique 6-week curriculum of daily drawing in our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, with additional museum lectures and weekly critique of ongoing student drawings executed on-site at the Louvre.
Figure studio will be in-session for 6 weeks, Monday – Friday, 16.5 hrs weekly (3 mornings per week, and all day Tuesday)
The course will offer lecture-demonstrations on Tuesday mornings, and critique will be given in the studio 3-4 sessions per week.
Figure poses will vary in length between 10 minutes and one week (16+ hrs.), depending on the principles being discussed and taught.
The course will offer a structured curriculum of daily figure drawing from life every morning, with additional assigned drawing from masterpieces of sculpture in the Louvre, to be pursued in the afternoons, outside of class.
One-on-one critiques of student work will be given weekly at the Musee du Louvre, with one of the two instructors. One-on-one critiques at the museum will be scheduled in advance, 30-45 minutes maximum per individual, once a week.
The sculpture halls and painting galleries of the Louvre are also open Wednesday and Friday evenings until 9:45pm, for independent drawing and occasional lectures by faculty - dates and times TBA.
Louvre lectures will place special emphasis on classical Greek and Roman sculpture, especially as they relate to the aesthetic evolution of French painting and sculpture from 1700 to 1850.
Studio Escalier will assist all enrolled students to apply for a yearly museum membership (Amis du Louvre, Carte jeunes or Carte professionel), to enter and draw in the Musee du Louvre daily, at no further cost. (Costs 15 – 70 euros for annual membership, depending on individual status.)
The Autumn at the Louvre – Drawing Intensive 2013 will be team-taught by the artists Timothy Stotz and Nicole Michelle Tully.
Full-time faculty will occasionally work alongside students as fellow artists, producing both drawings and paintings.
See our FACULTY page for instructor biographies and additional portfolio images.