Laura NOTHERN / Hercules and Omphale, after Rubens – charcoal and white chalk on grey paper – 2013


2015 DECEMBER in PARIS / 3-week Drawing Program

“…an experience that exceeded all my expectations, and will continue to resonate in my work for many years to come.”

- Ronald Wilson, Chairman, Graduate Department of Theater, Case Western Reserve University


LOCATION: Our next December in Paris – Drawing Program will hold morning drawing sessions in our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, as well as offer 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, November 29, 2015 – Friday, December 18, 2015

Note: First class meeting will be Sunday, November 30, 2:00 PM, at the Paris Program studio.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure drawing sessions with model 15 hrs/week (M,Th,Fr mornings, and all day Tuesday)

1-2 individual Louvre critiques per student per week with faculty.
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

All December in Paris students enroll full-time, for the entire three weeks
TUITION PRICE: 1425 euros  for one 3-week term. (cost of housing in Paris is not included)

Students required to find and contract their own housing in Paris.
Click here for more information.

WHEN TO APPLY: The priority application form will be published online here on April 1.

The priority application deadline is 1 July 2015.

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




The December in Paris Drawing Program is a “hands-on” opportunity for beginners, serious students and emerging professionals, available exclusively through Studio Escalier in this location.

The course will feature a structured curriculum on drawing the human figure and copying after masterpieces of sculpture and painting. (15 hrs of life drawing per week; meeting for critique 1-2 times per week at the Musee du Louvre.)

The sculpture halls and painting galleries of the Louvre are also open Wednesday and Friday evenings until 9:45pm for independent drawing.

Studio Escalier advises all enrolled students to apply for a yearly museum membership online (Carte Amis du Louvre jeune, professional, famille, etc ), to enter and draw in the Musee du Louvre daily, at no further cost. (Costs 15 – 80 euros for annual membership, depending on individual status.)

Paris drawing programs 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.


December in Paris 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.