Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014   (detail) 
Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014 
Our light source / Argenton-Chateau, France   
Drawing and Painting in Argenton-Chateau / April to October    
Timothy STOTZ / Study of Lucy 1 (Rimlight) - oil - 2010                             Study of Lucy 3 (Blue sky) - oil - 2010 
Founding Faculty – Nicole Michelle Tully /   "Class Demo - 2012" | oil on linen   
Founder and Director – Timothy STOTZ /   Lilly   - charcoal, chalk and pastel - 2015 
Timothy STOTZ /    Atalanta - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Drawing Programs in Paris / October to April
Paris Drawing Programs / Drawing and Lectures at the Musee du Louvre
Faculty – Toby HALL /    Chiara (detail) - pencil - 2016 
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.

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 too, 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 Programs including our Winter at the Louvre 8-week program — is by online application only. Entry can be competitive.

Online application is required for every course, 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.

To see our complete schedule of upcoming courses and application deadlines, visit the COURSE SCHEDULE page.

Every program that is currently accepting applications can also be found here on the HOME page.

Please pay close attention to the application deadlines below, and follow the links:

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2019 SUMMER in PARIS – PERCEPTUAL COLOR

Click the course title above to read the full course description, and see artwork by faculty.

LOCATION: Summer in Paris – Perceptual Color 3-week special painting program will be taught by visiting faculty Krista Schoening at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
CLASS DATES: Sunday, 16 June 2019 – Friday, 5 July 2019

Note: First class meeting will be Sunday, 16 June 2019, 2:00 PM, at the Paris Program studio.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure painting sessions with model 22 to 25 hrs/week (Monday – Friday), guided museum visit and slide lecture.

CLASS SIZE: 8 maximum + instructor
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

Students must enroll full-time.
TUITION PRICE: 1550 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2019 SUMMER in PARIS – PERCEPTUAL COLOR are OPEN. **

The application deadline is 15 MARCH 2019.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

30 MARCH 2019
HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Laptop and desktop users should use the link below to apply online now:

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Tablet and smartphone users can apply offline.
Request the course application by email:

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2019 SUMMER in PARIS – FIGURE DRAWING

Click the course title above to read the full course description, and see artwork by faculty.

LOCATION: Summer in Paris – Figure Drawing 3-week special painting program will be taught by faculty Tobias Hall at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
CLASS DATES: 6 weeks: 15 July – 23 August 2019
Section One: 15 July – 2 August 2019
Section Two: 5 August – 23 August 2019

Note: Students may apply for a single 3-week section, or apply for the entire 6-week term. See the online application form for details.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure painting sessions with model 25 hrs/week (Monday – Friday)

CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructor
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

Students must enroll full-time.
TUITION PRICE: 2000 euros for the entire six weeks.

1200 euros for either 3-week section.

Cost of housing in Paris not included.

WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2019 SUMMER in PARIS – FIGURE DRAWING are OPEN. **

The application deadline is 1 APRIL 2019.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

15 APRIL 2019
HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Laptop and desktop users should use the link below to apply online now:

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Tablet and smartphone users can apply offline.
Request the course application by e-mail:

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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 maximum scholarship award possible is 30% of the tuition price.

The scholarship application deadline for 2019 AUTUMN PAINTING is 1 APRIL 2019.

Click here for full details.

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