Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014   (detail) 
Nicole Michelle TULLY /    NG2 - oil on wood - 2014 
Drawing and Painting in Argenton-Chateau / April to October    
Timothy STOTZ /    Atalanta - charcoal and chalk - 2012 
Timothy STOTZ / Study of Lucy 1 (Rimlight) - oil - 2010                             Study of Lucy 3 (Blue sky) - oil - 2010 
Drawing Programs in Paris / October to April
Founder and Director – Timothy STOTZ /   Lilly   - charcoal, chalk and pastel - 2015 
Assistant Faculty – David BAIRD /    after the west façade of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia (V-IV century BCE) - pencil - 2013 
Assistant Faculty – Toby HALL /    Tessa - pencil and chalk - 2012 
Founding Faculty – Nicole Michelle Tully /   "Class Demo - 2012" | oil on linen   
Paris Drawing Programs / Drawing and Lectures at the Musee du Louvre
Our light source / Argenton-Chateau, France   
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 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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2017 DECEMBER in PARIS

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LOCATION: Our tenth annual 3-week drawing program 2017 DECEMBER in PARIS will meet in our Paris Program Studio (Montmartre) – taught by founding faculty Timothy Stotz and Nicole Michelle Tully.
CLASS DATES: 26 November 2017 – 15 December 2017
CLASS SCHEDULE: Drawing the human figure 15 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: 1475 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2017 DECEMBER in PARIS are OPEN. **

The application deadline is 1 SEPTEMBER 2017.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

16 SEPTEMBER 2017
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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2018 WINTER at the LOUVRE

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LOCATION: Our annual 8-week drawing program 2018 WINTER at the LOUVRE will meet in our Paris Program Studio (Montmartre) – taught by founding faculty Timothy Stotz and Nicole Michelle Tully.
CLASS DATES: 7 January 2018 – 2 March 2018
CLASS SCHEDULE: Drawing the human figure 16.5 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: 2495 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Priority admissions for 2018 WINTER at the LOUVRE are OPEN. **

The priority application deadline is 1 SEPTEMBER 2017.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

16 SEPTEMBER 2017
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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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 less than 50% of the tuition price.

The scholarship application deadline for the 2017 AUTUMN INTENSIVE is 1 April 2017.

Click here for full details.

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