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.

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ONLINE COURSES: A NEW OPPORTUNITY

In response to the public health emergency and travel restrictions caused by the COVID19 pandemic, Studio Escalier has moved all its teaching activities online through May 2021.

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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“Le Licteur (copy after Paul Baudry)” pencil on paper, 2020 by visiting faculty Tobias HALL

2020 ONLINE | NOVEMBER DRAWING

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

INSTRUCTOR: 2020 ONLINE | NOVEMBER DRAWING will be taught by visiting faculty Tobias HALL

PLATFORMS
and FORMAT:

Video content will be hosted on Vimeo, and available only through the Studio Escalier website. Demonstration slideshows and photos essays will be provided too.

Individual weekly critique and weekly group meetings will take place on Zoom.

A private Facebook Group will be created for those students who wish to post their progress and share their work during the course.

The Facebook group will be monitored by the instructor and participation is optional.

CLASS DATES: Sunday, 8 NOVEMBER 2020 – Sunday, 6 DECEMBER 2020 (4 weeks)

CLASS SCHEDULE:


A 3-4 hour video demonstration will be uploaded each Sunday, and a second slideshow/ video snippet demonstration each Monday.

Weekly online group meeting on SUNDAY.

Individual critiques will be scheduled once weekly on FRIDAY or SATURDAY.

CLASS SIZE: 16 students, per 4-week section
WHO is ELIGIBLE?
Entry by application only. Anyone may apply.
TUITION PRICE: 600 EUROS for 4 weeks
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2020

PAYMENT DUE: SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2020
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2020 ONLINE | NOVEMBER DRAWING are OPEN.

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 using the link below:

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“Peonies” (in progress) oil on linen, 2013 by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING

2020 ONLINE | FLOWERS: FORM & COLOR

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

INSTRUCTOR: 2020 ONLINE | FLOWERS: FORM & COLOR will be taught by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING

PLATFORMS
and FORMAT:

Video content will be hosted on Vimeo, and available only through the Studio Escalier website. Demonstration slideshows and photos essays will be provided too.

Individual weekly critique and weekly group meetings will take place on Zoom.

A private Facebook Group will be created for those students who wish to post their progress and share their work during the course.

The Facebook group will be monitored by the instructor and participation is optional.

CLASS DATES: Sunday, 8 NOVEMBER – Sunday, 6 DECEMBER 2020 (4 weeks)

CLASS SCHEDULE:


A 3-4 hour video demonstration will be uploaded each Sunday, and a second slideshow/ video snippet demonstration each Monday.

Weekly online group meeting on SUNDAY.

Individual critiques will be scheduled once weekly on FRIDAY or SATURDAY.

CLASS SIZE: 16 students, per 4-week section
WHO is ELIGIBLE?
Entry by application only. Anyone may apply.
TUITION PRICE: 600 EUROS for 4 weeks
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2020

PAYMENT DUE: SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2020
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2020 ONLINE | FLOWERS: FORM & COLOR are OPEN.

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 using the link below:

request-form

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2021 ONLINE | LIGHT on the PORTRAIT

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

INSTRUCTOR: LIGHT ON THE PORTRAIT will be taught by founding faculty N. Michelle TULLY

PLATFORMS
and FORMAT:

Video content will be hosted on Vimeo, and available only through the Studio Escalier website.
Demonstration slideshows and photos essays will be provided too.

Individual weekly critique and weekly group meetings will take place on Zoom.

A private Facebook Group will be created for those students who wish to post their progress and share their work during the course.

The Facebook group will be monitored by the instructor and participation is optional.

CLASS DATES: Sunday, 3 JANUARY 2021 – Friday, 29 JANUARY 2021 (4 weeks)

CLASS SCHEDULE:

New course content ( video lectures, demonstrations, slideshows, assignments) will be be published online each week by 12:00AM midnight on Friday and Saturday night (Paris time – GMT+1), making it available first thing in the morning on Saturday and Sunday, to all students worldwide.

Weekly online group meeting and instructor presentation held twice each SUNDAY, one morning and one evening time slot (Paris time – GMT+1).

Individual critiques will be arranged as required once each week on THURSDAY or FRIDAY.

CLASS SIZE: 18 students, per 4-week section
WHO is ELIGIBLE?
Entry by application only. Anyone may apply.
TUITION PRICE: 650 EUROS for 4 weeks
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2020

PAYMENT DUE: SATURDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2020
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2021 JANUARY ONLINE | LIGHT ON THE PORTRAIT are OPEN.

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 using the link below:

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