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 – 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. **

APPLY TODAY – final applications will be reviewed weekly each Friday, and decisions returned weekly each Sunday.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

Due paid within 6 business days of admissions notification
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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2019 AUTUMN PAINTING

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LOCATION: 2019 AUTUMN PAINTING will convene at our residential campus in Argenton-Chateau taught by founding faculty Timothy Stotz, Nicole Michelle Tully and visiting instructor M. Tobias Hall.
CLASS DATES: Arrive: Thursday, 29 August 2018 / Depart: Saturday, 12 October 2019
CLASS SCHEDULE: Drawing and painting the human figure 30 hrs/week, Sunday – Thursday.
CLASS SIZE: 13 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: 3300 euros, shared 2BR housing included in this price.
(Single housing available for +250 to +450 euros.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions are OPEN for 2019 AUTUMN PAINTING. **

The application deadline is 1 JUNE 2019.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:
15 JUNE 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 using the link below:

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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 MAY 2019.

Click here for full details.

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