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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:
Click the course title above for a full course description.
|LOCATION:||Our next Winter at the Louvre drawing program offers daily figure drawing for 8 weeks at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, as well as weekly critique of daily student drawings (from paintings and sculpture) at the Musee du Louvre.
Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
|CLASS DATES:||Monday, 6 January 2020 – Friday, 28 February 2020|
|CLASS SCHEDULE:||Instructed figure drawing with daily critique and weekly lecture-demonstration
16 hrs/week (Mon,Thu,Fri mornings, and all day Tuesday)
Weekly individual critique of independent student work, at the Louvre.
|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:||2525 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
|WHEN TO APPLY:||APPLY NOW
– final applications will be reviewed weekly on Friday. Decisions returned weekly on Sunday.
Due paid in full within 5 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:
Tablet and smartphone users can apply offline.
|LOCATION:||2020 Spring Portrait Painting will convene in Argenton-Chateau (79).
Please see our Facilities page for complete details on our campus and school facilities.
|CLASS DATES:||Arrive Thursday, 2 April 2020 – Depart Saturday, 25 April 2020
||Studio sessions will be held for 3 weeks total, Sunday – Thursday with 6 hrs life model daily, 5 days per week.|
|CLASS SIZE:||10 maximum + instructor(s)|
|WHO is ELIGIBLE?||Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
All Spring Figure Painting students must enroll full-time, for the entire 3 week term.
|TUITION PRICE:||2225 euros, shared 2BR housing included.
(Single living available in limited supply, for +250 euros minimum.)
| 1 DECEMBER 2019
|PAYMENT DUE:|| 14 DECEMBER 2019
|HOW to APPLY:||
Admissions for 2020 SPRING PORTRAIT in ARGENTON CHATEAU are OPEN.
Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.
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 2020 SUMMER PAINTING is 15 NOVEMBER 2019.
Click here for full details.