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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2018 SPRING PORTRAIT in PARIS, No. 2

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LOCATION: Spring Portrait in Paris, No. 2 3-week painting program will be team-taught by founding faculty Nicole Michelle Tully and Timothy Stotz , at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
CLASS DATES: Sunday, 29 April 2018 – Friday, 18 May 2018 2017

Note: First class meeting will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 2:00 PM, at the Paris Program studio.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Portrait painting sessions with model 25 hrs/week (Monday – Friday)

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: 1975 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2018 SPRING PORTRAIT in PARIS, No. 2 are OPEN. **

The priority application deadline is 1 NOVEMBER 2017.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

18 NOVEMBER 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 SUMMER in PARIS – PERCEPTUAL COLOR

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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, 10 June 2018 – Friday, 29 June 2018 2017

Note: First class meeting will be Sunday, 10 June 2018, 2:00 PM, at the Paris Program studio.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure painting sessions with model 25 hrs/week (Monday – Friday)

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: 1450 euros, housing in Paris not included.
(Students are required to lease their own housing in Paris.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for 2018 SUMMER in PARIS – PERCEPTUAL COLOR are OPEN. **

The priority application deadline is 1 DECEMBER 2017.

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

16 DECEMBER 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 SUMMER INTENSIVE

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LOCATION: The 2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE will convene at our residential campus in Argenton-Chateau taught by founding faculty Timothy Stotz and Nicole Michelle Tully, with assistant faculty Tobias Hall.
CLASS DATES: Arrive: Thursday, 24 May 2018 / Depart: Saturday, 11 August 2018
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: 5375 euros, shared 2BR housing included in this price.
(Single housing available for +250 to +450 euros.)
WHEN TO APPLY: ** Admissions for the 2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE are OPEN. **

APPLICATION
DEADLINE:

1 January 2018

PAYMENT
DEADLINE:

3200 euros = due paid by 13 January 2018

2175 euros = due paid by 30 March 2018.
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 2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE is 15 November 2017.

Click here for full details.

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