Laura NOTHERN /    Hercules and Omphale, after P.P. Rubens - charcoal and chalk - 2012
Paris Drawing Programs | Winter at the Louvre
Timothy STOTZ /    John's Core - charcoal and chalk - 2012
Paris Drawing Programs | Winter at the Louvre
"Les Médusés", choreography by Damien Jalet, 2013 | Cour Marly, Musee du Louvre
Paris Drawing Programs | Autumn at the Louvre
Paris Drawing Programs | Autumn at the Louvre

“To capture for oneself the talent of the Ancients and find it again in Nature.”

[S’approprier le talent des Anciens et le retrouver sur la Nature.]

– le Comte de Caylus, Vie de Bouchardon (1763)


The current Paris Drawing Program schedule is listed and linked below.

Click on any course title below to open the course description in a pop-up window (or find the course title in the main menu at left.)

Course Title Course Dates
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2023 AUTUMN at the LOUVRE:
6-week Drawing Program

Figure drawing; drawing and critique the Musee du Louvre
6 Nov – 15 Dec 2023
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
2024 WINTER at the LOUVRE:
8-week Drawing Program

Figure drawing; drawing and critique at Musee du Louvre
8 Jan – 1st March 2024
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
5-week Drawing Program

Figure drawing; drawing and critique at Musee du Louvre
4 March – 5 April 2024
Timothy STOTZ
Michelle TULLY
4-week Drawing Program

Portrait drawing; drawing and critique at Musee du Louvre
22 April – 17 May 2024



Overview – Paris Drawing Programs

Programs held at our Paris Program Studio (18eme arrondissement) — from September to May annually — concentrate on figure drawing only. They also take the opportunity to visit and draw from the great art collections of the Louvre, as well as concurrent special exhibitions in Paris.

Occasional special programs are also now scheduled in Paris. See the Course Schedule for information.

Anyone may apply. Enrollment is by online application 4 to 6 months in advance, including portfolio submission (2 images).

Accepted drawing program applicants are now advised to apply for Louvre membership online before arriving in Paris. Daily costs of museum entry are not included in the price of tuition. Cost of annual membership varies for different individuals, between 15 and 80 euros (carte Amis du Louvre adherent, jeune, professionel, famille ). Daily entry to the Musee du Louvre is then free of further charges.

Paris drawing programs may also include 1 or 2 lecture-tours inside the collection of the Musee du Louvre. Lectures are strictly reserved for students only, as the cost of group reservations for lectures is calculated by the total number of heads, and is included in the tuition price.

Housing and Living Costs in Paris

Unlike the courses held at our campus in Argenton-Chateau, Studio Escalier does not own, administrate, lease or assign housing for students enrolled in Paris drawing programs.

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and the internet now permits students to search for, evaluate, and rent virtually any living situation that one can imagine.

Renting for 1500 euros/ month is a typical rate, for a small furnished studio apartment — but less expensive quarters can be found. Monthly living costs are difficult to predict, since lifestyles vary widely. Some students live on as little as 120 euros/week. Public transport to and from the studio and the museum will cost 50 to 75 euros/month, depending on where you live.

We offer general housing advice and guidelines to applicants and to accepted students, including a few trusted local property management companies and individuals in Paris. Note: Do not pay for accommodations in Paris before your successful application and acceptance to the course!

Here are links to a few suggested services, agencies, and websites, to help you do your own research:

Feels like Home in Paris

VROB – Vacation Rental by Owner

Sabbatical Homes


Studios in Montmartre

Vingt Paris

House Trip


Write us at with all questions, and for more information.

The Paris Program Studio – Studio Escalier, Montmartre

Located on a tiny street in Montmartre (18ème arrondissement), our Paris Program Studio sits in a quiet residential section of a quartier world-renowned for its artistic heritage. [Metro: Abbesses – M12].

The Paris Program Studio is a private and historic faculty residence, and is not open to the general public.
(Our studio was the first Montmartre atelier of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec where he first met Suzanne Valadon).

The studio is available to students during school hours only, Monday – Friday.

It offers approximately 450 sq ft (42m2) of active studio space, with a 14-foot ceiling (4.25 meters), and one entire wall of north light. There is ample space for up to 10 students to work, plus the instructors.

The studio is well-heated and insulated. High-quality easels, chairs, tall stools, drawing boards and folding stools are provided for classroom use.

The Paris Program Studio currently offers drawing instruction only.

For precise daily schedules, see individual course description pages (linked in the program listing above).