Nicole Michelle TULLY / Marco- mixed media paper – 2019



“It is by becoming familiar with the inventions of others that one learns, in art, to invent oneself.”

[ C’est en se rendant familières les inventions des autres qu’on apprendre, dans l’art, à inventer soi-même.]

– J.A.D. Ingres


LOCATION: Our December in Paris – Portrait Drawing program holds life drawing sessions in the Paris Program Studio in Montmartre, and offers weekly critique of ongoing student drawings at the Musee du Louvre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on the Paris Program Studio.
CLASS DATES: Monday, 29 November 2021 – Friday, 17 December 2021

CLASS SCHEDULE: Portrait drawing with model 16 hrs/wk (4 mornings: M,T,Th,Fr & Tuesday afternoon)

plus 1 individual Louvre critique per student per week with faculty.
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

All December in Paris students enroll full-time, for the entire three weeks
TUITION PRICE: 1500  for one 3-week term. (cost of housing in Paris is not included)

Students required to find and contract their own housing in Paris.
Click here for more information.


30 JULY 2021


2 AUGUST 2021


14 AUGUST 2021

HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2021 DECEMBER in PARIS – PORTRAIT DRAWING will open in JUNE 2021.

Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

If you wish to be notified when the application for 2021 DECEMBER in PARIS | PORTRAIT DRAWING is published online, please add your name to the course contact list by clicking below:





The December in Paris – Portrait Drawing program is a new opportunity for beginners, serious students and emerging professionals, available exclusively through Studio Escalier in this location.

The course will feature a structured curriculum on drawing the portrait from life, as well as copying after masterpieces of sculpture and painting at the Musee du Louvre. (16 hrs of life drawing per week; meeting for critique 1x per week at the museum.)

The sculpture halls and painting galleries of the Louvre are also open Wednesday and Friday evenings until 9:45pm for independent drawing.

Studio Escalier advises all enrolled students to apply for a yearly museum membership online (Carte Amis du Louvre jeune, professional, famille, etc ), to enter and draw in the Musee du Louvre daily, at no further cost. (Costs 15 – 80 euros for annual membership, depending on individual status.)


December in Paris will be team-taught by the artists Timothy Stotz and Nicole Michelle Tully.

Full-time faculty will occasionally work alongside students as fellow artists.

See our FACULTY page for instructor biographies and additional portfolio images.