Timothy STOTZ / Study of Lucy 1 (Rimlight) - oil - 2010                             Study of Lucy 3 (Blue sky) - oil - 2010 

“Only nature well-seen, well-studied can give you the genuine brilliance and original knowledge that distinguishes the superior man from the common one. I say ‘well-seen’ because if you do not look unceasingly with a comparing eye as I’ve asked you to, you’ll get nowhere.”

“La nature bien vue, bien étudiée vous peut seule donner ces lumières originales qui distinguent l’homme supérieur d’avec l’homme commun. Je dis bien vue, car si vous ne la voyez sans cesse avec ces yeux de comparaison que je vous demande, il n’y a rien de fait.”

– Jean Baptiste Oudry, Réflexions sur la manière d’étudier la couleur (1749)


LOCATION: 2021 SPRING COLOR in PARIS  will convene in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on our campus and school facilities.
CLASS DATES: Monday, 1 March 2021 – Friday, 19 March 2021

Note: First class meeting will be Monday, 1 March 2021, 9:00 AM
CLASS SCHEDULE: Studio sessions will be held for 3 weeks total, Mon – Fri, with 22 hrs. of figure studio per week.
CLASS SIZE: 5 maximum + instructors
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

All SPRING COLOR students must enroll full-time.

TUITION PRICE: 1995 euros, for one 3-week special program, housing in Paris NOT included.

See below to request the application by e-mail.
See below to request the application by e-mail.

HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2021 SPRING COLOR in PARIS are OPEN.

Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.





The 2021 SPRING COLOR in PARIS program is a “hands-on” opportunity for students and professionals, unavailable in this format elsewhere. Students will observe and receive critique from Nicole Michelle Tully and Timothy Stotz, exploring perceptual color in oils.

Students will profit from critique, exercises and lectures on color, including: color thumbnail (“poster study”) as well as various oil sketch techniques, using both limited and extended oil palettes.

Critique will be given five days weekly, and the studio culture offers daily opportunities for questions, discussions and impromptu “work-in-progress” demonstrations.

The program will also include one lecture-tour at the Musee du Louvre on the palettes, color inheritance, color theory, and teaching of color inside the Academie Royale, 1650 – 1800. (Cost of admission to the museum not included.)