Visiting Faculty – Tobias HALL | Chiara (detail) – pencil on paper – 2016


“When we see a natural style, we are astonished and delighted,
for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.”

“Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout étonné et ravi,
car on s’attendait de voir un auteur, et on trouve un homme.” – Blaise PASCAL, Penséés, 1669


LOCATION: 2020 SUMMER in PARIS – FIGURE DRAWING  will convene at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on our studio facilities.
CLASS DATES: One 4-week term: 6 July – 31 July 2020
CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure drawing sessions with model 25 hrs/week for 6 weeks total. 

Weekly drawing demonstration and daily one-on-one critique in-studio.
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

Students must enroll full-time (5 hours/day Monday-Friday).

Students must apply for the entire 4-week term.
1 December 2019
PAYMENT DUE: 15 December 2019
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2020 SUMMER in PARIS – FIGURE DRAWING will open in November 2019.

Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process. See the application form below for all further details.




Summer in Paris – Figure Drawing students will profit from critique and lectures by instructor M. Tobias Hall on drawing the human figure from observation, in various dry-media drawing techniques.

Figure sessions will meet 25 hrs/week for 6 weeks. Individual critique or studio demonstration will be offered five days a week, and the studio culture will offer daily opportunities for questions, discussions and impromptu “work-in-progress” demonstrations.

Students must enroll full-time (5 hours/day Monday-Friday), but may enroll for the entire 6-week program, or choose either 3-week section.


M. Tobias HALL  – Visiting Faculty
Tutor in Painting and Drawing

M. Tobias Hall (b. 1981) lives and works in Manhattan. He currently co-teaches the museum copy program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – alongside founding faculty and senior critic Edward Schmidt – for the MFA Painting program of the New York Academy of Art.

Mr Hall has taught drawing and painting as an instructor and assistant instructor at Studio Escalier (2011 – present), at the Ryder Studio School (Santa Fe, NM) and privately.

He was the 2009 recipient of the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Award for Painting. He has been awarded two Waterway Fellowships by Studio Escalier (2007, 2009) for artistic excellence.

M. Tobias Hall holds an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, and received his BA magna cum laude in Fine Arts (Animation) from Arizona State University.

He also studied drawing and painting at the Ryder Studio in Santa Fe, NM, at the Andreeva Portrait Academy, and in various Studio Escalier Intensive courses and programs in Argenton-Chateau and Paris — including daily drawing at the Musee du Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, and painting master copies in oil independently at the Louvre.