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: 2021 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: dates to be announced
1-2x drawing demonstrations/week and daily one-on-one critique in-studio.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Figure drawing sessions with model 25 hrs/week for 4 weeks total. 
Students must enroll full-time (5 hours/day, Monday-Friday afternoons 1pm-7pm).
CLASS SIZE: 10 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply
There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
TUITION PRICE: 1750 euros (Students must apply for the entire 4-week term.)
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2021 SUMMER in PARIS – FIGURE DRAWING will open in November 2020.

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 4 weeks. Individual critique or studio demonstration will be offered 5 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 afternoons 1pm-7pm), for the entire 4-week program.


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

M. Tobias Hall (b. 1981) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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

From 2017-2019, he co-taught the museum copy program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City – alongside NYAA founding faculty and senior critic Edward Schmidt, for the MFA Painting program of the New York Academy of Art.

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.