"Memento Mori" by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, oil on canvas 2009
Study for "Memento Mori" by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, pencil on paper, 2009
"Cookware" by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, oil on canvas, 2011
"Fruitbasket (for Caravaggio)" – detail – by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, oil on canvas, 2014
"Fruitbasket (for Caravaggio)" by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, oil on canvas, 2014
Study "Fruitbasket (for Caravaggio)" by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, pencil on paper, 2014
"Portrait of Raven" and other studies, by visiting faculty Krista SCHOENING, oil on canvas, 2010-2012

“Beauty: it’s the satisfaction of vision.”

“La beauté, c’est la satisfaction de la vision.” – Pierre BONNARD


LOCATION: 2018 SUMMER in PARIS – PERCEPTUAL COLOR will convene at our Paris Program Studio in Montmartre.

Please see our Facilities page for complete details on our studio facilities.
CLASS DATES: Sunday, 10 June – Friday, 29 June 2018

CLASS SCHEDULE: Daily painting 25 hrs/week (daily schedule to be announced) for 3 weeks total. 

Painting lecture-demonstrations, and daily one-on-one critique in-studio.
CLASS SIZE: 8 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

All Perceptual Color students must enroll full-time, for the entire 3 weeks.

TUITION PRICE: 1450 euros, for one 3-week term.

Cost of Paris housing is not included.

1 APRIL 2018

13 APRIL 2018

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




Perceptual Color is a special 3-week oil painting program for art students and artists, offered for the first time in this location.

Students will profit from critique and lectures by visiting instructor Krista Schoening, introducing and demonstrating essential concepts and skills of perceptual color in oils — painting the human figure from observation in a still-life/interior environment.

Studio sessions will meet 25 hrs/week for 3 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.


Krista SCHOENING  – 2018 Visiting Faculty
Tutor in Painting and Drawing

Krista M. Schoening (b. 1980) is a painter, draftsman and printmaker. She excels in still-life painting, portraiture, and intaglio printmaking (etching, engraving, drypoint, etc).

Ms. Schoening has exhibited in both commercial and public galleries, including the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA; the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; and, internationally, at the 2011 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, in London.

In 2015, her monumental flower painting Karma Dahlia II was voted into the top 25 2-D works at ArtPrize, one of the most highly attended art exhibitions in the world.

Schoening is represented by Haynes Galleries, with locations in Maine and Tennessee. Her work has been mentioned in the Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, the Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic, and was featured in the recently published Art of Vanitas by Rodney O’dell Davis. Her work is in private collections in the United States and Europe.

She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She has taught drawing and color theory at the University of Washington, where she was awarded the Parnassus Award for Teaching with Excellence. She received a Top Scholar Fellowship from the University of Washington in the Autumn of 2015, and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in art history, with a focus on Renaissance and Baroque Italian painting.

Ms. Schoening additionally studied painting and drawing at Studio Escalier (Argenton-Chateau and Paris) and at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, NM, where she worked as a studio and administrative assistant to Anthony Ryder (2008-2010). At Studio Escalier, Schoening is a former work-study scholar (2007), Waterway Fellowship winner (2009), studio manager (2010) and now visiting faculty.

She received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame (2002) in anthropology and Spanish. She pursued post-graduate studies in anthropology at Cornell University, before taking up painting as a career.