The following May and June classes begin May 10 2016:

Drawing Studio: May/June

Wednesday | May 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15 | 10h00 to 12h30 | 240 euros for the full course, 48 euros per class pro-rata

 Painting Studio: May/June

Tuesdays May 10, 17, 24 31 and June 7, 14 | 14h00-16h30 | 240 euros for the full course,  48 euros per class pro-rata

Saturday Printmaking Workshop: May

May 21 | 11h00 to 16h00 | 100 euros all materials included.

Saturday Printmaking Workshop: June

June 25 | 11h00 to 16h00 | 100 euros all materials included.



Contact or the WICE website for details.







Winter drawing and painting classes begin January 12, 2016

A drawing class without stress, only engaging activities for beginners and more advanced students. Plenty of freedom to explore combined with knowledeable, practical instruction.

Color through Painting_Tuesday afternoons_January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16_ from 14h00 to 16h30.

Color studies from nature and examples of paintings both traditional and contemporary. Watercolor and acrylic mediums (acrylic paints provided) on paper and on canvas.

Drawing Studio_Thursday mornings_January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18_from 10h00 to 12h30

A new format for figure drawing that adds studies of anatomical and master drawings, as well as museum visits to sketch from figurative sculpture, to the traditional practice of drawing from a live model.

Cost: 240 euros for the full series of 6 classes, or 48 euros per class pro-rata.

Saturday Printmaking Workshops

January 23 and February 13

These are introductory workshops monotype printmaking that may be repeated. All levels welcome. Small group, maximum 6. Class meets at La Ruche, an historic artist’s colony in the 15th arrondissement. Hours: 11h00 and 16h00.

Cost: 100 euros with all materials supplied.

Contact or the WICE website for details.



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NEW CLASS POSTINGS | September, October, November 2015

To register or request more information, please consult the WICE website

or submit your request using the contact form at the end of this posting.

Thank you!

Drawing Practice_Jan OLSSON_Fall 2015

DRAWING PRACTICE | Learning to See

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Number of classes: 8

Dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and November 3, 10, 17, 24

Times: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Full Course Cost: 290 euros

Pro-rata Rate: 48 euros/class

Members of this unique drawing course meet weekly in Jan Olsson’s private studio overlooking the park André Citroën. It is designed for:

  • Beginners who would like to learn to draw, but find it hard to start.
  • Those with experience who wish to refresh their drawing skills
  • Anyone wishing to enhance their perceptual skills
  • Students who desire the structure and inspiration of weekly sessions
  • Those who would benefit from the guidance of an experienced teacher
  • Those who enjoy practicing in a group

When you draw you learn to see. The world unfolds before your eyes, one page and one mark at a time.  “Practice, practice, practice and everything will come”, these words by a famous yogi also apply to drawing. Participants in this class are guided through drawing exercises adaptable to their own level and interests. Techniques and skills practiced will be:

  • Line drawings in pencil or pen from botanical subjects
  • Rendering light and shadow in charcoal or ink wash
  • Creating depth and volume with shading
  • Composing a composition from a still life or photograph
  • Creating texture with combined media

This class is suitable for all levels. Sketching paper and drawing ink are provided. A supply list and addresses of Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.

Color through Painting_Jan OLSSON_Fall 2015


Day of the Week: Tuesday

Number of classes: 8

Dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and November 3, 10, 17, 24

Times: 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Full Course Cost: 300 euros

Pro-rata Rate: 48 euros/class

Learn about color directly by mixing pigments and composing color harmonies with water-based paints (watercolors, gouache and acrylic). No experience in drawing is necessary. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to experiment. Exercises will include:

  • Creating decorative pattern designs
  • Making color studies from reproductions of paintings
  • Observing and painting color from nature
  • Exploring paint and color as a form of self-expression

This course is designed for those who:

  • Enjoy color and want to learn more about how it works
  • Appreciate paintings and want to understand color composition
  • Seek a creative experience
  • Wish to enhance their visual perception

This class is suitable for all levels. Paints and paper are supplied. A list of other materials and the addresses of Paris art supply stores will be offered at the first class meeting.

Figure Drawing Step-by-Step_Jan OLSSON_Fall 2015

FIGURE DRAWING | One Step at a Time

Day of the Week: Thursday

Number of classes: 8

Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22 and November 5, 12, 19, 26

Times: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Full Course Cost: 300 euros

Pro-rata Rate: 48 euros/class                     

The image of the human face or body is a subject of universal appeal. Children take to it naturally, but for adults it can seem a daunting task. With instruction, time and practice, participants in this class will learn step-by-step how to approach this challenging and rewarding subject.

Exercises will include:

  • Studies of master drawings
  • Drawing visits to museums and parks
  • Copies of anatomical illustrations
  • Basic drawing exercises to sharpen perception
  • Sessions with a live model

This course would be a good choice for those who:

  • have longed to be able to draw a portrait or figure
  • want the structure and stimulation of a group experience
  • would like to sharpen their observation skills
  • enjoy figure drawing and wish to practice with guidance from an instructor

This class is open to all levels. The cost of registration covers models’ fees and sketching paper. Museum tickets are not included. A materials list and addresses for Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.

Saturday Printmaking Workshop_Jan OLSSON_October 2015


Two classes: Ocober 10 and November 7

11 am to 4 pm

Cost: 100 euros each class (all materials provided)

Course description

Learn the basics of printmaking through a simple and popular technique known as the “monotype”. Making a monotype print involves no toxic materials or laborious technique. As its name suggests a monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Rather than carving or etching, a monotype is made by painting with ink on a smooth surface.

For prospective students who are unfamiliar with monotype prints, you can view a collection of student’s prints and images on this blog’s Monotype Printmaking page.

No knowledge of drawing or painting is needed to enjoy its immediacy and rich textural effects. One can make a print in just a few minutes with almost no technical skill, and some techniques can be used at home.

  • This course is designed for:
  • Anyone who would enjoy having a new creative experience
  • Working WICE members who would enjoy a relaxing and creative Saturday activity
  • Accompanied children age 10 or over
  • Artists of all kinds who want to learn and practice new techniques
  • Those who enjoy sharing a creative activity with others.

Course requirements

No prior experience is necessary. This class is open to all levels and may be repeated. Students will need to bring a cover-up and picnic lunch.

Please let us know if you have any questions or are interested in enrolling for one of the Fall 2015 classes:



Thank you. We hope you will visit again soon to see our new postings.


Saturday Printmaking Workshop_June 27  |   Stage de l’Estampe_samedi 27 juin

Pulling a print_tirage sortant de la presse

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Classes_April/May 2015

Cours de dessin, peinture, et de l’estampe_Avril/Mai 2015

Studio with Model_Atelier et Modèle

Drawing/Dessin_Tuesday/Mardi 10h00-12h30_6 cours: 240 euros_Tuesday/mardi 7 & 14 avril, 5, 12, 19 & 26 mai

Watercolor and Acrylic Painting/Atelier d’Aquarelle et d’Acrylique_Wednesday/Mercredi 10h00-12h30_6 cours: 240 euros_Wednesday/mercredi 1 & 8 avril, 6, 13, 20 & 27 mai

Figure Drawing Basics/Dessin de Figure Humaine: Thursday/Jeudi 10h00-12h30_6 cours: 240 euros_Thursday/jeudi 2, avril, 9 avril & 16 avril,  7, 21 & 28 mai 2015

Saturday Print Workshop/Stage de l’Estampe du Samedi_11 avril, 30 mai, 27 juin de 11h00 à 16h00_tout matériel fourni: 120 euros/cours

Saturday Print Workshop_March 14 2015

Stage de l’Estampe_14 mars 2015

Monotype Workshop/Stage Monotype

Monotype Workshop/Stage Monotype

  • 11 am to 4 pm with lunch break/11h00 à 16h00 avec pose déjeuner
  • Price 120 euros_50 euros deposit at registration
  • Prix: 120 euros_50 euros accompte à l’inscription
  • (All materials provided_Tout matériel compris)
  • Paris 15th quarter/15ème arrondissement Paris
  • class also available through WICE



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