November 2018: Texture, brushstroke and color in Monet’s painting

During three sessions, participants studied Monet’s texture, brushstroke and color from the water lily paintings, then used that inspiration to paint from a still life.

Students: Kate Miller and Mary Lostak.

Our next class features Matisse: his ink/brush drawings and the paintings they inspired. Starting on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Look for information here.





Paris in the snow | Paris sous la neige

Drawing today at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine | Views of Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower in the snow
Dessin aujourd’hui à la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine | Vue sur Trocadero et le Tour Eiffel sous la neige



Drawing the Dijon mourners in the gallery of casts | Dessiner les pleureurs de Dijon dans la galerie des moulages.




7 février 2018



See Classes | Cours page for listing of 2018 spring studio arts classes in drawing and painting.

2017-08-13 17.12.11


Self Portraits in Charcoal

2016-04-13 12.50.10

Kay Holmes_Self Portrait

2016-04-13 12.04.08

Sandrine Puechaffret in the studio

2016-04-13 12.26.46

Darah Odelson_Self Portrait

2016-04-13 12.03.58

Darah Odelson in the studio


April 13, 2016_Drawing on Ingres/Laid paper with vine charcoal.



Spring Drawing, Painting and Printmaking


Classes begin March 7, 2016

PAINTING STUDIO | Tuesday afternoons from 14h00 to 16h30

An open painting studio for adults. Instruction includes techniques in acrylic and combined media, color and composition, and resources for creative inspiration.

DRAWING STUDIO | Wednesday morning from 10h00 to 12h30

A morning drawing class for all levels. Instruction includes rendering light and shade, cross-hatching, using value to create volume and strong composition, expressive line and texture. Contemporary as well as traditional approaches to subjects including still-life, portrait, figure drawing, and photography  as well as abstract image making.


An introductory workshop to the art of monotype printmaking. Class meets at La Ruche in the 15th arrondissement, from 11h00 to 16h00 (with an hour’s break for lunch at 13h00). Price is 100 euros, all materials supplied.

Registration link here for WICE members | Others please email





Color through Painting

Recent paintings from students in Color through Painting  

January-February course with 6 classes begins on January 12.

(See class descriptions under Classes | Cours)


Jessica Travis_acrylic on paper_Kansas Landscape


Mary Lostak_acrylic on canvas_study from Cezanne


Jill Brewer_acrylic on canvas board_Boats


Katie Tynes at work on a study from Vlaminck

Watercolor studies preceeded these paintings. Some students had experience, others none. Photographs were sources for Jill Brewer’s “Boats” and Jessica Travis’ “Kansas Landscape”. Katie Tynes and Mary Lostak chose to work from paintings by Vlaminck and Cezanne.



Painting Studio

After a visit to the Royal Academy in London, painting from a still-life inspired by Richard Diebenkorn