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    • 02 Jan 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Mondays
    13:00PM - 2:30PM
    2-Jan to 27-Mar 2017
    13 sessions

    No classes during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please complete the English Placement Test.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau en anglais.

    Instructors: Lance Miller and Carl Coleman


    • 02 Jan 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Mondays
    4:00PM - 5:30PM
    2-Jan to 27-Mar 2017
    13 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period on official public holidays.

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of French. Our group leaders, native French speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only French for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to Languages with a brief summary of your level of French.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment. Nos animateurs de langue maternelle française, proposent des sujets intéressants, animent les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle uniquement français pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s):  Christian Lebreton, Melanie Razzetto, Guy Aranias, Nathalie Escande.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau de francais.

    Special Discount: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Year-long registration - 10% off
    • 04 Jan 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 5
    Wednesdays
    1PM - 2:30PM
    4-Jan to 29-Mar 2017
    13 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This Spanish Guided Discussion Group is open to people who speak Spanish almost fluently.  Our group leaders, native speakers from Spain or Latin America present interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please send an email with a brief summary of your background in Spanish, to Languages.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Espagnol est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent espagnol presque couramment.  Nos animateurs, natifs d'Espagne ou d’Amérique Latine, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants.  Le groupe parle seulement espagnol pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s):  Ethel Chesnoy

    Special Discount: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Year-long registration - 10% off
    • 04 Jan 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 0

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    Wednesdays
    14:30PM - 4:00PM
    4-Jan to 29-Mar 2017
    9 sessions

    No classes during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please complete the English Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau en anglais et de l'envoyer par email, en indiquant votre niveau de francais, à Languages..

    Instructors: Shamina Chowdhury, Dijana Vrban, Carl Coleman, Barbara Levy


    • 05 Jan 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 5
    Thursdays
    13:30PM - 3:00PM
    5-Jan to 30-Mar 2017
    13 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period except for official public holidays.

    This German Guided discussion Group is open to people with an advanced or intermediate level of German. Our group leaders from Germany suggest interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only German for 90 minutes.


    Before enrolling, please send an email with a brief summary of your background in German, to Languages.

    Facilitator(s):  Monika de Vigneral. Other facilitators could be added.

    Special Discount: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Year-long registration - 10% off
    • 07 Feb 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 10
    Tuesdays
    7-Feb to 28-Feb 2017
    (4 sessions)
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period, even during school vacations but no class during official public holidays.

    This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle

    Tuesday, 28 February 2017

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Free event


    Coutesy of RAYE

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.


    Not sure what event or course to do? Join us for a special Meet the Instructors event where you'll have the opportunity to find out what's on offer from our Walks and Visits and Living in France teams.


    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.


    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.


    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.


    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.


    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.


    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    2-Mar to 30-Mar-2017
    (9 sessions)
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    Based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations, the goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication and help you in any activity where French is needed. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress.
    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.
    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    2-Mar to 30-Mar 2017
    (9 sessions)
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 5
    Tuesdays 8:30am -  10am
    Fridays 11am - 12:30pm
    3
    -Mar to 31-Mar 1917
    (8 sessions)

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Master in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). For the past ten years, she has built up a combined business and French teaching experience in France and abroad.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 10

    Friday, 3rd March 2017

    18:30pm - 20:30pm

    Cost: €90 (Optional Dinner afterwards - €35 20:30pm - 22:30pm)


    An interactive introduction to distilled spirit beverages and how to taste them.


    Jonathan Goble, spirits aficionado and former beverages analyst, will guide you through the different aspects of spirit tasting.


    You will be offered six different spirits including Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Brandy and a couple of surprise guests.


    The tasting will be followed by an optional dinner.


    • 06 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 7
    Mondays
    6-Mar to 27-Mar 2017
    (4 sessions)
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This class is for WICE Members with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux membres de WICE qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire et à celles qui souhaitent réactiver leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.

    Instructor: 

    Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

    Important:
     Before registering for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Instructor’s Studio, Ile St Louis
    • 5

    Tuesdays, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2017

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Cost: € 204 (four-part series)


    The artistic choices we make with our cameras tell us about who we are, what we love, and how we might "speak" to the world with visual images.


    This course is for all photographers who would like to take their work to the next level by learning new techniques, discovering new ways to see the world through a lens, learning from the work of legacy and contemporary photographers, and focusing on themes which deepen the creative process.


    You will review creative tools such as composition, lighting, perspective, motion, contrast, selective focus, and post-production techniques through in-class exercises and assignments. We will discuss the work of past and present photographers, and how working in a series is both challenging and liberating.


    You will choose a theme to work on throughout the course, so that your final project will be a collection of images interwoven in style and subject.  Class review will help with the final selection of your images and the refinement of your work. The class will be encouraged to submit their work for an exhibit in the WICE gallery, the creation of a catalog/book or an article for publication.


    Students can expect to:

    • Become more familiar with their camera and its creative and technical options

    • Learn about exposure, composition, and how to engage subjects

    • Learn from the work of other photographers

    • Move their work in new creative directions

    • Participate in a friendly critique session of their work


    Course Requirements:

    • Suitable for all levels of photographers



    About the Instructor: Meredith Mullins is a popular photo instructor and fine-art photography mentor, an internationally exhibited photographer, and a winner of international photography competitions, including the Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, PX3 Competition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and Worldwide Gala Photo Awards. She is the author of the award-winning book In a Paris Moment, a leader of photo adventure tours, and the Co-Founder of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.
    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • meet at RER B, Luxembourg Station exit in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg.
    • 12

    Tuesday, 7 March 2017

    10:30am - 1.30pm

    Cost: €25


    While walking in the streets of the ‘Quartier Latin’ we will discover 1500 years of History.  This Parisian district is indeed the oldest one of Paris and has kept some remains of its Roman past like the Thermes of Cluny and many splendid Middle-age monuments such as the Church Saint-Séverin.  The ‘Quartier Latin’ also has a specific claim to fame; in the early 13th century, the King Philippe II created the University of Paris on the left bank of the city and it quickly became the main student district of Paris.


    Starting at the Jardin du Luxembourg, we will stop in front of the following monuments: the Chapel of the Sorbonne, the Thermes and the Hôtel de Cluny, the churches of Saint-Séverin, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre and Saint-Etienne-du-Mont and the Panthéon.


    We will conclude our tour in front of the Library Sainte-Geneviève, a building erected in 1851, foreshadowing the metallic structures imagined by Gustave Eiffel 30 years later.



    Instructor: Thomas Emery, Guide-conférencier
    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 7
    Tuesdays
    7-Mar to 28-Mar 2017
    (4 sessions)
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period, even during school vacations but no class during official public holidays.

    This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 11

    Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Cost: €55


    Taste all the Dishes, Glass of Wine & Cooking Demo

    A warm, long cooked meaty stew is the perfect dish to serve on a cold, damp Sunday in the spring. You'll want to add this French classic to your repertoire. 

    Did you kno

    w that the breast of veal, though it may be an inexpensive cut of meat, is packed with loads of flavor?

    You'll learn how to shop for and cut a breast of veal. Then you'll master how to saute it and pair it with rich mushrooms to create a gorgeous brown stew, or un ragoût.  

    For dessert, you won't want miss our Chef's twist on 'Gateau au Grand Marnier'.

    Impress your guests and learn how to make your own wonderfully simple orange liqueur  - called "le Quarante-Quarte".

    A classic Genoise cake is imbibed with the orange liqueur and finally topped with a chocolate glaze.

    If you've taken any of our classes, you know our Chef loves chocolate! 

    You won't be disappointed to get yet another wonderfully versatile chocolate sauce to tuck away in your recipe box. 

    Techniques in this class include: cutting and sautéing veal breast, making home-made orange liqueur, making a Genoise cake, and chocolate glaze.

    Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 12

    Wednesdays, 8, 15, and 22 March 2017

    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Cost: €65 (three-part series)


    --- Open to non-members ---


    His life spanned three quarters of the 19th century.  His music – very modern for its time - heavily influenced composers such as Wagner, Richard Strauss, Rimsky Korsakoff and Liszt. Yet how much of Berlioz’s huge output is actually familiar to us?


    In April 2017, American conductor John Nelson will direct a star-studded live recording of Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens (The Trojans) in Strasbourg.  WICE members are invited through personal connection to attend the final rehearsal of this event, combined with a specially organized tour of the city; see AA141 for details of this event.


    WICE is exceptionally fortunate that acclaimed American pianist Jeff Cohen, John Nelson’s assistant for this undertaking, has agreed to teach a three-session course at WICE during which we will learn

    • Why Berlioz is an important – even ground-breaking – French composer

    • Which of  his works can be considered chefs d’oeuvre and why

    • What are some of the key innovations and characteristics of his music

    • Which musical excerpts will illustrate these


    A special focus of this course will naturally be Les Troyens, in anticipation of the Strasbourg performance.  We will learn what prompted Berlioz to transpose Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid to this musical medium, acquaint ourselves with the cast of characters, and listen to some of the arias and choruses that make it such a passionate work, so as better to enjoy and appreciate this monumental opera.



    About the instructor: Jeff Cohen is a pianist, an accompanist, a composer, a music conservatory professor and even a TV producer.  A partial list of world renowned artists with whom he has collaborated includes such stars as Roberto Alagna, Cecilia Bartoli, Felicity Lott, Georg Solti, Peter Brook, -- even film star Fanny Ardant. He now gives classes in French melody and art songs at the Conservatoire National in Paris when he is not concertizing at venues all over the world.


    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 14

    Wednesday, 8 March 2017

    6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Cost: Free event


    When we think of the word “manufacturing”, an image which might spring to mind is that of an endless platform of machines -- all whirring away as human robots in smocks and masks perform a repetitive series of movements, which end up with an unidentifiable auto part being spit out of a pipe.


    But what surprises about manufacturing lie behind this stereotype? What, besides machines and assembly lines, are pivotal in defining the history of manufacturing?  Certainly how bad management can bring a factory to its knees or how espionage and the fight for intellectual property can make or break a company; how human relationships are a huge factor in industry. These themes, including anecdotes and entertaining bits of information presented by our speaker  will bring a new meaning to the word “manufacturing.”


    About the instructor: Christoph Roser is a professor of production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. His specialty is “lean production”, and companies like Toyota, Bosch and McKinsey among many others have benefitted from his expertise as a consultant. His first book Faster, Better, Cheaper on the history of manufacturing worldwide has just been published.


    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
    • 5

    Thursdays, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2017

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    Cost: € 240 (four-part series)


    Intrigued by the variety of modes and settings on your camera? Move away from the simple choice of shooting in automatic mode by mastering when and how to use the camera’s manual settings.


    This course explores in-depth the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You will analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply manual settings. Each class starts with an explanation of each element and continues with practical work in different lighting conditions. A review and suggestions for your images will follow.


    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about the manual mode settings on their camera

    • Learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations

    • Get hands-on experience with practical assignments

    • Participate in a friendly critique of their work.


    Suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers; advanced

    levels also are welcome.  Participants should bring a camera with manual ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings.



    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • meeting location will be communicated 24hrs prior to each class
    • 2

    Thursdays, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2017

    4:30pm - 7:00pm

    Cost: €160 (four-part series); pro-rata option €45


    Are you wondering about the secretive rules governing the contemporary art world? Are you shy about entering galleries? Would you like to understand how to evaluate and value art? Are you interested in developing and explaining your taste in art?


    Our goal with this course is to help you understand and appreciate contemporary art. We’ll start with a free crash course in contemporary art to meet other members of the group and discuss the basics. Then, we’ll visit the two most important Parisian gallery neighborhoods, the Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


    We’ll finish with two art fairs, one which specializes in drawing and the other which features some of the best international galleries under the glass ceiling of Grand Palais. For our loyal repeat students, you know our visits are never the same twice, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again!


    Date and place: TBD

    Contemporary art crash course ~ Free presentation


    March 9, 4:30 - 7pm

    Art up-close Marais

    Meeting point: Café Le Wood, 1 place de Thorigny, 75003


    March 16, 4:30 - 7pm

    Art up-close Saint-Germain-des-Prés

    Meeting point: Café des Beaux-Arts, 7 quai Malaquais, 75006


    March 23, 4:30 - 7pm

    Art up-close at Drawing now (fair entrance ticket 16 euros not included)

    Meeting point: at the info point after the entrance, inside Carreau du Temple


    March 30, 4:30 - 7pm

    Art up-close at Art Paris (fair entrance ticket 25 euros not included)

    Meeting point: at the info point after the entrance, inside Grand Palais


    Sign up now ~ Spots limited (8 students max)!



    About the Instructor: Caroline Etter Art consultant, historian of art, friend to collectors and artists both, Caroline has been immersed in the Paris art scene for 15 years. After graduating with a degree in 20th-century decorative arts from the Sorbonne, she started her career working at the Villa Médicis in Rome and at Bibliothèque nationale de France. Since then she’s been a curator, a journalist and a gallery manager. She created her own company helping private as well as corporate clients understand and buy contemporary art.


    • 10 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 12

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    2:00 to 4:00 pm

    FREE to WICE members!!

    "The Vegetarian" by Han Kang

    Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.
     
    A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

    _____________________________________________

    Avant le cauchemar, Yeong-hye et son mari mènent une vie complètement ordinaire. Mais, dès que les images fracassantes et ensanglantées commencent à hanter ses pensées, Yeong-hye se résout à faire une "purge" de son esprit et à renoncer à manger de la viande. Dans un pays où le conformisme social est tout, la décision de Yeong-hye de mener une existence comme une plante choque tout le monde. Sa rébellion passive va prendre des formes de plus en plus extrêmes et préoccupantes. Le scandale, l'abus, l'aliénation l'envoient au plus profond de sa fantaisie, vers la métamorphose complète du corps et de l'esprit -- un voyage aussi invraisemblable et ecstatique que tragique.


    Un roman en trois parties qui interpelle tant par la beauté de sa composition que par sa capacité de déranger, La Végétarienne de Nan Kang, est une allégorie de la Corée du Sud contemporaine. Il est en même temps un récit sur l'obsession, sur la liberté du choix, sur l'incompréhension de l'Autre.

    COME JOIN US FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION!!

    • 11 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • meet at 9:45am at La Sorbonne, 47 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris: Metro Cluny-la Sorbonne (line 10)
    • 11

    Saturday, 11 March 2017

    10:00am – 11.30 am

    Cost: €22


    Located in the Latin Quarter, la Sorbonne University is the most famous university in France, specializing in Social Sciences. The seat of the University of Paris until the Revolution, and politically influential, it was founded in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon and Saint Louis(Charles IX) and rebuilt twice from 1600 to 1650 upon the wishes of the Cardinal Richelieu and then again during the 19th century.


    Join us to discover this magnificent palace by visiting the entrance hall, the main staircase, the courtyard, the large amphitheatre, the wide reception rooms with their splendid paintings and the chapel (built at the request of Richelieu) where the grave of Richelieu is located. This visit will give you an insight into the history and architecture of this remarkable institution.



    About the instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to art history studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.
    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Convention
    • 3

    Wednesdays, 15 and 22 March 2017

    2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Cost: €120


    Curious about the art of making an original print? Looking for an opportunity to be creative while sharing the fun with a small group? Enjoy two afternoons in an historic Paris art colony with Jan Olsson in her private studio. Jan will introduce you to the art of printmaking and lead you through the process of making one-of-a-kind prints. No prior experience is required, just bring your curiosity and eagerness to learn. All materials are furnished.


    Link to the La Ruche website: http://laruche-artistes.fr/

    Link for more information: https://artatelierparis.com/degas-exhibition-moma/



    About the instructor: Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level. Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. You may visit her professional website for examples of her work.
    • 17 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private tasting room, 75005 Paris: Metro Jussieu & Cardinal Lemoine
    • 8

    Friday, 17th March 2017

    8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Cost: €70


    Jura is a small wine region in eastern France which produces some traditional and highly idiosyncratic wine styles. It is close to, but quite distinct from the Swiss. Sandwiched between Burgundy in the west and Switzerland in the east, the region is characterized by a landscape of wooded hillsides and the twisting topography of the Jura Mountains.


    The area is home to dry whites, sweet vins de paille, reds made from the poulsard grape as well as sparkling cremant de Jura.


    Our instructor, Thierry Givone, will take you on a tasting tour with a selection of wines and grape varieties from this unique region.



    About the instructor:  Thierry Givone was born and raised in Burgundy, with two uncles working for a prestigious winemaker in Beaune. After graduating from the Wine and Spirit Education and the Wine University of Bordeaux, he created Wine Tasting in Paris to share his passion for wine. He is a jury member for wine competitions and provides tastings for visitors from all over the world. We are fortunate that he is opening his private tasting room especially for WICE members.


    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 12

    Saturday, 18 March 2017

    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Cost: €20


    This talk will look at the coverage of presidential elections in France since 1995 through the work of famed cartoonist, Plantu. Over the course of a long career, Plantu has provided a

    satirical commentary on current events and, with his work regularly featured on the cover of Le Monde, he has become France’s most prominent cartoonist. In addition to Plantu’s work from Le Monde, this lecture will also feature his cartoons from L’Express, as well as several other artists and outlets.



    About the Instructor: Sam Wilkinson is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, where he researches contemporary French politics. His current project on representations of political leadership and political cartoons during the Chirac presidency is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. He also sits on the committee of the Society for the Study of French History.


    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 9

    Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    **Cost: 85 euros**


    Taste all the Dishes - Glass of Champagne & Wine - and Cooking Demo

    Apero of Foie Gras Mousseline, Chutney, Sauternes Jelly 

    Tournedos of Marinated Sauteed Filet Mignon

    Sauce Béarnaise & Artichoke Bottoms

    Mousse au Chocolate with Chocolate Crumble

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Join us for this special tasting demonstration and Master Class with Chef Randall. He's created a menu that will prepare you for making an important dinner.

    Impress your guests right at the start with an easily-made mousseline of foie gras, topped with a chutney.

    To decorate the mousseline, you'll learn how to make a gorgeous clear jelly using dessert wine (Sauternes).

     You'll find many other ways to use this wine-jelly recipe. 

    Tender, marinated and sautéed beef tenderloin (filet mignon) is our main course. You'll learn how to trim the filet and sautée it to perfection. 

    The ever-popular 'Tournedos Henri IV' beef filets are topped with the irresistible combination of artichoke bottoms filled with a suave Sauce Béarnaise.

    Not sure how to make Sauce Béarnaise? Then you need to watch Chef Randall walk us through the basics. 

    What could end such a feast better than a delicious classic Mousse au Chocolat with a sprinkle of chocolate crumble on top? 


    Techniques will include working with mi-cuit foie gras, making a wine jelly, working with beef tenderloin, making Sauce Bearnaise, how to make a traditional chocolate mousse, and crumble variations.

    Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
    • 5

    Saturday, 25 March 2017

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    Cost: €60


    If you love everyday life stories, ordinary people and still lifes, this workshop is for you!


    All places have a secret to discover.  You will learn to capture the magic of the moment while walking on both busy and quiet streets, through crowded places, markets and gardens.


    We are surrounded by beauty every moment of our day. You will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images and how to see reality from a different point of view.


    Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr are some great examples!


    No need to travel far… there’s a story to tell just around the corner!


    Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced photographers. All types of cameras welcome.



    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Free event


    Coutesy of RAYE

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.


    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.


    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.


    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.


    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.


    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.


    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.


    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 17

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    6:30 - 7:45pm

    Cost: Free event


    During most of the 20th century, Detroit was one of the wealthiest and most innovative boom towns in the United States - a thriving metropolis that in the post-war decades embodied America’s economic and military might.  Since the city’s peak in the 1970s, entire communities have undergone a process of desertification and abandonment; its population has shrunk by more than fifty percent, leaving forty square miles of empty land.


    The abandoned, desolate spaces that have come to define Detroit demonstrate how territories are continually changing, transformed by natural causes or by human activity. Those who remain in inner-Detroit are the leftovers of the exodus, living amid the shells of industry; of entertainment, near an abandoned drive-in; yet continuing to decorate  -- even dream!


    The tension between nature’s gradual takeover and city’s stubborn refusal to surrender is a paroxysm evident throughout the city as Detroit struggles to reinvent itself, and hopefully even find space for its original inhabitants – the beavers.  Our speaker will demonstrate through his photographs the fate of Detroit as an example of his interest in the cyclical transformations of our environment which occur all over the globe.    



    About the instructor: NYU graduate Julien Chatelin has been a documentary photographer since 1992, working for major international magazines -- Paris Match, Marie Claire, Geo, National geographic, Der Spiegel, and Time among others.  In 2008 he published Israel Borderline, a 160 page monograph, depicting the complexity of Israeli society.  He also produced Egyptorama: A journey through Egypt's semi-desert lands, shot in large format, which received the 2013 Camera Clara award.


    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 8
    Mondays
    13:00PM - 2:30PM
    3-Apr to 26-Jun 2017
    9 sessions

    No classes during official public holidays

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please complete the English Placement Test.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau en anglais.

    Instructors: Lance Miller and Carl Coleman


    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 10
    Mondays
    4:00PM - 5:30PM
    3-Apr to 26-Jun 2017
    9 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period on official public holidays.

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of French. Our group leaders, native French speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only French for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to Languages with a brief summary of your level of French.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment. Nos animateurs de langue maternelle française, proposent des sujets intéressants, animent les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle uniquement français pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s):  Christian Lebreton, Melanie Razzetto, Guy Aranas,  Nathalie Escande.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau de francais.

    Special Discount: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Year-long registration - 10% off
    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 10
    Mondays
    2-Apr to 24-Apr 2017
         - No session 17-Apr, Easter Monday
    (3 sessions)
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class on official public holidays.

    This class is for WICE Members with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux membres de WICE qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire et à celles qui souhaitent réactiver leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.

    Instructor: 

    Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

    Important:
     Before registering for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 8
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    4-Apr to 27-Apr-2017
    (8 sessions)
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    Based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations, the goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication and help you in any activity where French is needed. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress.
    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.
    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 9
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    4-Apr to 27-Apr 2017
    (8 sessions)
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 9
    Tuesdays 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    Fridays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    4-Apr to 27-Apr 2017
    (8 sessions)

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Master in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). For the past ten years, she has built up a combined business and French teaching experience in France and abroad.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 10
    Tuesdays
    4-Apr to 25-Apr 2017
    (4 sessions)
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period, even during school vacations but no class during official public holidays.

    This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
    • Year-long registration - 20% off
    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • meet at 2:15pm at 1 rue Sully, 75001 Paris: Metro Sully Morland (line 7) or Bastille (line 1, 5 or 8)
    • 16

    Tuesday, 4 April 2017

    2.30pm – 4.00pm

    Cost : €22


    The library owes its name to its location amidst the Paris Arsenal founded by Louis XII and François I in the 16th century. Rebuilt in the 17th century for Sully, it was enlarged in the 18th century for the Duke of Maine. Antoine René d’Argenson, Marquis de Paulmy had assembled a magnificent collection, particularly rich in medieval manuscripts and prints and bequeathed it to the library. In 1786 he also acquired the collection of the duc de la Vallière, but then sold the entire library to the comte d'Artois, brother of King Louis XVI.


    The actual Arsenal Library is part of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


    We will discover the splendid Cabinet La Meilleraye, once the Grand Master of the Arsenal, and the charming music room, together with the reading rooms of the library.



    About the instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to art history studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.


    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 23 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 5

    Tuesdays, 4 and 11 April and 2, 9, 16 and 23 May 2017

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Cost: €175 (six-part series)


    Many of us share the fantasy of taking the summer off to write a novel, renting some upstairs room in the South of France, notebook in hand. Well, here’s your chance to get ready for that life-changing adventure.  A six-part series working in a small group on the basics of novel-writing, looking into what you need to know about plot, character, point of view, self-discipline and much more.  Join us for a journey through the basic skills needed, from idea to publication.



    About the instructor: Dr Gretel Furner, Oxford University, PhD on the modern novel, University of the Saarland, Germany. Assoc. Professor of German, George Washington University.  Instructor, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Since 2003, instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.



    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 8
    Wednesdays
    1PM - 2:30PM
    5-Apr to 28-Jun 2017
    13 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This Spanish Guided Discussion Group is open to people who speak Spanish almost fluently.  Our group leaders, native speakers from Spain or Latin America present interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please send an email with a brief summary of your background in Spanish, to Languages.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Espagnol est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent espagnol presque couramment.  Nos animateurs, natifs d'Espagne ou d’Amérique Latine, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants.  Le groupe parle seulement espagnol pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s):  Ethel Chesnoy

    Special Discount: contact WICE Office or Languages

    • Year-long registration - 10% off
    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Wednesdays
    2:30PM - 4:00PM
    5-Apr to 28-Jun 2017
    13 sessions

    No classes during official public holidays

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes.

    Before enrolling, please complete the English Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau en anglais et de l'envoyer par email, en indiquant votre niveau de francais, à Languages..

    Instructors: Shamina Chowdhury, Dijana Vrban, Carl Coleman, Barbara Levy


    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 7
    Thursdays
    1:30PM - 3:00PM
    6-Apr to 29-Jun 2017
    12 sessions

    Classes continue throughout the period except for official public holidays.

    This German Guided discussion Group is open to people with an advanced or intermediate level of German. Our group leaders from Germany suggest interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only German for 90 minutes.


    Before enrolling, please send an email with a brief summary of your background in German, to Languages.

    Facilitator(s):  Monika de Vigneral. Other facilitators could be added.

    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 14 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 11

    Thursday and Friday, 13 and 14 April 2017

    Ready for an Overnight Outing? Arrival Strasbourg in time for lunch; return to Paris as desired.

    Cost: €130 (excluding transport to/within Strasbourg)


    ---- Open to non-members ----


    A majestic cathedral, winding medieval streets, the fabled Rhine River, a lunch of Alsatian specialities and an awe-inspiring lyric opera evening: all these await WICE members and friends who sign up for this overnight group excursion to the European capital, Strasbourg.  Following lunch in Strasbourg we will be taken on a private tour of some of the city’s many attractions.


    In the evening we will attend the dress rehearsal of Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens, featuring operatic superstars Joyce Di Donato, Stephane Degout and Marie Nicole Lemieux and directed by the American conductor and friend of WICE, John Nelson.


    Below is how  a Chicago newspaper recently summed up the complicated  plot of  Berlioz’s Les Troyens  also called “thrilling – a cathedral of an artistic work” by another music critic.


    “An ancient walled city reduced to rubble by a long and devastating war. An enemy bearing the gift of a fake peace. A mass suicide by women who would rather take their own lives than be raped and enslaved by their conquerors …. A great but guilt-ridden love that ultimately cannot withstand the call of a homeland.”


    This special event is open to all; WICE members, guests, and non-members.  WICE will take care of restaurant, hotel, and opera entrance but registrants should make their own travel arrangements to/from Strasbourg.  There are regular trains from Paris Gare Est, and if you plan ahead or have a “carte de réduction,” discounted fares are often available.  The journey time by TGV is less than two hours; check out the SNCF website for further details.  Registrants should plan to arrive in Strasbourg by 12 noon in order to have time for lunch and city tour.


    If you are interested, and for further information, please contact Jill Bourdais as soon as possible.


    Want to find out more about Hector Berlioz? Join us for our three-part series, Hector Berlioz: an Underappreciated Genius, on Wednesdays, 8, 15 and 22 March at 10:30am.

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 10

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Cost: €55


    Taste all the Dishes, Glass of Wine & Cooking Demo

    This class will unlock the secrets you need to make your own fabulous savory tart luncheon dishes, plus a buttery yeast dough dessert called Tarte Tropezienne. 

    You will learn how to save time and take advantage of store-bought pastry dough. Find out which one is the best to buy.

    Chef Randall will share with us one of several great luncheon dishes, including his signature creamy blue cheese, onion and walnut fougasse recipe.

    Another savory luncheon dish we will learn all about is an 18th century crust-less quiche called a 'ramekin'.  

    Chef Randall will share with us a variety of possible tart fillings as well. 

    Our dessert will feature home made yeast dough used to make the popular Tarte Tropezienne with a cream and fig filling. 

    Techniques will include making your own yeast dough and using ready-made pastry dough, and various tart fillings.

    Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 May 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 12

    Wednesdays, 19, 26 April; 3, 10 May, 2017

    10:00am - 11:30am

    Cost: €90


    In the words of instructor Colette Juilliard:


    "'La Grande Illusion' French cinema in its European context, 1920-1950,' will introduce you to a moment in France's turbulent and sometimes shameful history in the interwar years. We’ll explore the different genres, which developed within this period and see how all of them were deeply impacted by war.


    All in all, the course is an invitation to cruise the French cinema from the 20’s to the 50’s, with some stops in German, British and Italian movies if time allows.


    Hope you’ll enjoy the journey!”


    Instructor: Art Historian Colette (Coco) Juilliard has a Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate School and an "agrégation" from the French University. The author of several books on the subject of Orientalism in French art and literature, she also taught film history at Skidmore College in Paris.


    • 20 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
    • 6

    Thursday, 20 April 2017

    8:00pm - 12:00am

    Cost: €60


    Night photography is a challenging and sometimes difficult adventure, but the rewards are astounding when you know some special techniques.

    This advanced photography course will help you master low light and night photography. It also will teach you techniques of light painting, where a rich depth of color is created with reflections on water, enhanced by a black background.

    You will learn how to capture the magic of the night, how to work under low light conditions, how to capture twilight moments and how to have fun with light painting!  


    Technical information will be presented just before dark, and the class will then use the new techniques. Reviews and suggestions finish the course.


    Course requirements

    • Participants should bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and they should know how to set manual mode.  

    • Participants are encouraged to bring a tripod and any kind of pocket light (LED, etc) to use during light-painting exercises.


    Course suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Beginners are also welcome if they already have a knowledge of exposure in manual mode.



    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 13

    Friday, 21 April, 2017

    2:00 to 4:00 pm

    FREE TO WICE MEMBERS

    "The Secret Ministry of Ag. & Fish: My Life in Churchill's School for Spies"

    by Noreen Riols

    Please note that Noreen Riols, the last surviving female member in France of a team no one really knew existed until the war files were opened in 2000, will be present in person.

    This is the compelling memoir of Noreen Riols' time as a member of Churchill's secret army. At the age of 18, she was immediately recruited into F-Section, led by Colonel Maurice Buckmaster. From then until the end of the war, Noreen worked with Buckmaster and her fellow operatives to support the French Resistance fighting for the Allied cause. Sworn to secrecy, Noreen told no one that she spent her days meeting agents returning from behind enemy lines, acting as a decoy, passing on messages in tea rooms and picking up codes in crossword puzzles.

    Vivid, witty, insightful and often moving, this is the story of one young woman’s secret war, offering readers an authentic and compelling insight into what really went on in Churchill’s ‘secret army’ from one of its last surviving members.

    Come join us along with Noreen Riols for a lively discussion

    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private tasting room, 75005 Paris: Metro Jussieu & Cardinal Lemoine
    • 12

    Friday, 21st April 2017

    8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Cost: €70


    The soils, climates and topography of the South West are as wide-ranging as its wines. The presence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mean that much of the region has a maritime climate, but there are inland areas which make use of the drier, hotter summers.


    The region's wine portfolio, includes sweet wines from Jurancon, tannic, full-blooded reds from Cahors and Madiran, sparkling wines from Gaillac, and dry whites produced from a wide range of different grape varieties.


    Meanwhile the region’s rivers, such as the Garonne, Dordogne, Lot and Tarn bring alluvial soils types (clay, sand, gravel) to much of the area, while the foothills of the Pyrenees and the plateaux below offer a variety of stone types and altitudes.


    Our instructor, Thierry Givone, will take you on a tasting tour from sweet to dry with a selection of wines and grapes from this unique region.



    About the instructor:  Thierry Givone was born and raised in Burgundy, with two uncles working for a prestigious winemaker in Beaune. After graduating from the Wine and Spirit Education and the Wine University of Bordeaux, he created Wine Tasting in Paris to share his passion for wine. He is a jury member for wine competitions and provides tastings for visitors from all over the world. We are fortunate that he is opening his private tasting room especially for WICE members.
    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private Atelier, Paris 4eme, nearest metros St Paul, Hotel de Ville, or Pont Marie.
    • 12

    Saturday, 22nd April 2017

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Cost: €85


    Emmanuel Frossard is opening his atelier to allow WICE members the opportunity to discover the world of perfume.


    Attendees will be given an insight into the history of perfume in France; the originators, the renowned creators, and what makes a perfume unique.


    Participants will create their own perfume from a collection of 17 exceptional base fragrances: spray some Oud with Rose, or Iris with a touch of Wild Herbs. You will be able to mix them into a blending bottle to create a unique perfume that fits your taste, mood and personality.


    Attendees will create their own scent and leave with a 50ml bottle, included in the fee.

    Our male members shouldn’t be put off by the word “Perfume”


    We all have a favourite aftershave, or at least our partners certainly know which ones they prefer us to wear.

    So come along with your partner and discover which aromas and base fragrances are really your favourites, or discover some new ones!


    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Convention
    • 4

    Saturday, 22 April 2017

    11:00am - 4:00pm

    Cost: €120


    No need to leave town in order to escape into a world of creativity surrounded by a beautiful garden. Jan Olsson invites you to the intimate space of her private studio at La Ruche, one of Paris’s hidden secrets, an historic artist’s colony founded in 1902. Here she will show you how monotype prints are made and lead you through the process of making your own one-of-a-kind prints. No experience is required. This workshop can be enjoyed multiple times by beginners as well as those with some art background. All materials are furnished. Bring a bag lunch.


    Link to the La Ruche website: http://laruche-artistes.fr/


    Link for more information: https://artatelierparis.com/degas-exhibition-moma/



    About the instructor: Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level. Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. You may visit her professional website for examples of her work.

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 09 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Balard
    • 5

    Tuesdays, 25 April, 2 and 9 May 2017

    2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Cost: €126 (three-part series); pro-rata option €50


    Newcomers to painting as well as experienced painters are welcome to participate in this class. Each student will receive individualized instruction that matches their level of experience.


    Beginners will learn to mix color and practice basic skills in painting. Those with more experience will be given assignments that challenge them and improve their technical skills while enhancing their mastery of color and composition.


    Techniques in water-based acrylic painting including the use of mediums, glazes, washes and impasto will be offered. Students also will be introduced to a variety of approaches to the craft of painting including wet on wet, underpainting, mixed media, and painting with a painting knife.


    This class meets for three 3-week sessions throughout the spring. Each session will feature a different subject or approach to painting inspired by samples on view in Paris museums or traveling exhibitions. For example, this spring a show entitled Jardins will show at the Grand Palais. It suggests a perfect theme for springtime painting in Paris.


    Acrylic paints and mediums are supplied. Students will receive a supply list and addresses for selected Paris art supply stores at the first class meeting.



    About the instructor: Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle

    Apero with WICE

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Free event


    Coutesy of RAYE

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.


    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.


    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.


    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.


    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.


    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.


    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.


    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 May 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Balard
    • 6

    Wednesdays 26 April, 3 and 10 May 2017

    10:00am - 12:30pm

    Cost: €126 (three-part series); pro-rata option €50


    Drawing has the power to enrich anyone’s life. Adult learners come to a drawing class for many reasons: some have been drawing since childhood, others have longed to try drawing but have either doubted their ability or have not yet found the right opportunity.


    This class offers an opportunity for everyone interested in drawing to enjoy expert, individualized instruction within a small group setting.


    Three 3-week long sessions meet throughout the spring in various locations: indoors in the instructor’s studio, in museums or cafés, outdoors along the Seine, in parks and in other inspiring locations throughout Paris.


    Techniques in pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, and watercolor are taught along with drawing skills that include light and shade, depth, perspective and proportion. Go to Jan OLSSON’s teaching blog to see examples of her students’ drawings along with photos of her classes.


    Specialty papers and drawing ink are provided. A supply list and addresses of Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.



    About the instructor: Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.
    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
    • 4

    Thursday, 27th April 2017

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    Cost: €85


    This workshop is aimed at those who are interested in learning about all of the possibilities that studio photography offers.


    You will discover different studio flash lighting techniques to make beautiful portraits, still lifes or anything else that you have in mind!


    A model will be provided for you to shoot during the session, advice on directing the model and posing techniques will be given. We will also practice how to shoot objects and food and how to compose a creative still life.


    You will be shown the effect of umbrellas, soft boxes and how to use reflectors. Students also will learn how to use both hard and soft lighting to change the effect of a portrait.


    The teaching is presented in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way within a small group.


    Students can expect to:

    •  Learn about studio lighting techniques

    •  Learn how to work in a photography studio

    •  Learn how to direct a model

    •  Learn how to photograph objects in the studio

    •  Critique their own work


    Course Requirements:

    • A camera that can be set in manual mode

    • Suitable for those who already have mastered manual mode

    • Intermediate or advanced level



    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • meet at Metro line 9, Jasmin station exit.
    • 13

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    10:30am - 1.30pm

    Cost: €25


    During this architectural walk in the 16th arrondissement, we will discover the most emblematic buildings of Hector Guimard, who is the founder of the Art Nouveau movement.  Born in 1870, this creative and innovative architect became quickly the figurehead of the Art Nouveau style in France, especially famous for conceiving the original Parisian “metropolitain” entrances and his buildings for most of them located in the 16th district of Paris.


    Come and discover with our guide Thomas, the masterpieces of Guimard. He built private mansions like his own (Hôtel Guimard) and conceived artist studios (the Atelier Carpeaux) or apartment buildings (the Castel Béranger). This discovery of the Guimard style will allow us to understand the fundamental principles defining the Art Nouveau such as the use of industrial materials, the emphasizing of the ironwork and the research of new decorative patterns.



    Instructor: Thomas Emery, Guide-conférencier
    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 12

    Thursday, 27th April 2017

    7:30pm - 10:00pm

    Cost: €75


    How often do you get a chance to taste five wines from the same vineyard but from different years?


    Enjoy a tasting and an explanation as to why these wines vary distinctly in taste.


    A typical French main dish will be served afterwards followed by a seasonal pudding.



    About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French “savoir-vivre.” She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.


    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
    • 6

    Saturday, 29 April 2017

    10:00am - 2:00 pm

    Cost: €60


    Receiving feedback of our images and work is essential for advancing our technique and style.


    Students will learn how to organize their photos by theme, maintaining coherence between images within a series.


    They also will learn how to build and present a personal portfolio to a gallery or a photography competition.


    During class participants will show their images and receive feedback from the instructor and other students.


    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about how to organise images by theme

    • Learn how to select the best images and why

    • Learn about how to present a professional portfolio

    • Critique their own work

    • Find a personal style by analyzing their images


    Course requirements:

    • Suitable for all levels of photography.



    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


    • 02 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 May 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 9
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    2-May to 30-May-2017
    (9 sessions)
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
    Based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations, the goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication and help you in any activity where French is needed. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress.
    Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.
    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.
      • 02 May 2017
      • 11:30 AM
      • 30 May 2017
      • 1:00 PM
      • WICE Office
      • 10
      Tuesdays and Thursdays
      2-May to 30-May 2017
      (8 sessions)
      11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

       
      Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
      An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

      Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

      Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

      Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

      • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
      • Year-long registration - 20% off
      • 02 May 2017
      • 11:30 AM
      • 30 May 2017
      • 1:00 PM
      • WICE Office
      • 9
      Tuesdays 8:30 am to 10 am, and
      Fridays    11:00 am to 12:30 pm
      2-May to 30-May 2017
      (8 sessions)


       
      Classes continue throughout the period but no class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.
      An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course.  The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations.  It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary.  Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

      Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

      Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Master in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). For the past ten years, she has built up a combined business and French teaching experience in France and abroad.

      Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

      • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
      • Year-long registration - 20% off
      • 02 May 2017
      • 1:30 PM
      • 30 May 2017
      • 3:00 PM
      • WICE Office
      • 10
      Tuesdays
      2-May to 30-May 2017
      (5 sessions)
      1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

       
      Classes continue throughout the period, even during school vacations but no class during official public holidays.

      This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

      Before enrolling, please complete the French Placement Test and email this, along with a brief summary of your level of French, to Languages.

      Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

      Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

      • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
      • Year-long registration - 20% off
      • 04 May 2017
      • 10:00 AM
      • 29 May 2017
      • 1:00 PM
      • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
      • 5

      Thursday 4, 11, 18 May and Monday 29 May 2017

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Cost: €180 (four-part series)


      This course is aimed at photo enthusiasts who want to develop their artistic sensitivity and explore fine art photography.


      During the workshop, you will study the photographic narrative, concept, style, and purpose of your personal work. Students will analyze their images as well as review new trends in contemporary photography, without forgetting about the great photography masters.


      During the four-session workshop, participants will learn how to create an artistic series of photographs from conception to exhibition. Students also will learn about different printing processes, including what photography paper is best and what framing to choose. Participants will develop a personal project throughout the class.


      The classes will be indoors. Students should bring their images to each session for analysis, either printed or on USB.


      Students can expect to:

      • Learn about fine art photography

      • Gain the necessary tools to develop their work

      • Critique their own work

      • Present a portfolio to a gallery

      • Organize a group exhibition at Wice galley


      Suitable for advanced photographers or anyone

      interested in creating a personal photography series.



      About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


      • 06 May 2017
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Musée Rodin, 79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
      • 15

      Saturday, 6 May 2017

      10:30am - 12:00pm
      Cost: €30 (includes museum admission,tour guide, and headphones)

      The Rodin Museum, housed in the magnificent mansion dating back to the 18th century known as the Hotel Biron, reopened in 2015 after three years of extensive restoration work.  This included a complete overhaul of the exhibition spaces and a rethinking of how the sculptor's works are displayed.

      Join WICE members in a guided tour and have a new look at the museum's collections and the creative process of the artist.  After the tour stroll in the lovely gardens or stop in the cafe.

      Registration closes 7 April 2017; please sign up early to avoid disappointment.


      Image courtesy of Musée Rodin


      • 09 May 2017
      • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • meet in front of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, metro line 9, station Alma-Marceau.
      • 14

      Tuesday, 9 May 2017

      10:30am - 1.30pm

      Cost: €25


      During this walk from the Pont de l’Alma to the Palais de Chaillot, we will discover through many examples, the very monumental and austere 1930’s architecture or what we pejoratively call the “totalitarian architecture”. It will also be the right time to introduce two works of a great XXth century French architect, Auguste Perret.


      We will start by discovering the Theater of the Champs-Elysées built by Perret  between 1910 and 1913. Even if it was erected before the 1930’s, the massive use of reinforced concrete and the modern reinterpretation of the Greek and Roman decorative elements foreshadow the buildings constructed 20 years later. Then, we will visit a modern reinterpretation of a Byzantine church made of reinforced concrete, the Church Saint-Pierre de Chaillot ! Finally, we will conclude our tour in front of 3 buildings erected and inaugurated for the 1937 World’s Fair: the Palais d’Iéna (by Perret), the Palais de Tokyo and the Palais de Chaillot.



      Instructor: Thomas Emery, Guide-conférencier
      • 11 May 2017
      • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
      • 12

      Thursday, 11th May 2017

      7:30pm - 10:00pm

      Cost: €75


      The French are very fond of entertaining via Apero or Apero Dinatoire, their equivalent of The American Cocktail evening.


      Join us for an evening of wine and Amuse Bouches, and learn how to pair your wines with French appetizers. You will be offered savory and sweet finger food along with five different wines.



      About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French “savoir-vivre.” She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.
      • 15 May 2017
      • 6:00 PM
      • 29 May 2017
      • 7:30 PM
      • WICE Office
      • 10
      Mondays
      15-May to 29-May 2017
           - No sessions 1-May and 8-May
      (3 sessions)
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

       
      Classes continue throughout the period but no class on official public holidays.

      This class is for WICE Members with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

      Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux membres de WICE qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire et à celles qui souhaitent réactiver leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.

      Instructor: 

      Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

      Important:
       Before registering for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

      Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

      Special Discounts: contact WICE Office or Languages

      • Any 3 consecutive months - 10% off
      • Year-long registration - 20% off
      • 16 May 2017
      • 2:00 PM
      • 30 May 2017
      • 4:30 PM
      • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Balard
      • 5

      Tuesdays, 16, 23 and 30 May 2017

      2:00pm - 4:30pm

      Cost: €126 (three-part series); pro-rata option €50


      Newcomers to painting as well as experienced painters are welcome to participate in this class. Each student will receive individualized instruction that matches their level of experience.


      Beginners will learn to mix color and practice basic skills in painting. Those with more experience will be given assignments that challenge them and improve their technical skills while enhancing their mastery of color and composition.


      Techniques in water-based acrylic painting including the use of mediums, glazes, washes and impasto will be offered. Students also will be introduced to a variety of approaches to the craft of painting including wet on wet, underpainting, mixed media, and painting with a painting knife.


      This class meets for three 3-week sessions throughout the spring. Each session will feature a different subject or approach to painting inspired by samples on view in Paris museums or traveling exhibitions. For example, this spring a show entitled Jardins will show at the Grand Palais. It suggests a perfect theme for springtime painting in Paris.


      Acrylic paints and mediums are supplied. Students will receive a supply list and addresses for selected Paris art supply stores at the first class meeting.



      About the instructor: Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.
      • 17 May 2017
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
      • 11

      Wednesday,17 May 2017

      9:30am - 12:30pm

      Cost: €55


      Taste all the Dishes, Glass of Wine & Cooking Demo

      Spring is here! And that means a return to fresh flavors! 

      Awaken your taste buds in this class which focuses on the arrival of spring’s bounty. 

      First, we will make a lovely braised vegetable starter that shows off tender vegetables - young artichokes, baby onions, fava beans and spring herbs.

      Our main course will feature a lightly cooked, acid-marinated firm fleshed white fish, pungent with citrus flavors and fresh herbs. 

      This acid-marinade method is called Escabeche. You'll learn all about how to make it, so you can use it throughout your summer cooking. 

      Techniques include working with spring vegetables, making an acidic marinade, and pan-steaming fish.

      Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.



      • 17 May 2017
      • 10:00 AM
      • 31 May 2017
      • 12:30 PM
      • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Balard
      • 6

      Wednesdays 17, 24 and 31 May 2017

      10:00am - 12:30pm

      Cost: €126 (three-part series); pro-rata option €50


      Drawing has the power to enrich anyone’s life. Adult learners come to a drawing class for many reasons: some have been drawing since childhood, others have longed to try drawing but have either doubted their ability or have not yet found the right opportunity.


      This class offers an opportunity for everyone interested in drawing to enjoy expert, individualized instruction within a small group setting.


      Three 3-week long sessions meet throughout the spring in various locations: indoors in the instructor’s studio, in museums or cafés, outdoors along the Seine, in parks and in other inspiring locations throughout Paris.


      Techniques in pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, and watercolor are taught along with drawing skills that include light and shade, depth, perspective and proportion. Go to Jan OLSSON’s teaching blog to see examples of her students’ drawings along with photos of her classes.


      Specialty papers and drawing ink are provided. A supply list and addresses of Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.



      About the instructor: Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.
      • 19 May 2017
      • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
      • Private tasting room, 75005 Paris: Metro Jussieu & Cardinal Lemoine
      • 12

      Friday, 19th May 2017

      8:00pm - 10:30pm

      Cost: €70


      The Loire Valley is a key wine region in western France. It follows the course of the Loire river on its long journey through the heart of France, from the inland hills of Auvergne to the plains on the French Atlantic coast near Nantes (Muscadet country).


      Important in terms of both quantity and quality, the region generates vast quantities of wine annually (around four million hl / 106 million gallons) including some of France's finest.


      Diversity is another of the region's key strengths. The wine styles made here range from the light, tart Muscadet and sweet, honeyed Bonnezeaux to the sparkling whites of Vouvray and juicy, tannic reds of Chinon and Saumur. It is quite telling that this brief sketch of the region's wines does not even make reference to the two most famous Loire Valley wines of all – Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume.


      Our instructor, Thierry Givone, will take you on a tasting tour with a selection of wines and grapes from this unique region



      About the instructor:  Thierry Givone was born and raised in Burgundy, with two uncles working for a prestigious winemaker in Beaune. After graduating from the Wine and Spirit Education and the Wine University of Bordeaux, he created Wine Tasting in Paris to share his passion for wine. He is a jury member for wine competitions and provides tastings for visitors from all over the world. We are fortunate that he is opening his private tasting room especially for WICE members.
      • 20 May 2017
      • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Convention
      • 4

      Saturday, 20 May 2017

      11:00am - 4:00pm

      Cost: €120


      No need to leave town in order to escape into a world of creativity surrounded by a beautiful garden. Jan Olsson invites you to the intimate space of her private studio at La Ruche, one of Paris’s hidden secrets, an historic artist’s colony founded in 1902. Here she will show you how monotype prints are made and lead you through the process of making your own one-of-a-kind prints. No experience is required. This workshop can be enjoyed multiple times by beginners as well as those with some art background. All materials are furnished. Bring a bag lunch.


      Link to the La Ruche website: http://laruche-artistes.fr/


      Link for more information: https://artatelierparis.com/degas-exhibition-moma/



      About the instructor: Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level. Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. You may visit her professional website for examples of her work.

      • 22 May 2017
      • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • meet at 10.45am at 2 passage Dantzig, 75015 Paris: Métro Convention (line 12) (10min walking distance) or bus 89 to Morillons Dantzig
      • 17

      Monday, 22 May 2017

      11.00am – 12.30pm

      Cost: €23


      Nestled discreetly in the 15th "Passage Dantzig", LA RUCHE owes its existence to Alfred Boucher, a well-known sculptor and a generous philanthropist, who in 1902 set up this three-story circular structure thanks to recycled buildings from the 1900 World’s Fair. La Ruche was designed to help young artists by providing them with shared models and with a large exhibition space. Among the early residents were Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine and Brancusi. La Ruche still welcomes about 60 artists.


      During this private visit, you will have the privilege of discovering not only the architecture of this building classified as an "historic monument" and the romantic garden of age-old trees, but also the small studios which, over the years, have been used by famous painters, sculptors and writers.  You also will have the opportunity to visit a private artist's studio devoted to printmaking.


      La Ruche is generously opening its doors to WICE members on this very special occasion. Do not miss this exterior and interior (which is not open to the general public) visit of La Ruche.



      About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History Studies.


      • 23 May 2017
      • 10:00 AM
      • 13 Jun 2017
      • 1:00 PM
      • Instructor’s Studio, Ile St Louis
      • 10

      Tuesdays, 23 and 30 May; 6 and 13 June 2017

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Cost: €204 (four-part series)


      There are unique subjects to discover and secrets to unearth in every part of Paris, especially as we enjoy the warmth of springtime. We will take Paris street photography to new heights by exploring the known and the unknown, from lively quartiers to tranquil corners, from traditional Paris to the 21st century. Join us as we discover the real Paris via our own personal artistic perspective.


      Each class will start in a café of a chosen quartier to discuss the photo lessons of the session. You then will explore the area to study the light, colors, characters, details, lines, forms, and shapes. You will receive hands-on practice with your camera and have your questions answered on the spot. At the end of each class, you will review the images from the previous week’s expedition to learn about your successes and challenges.


      Students can expect to:

      • Become familiar with their camera

      • Learn about exposure, composition, and how to engage your subjects