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    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

    No class during
    Christmas school holidays and 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@wice-paris.org 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.

    Instructors:  Christian Lebreton, Liliane Daniel, Sylvie Kerisit, Claire Prat, Melanie Razzetto

    Important: Before signing up 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 de francais.

    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 5
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This class is for students 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 personnes 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 signing up 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.

    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
     
    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, come up with interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your background in Spanish.


    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. Avant de vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'espagnol.

    Instructors:  Ethel Chesnoy),
         


    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    No class 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 placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    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 completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

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

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

    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 9
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    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. 

    Basé sur la compréhension et la simulation de situations pratiques, ce cours donne des éléments de communication et vous aide dans vos premiers pas dans la vie courante. Il vous permet d'acquérir les structures grammaticales basiques et les principales règles de prononciation. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant surtout en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    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.

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


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    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.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

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

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


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Thursdays, 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and 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.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui ont un niveau intermédiaire d'allemand ou le parle presque couramment. Nos animatrices allemandes suggèrent  des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors: Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet, Dorothée Yvernes, Nadine von Lukowicz

    • 06 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Tuesdays, 6 October 2015 to 28 June, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    No class during Christmas school holidays and 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.

    A ce niveau, vous avez acquis une certaine indépendance dans l’utilisation de la langue et vous êtes autonome face à de nombreuses situations de la vie courante. Ce cours vous permet d’affiner vos compétences dans des situations complexes et d’acquérir des structures linguistiques plus approfondies.

    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.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.
    • 09 Oct 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Tuesdays (8:30 AM-10:00 AM) and Fridays (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM) from 9 October 2015 to 28 June 2016.


    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.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    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.

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


    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 2:45 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 4:15 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Wednesdays from 21 October 2015 to 29 June 2016
    2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

    No class 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 placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    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 completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors: Ronni Malcolm, Anne Carson, Carron Santos

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

    • 10 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Balard
    • 8

    Tuesdays,  10, 17, 24, 31 May, and 7, 14 June 2016
    2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Cost: €240 

    Pro-rata option also available: €48 per session

    Paris is a fabulous place to study painting.  This class draws on the riches of the Orsay Museum and the Centre Pompidou to inspire and instruct a variety of painting approaches and techniques.  Gauguin’s luminous color, Cezanne’s brush stroke, and the spatial twists and turns of a Braque still life are a few examples.  Painting enhances your understanding of color and composition. It solicits your imagination as it engages you with the beauty of the world around you.

    Exercises will include:

    • Observing and painting color from nature
    • Mixing pigments to achieve harmonious color compositions
    • Rendering light and shade, adding color with transparent glazes
    • Studies from paintings on display in Paris galleries and museums
    • Exploring paint and color as a form of self-expression

    This course is designed for those who:

    • Enjoy color and want to learn more about how it works
    • Appreciate paintings and want to understand color and composition
    • Seek a creative experience in a supportive group atmosphere
    • Wish to enhance their visual perception
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements

    No experience in drawing is necessary; just bring your curiosity and willingness to experiment.  Acrylic paints and paper are supplied.  A list of other materials and the addresses of Paris art supply stores will be offered at the first class meeting.

    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.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson

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    • 11 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Balard
    • 11
    Wednesdays,  11, 18, 25 May, and 1, 8, 15 June 2016
    10:00am - 12:30pm
    Cost: €240 

    Pro-rata option also available: €48 per session

    This class meets weekly in Jan Olsson’s Paris art studio. It is designed for:

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

    When you draw you learn to see.  The world unfolds before your eyes, one page and one mark at a time.  In this drawing studio, every experience is as fun as it is challenging.  Through attentive observation, engaged imagination, and practical study from samples of contemporary and traditional artists' drawings, students learn a wide variety of approaches and techniques. These include:

    • Line drawings in pencil or pen from botanical subjects
    • Rendering light and shadow in charcoal
    • Creating depth and volume with pen and ink wash
    • Composing a composition from a still life or photograph
    • Creating texture with combined media
    • Drawing with colored pencils and chalk pastels
    • Figure drawing and portraiture from a live model
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course Requirements

    This class is suitable for all levels.  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. The date for the class utilizing a model will be provided at the first class meeting as well.

    About the Instructor
    Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing. Since her tenure at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Jan has specialized in continuing studio arts education for adults.  Visit her
    professional website and teaching blog.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson

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    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
    • 5
    Thursdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

    Cost: €200

    Intrigued by the variety of modes and settings on your camera? Get away from the simple choice of shooting with an automatic mode by mastering when to use the other settings.

    This course explores in-depth the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings. Each class starts with an explanation of each element and continues with practical work in difficult lighting conditions. A review and suggestions of your images will follow.
     
    Students can expect to:
    • learn about the manual mode settings on their camera
    • learn about ISO, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations
    • get hands-on experience with practical assignments
    • participate in a friendly critique of their work.
    Course requirements
    • Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
    • Suitable for all levels of photographers
    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 Manual 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.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 03 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • meet at 02.15 PM. Meeting point to be announced.
    • 12

    Friday, 3 June 2016                                                  
    Cost: €26

    Located in Rueil
    Malmaison, in the western suburb of Paris, the chateau was built in the 17th century.  It was the residence of Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte and became the headquarters of the French government from 1800-1802.  After Napoleon divorced Josephine in 1809 for not bearing a son, she continued to live in this castle until her death in 1814.

    The public rooms and the Emperor's study have been restored to their original 17th-century splendor.  We will see original furniture, busts of the Napoleon family, portraits of Josephine and Napoleon in their happier days, and the famous Napoleon Crossing the
    Alps by Jacques-Louis David.

    We will experience the grandeur of Josephine's incredible bedroom, bathroom and dressing rooms, as well as seeing her wardrobe of robes and gowns.

    With our guide, Catherine, enjoy a visit to this exquisite private country residence, where we will hear about the important political decisions made by Napoleon, including the Civil Code and the Legion of Honour.

    About the Guide

    Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes was involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before returning to Art History studies.  She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.  She also coordinates several tours all over Europe.


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    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paris 17th arrondissement; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
    • 4

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Cost: €55

    Tired of accumulating millions of pictures that get lost in hard drives or external discs ? Learn how to create a personal photo book, organizing your archives in a creative and interesting way.

    Creating a photo book is not only about making an album, it's also about telling a story. It means thinking about the layout, how to put the pictures together and how to harmonize them.  It's also about selecting the pictures; it's very important to tell a coherent story throughout.

    Other questions to consider include: how to print the images? Whether to make the book by your own hands or order it through the net?  And in the event you want to publish the book as an artist, how best to publish it?  Through an editor or self-publish?

    Family album or artist book, the photo book is an essential tool for preserving and showing our photographs.  This course is an easy introduction to the photo book world and the beauty of telling stories with images.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn the basics of photo book creation
    • learn about various publication options
    • work on developing their own photo book during class

    Course Requirements

    • Students are requested to bring a laptop to class.
    • Suitable for all levels of photographers

    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters 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 in photography, Juan Manual 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.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Meet at 10:20 am at metro station Abbesses

    Friday, 10 June 2016

    10:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Cost: €25

    On this picturesque walk, you will discover a neighborhood that has a different flavor from the rest of Paris and was a favorite for the artists of the late-19th and early 20th-centuries.  You will see the old winding streets, the vineyard, the artists' studios (Renoir, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso), the quiet gardens, the famous Lapin Agile cabaret, the place du Tertre with its street artists and portrait sketchers, the Sacré Coeur Basilica and a stunning view over the city.  Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator to get to street level, the station is deep!).

    Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

    Instructor: Brad Newfield. Highly experienced walking guide in Paris. 

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    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office - 10 rue Tiphaine - 75015 Paris
    • 14

    Friday, June 10, 2016
    2:00 -4:00 pm

    Free to WICE members

    The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    "The Lowland" is a good novel that takes place both in India and U.S., describing events in second half of 20th century that changed India, looking through the fate of two brothers who choose different paths in their lives and in some way due to that both would be punished.
    The story is written in suspenseful although kind of intimate manner and manages to tell reader a story about not only these two characters and time in which they're living in, but also about the past generations that built Indian society making it so specific in relation to the whole world.


    Instructor:
    The group discussion will be led by Dijana Vrban
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBD near Memorial de la Shoah, 17 rue Geoffroy L'Asnier, 75004 Paris
    • 1

    Sunday, 12 June 2016
    3:00pm Memorial de la Shoah for a free guided tour (optional)
    5:00pm Café location TBD day of event

    “In exile, the café is the one place where life goes on.”

    Hermann Kesten wrote this about his exile to Sanary-sur-Mer, France in the 1930s.  Many German and Austrian writers fled here during the rise of Nazism. These included Bertold Brecht, Thomas Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger and Stefan Zweig, among others.  We will focus our Paris café talk on the lives and writings of a few of these intellectuals in exile in Sanary.

    We will also turn our attention to Marseille and an American man named Varian Fry. During a 13-month period from 1940 to 1941, Fry and a small group of volunteers arranged for the illegal, and sometimes very dramatic, escapes of artists and intellectuals to the United States. 

    The Memorial de la Shoah is a museum and memorial dedicated to helping visitors better understand the genocide of Jews during World War II. If you wish to visit the Holocaust memorial before the talk, there is a free guided tour in English for individuals from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

    Photos courtesy of Memorial de la Shoah

    Visit coordinator: Wendy Dubreuil is a true Francophile, married to a French man.  She holds a BA in French and a MA in International Communication from the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC and has extensive international experience, including work with the U.N.

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    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
    • 8
    Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    10 AM - 2 PM

    Cost: €55

    If you enjoy everyday life stories, ordinary people, and still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty at every instant, and you will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images.

    You will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street, through a market, or in a crowd during a day of national celebration. You will train your eye while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn about composition in photography
    • develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
    • get hands-on experience through practical assignments.

    Course Requirements

    • Suitable for all levels of photographers
    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters 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 Manual 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.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private tasting room, 75005, Métro:- Jussieu or Cardinal Lemoine
    • 8

    Friday, June 17th 2016

    8 - 10.30 Pm

    65 Euros

    As the weather turns warmer and the terraces beckon, we turn our minds and palates to the wines of Provence and The Languedoc, it's Rosé season!

    Image result for rosé wine pictures

    Spend an evening discerning the subtle differences of the regions and educating your palate, and maybe find some new favourites for the Summer season ahead.

    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.





    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Photography studio; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
    • 2

    Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Cost: €85

    A beautiful portrait can give us insight into the expression, personality, and mood of a subject. The focus is usually on the face but context and background can be included.

    This course offers participants a special opportunity to learn about studio portrait photography. Not only will you get practical advice on lighting using umbrellas, soft boxes and reflectors, you'll also learn how to direct a model and posing techniques. A review and suggestions for your images will follow.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn the keys to portrait photography
    • learn about studio lighting techniques
    • get hands-on experience with practical assignments
    • participate in a friendly critique of their work.

    Course Requirements

    • A camera that can be set in manual mode
    • Space is limited; sign up early to avoid disappointment

    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters 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 in photography, Juan Manual 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.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 22 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • La Fermeté, near Nevers
    • 20

    Wednesday, 22 June 2016

    9:00am - 8:00pm

    Cost: Free (except for train fare)


    For animal lovers.  A day trip to the animal shelter Refuge de Thiernay, guided by the shelter president, Amelia Tarzi.


    The shelter is located near Nevers (58160 La Fermeté) and if time we will visit a nearby donkey sanctuary.


    Lunch will be provided by the shelter.


    Participants will meet at Paris Austerlitz station ready for a 9:00am train departure. We will return to Paris for 8:00pm.


    For further information, and to register, contact lectures@wice-paris.org, telephone 01 43 54 79 25.



    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Porte de Versailles
    • 15

    Saturday, 25 June 2016

    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Cost: €100 

    Come and join Jan in the beautiful historic site known as La Ruche for a Saturday full of fun and surprises. Learn the basics of printmaking through a simple and popular technique known as the 'monotype'.

    Making a monotype print involves no toxic materials or laborious technique. As its name suggests, a monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Rather than carving or etching, a monotype is made by painting with ink on a smooth surface. Degas loved its ease and used it to create strong atmospheric light and bold textures. Contemporary artists are drawn to it for its immediacy. One can make a print in just a few minutes with almost no technical skill, and some of the monotype techniques do not require a press. One needn’t know how to draw or paint to make monotypes. Stamping, stenciling and collage can be used to create a myriad of beautiful effects. Click here to see a sampling of Jan Olsson’s student prints and to learn more about the medium.

    This class is perfect for:

    • Anyone who would enjoy having a new experience in creativity
    • Working WICE members who would enjoy relaxing and creating on a Saturday
    • Artists of all kinds who want to learn and practice new techniques
    • Former students of Jan’s printmaking workshops who would like to continue
    • Those who enjoy sharing a creative learning process within a small, convivial group
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements

    No skills and no previous knowledge of the medium is necessary. This workshop is open to all levels, artists and non-artists alike, and may be repeated by anyone wishing to continue exploring the process.

    Materials: All materials will be provided for this full-day course.

    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.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson


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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 7
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Nahid Rachlin


    Whether you're a beginner or an advanced writer, the challenge in this course will be to hone your skills for writing a novella and/or short story, from brainstorming to writing to editing.  This will be done through discussions of character, voice, point of view, structure and other craft elements.  We will comment on the pieces you hand in as well as on in-class writing exercises.

    We will study two published short stories, one by William Trevor and another by Alice Munro.  We will recall the great novellas like Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Old Man and the Sea, Of Mice and Men and The Third Man.  The aim is to get your story to the point that it is as good as it can be.

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016.  For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional
    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 3
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor Michelle Huneven

    Michelle HunevenAt their best, memoirs, personal essays, and other forms of creative non-fiction are a compelling mix of keen observation, vivid expression, and clarity of thought.  In this workshop, we will develop our individual voices, address ways to research and report our subjects, and explore the use of literary techniques to create non-fiction that is lively, evocative, meaningful, and deeply true.  We will discuss dialogue, narration, sentences, structuring strategies, and other elements of craft as they arise in the work we’re reading.  

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation). Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Ayana Mathis

    Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    Writers are urged (relentlessly) to "find their voices"-- a frustrating bit of advice if ever there was one. Voice is among the most elusive of craft terms.  What is it exactly?  Of what does it consist?  How does one go about developing it?  Certainly voice includes style, but that is so unique and organic to each writer that it only further confuses the issue.  This workshop will dismantle voice into practical (and comprehensible) elements as they relate to longer fiction: narration (point of view), character development and theme.  We'll also discuss the ways in which voice is supported, or stymied, by structure.  To aid in our exploration the seminar will include short readings, as relevant, by Marilynne Robinson, Edward P. Jones and Marlon James among others.

    Requirements: Submit a 15-25 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

    Image: Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 6
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Instructor: Marilyn Hacker

    This course will explore the possibilities of meter in English poetry, from iambic pentameter to quantitative meters (alcaics and sapphics, for example)  to syllabic forms.

    Requirements: Submit 5-10 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages, by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA

    Tuesday, 28 June

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Cost: free


    Paris is one of the world's most inspiring cities. Authors and artists from all over have come to Paris to work and be a part of its rich cultural scene. This walking tour, focusing on Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-de-Prés, will provide you with an insider's look at some of Paris' most intriguing literary hotspots.


    This walk is a part of Paris Writers’ Workshop. It is only open to those already enrolled in a PWW master class. For more information about PWW, please visit: wice-paris.org/pariswritersworkshop.


    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • Left bank, Paris
    Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July 2016
    Cost: 60 (for PWW participants)
           
    100 (for general public)

    In the traditional publishing world, an agent is essential to having your work read by editors and publishers.  Paris Writers' Workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet with an agent and present your work.  Take advantage of this consultation to find out what your manuscript needs to get noticed and what publishing opportunities might be available to you.

    You must pre-register: Your 15-minute consultation appointment time will be provided upon your arrival on 26 June 2016.  Consultation times vary by participant but will occur sometime Thursday, 30 June or Friday, 1 July 2016.

    Manuscript Submission: Instructions for manuscript submission will be provided after registration confirmation.

    Requirements: Registrations for those participating in a
    PWW master class, the fee is
    €60.  If you have not registered for a master class, the rate is €100.

    Cancellation Policy: For cancellations made before 27 May 2016 your fee will be refunded in full.  No refunds will apply to cancellations made after this date.

    Photo: © Alastair Arthur

    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
    • 49

    Expert Panel: Getting Published Today

    Thursday, 30 June, 2016

    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Writing your book, (or short story, or poem, or essay) is only half of the battle. The next hurdle is getting it published.

    Do you know how to get your manuscript noticed? Have you wondered whether it is better to self-publish, seek out a traditional publisher or explore the relatively new third option of partner publishing? Do you need an agent, or an editor, and how do you find a reputable one? Our panel will address all of these questions and more.

    Learn about your options from those "in the know." Our expert panel includes publishers, agents, editors, and authors. They will give advice on how to improve your chances of seeing your work in print, or on e-readers, as the case may be.

    This panel is a part of the Paris Writers' Workshop.

    This event is free to PWW participants.

    For those not enrolled in a PWW master class, the fee is 
    10. The fee must be paid in advance for attendees to be added to the guest list.


    This event will be held at UNESCO

    7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

    Please note: UNESCO is a secure building. Please allow extra time to pass through the screening area and check-in at the front desk. You will have to leave a form of ID at the front desk in order to enter the building. You will find guides in the lobby with WICE signs waiting to escort you to the panel room.

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    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Left Bank, Paris
    Friday, 1 July 2016  
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Cost: €50

    The closing dinner on the last evening has become a feature of the Paris Writers' Workshop - a chance to relax with new friends, talk further with the faculty and presenters, and unwind after the pressures of the week.

    Join us for this great opportunity to socialize with new and published authors.

    The dinner will be held at a historic French brasserie Café du Commerce.

    Bon Appétit!

    All WICE Members and Paris Writers' Workshop participants are welcome to attend.

    Photo: Dana Voss

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