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Drawing & PAINTING

Drawing classes

WICE is pleased to offer a diverse selection of drawing and sketching classes suitable for all skill levels. Students can expect instructors to rely on the beauty of Paris as inspiration for their course material, whether you find yourself in the classroom or out in plein-air.

Whether you've ever longed to try drawing for the first time or have almost filled your latest sketchbook, our talented instructor is ready to move you to the next step in your creative journey. 

See individual course descriptions for more information.

Painting classes

Paris, the City of Light, is an inspiring place for artists of all persuasions. WICE is excited to offer painting courses that encourage hands-on instruction, engaging creative assignments and lively group discussions.

With or without prior experience, you will benefit from the small classes and  individual attention. These courses are structured enough to provide all the basics of the craft, yet free enough to allow experimentation and discovery.

See individual course descriptions for more information.

Student Testimonial

"Jan's class is perfect for those new to drawing as well as people who have been drawing for a long time. This class provides an opportunity to build actual drawing skills which are learned and strengthened through very stimulating drawing/seeing exercises.   Jan is a very knowledgeable teacher who provides a very supportive learning environment."- Judith Turano


Meet our Instructor

Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and has been a full-time resident of Paris since 1990. During her tenure at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, she received the coveted Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum. She has also received invitations as artist-in-residence at Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts and the Sante Fe Art Centre. Subsequently she completed her third residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and relocated to the celebrated artists' studio near Montparnasse known as La Ruche. Jan is an engaging teacher with many years of experience who exhibits internationally.

Do you have a question or want more information on our drawing and painting classes? Contact us at visualarts@wice-paris.org. We look forward to hearing from you.


Upcoming events

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • TBC
    • 6
    Register

    Nature is an endless source of inspiration for artists and designers. With sketchbook in hand, this class meets in the beautiful Parisian Jardin des Plantes, to study, record, and draw inspiration from the shapes and patterns offered by the garden, its greenhouse, and its natural history museum.

    Enjoy the adventure of this class for its own rewards and then consider continuing the pleasure by attending the following one in November, Matisse Cut-Outs: An Adventure in Color. Simple line drawings from flowers, leaves, shells and other natural forms became the shapes and patterns that inspired one of France’s most beloved artists during his later years.

    A supply list will be made available before the start of this class, and meeting points will be confirmed 24 hours ahead of each meeting.

    Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels.

    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.

    Photo Credit: Public Domain
    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 71 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    Follow Matisse with a pair of scissors to explore a world of color at play. Begin with simple line drawings from nature.
    Transform these drawings into cut paper shapes to create collages and stencils, combing them into an engaging, colorful composition.

    Learn how to employ the principles of repetition, rhythm, and color harmonies to create your own Matisse inspired design.

    A 20€ supply fee is included in the price of this course. All materials will be provided.
    Open to all levels.

    Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels.

    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.

    Photo Credit: Public Domain
    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 71 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    Don’t miss this occasion to think big and create small. Persian or Indian miniatures, or illuminated biblical manuscripts, evoke worlds of wonder as grand as they are small.
    Learn how to use pen, colored inks, collage and watercolor to create a series of works on paper small enough to put in an envelope and mail to a friend or family member for the holidays.

    Students will be encouraged to choose a theme then collect some of their own reference materials (photographs, favorite objects, cut-outs from magazines or other media sources) to use as inspiration. Register early and begin collecting! The rest is pure fun and a creative adventure.

    A 15€ supply fee is included in the price of the class.

    Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels.

    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.

    Photo Credit: Raelene Glenn

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