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Visual Arts

Paris inspires creativity. Easels, sketchbooks and cameras abound, and museums and galleries are full of art treasures as living proof. The WICE Visual Arts department embraces this creative spirit and offers a range of classes, from one-day workshops to in-depth courses.

Whether exploring the hidden corners of the city with your camera, sketching in a Paris café, or printmaking in an historic La Ruche studio, you’ll receive the personal attention and the creative inspiration that you need to really see (and feel!) Paris.

Let our experienced and talented instructors provide the practical techniques and creative inspiration to make the events, characters, and emotions of daily life in Paris something extraordinary and memorable.

Do you have a question about Visual Arts or want more information on our classes? No problem! Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Upcoming courses

    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Artists Private Atelier (metro: Convention or Porte de Vanves)
    • 2

    “Un jardin secret” is the French expression for “a private space for an activity that one practices only for oneself”, and a perfect description of a summer afternoon spent sketching in one of Paris’ best kept secret gardens. The moment you enter the gate at La Ruche, you travel back in time to “la belle époque” in Montparnasse where Chagall, Soutine, and other legendary artists lived and worked.

    Enjoy visiting the site with one of its contemporary artists and current residents and spend a couple of magical hours within its garden walls, a hundred years and a world away from the city.

    This class welcomes all levels. Your registration fee includes the cost of materials including a sketchbook, pencils, pen and colored markers.

    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: Serena Van Osta

    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBC
    • 5

    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.

    • Participate in a friendly critique of their work

    Suitable for all levels and all kinds of digital cameras.

    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialised in Photography and Contemporary Art.  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, dance and fine art photography.  He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellan

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