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  • WICE Office, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris.

For all other events, please see the event detail page for location information.

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    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 3
    Register

    This program builds on the basics of French. It is for students with a basic understanding and ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way. At the beginning of the program, students can ask simple questions and understand simple answers. You will develop and improve your French language competencies in areas of writing, speaking, listening, and reading. This program’s use of interactive learner-centered methods facilitates engagement and lasting progress.

    Please note that this program is geared for learners with some prior knowledge in French (Advanced Beginner). Meeting twice a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held mostly in French to maximize learner exposure to the target language during the initial stages of the French language acquisition process.

    About the Instructor: Camille ESPLENDIU has a Masters degree in French language as well as an undergraduate degree in English and Spanish.  She began her teaching career in Paris teaching American university students. She then spent one year as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  Camille has been teaching in Paris for three years at various schools.  She specializes in teaching adults and professionals.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 3
    Register

    This dynamic French course will help you practice and prepare for an array of everyday life situations in French. This level is for students with ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and the ability express themselves in familiar contexts and to take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development; oral and written expression; comprehension; and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with an intermediate knowledge of French. This 90-minute course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    About the 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 and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 5
    Register

    This dynamic course will fine tune your abilities in an array of everyday life situations in French. Students at this level have the ability to express themselves on a range of topics. They are comfortable in most situations and have a strong vocabulary with few mistakes.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development, oral and written expression, comprehension and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with prior advanced-intermediate French. This course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    About the 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 and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 14 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7
    Register

    This German Guided Discussion Group is open to people with a strong intermediate or advanced level of German. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition, to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The German Guided Discussion group speaks only in German for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    Ce Groupe de Discussion Guidée Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent allemand presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé).  Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs et personnalisés. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un excellent endroit pour vous réunir avec d’autres enthousiastes de la langue allemande. Le groupe ne parle qu’allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s): Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet and Dorothee Yvernes


    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 8 sessions
    • Remote Online
    Register

    In challenging times, it is best to be creative about how to stay inspired photographically. This new class is designed to invite photographers around the world to join in scheduled creative exercises to keep the creative momentum going strong.

    Each session will consist of two parts: a one-hour introduction lecture and, two weeks later, a one-hour review of images created in response to an assignment.

    Session subjects


    Session I (People/Portraits)
    Mondays 5-6 pm
    September 21 and October 5

    Session 2: (Street Photography/Photojournalism)
    Mondays 5-6 pm
    October 12 and October 26

    Session 3: (Alternative Processes and Post-Production Manipulation)
    Mondays 5-6 pm
    November 2 and November 16

    Session 4: (Social Media and Personal Journaling)
    Mondays 5-6 pm
    November 23 and December 7


    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about various genres of photography and master photographers in each field.
    • Learn about exposure, composition, subject selection, and image impact.
    • Have your technical questions answered directly.
    • Participate in a friendly critique session of their work.

    Course Requirements:

    • Suitable for all levels of photographer.

    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, Photographer’s Forum, 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 and Director of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.

    Photo credit: Meredith Mullins

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 2
    Register

    This program introduces the French language for learners with no or little previous knowledge. It will help you acquire and put into practice the basic foundations of French grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation techniques. You will develop your French language competencies in areas of writing, speaking, listening, and reading. This program’s use of interactive learner-centered methods facilitates engagement and lasting progress.

    Please note that this program is geared for learners new to French with little or no prior knowledge. Meeting twice a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held mostly in French to maximize learner exposure to the target language during the initial stages of the French language acquisition process.

    The following books are needed for class:

    • Edito A1, Didier, méthode de français
    • Edito A1, Didier, cahier d'activités
    • La grammaire progressive du français, niveau débutant, CLE international

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

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 0
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    French for French Nationality will help prepare you by covering language skills as well as culture and civilization knowledge necessary for the exam portion of your application for French nationality.

    To become a French citizen, you will have to pass a B1 language test called TCF-ANF (French Knowledge Test for Access to French Nationality). There are two tests:

    • Oral comprehension test of 30 questions that lasts 30 minutes
    • French oral test of 6 questions that lasts 15 minutes.

    WICE classes will help you to:

    • File your request for French citizenship (Compared to a typical annual carte de séjour renewal, applying for citizenship is more demanding)
    • Prepare for the two oral tests
    • Develop your cultural and historical French knowledge
    • Prepare for the oral with an employee of the French prefecture

    For the greatest benefit, from this class, students should be at or above the B1 level before enrolling. A score of 16 or higher on the French placement test will ensure you are ready for this course.

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

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 15 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 5
    Register

    This English course is for people with an advanced intermediate knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary or higher.

    Participants will strengthen their knowledge in English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening building upon existing skills. Emphasis will be given to developing conversational skills and building confidence in various types of interactions. A variety of topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    This 90-minute course will be held in English once a week to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the language.

    About the Instructor: Sage Morghan holds a Masters in ESL (English as a Second Language) Education as well as a second Masters and PhD in French Studies with a specialty in French cinema. She has over 15 years of experience teaching French and English to students of various ages.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 15 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 6
    Register

    In this American Film English class, you will watch a film at home (available on Netflix France) before class. In class, the film will be used as a basis for a lesson on grammar and language, cultural points and an open discussion.

    Watching films can be a powerful tool for learning a language and improving cultural knowledge.  It can be entertaining and enjoyable, which breaks psychological barriers that arise in traditional language learning.  Dialogue in films exposes you to authentic spoken language, a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, all of which aids understanding and retention.

    In addition to working on your English grammar and language, you will develop listening and understanding skills by hearing authentic spoken English and witnessing interactions between people.  Finally, you will get a unique window into American culture and society.

    Films Module 1 - (22 Sep - 03 Nov)
    Whiplash (2014) directed by Damien Chazelle
    The Squid and the Whale (2005) directed by Noah Baumbach
    Dumpling (2018)  directed by Anne Fletcher

    Films Module 2 - (10 Nov -15 Dec)
    Paddleton (2019) directed by Alex Lehmann
    The Land of Steady Habits (2018) directed by Nicole Holofcener
    The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) directed by Noah Baumbach

    This English course is for people with an advanced intermediate knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary or higher.

    Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    About the Instructor: Sage Morghan holds a Masters in ESL (English as a Second Language) Education as well as a second Masters and PhD in French Studies with a speciality in French cinema. She has over 15 years of experience teaching French and English to students of various ages.

    Photo credit: Public Domain

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 15 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7

    This English course is for people with prior beginner knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. It aims to help participants refresh and acquire additional communication skills in English. The course will reinforce your existing skills and facilitate your progression in areas of English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening with a focus on developing conversational confidence. Various topics and resources will be used to develop your communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux membres de WICE qui ont déjà des connaissances de base en grammaire et en vocabulaire. L’objectif du cours est d’aider les participants qui souhaitent réactiver et enrichir leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances et faciliter votre progrès dans les domaines variés de grammaire, le vocabulaire, d’expression orale, et de compréhension orale en se concentrant sur le développement de la capacité en conversation. Le cours utilisera des sujets et des ressources variés pour améliorer et enrichir vos compétences linguistiques.

    About the Instructor: Clara Siverson is a CELTA certified English teacher who has been teaching English to children and adults since 2004. A California native, she is passionate about writing and helping people learn to express themselves efficiently in the English language.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 23 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 16 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 11 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 0
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    In this French Film class, you will watch a film at home (available on Amazon Prime Video or Orange Video on Demand) before class. In class, the film will be used as a basis for a language lesson with cultural points and discussion.

    Watching films can be a powerful tool for learning a language and improving cultural knowledge.  It can be entertaining and enjoyable, which breaks psychological barriers that arise in traditional language learning.  Dialogue in films exposes you to authentic spoken language, a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, all of which aids understanding and retention.

    The main purpose of this course is increasing vocabulary, improving conversational skills and learning French culture via the movies presented.
    Films Module 1 - (22 Sep - 03 Nov)

    • Les Intouchables, directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. Actors: Omar Sy & François Cluzet.
    • Un homme idéal, directed by Yann Gozlan. Actors: Pierre Niney & Ana Girardot.
    • J’accuse, directed by Roman Polanski. Actors : Jean Dujardin & Louis Garrel.

    Films Module 2 - (10 Nov -15 Dec)

    • Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon Dieu, directed by Philippe de Chauveron. Actors; Christian Clavier & Chantal Lauby.
    • Les Héritiers, directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar. Actor: Ariane Ascarid.
    • De Gaulle, directed by Gabriel Le Bomin. Actors: Lambert Wilson & Isabelle Carré.

    This French course is for people with advanced knowledge of French.
    Before registering for this course, you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the French Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    About the Instructor: Valérie Brosbrann grew up in Paris and moved to the US in 1981. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. She has been teaching French since 1986. She taught adults with the US State Department, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Afterwards, she taught at private high schools. She has taught all levels of French. She returned to Paris for retirement and has been volunteering with WICE in the language department for one year.

    Photo credit: Public Domain

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 0

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or advanced level of English. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition, to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The group speaks only in English for 90 minutes.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidée anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un excellent endroit pour vous réunir avec d’autres enthousiastes de la langue anglais. Le groupe ne parle qu’anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitators: Regan Falcon, Alice Meade, Mavis Negroni, Edward Donelan


    • 24 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7
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    Please note that this program is geared for learners new to Dutch with little or no prior knowledge. Meeting once a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held in English.

    Instructor: Mark Bartels, Dutch himself, holds a Bachelor in Intercultural Communication and is fluent in English, French and German. He has been teaching both Dutch and German for over 5 years. Having lived in Germany, Austria, Estonia, Switzerland and France, he has a strong background in interacting with different cultural backgrounds.


    • 25 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 5
    Register

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or an advanced level of French. The group leaders provide participants with engaging weekly readings on a wide range of topics prior to each dynamic and fast-paced seminar. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The French Guided Discussion group speaks only in French for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidé français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs de langue française fournissent aux participants des lectures intéressants avant chaque groupe hebdomadaire.  Ce groupe est dynamique et rapide. Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs et personnalisés. Le groupe ne parle que français pendant 1,5 heure ce qui donne aux participants toute la place pour s’exprimer.

    Facilitators: Brice Dardel, Valerie Brosbrann and Linda Adenis-Lamarre

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the French Placement Test (optional). If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without the assistance of study aids.

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7

    WICE continues its popular journalism series with a workshop that focuses on reporting as well as on in-class writing of feature articles. With instruction on research and interviewing, the course also examines blogging, and how to make this popular mode of communication a genuine platform for effective features.

    About the Instructor: Alecia McKenzie is a writer and journalist based in Paris. She holds an MSc from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and worked at The Wall Street Journal / Europe early in her career. She is the founder and editor of the arts-news site SWAN. Alongside her career as a novelist and short-story author, she has written numerous articles for a global news agency and for a range of international publications.

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 2
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    According to film director, Federico Fellini, "there is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming on everyone, lovely with every ensemble, appropriate for almost every occasion and indispensable in every woman's wardrobe. Long live the pearl necklace, from first date to last breath.' Style icon Jackie Kennedy concurs that ' pearls are always appropriate" and fashion designer Coco Chanel believed that "ropes and ropes of pearls are a necessity" for all women. Pearls have been considered the queen of gems and the gem of queens over the centuries due in part to their unique properties. Pearls are one of a kind, precious and quite delicate. Pearl Knotting was developed to safeguard both their value and their fragility. Pearls were strung on silk cord to give the allusion of floating on air and to maximize fluidity and were knotted to prevent loss should the cord break. Although ideal in some regards, the fragile nature of the cord makes restringing inevitable. This process can be both costly and time consuming if done by a jeweler when in fact, it is neither costly nor difficult to master. The same techniques you will learn in class can be used to make not only pearl necklaces, but also a host of other fashion forward creations. New shapes and colors of pearls abound so regardless of whether your style is classic or contemporary you'll find pearls will never go out of style, they are style itself.

    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about best practices of pearl knotting
    • Learn how to utilize the tools and techniques to knot a string of pearls
    • Learn how to apply these techniques to other contemporary designs
    • Leave class with a completed pearl knotted necklace

    About the Instructor: An avid hobbiest turned jewelry artist, Allison Wiley studied jewelry design and creation at many prestigious institutions and with prominent practitioners in her native New York before moving to Paris 10 years ago. She has taught jewelry classes at various locations to the expat community, authored countless articles on art-related topics for Expat Magazine, displayed her jewelry creations around Paris and continues to offer in-home private/ semi-private/group classes upon request.

    Photo Credit: Allison Wiley

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 4
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    A poet needs both something to write about and skill in writing. We will focus on these two themes so important in strong poetry - mastering elements of craft and finding inspiration. Each week we will do some writing in class and a homework task will be set so that we can share what we've written the following week. Teaching will cover how to write stronger poetry and where to find sources of inspiration. All levels of experience welcome.

    About the Instructor: David Barnes is a British poet who has run a weekly writers' workshop at Shakespeare & Company and an open mike poetry night every Monday (SpokenWord Paris) for a decade. He is the Editor in Chief of The Bastille, the literary magazine of SpokenWord Paris. His poetry has been published in a number of magazines. He was the co-editor of Strangers in Paris - New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (2011, Tightrope Books) which included work by such writers as Alice Notley, Jorie Graham and John Berger. He has previosuly taught classes for WICE in short fiction, travel writing and turning life into fiction.

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Coming in October
    • 15

    Stay tuned as this event will be coming in October.

    Anyone who conducts an internet search pairing the names of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Robert Schumann (1810-1856) will find that identifying musical differences between the two is an ongoing puzzlement. Rejoicing in the improvement of the piano’s expressive possibilities thanks to the technical progress made in its construction during the first half of the 18th century, they two were among a number of composers who wrote many works for that instrument, and partly because of having similar last names, short life spans and favoring similar musical forms – especially lieder (also called art songs) – they are often mistaken for one another. Careful listening, however, allows us to make a distinction between Schubert’s somewhat Classical orientation and the more Romantic style embraced by Schumann who started comdposing only two years after Schubert’s death and was influenced by him. In this class, through listening to a selection of their sublime melodies and exploring those differences, we will henceforth be better able to distinguish between the works of these two geniuses.

    About the Instructor: As an American harpist, Lauren Woidela has travelled to three continents performing solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. As an instructor, she has given lectures for the musicology department of the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, focusing on 19th & 20th century music. She produced and hosted her own radio program for the former KXTR, Kansas City’s classical music radio station, captivating her audiences by bringing a fresh new view to classical music.

    Photo Credit: Schu Schu

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Location TBC later. (nearest Metro: Laumière (Line 5)
    • 9
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    Situated in the north-east of Paris, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is one of the largest green-spaces of the capital. Steep and hilly, this landmark was created on quarries which explain its conception and its layout. The garden offers a diversity of sightseeings : caves, rocks, waterfalls, kioks, restaurants not to mention the amazing view from the heights. Nearby is a haven named ‘la mouzaia’, famous for its charming houses bordered with garden, its villas and small streets. Did you know that the district used to be named ‘the American quarry’ as stones were exported to Washington to build the White House ! Join us on this charming walk with our guide Catherine !

    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.

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Private Atelier: Maison Sajou 47 Rue du Caire 75002 Paris (nearest metro - Sentier)
    • 6
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    If you would like to start exploring your creative side but don’t know where to start then this exciting course will be ideal! You will learn how to create gorgeous creative journals that will help you connect to your creativity and enjoy the journey as you explore ideas and gather inspirational research through photography, collage, drawing and writing. Rebecca will explain how to use these journals to express your creativity and to design future projects, be they embroidery, art or craft!

    About the Instructor: Rebecca Devaney is a textile artist, researcher and educator who currently works as a Haute Couture Embroiderer in Paris, France. She has a BA in Art and Design Education and a MFA in Textile Art and Artefact from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and recently completed professional training in Haute Couture Embroidery at the École Lesage, France.

    Photo Credit: Rebecca Devaney

    • 05 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Location TBC later.
    • 8
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    Paris gardens provide a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city streets. In addition, they offer an opportunity to practice sketching and watercolor painting from a wealth of subjects, including architectural motifs, fountains, sculptures, flowers and trees. With sketchbook, pencils and watercolors in hand, join our small group to explore these lovely sites while receiving personalized instruction designed for your individual skill level and interest.

    Basic topics covered will include:

    • How to make quick thumbnail sketches to capture a scene
    • How to treat light and shade
    • Hints on how to see depth, understand perspective and master proportion
    • Simple techniques for watercolor sketching

    Participants will provide their own materials. A list of supplies and shopping information will be supplied upon registration.

    Locations will be confirmed by email 24 hours in advance.

    About the Instructor: Instructor Jan Olsson holds an MFA degree in drawing. She is a painter, printmaker and draftsman as well as an acclaimed teacher. Discover Jan’s art on her website.

    Photo Credit: Jan Olssen

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 21 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7
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    In Y Moi, Allison Wiley will show you two different ways to make a bead into a pendant in a fun, creative and collaborative atmosphere. The first of these features the most common technique of incorporating a bead into a pendant from which two separate strings of beads emanate.

    The second version, the shorter design, is one in which a separate pendant is formed and attached to the necklace using a new wire wrapping technique to be taught in class.

    What once appeared impossible is now possible. You can build your own jewelry wardrobe with mix & match items including various necklaces, bracelets and earrings similar to the ones pictured even now. Just imagine the world of possibilities  awaiting you when you have reached your full potential.

    Students can expect to:

    • Receive all materials required for the creation and completion of both projects
    • Learn the necessary techniques for both projects
    • Learn how to make and attach pendants
    • Leave each class with a completed necklace

    Course requirements:

    Jewelry Artistry Beading is a prerequisite.

    About the Instructor: An avid hobbyist turned jewelry artist, Allison Wiley studied jewelry design and creation at many prestigious institutions and with prominent practitioners in her native New York before moving to Paris 10 years ago. She has taught jewelry classes at various locations to the expat community, authored countless articles on art-related topics for Expat Magazine, displayed her jewelry creations around Paris and continues to offer in-home private/semi-private/group classes and workshops.

    Photo Credit: Allison Wiley

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Location TBC, details will be communicated 24 hours before the date.
    • 7
    Register

    Would you like to master all the parameters of your camera so your creativity wont have limits? Get away from the simple choice of shooting in automatic mode by mastering when to use the manual settings.

    In this three sessions workshop, you will learn all the technique tricks that you need to finally get familiar with your camera while developing your visual creativity.
    Every session will be located in a different area inside Paris so we will explore some high lights of the city along with some “out of the path” places.

    Every class will sart with a brief in a café, where we will have the photography lesson of the day. After the brief, we will go out to explore the área at the same time that we will practice though photography assignments.
    A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyse your images.

    This in-depth course explores the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyse the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings.

    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about the manual mode settings and get familiar with their camera
    • Learn about exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations
    • Learn about composition, colour and black and white techniques
    • Develop their visual creativity
    • Your tutor will guide you and will be with you to answer every technical question
    • Get hands-on experience though practical and creative assignments
    • Participate in a friendly feedback and review session of the pictures taken during the class.

    Location: Location will be communicated 24 hours before the date of the class.

    About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized 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, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. You can check out his Instagram account and blog website here.

    Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chef’s private residence (nearest metro Corvisart, Glaciere or Place d'Italie)
    • 5
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    Join French-trained Pastry Chef Lisa Allen in an inspired half-day of tart-making fun! She will guide your group through a fully immersive, hands-on experience creating your own French tarts. Each workshop will focus on something unique from the classic French repertoire.

    Bake it all from scratch in Lisa’s quaint Parisian apartment. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be available to get your hands going, as well as some light savory snacks. Taste your creations ‘sur place’ and/or receive a box to take your personal-sized tarts home. Each participant also receives a detailed recipe and technique sheet, so that you can recreate the magic chez vous!

    Classic Apple Tart: What better way to celebrate fall and prepare for your multicultural Thanksgiving than by learning to make the beautiful French style baked apple tart!? Learn how to make your own dough from scratch, choose and prepare your apples for a personalized taste in both flavor and presentation. Note: This recipe contains dairy (butter) but no nuts or eggs.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Lisa Allen / Tarts & Truffles

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    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • online via ZOOM
    • 0

    WICE Bilingual Book Group

    09 OCT 2020

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

    Goncourt winner Laurent Gaudé is one of France’s most respected contemporary playwrights and novelists. Set in Naples, La Porte des Enfers delves into grief and the varying impact it has on individuals. But it is also a story of love conquering all, even death. It uses terse but almost lyrical prose to take the reader into a dark, cold place where the idea of heaven and hell is turned on its head. ‘Intense, powerful and thoroughly unnerving, this strange and seamless mixture of crime and mythology is a haunting exploration of guilt, revenge and the power of love.’ The Guardian ‘Livre après livre, la réflexion de Laurent Gaudé sur l'humain se radicalise dans une métaphysique muette et bouleversante.’ Le Point.

    Registrations Open September 12 2020

    Photo Credit:
    Portrait © Christophe Abramowitz

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7
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    In our previous wire wrapping class, we learned how to use two different techniques to make dangle earrings and a bracelet. In the following  classes, these techniques, as well as the one learned in the Y Moi beading class, will be used to make a series of rings in one and a necklace and matching bracelet in  the other.

    Give me a Ring will teach you how to use all three wire wrapping techniques you have learned to create a wide variety of ring designs. You will make a collection of stackable and channel rings, often featured in fashion magazines, as well as a host of other simple rings. In this creative, convivial and collaborative atmosphere Allison Wiley will show you how easy, fun and affordable it is to make a variety of rings for yourself and others. If you agree with actress Elizabeth Taylor, that, " a woman can never have enough rings" then you must not miss this class.

    Making Attachments of various kinds are the focus of all of our classes. In this aptly named class, you are invited to further hone your new found wire wrapping skills by creating a lovely necklace and matching bracelet similar to the ones shown in a creative, convivial and collaborative atmosphere with your fellow members. If that old adage, practice makes perfect is true, then life might not always be perfect, but your jewelry designs might very well be.

    Students can expect to:

    • Receive all materials required to create and complete both projects
    • Learn how to use various techniques to create a series of simple ring designs
    • Learn and adapt these techniques to create a fabulous necklace and bracelet combo
    • Leave class with a completed series of rings and a necklace and bracelet respectively

    Course requirements:

    Jewelry Artistry Wire-Wrapping is a prerequisite.

    About the Instructor: An avid hobbyist turned jewellery artist, Allison Wiley studied jewellery design and creation at many prestigious institutions and with prominent practitioners in her native New York before moving to Paris 10 years ago. She has taught jewellery classes at various locations to the expat community, authored countless articles on art-related topics for Expat Magazine, displayed her jewellery creations around Paris and continues to offer in-home private/semi-private/group classes and workshops.

    Photo Credit: Allison Wiley

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Location TBC later. (nearest Metro: Odeon (Line 4)
    • 8
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    The Luxembourg neighbourhood has always been a luxury one. In the 17th century, the Duke Pinay of Luxembourg decided to acquire a land with a beautiful park which marks the origin of the actual garden. Later, the queen Marie of Medicis esblished her residence in the mansion which she commissionned and had a vast park designed in the Florentine taste. Although the layout of the park and its size have been remodeled in the 19th century, it has kept its romantic attraction which inspired so many artists, writers and philosophers. Statues, sculptures, the Luxembourg palace and museum, trees and flower-beds are still visible. The close surroundings are also noticeable for their famous hosts : Zadkine, Sartre and Beauvoir, Auguste Comte etc. dwelled for some time near the garden. Join us on this charming walk with our guide Catherine !

    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.

    Photo Credit: museeluxembourg


    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 16 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 20
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    In this online course participants will learn how to dream big and create a new vision for their life. COVID-19 has changed our lives completely it is time to form a new way of living. In this course you will:

    • Learn how create a vision for your life in 4 easy steps. A tool you can use again and again.
    • You will learn how to create a vision for 7 areas of your life (before we can create anything we have to have a vision for it!). We will do this by exploring what you want to: be, do, have and feel
    • Visualization – Most people have to see it to believe it. That’s why learning how to visualize what you want is so important. You will learn how to train your brain to work for you.
    • Mindfulness Techniques - relaxation, meditation and writing to empower your vision
    • How to use your vision to create goals, achieve goals, and as a personal growth tool.
    • You will bring your vision to life with Art teacher Rebecca Deveany who will show you how to make a virtual vision board that you can use and see everyday to keep you motivated and focused.
    • And there will be many more cool secret for you…..


    These course methods will be taught through live classes where student and teacher can discuss and interact throughout. There will be four online classes combining presentations, discussions and video tutorials. In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, participants will learn how to apply these methods to 7 areas of their life and review their progress in each class with feedback and reflection.

    Participates from this course will be invited to a 2.5 day workshop where they can continue their journey by delving deeper into the methodologies introduced in the online course. Incorporating an innovative combination of practical strategies and creative expression to help participants turn their vision into a reality.

    About the Instructor: Mundey Young is an American who has been living in France for 15 years. She is a Life & Expat Coach who helps people create the life they want no matter where thay are in world. Rebecca devaney is award winning art teacher from Ireland who came to France to study Haut Couture Embroderiy and recently launched Textile Tours of Paris.

    Photo Credit: Creating a Vision for Your Life

    • 02 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 23 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Artists Private Atelier (nearest metro: Balard)
    • 6
    Register

    For those who love to draw or paint, or for those who would like to experience how a beloved artist worked and explore some of the sources of his inspiration, this workshop follows the path Matisse used to forge line and color into joyfully vibrant compositions. Accessible to all levels. Your registration fee includes 25€ for all supplies.

    Class activities and instruction include:

    •    Studies of Matisse’s drawings using ink and a brush
    •    Applying Matisse’s drawing method to drawing from life
    •    Color studies from Matisse’s paintings
    •    Adding color to black and white still-life drawings

    •    Completion of a painting on canvas inspired by Matisse’s use of line and color

    About the Instructor:  Instructor Jan Olsson holds an MFA degree in drawing. She is a painter, printmaker and draftsman as well as an acclaimed teacher. Discover Jan’s art on her https://janolssonart.com/ and examples of art by her students at https://artatelierparis.com/

    Photo Credit: Jan Olssen

    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 18
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    Would you like to read and understand paintings through its symbols? Since the 15th century, artists have used details in paintings which are endowed with a specific meaning. It can be religious, spiritual, an expression of luxury, the passing of time, corruption etc. Whether a colour, a reference to the animal or natural worlds, a particular type of fabric, food and beverages, etc. we will explore a selection of paintings and decipher their messages. An experience to art history.

    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.

    Image Credit: symbolespeinture



    This Lecture will be held online via Zoom. Details of Joining the Meeting will be emailed 24 hours before class start.


    • 03 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 24 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Artists Private Atelier (nearest metro: Balard)
    • 5
    Register

    If you have ever said to yourself “I’d like to try drawing”, or “I want to get back into drawing but just don’t seem to find the time”, this class would be a great way to start.

    All are welcome to join, including beginners or anyone seeking the structure of weekly meetings, guidance and inspiration from an artist who is also an experienced teacher, as well as the conviviality of practicing in a group. Instruction includes a variety of drawing techniques and tools (ink, charcoal, pencil, and watercolor) in addition to the exploration of the many possibilities for subject matter in drawing, either through direct observation or through one’s imagination.

    The registration fee for this class includes 20€ for all materials.

    About the Instructor: The instructor, Jan Olsson , holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing. She is a draftsman, painter and printmaker as well as an acclaimed teacher.

    Photo Credit: Jan Olsson

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 18 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 7
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    In this creative, convivial and collaborative series of classes, Allison Wiley will show you how to make two versions of the double strand necklace; one short and one long.

    When you invision the typical double strand necklace, those pearls worn by Queen Elizabeth in countless photos probably come to mind. In our first session however, pearls and beads of different sizes, shapes and colors will be used to totally update this classic short necklace. In the second class, a variety of materials will be used to create a more contemporary take on this longer version, similar to the photo shown.

    Allison Wiley will show you how to breath new life into these classic pieces placing special emphasis on design elements such as beading placement and proper attachment techniques that will serve you well for this class as well as a precursor for future course designs.

    Students can expect to:

    • Receive all materials required to create and complete both projects
    • Learn and apply the necessary techniques unique to each project
    • Leave each class with a distinctive double-strand necklace

    Course requirements:

    • Jewelry Artistry Beading is a prerequisite.

    About the Instructor: An avid hobbyist turned jewellery artist, Allison Wiley studied jewellery design and creation at many prestigious institutions and with prominent practitioners in her native New York before moving to Paris 10 years ago. She has taught jewellery classes at various locations to the expat community, authored countless articles on art-related topics for Expat Magazine, displayed her jewellery creations around Paris and continues to offer in-home private/semi-private/group classes and workshops.

    Photo Credit: Allison Wiley

    • 05 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 6
    Register

    What makes a compelling start to a short story or a novel? How do you hook your readers, and get them to care for your characters? How do you fulfill expectations for the pages that follow? This course is designed to give you feedback on the first pages of a story or novel chapter. Every week, we will examine a fundamental aspect of craft and provide a constructive critique of your work.
    This course is perfect for those starting out in fiction, and also adapted to writers who have already completed a manuscript and want to hone their draft before seeking publication

    About the Instructor: Anna Polonyi is a writer and journalist. A graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. She holds a B.A. from Harvard and an M.A. from Sciences Po. A recipient of the Fulbright for Young American Journalists, the Sylvia Beach Short Fiction Prize, and the Flannery O’Connor fellowship at Iowa, she is the current Richard E. Guthrie fellow with the University of Iowa. She has written for the International New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Irish Times, among others.

    • 06 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Private Atelier: Maison Sajou 47 Rue du Caire 75002 Paris (nearest metro - Sentier)
    • 6
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