SN091 Drawing Studio: November

  • 09 Nov 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 30 Nov 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Balard
  • 14


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full course or pro-rata option available

Registration is closed

Wednesdays: 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2016 (4 sessions)

10:00am - 12:30pm

Cost:  €168

Pro-rata option also available: €50 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 artist’s 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 (pending class enrollment).

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.

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: Mavis Nigroni

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.