Did you know that both Henry Fonda and Gustaf V, King of Sweden, both were avid embroiderers??!! Yep, Fonda, in fact, loved how portable and relaxing hand-sewing was that he used to sew on film sets between takes. I have to say, that is why I love it too. Sometimes on long flights, I while away the time just stitching and listening to an audio book.
And any Pinterest or Etsy hipster will tell you that Fiber Arts is where it’s at. From crafting whimsical wall art to embellishing couture or making cloth holiday ornaments, embroidery is a great tool in any artist's or crafter's box. Nowadays you'll even find whimsical embroidery wall art in local boutiques – and more ornate timeless works in world-class museums and galleries.
This course will teach you the very basics in a fun, social, and relaxing atmosphere with textile artist, Rebecca Devaney . Think about all the wonderful ways you can apply embroidery technique, make it social, and even just develop your hand-sewing skills for practical use.
Space is still available, but sign-up soon!
October 18, 2019, 2:30-4:30
Location: WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris
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Between 1855 and 1900, Paris hosted no less than five universal exhibitions, which brought millions of visitors and saw the construction of various monuments from the Champs-Elysées to Trocadéro. Discover these famous buildings still in existence and learn about the history and their construction on this guided walk with instructor and art historian, Catherine Estivalezes.
Guided Walk & Tour
October 16, 2-4:30pm
Location: Meet by Artcurial at 7 Rond Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
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Nom nom nom!
Explore the history and charm of the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood where all it’s sweet confections and pastry glory await you. Chocolates, viennoiserie, jams, and candied treasures will delight your senses.
Your guide, Lisa Rankin, began her food tour company and blog, called Flavors of Paris to share her passions for food, culture, art, and the city of Paris. Flavors of Paris has become a multiple-award winning company, sharing local, Parisian tastes and experiences.
October 9, 10:30-12:00pm
Saint Germain des Prés
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Fall officially begins Monday and WICE courses are underway! So, another friendly blogger’s blog to encourage you to become a member and have access to all our courses.
Register now online OR register in-person at our Open House event at Forum 104, Paris and get 10% off. The Open House is a great way to meet our instructors, fellow members, and try some edibles from our cooking courses. Bring your friends and family. We'd love to meet you :-)
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WICE is where the English speaking community connects right here... in Paris! It's also a place to develop and grow your knowledge and skills. We offer language courses, language exchange, writing classes, and a host of fine arts such as photography, printmaking and more! We also have engaging lectures and cultural instruction – offering wine tastings, cooking, and museum visits. We'd love to meet you too, so stop by to get to know us better!
Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Hola!
Did you know that WICE offers courses in several languages including French, English, Spanish, and German? We even have a French-English conversation meetings for practice and fluency called "Guided Discussions". Our classes are fun, engaging, and a great way to meet and connect.
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information via the following link.
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Bonjour and hello there fellow continuing education learners! Are you ready for a new season of classes, workshops, enrichment and fun?
New courses are listed here – and don't forget to join us at our Open House September 24 at Forum 104. Register here. Hope to see you there!
Save the date ... and don't forget that you can register for new classes beginning in September now.
Weee! New courses listed and registration has begun!
You don't have to think about summer ending just yet, but do think about all the marvelous courses coming up at WICE – because registration has begun and you'll not want to miss out!
WICE is pleased to offer some great new courses like a children's drama cap, languages, culture, food walks and baking classes. We also have some crafting courses coming up as well with embroidery and collage, which I can attest to as both being relaxing and rewarding.
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Visiting or staying in Paris on Bastille Day, July 14th (aka La Fête Nationale) and deciding which activities to do? Here are 5 ideas to make your day fun and memorable:
1. Catch the spectacular Military Parade & Flyover at 10am at the Arc de Triomphe and then, the parade at 11am along the Champs-Élysée. Get there early for a good viewing spot.
2. Fireworks & Concert at the Eiffel Tower. You can picnic before and catch the free concert at 9:30 on the grassy area of Champs de Mars where you'll also have a great view of the Eiffel Towers fireworks. Get there early, of course!
3. Skip the city altogether and head to Versailles for the very special water fountain show. Best to buy tickets to Versailles ahead of time.
4. Views from Montmartre: Find a hotel with a view and catch the fireworks show from Montmartre! It's lovely just to wander and see the views from Sacré Coeur as well.
5. And finally, how about a dinner cruise on the Seine to see the fireworks and the city? What a memory, right?? Click here to find out more.
Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday weekend in Paris!
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