Live model painting – Oil and acrylic (3h Wednesday)

Peinture modèle vivant – Huile et acrylique
Beaux-Arts de Paris
+ 16 years / intermediate level - drawing skills recommended
612 €
12 classes of 3 hours on Wednesdays from 6.30 to 9.30 pm


Session 3: 13 March 2023 - 17 June 2023
Remaining seats : 14/14

This course favours observation, so that the student learns to situate a shape in the middle of others, to simplify it in order to be able to read it, to memorise it and finally to reproduce it by passing from three to two dimensions. Corrections are made according to the level of each student, whether he or she is a beginner or already experienced.
Naturally, through the specificities of each technique freely chosen by the student, the questions of proportions, shortening, rendering of light and space, and artistic preoccupations by referring to works of the past as well as those of today are addressed.

Alternating poses of different lengths of time allows the work on the gesture to be deepened. The long periods (several hours) allow an analytical study of forms, a more elaborate work as well as the question of composition. With the short times (a few minutes or even a few seconds), it is a more intuitive realization which is worked. This course requires a knowledge of live model drawing.

Courses are taught in French.  Material to be provided by the participant (list communicated at registration).

Break in classes during spring break from April 24 to May 08, 2023.

Practical information

Pdf file (FR)



* Reduced rate within the limits of the seats available at this rate and applicable on presentation of a proof of less than 3 months for job seekers. Students must present a school certificate. One price for teenage classes.


  • François Mendras