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1. Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture, Paris
Courses / Programs
Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture offers year-round and summer drawing and painting classes & workshops in Paris for adults, artists, art students and children at beginner to advanced levels. Our customised classes are taught in English and French to students from around the world.

Mediums include drawing with colored pens & pencil/ ink, sketching with pencil, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media & oil painting. 

We teach you how to make your own "travel sketchbooks", how to illustrate stories, how to develop painting and creative skills in a fun and pleasant way.

Subjects and themes include traditional French architecture, modern architecture, modern life, real life, still life, motion, imagination.

Our studio is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a trendy and artistic neighborhood on the Right Bank (North Side) of the River Seine, close to the metro stations Parmentier (Métro Line 3), Goncourt (Line 11) and Oberkampf (serving Line 5 and Line 9).

Some classes take place at the studio, while most are outdoor workshops taking place in different areas of the city each time.

It is a good way to explore Paris, discovering places that one wouldn't necessarily have gone to using a guidebook or following regular tours.

Student Testimonial:

"Pauline is lovely and fresh and efficient. I learnt so much from her, in such a short time, and in such a fun and interesting way. I felt inspired for weeks in a row by what I learnt from her."
- Anna
Art Classes / Workshops in Paris:

- For beginner to advanced level students

- 4-hour workshops in Paris, throughout the year
- 3-hour workshops in-class and throughout Paris
- Private classes at the Louvre (unavailable in July & August)
- Regular 1-day "Drawing and Writing around Paris" workshops
- Corporate / Team Building workshops
- Private classes / Customized lessons for adults, professional artists, art students, families..
- Customized Classes for groups of 1-3 children
- Painting day-trips in Giverny (home of Claude Monet in northern France)

Specific contact pages
Updated: 2016-06-07
Updated: 2016-06-07
2. Alain Ducasse Education, Paris
Courses / Programs
Discover the world of culinary arts with renowned chefs! Situated in Argenteuil near Paris, Alain Ducasse Education is a leading culinary, pastry and wine school, established by the world-famous chef Alain Ducasse.

Alain Ducasse Education provides intensive year-round and summer programs for French students, international students, beginner chefs, practicing cooks and continuing education for professional chefs.

Taught in English or French, the intensive programs combine theory with a high rate of hands-on practice. In our professional culinary programs, students have the opportunity to take part in an internship in a French restaurant selected by Alain Ducasse Education.

Our programs cover all of the essential functional culinary skills. In addition, they provide in-depth knowledge of products, seasonal availability, nutritional value, preparation methods, health & safety aspects, and applicable technologies.

We also offer Pastry and Wine programs, taught in English or French.

Alain Ducasse Education was founded by Alain Ducasse - the legendary award-winning chef, whose restaurants had a combined total of 21 Michelin stars in 2014.

French culinary students and practicing chefs have benefited from the highest level of instruction at Alain Ducasse Education.

Student Testimonial:
"The small class size allowed for close interaction with chef instructors. We used the best products, and made interesting recipes. I found each day to be a unique and rewarding challenge."
- Christian, USA
Professional Culinary Arts Programs:

- Culinary Arts Diploma: 5-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English & French)

- Superior Culinary Arts Diploma: 3-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English)

- Pastry Arts Diploma: 6 month program (in English, with internship)

- Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts: 3-year program (in English & French, with two 5-month internships)

Discovery Programs:

- Culinary Essentials Summer Program: 7-weeks + 1-week internship

- Pastry Essentials: 5-weeks

- Wine Essentials: 3-weeks

Specific contact pages
3. The Candle Academy, French Riviera
Courses / Programs
Study at Europe's leading candle making school.

At The Candle Academy, we provide top-quality, intensive candle making courses in the South of France. Our school is situated in the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, 30 minutes from Nice International Airport, on the French Riviera.

Learn from one of the world's top candle designers - Gary Simmons. Whether you want to start your own business, or learn candle making as a hobby, we have a course to suit your needs.

Our candle making centre provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for one-on-one training in all aspects of candle designing to manufacturing to marketing. In addition to our hands-on courses, we provide extensive courses online.

Candle techniques can take years to learn, yet if taught properly can be learned through formulas (which are highly guarded in the candle making industry today because they generate a lot of revenue). Everything that is taught by Gary is an accumulation of being active in this marketplace for 20 years, covering every aspect.

"I have been a candlemaker for 14 years and felt stuck with no creativity. The courses right from the start enabled me to be inspired and much more creative. My existing customers bought my new designs right away."
- H. Auounsdottir, Iceland

"Very detailed and intensive. I was looking for the wow factor and thats exactly what I got." 
- G. Woodard, USA

"I never imagined that candlemaking could be so exciting and challenging. The course is full of information."
- Y.Tran, Brazil
Year-Round Candle Making Courses - One-to-one instruction:

- Candle Making Business Setup (6 days)

- Condensed Business Setup course (4 days)

- Advanced Candle Making course (2 days)

- Candle Making weekend courses (2 days)

- Basic Intro to the Art of Candle Making (2 hours)

- Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop (2-3 days)

- Distance Learning / Online Candle Making courses (comprehensive training)

- Candle making courses in summer

Courses are taught in English or French depending on your preference. Training is hands-on and very visual. 

Specific contact pages
4. Gastro Academy at the French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
The Gastro Academy at The French House Party is a high-calibre residential French cookery school near the beautiful and historic city of Carcassonne, in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of South West France.

Carcassonne is only 50 miles from Toulouse which has an international airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport. 

Gastro Academy provides all-inclusive cooking holidays for individuals and groups from around the world.

Cookery classes, taught in English and French, are suitable for anyone passionate about food (from beginners to experienced cooks).

Our culinary vacations combine superb accommodation, top-quality food, and award-winning Michelin-star French chefs as course tutors.

We offer scheduled French cooking vacations through Spring, Summer and Autumn, and also tailor-make cookery holidays for groups of 6 or more food & wine enthusiasts, culinary students, hospitality professionals and seniors.

Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, French House Party offers superior residential learning courses at an 8-bedroomed house with swimming pool, tennis court and boules pitch.

Testimonial:
"Twenty-one hours of French cooking lessons over the course of six days, given by two famous French chefs and voila: I am confident in having mastered the art of French cooking."
- Charlene Peters, examiner.com
Residential Cooking Courses:

 Cuisine in Brief:
3-day course (Friday to Sunday or Monday to Wednesday) offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2016.

 Gourmet Explorer:
6-day course (Friday to Wednesday) offered at different times during Spring, Summer and Autumn 2016.

 Advanced Gourmet Explorer:
Unique 7-day break offered in Autumn.

 Cancer-Kicking Cookery Course:
4-day all-inclusive residential cookery course.

Specific contact pages
5. Paris American Academy
Courses / Programs
Paris American Academy (PAA) is an accredited private institution of higher learning offering bachelor degree, semester abroad and summer programs in Fashion, Fine Arts and Interior Design to students from around the world searching for quality career education in these fields.

Established in 1965 by Richard Roy, PAA is located less than a kilometer from Notre-Dame Cathedral in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris, France. All of our programs are taught in English.

During their studies, students can benefit from a French language course integrated into their program.

We also offer a four-week English language course for international students and native French students at elementary to advanced levels of English. The course is designed to prepare them for further studies in English-speaking institutions.

The Paris American Academy is registered by the Académie de Paris, as a private institution of higher learning under the 12 July 1875 jurisdiction.

Our semester abroad programs are available either during the fall or spring semester, and university credits can be earned on the semester programs for transfer to colleges and universities on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- 3-year Bachelor Degree courses in Fashion and Interior Design

- 4-month Fall & Spring Semester Abroad programs in Fashion; Fashion Merchandising; Interior Design

- 4-Week Intensive Summer Workshops in Fashion; Fine Arts; Interior Design; Creative Writing

- 4-Week Intensive English language course

English is the language of instruction for all courses.

Specific contact pages
6. Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art
Courses / Programs
Deepen your knowledge. Extend your reach. Welcome to the PASCA experience.

Welcome to the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (PASCA), an international fine arts institution located in the historic artists' colony of Pont-Aven, in Brittany, France. Our 15-week semester programs and two advanced summer intensives are designed to encourage artistic expression, personal growth, and a broader understanding of the connection between human history and your life as an artist. In our program you’ll study, work, and travel to the art and cultural centers of Europe.

Join students from all over the world, and take part in a unique opportunity to develop advanced conceptual and cultural skills gleaned from living and working in an atmosphere of lively discourse, guided studio instruction and cultural immersion.
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Installations, Conceptual Art Courses
7. Studio M Academy
Courses / Programs
Based in Montpellier, close to the Mediterranean coast in southern France, Studio M Academy is an international media & art school set up to welcome English-speaking students from around the world seeking to learn the arts in France. Studio M provides a wide range of professional Diplomas, Degrees and Short Courses in different artistic domains including Visual Communication, Film Directing, Sound Design, 3D Animation, and more.

Studio M offers not only French state qualifications (BAC Pro, BTS), but also international diplomas, Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Students can continue their studies internationally or pursue a career abroad. Studio M is a member of the European Federation of Schools. The languages and understanding of European culture is central to our ethos, ensuring our students are best prepared for the workplace.

Studio M has schools across France (in Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse), and one in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and have trained young people to become consummate professionals for more than 20 years. Passion allows each undergraduate to excel in their chosen field, and our school provides them with the tools and training so that they can attain their goals.
Diplomas, Degrees, and Short Courses in Media & Arts taught in English & French:

Course categories include:
- Visual Communication And Graphics
- Design
- 3D Animation
- Photography
- Audiovisual
- Sound and Radio

Degree courses:
- Bachelor of Arts - Multimedia
- Bachelor of Arts - Design
- Bachelor of Arts in 3D Animation
- Master of Arts - 3D Animation and Game Design
- Art Director in Design and Communication (Masters)
8. IFA Paris Fashion School
Courses / Programs
International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris is a leading fashion school located in the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement in the center of Paris, France. Established in 1982, we offer 3-year Bachelor Degrees in Fashion Design & Technology and Fashion Marketing, and a 1-year intensive postgraduate certificate course in Contemporary Fashion Design.

We also offer graduate programs in the fields of Fashion Business and Luxury Brand Management. All of our fashion programs are taught entirely in the English language.

IFA Paris opened our school in Shanghai, China in 2002, and students on our Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology degree program are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Shanghai for part of their course. Students on our Bachelor in Fashion Marketing degree spend 10 academic weeks in Shanghai during their second year.

In addition, students can attend POLIMODA which is the top fashion design and marketing school in Italy, as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Luxury Brand Management and as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Fashion Business.

Scholarship Programs:
In 2014, IFA Paris will offer 9 scholarships at postgraduate level and 5 scholarships at undergraduate level for programs in our Paris and Shanghai schools. Contact us today for further information on how to apply for this exceptional opportunity.
-Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design & Technology: 3 yrs

-Bachelor Degree in Fashion Marketing: 3 yrs in Paris incl semester in Shanghai

-Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design: 1 yr

1-Year MBA Programs
-MBA in Fashion Business: 40 wks in Paris or 30 wks in Paris/10 wks in Shanghai

-MBA in Luxury Brand Mgmt: 30 wks in Paris/10 wks in Shanghai

-MBA in Global Fashion Media

-MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances

-MBA/Masters in Luxury Brands Mgmt/Fashion Business in collaboration with Polimoda

Specific contact pages
9. Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy
Courses / Programs
Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy is a leading culinary institute with a state-of-the-art school in the South of France, and offers a range of culinary arts certificate & diploma programs to international students from around the world.

Our culinary programs are taught in English at a one star Michelin Level. 

Located in Agde, a lively town in a beautiful Mediterranean seaside area in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, our courses include cooking and pastry hands-on classes, practical work experience (internships) and French language courses.

Students receive a French Gourmet Certificate or Diploma on completion of their program.

Our ultimate goal is that our students improve both their skills and knowledge of the food, beverage and gastronomy of the region and France, and the French language, but will also enjoy visiting the region, with its historic cities, varying and beautiful landscapes, and the most productive wine region in the world.

All of our teachers boast years of experience at prestigious, high-end Gastronomic Hotel-Restaurants.

Former students have come from the U.S., Canada, France, UK, Holland, Germany, Spain, Norway & many more. Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy also has a school in Miami, Florida.

Testimonial:
"Since I went to France over 3 years ago...I have accomplished everything I expected from myself. Thank you for opening the school and giving me the opportunity to learn and embrace the south of France in such a fun way!"
- Daniela
Culinary Programs - Taught in English

1-Month Gourmet Certificate Programs

• Pastry & Cooking

8-week or 12-week Gastronomic Certificate Programs
• French Pastry
• French Cooking

Combined with intensive French language lessons

Full Programs
• 12-week Gastronomic Program plus 4-month internship in a French hotel/restaurant

Cooking Diploma Courses:
• 1-Year Diploma Programs (includes 3-months pastry, 3-months cooking & 6-months internship)
• 2-Year Diploma in Gastronomic Food and Beverage Management

Specific contact pages
10. Renaissance Painting Workshop - Atelier Neo Medici
Courses / Programs
Atelier Neo Medici offers two-month intensive painting workshops in the Aquitaine region of south-west France, for art students and professional painters. These workshops are available in Spring (March -April),and fall (October-November).

Students are taught Renaissance Painting Techniques for Contemporary Artists known as the "technique mixte". The courses are taught in French and English.

This course is geared to both beginning and advanced students. The only prerequisite is an intermediate to accomplished level of drawing and a serious attitude towards the craft of painting. Class size is kept to a minimum in order to facilitate one-to-one contact as often as possible; never more than eight ,and very often under five. Accommodations are available for international students.

Students are encouraged to work between classes, and have permanent access to the atelier to work outside class hours, every day of the week. Students receive 20 hours per week of studio instruction for a total of 160 hours, for the two month course.
Two-month intensive painting workshops teaching a renaissance painting technique for contemporary artists known as the "technique mixte":

- Spring (March-April)

- Fall (October-November)
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Updated: 2016-07-23
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