Three intensive weeks of prop drawing, outdoor sketching and image composition with Will Weston. Participants will draw a variety of objects and landscapes in notable locations in Paris. They will learn to draw using simple perspective techniques and to compose environments. They will learn techniques for creating depth and moving the eye in outdoor compositions, and for creating focal points in compositions. Participants will learn the basics of drawing and landscape that will be reinforced and developed in the field. Students will also receive supplemental materials that will allow them to continue their learning after the course is completed.




All that is required is a general knowledge and interest in art. Will Weston’s workshops are designed for both beginners and experienced artists, amateurs and professional artists alike.


Students may use any drawing materials they wish, but Will Weston strongly recommends the following:
* cool gray Copic markers: C2, C4, C6, C8
(markers are a great learning tool. You can find your shapes first, and then the marker underdrawing simply disappears under your pen drawing)
* Pitt Artist Pen set, box of 4, black, XS/S/F/M
(Pitt-Artist pens are great because they can produce both clean and scratchy lines. The pen sets give you a complete collection to work with)
* 1 additional black Pitt Artist Pen XS
* 1 additional black Pitt Artist Pen S pen
* 2 Signo broad tip white gel pens
(Signo are the best, they cover well and clog less)
* 1 8.5 x 11 inch spiral bound sketchbook with smooth paper and a hard back. Even better, a sketchbook with marker paper specifically is an optimal drawing surface with this setup.
* 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 Masonite boards (slightly larger than the sketchbook), are easily found in art stores and provide a nice hard surface to support your sketchbook.

You might like to add…
*Black Prismacolor pencils.
Faber-Castell Polychromos and Progresso pencils are also excellent and Will Weston uses both. He recommends the black.
*1 pencil sharpener with an enclosed catch basin


Will Weston is a great artist and a very experienced teacher.
He began his career as an advertising and editorial illustrator, working nationally for agencies in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Firmly grounded in traditional art and illustration technique (he holds a Master’s degree in Painting from Claremont University), he has held various roles at major animation studios such as Disney Feature, Nickelodeon Studios, Sony Pictures,…

Will Weston has been a full-time professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he was also the director of the Entertainment Arts track of its Illustration department.
In addition, he teaches professionals (at Dreamworks Animation, Blizzard Entertainment,…) and conducts internships internationally, in situ and online.

Will Weston is an artist who masters the language of drawing, which allows him to be as comfortable in the practice and teaching of Fine Arts as in Entertainment Art. His great sense of pedagogy allows him to make complex notions simple and to obtain notable progress from his students. In fact, he won the 2012 Art Center College of Design Teacher of the Year award, an award granted by student vote.



Monday, February 27th

Day - 1
Object drawing & rendering work

Tuesday, February 28th

Day - 2
Object drawing & rendering work

Wednesday, March 01st

Day - 3
Object drawing & rendering work

Thursday, March 02nd

Day - 4
Museum of Paleontology & Comparative Anatomy

Friday, March 03rd

Day - 5
Museum of Paleontology & Comparative Anatomy

Monday, March 06th

Day - 6
Drawing in class

Tuesday, March 07th

Day - 7
Museum of Architecture

Wednesday, March 08th

Day - 8
Furniture design

Thursday, March 09t

Day - 9
Arts & Métiers Museum

Friday, March 10th

Day - 10
Circus Museum (to be confirmed)

Monday, March 13th

Day - 11
Drawing in the Père Lachaise cemetery

Tuesday, March 14th

Day - 12
Drawing at the Parc Floral

Wednesday, March 15th

Day - 13
Drawing at Parc Montsouris

Thursday, March 16th

Day - 14
Drawing at Bois de Boulogne

Friday, March 17th

Day - 15
Drawing at Ile Saint Germain


Mon 27 Feb 2023 - Fri 17 Mar 2023


(stage de 60hrs au total)
13:00 - 17:00




50 rue Sébastien Mercier
75015 Paris