Workshops and conferences

 PARIS, JE T’AIME: A CZECH ARTIST IN THE CITY OF LIGHT


Born in Bohemia, the painter Tavík František Šimon (1877-1942) lived in Paris for ten years prior to the outbreak of WWI. Through his exquisitely colored prints, rich in perceptive details, revisit the City of yesteryear, with its bateaux-lavoirs, its vanished passerelle de l’Estacade or old Halles, the picturesque scenes he loved: gardens, squares, parks, narrow streets, quaint shops, and bright boulevards. Original and fresh in its vision, his artwork sold briskly and is still avidly sought after by collectors nowadays.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

This conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 LIFE AND LEISURE UNDER THE EMPIRE & THE RESTORATION


After the excesses of the Revolution and its assault of large-scale heroic images, the engaging or satirical tableaux of Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845) chronicled the lives of ordinary people at the time of the Empire and the Restoration. Witty vignettes that recall Dutch genre paintings bring forth the charm, excitement or danger of urban living: family outings at the fashionable Jardin turc, soldiers playing pools in cafés, bourgeois parading at the Salon, the arrival of the stagecoach, mountebanks at street shows and Palais-Royal prostitutes... A real treat for lovers of both Histoire and petite histoire!

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

This conference is offered three times at The French Class:

 Tuesday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Thursday, September 27th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday, September 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  LES IMPRESSIONNISTES AT THE LEGION OF HONOR


This field trip is limited to 7 participants. Please call in advance to reserve your place.

This is a great opportunity to talk, in French, about famous Impressionism work and to practice your French in a beautiful setting.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

A tour presented in French, by Laurence Delahaye
Best for Levels 5 to 8
$25

This field trip is offered two times at The French Class:

Wednesday, September 26th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29th from 11300 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRANCE


Join us for this presentation in French for people who are curious to discover French History, History buffs, Francophiles & Francophones.  We will define together the main dates and events of French History and the people who changed it, through paintings and photos.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Laurence Delahaye
Best for Levels 5 to 8; Children 12 years old and older are encouraged to attend.
$29

This conference is offered two times at The French Class:

Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Call to sign up for a class (415) 362-3666