Workshops and conferences

 LOVE & SEXUALITY IN ART


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

 Présenté en français par Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
 $25 per conference 

The same conference will be offered three times:

 Monday, February 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Thursday, February 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday, February 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Did you know that our first records of human sexuality hail from Mesopotamia? That they attest to an amazing lack of inhibition, as the Greco-Roman period did later? However, millennia later, the Western world entered an era of repression that would last for centuries. New Christian ethics prevailed and the notion of a monogamous marriage became the norm in the Middle Ages.

 PRÉCIEUX ÉDICULES: LES VESPASIENNES ET LA PAGODE BASTILLE


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

The same conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Monday, January 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 21st from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 23rd from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In 1834, for obvious reasons of hygiene, the Count of Rambuteau had 478 structures installed on major Parisian boulevards so men could relieve their bladders. He dubbed them vespasiennes after Roman Emperor Vespasianus, who is credited with the creation of public urinals. These soon became the place of an atypical sociability, where fleeting loves or fast friendships were born.

 PAUL DELAROCHE OR HISTORY PAINTED


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

The same conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Monday, February 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) studied painting in the studio of Baron Gros, a painter instrumental in creating Bonaparte’s legend. Active in the period between the collapse of the School of David and the emergence of Manet and Modernism in the 1850s, Delaroche has largely been forgotten and yet, in post-Revolutionary France, through the fall of Napoleon, the Restoration and the July Monarchy, this painter strongly established the prestige of historical genre.

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