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Student Life

Artists in Residence

Each year, the Lycée's Cultural Center welcomes artists from an array of backgrounds to lead workshops with students for several weeks. 

A renowned artist

Each year, five grades from elementary to high school have the chance to establish a privileged relationship with a renowned artist in various artistic fields. Together, they work on a project imagined by the artists themselves, always in the continuity of the school curriculum.

During the year 2021-22:

  • First-grade students created their own "Ideal Exhibition," inspired by the techniques of French painter Hervé Tullet.

  • Third-grade students discovered the culinary universe of star chef Éric Ripert and prepared their own menu after studying the basics of nutrition, chemistry, and math with their teachers.

  • Fifth-grade students created an illustrated children's book with author and Afro-feminist blogger Laura Nsafou after researching the history of pre-colonial African kingdoms with their teachers.

  • Eighth graders wrote short stories and essays with Marc Lévy, the most widely read contemporary French author in the world. He shared with the students his passion for writing, with a specific focus on the power of the imagination.

  • Finally, tenth-grade students created their own travel scrapbooks, immersed in the world of the young artist, adventurer and carnettiste Lou Nodet, who shared her techniques and travel anecdotes with them.
    • students in classroom

      Marc Lévy, 2022

    • students in auditorium

      Laura Nsafou, 2022

Pascale Richard, Director of the Cultural Center

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers every student, at each stage of their development, the opportunity to create with a working artist from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Our purpose is to foster in students the capacity to take creative risks and confidence in their creativity, and to experience the joy of collaborating with the artist and their classmates.

A Diversity of Approaches and Experiences

The Cultural Center welcomes artists from many different backgrounds and experiences, just like our students!  Each artist brings their unique perspective into their residency, which helps to build strong connections with the students, foster confidence in their creativity and explore artforms they may not have encountered otherwise. 

A final project, shared with families

At the end of each residency, families are invited to a final show, in the presence of the artist, in order to discover the end project, the result of research, creation and collaboration between students, artists and their teachers. It may take the form of a show in the auditorium, an exhibition, or even a tasting.

Residency with Éric Ripert

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