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Evening & Weekend Courses and events

WICE understands busy schedules. That's why we have expanded our selection of evening and weekend courses to suit your needs. Discover French wine, learn tricks behind stunning night photography or attend an evening gallery exhibit. Enjoy your Paris experience on your time. 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 35 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    This English course is for WICE Members with prior beginner knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. It aims to help participants refresh and acquire additional communication skills in English. The course will reinforce your existing skills and facilitate your progression in areas of English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening. Various topics and readings will be used to develop your oral and written communication skills.


    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux membres de WICE qui ont déjà des connaissances de base en grammaire et en vocabulaire. L’objectif du cours est d’aider les participants qui souhaitent réactiver et enrichir leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances et faciliter votre progrès dans les domaines variés de grammaire, le vocabulaire, d’expression orale, et de compréhension orale. Le cours utilisera des sujets et de textes variés pour améliorer et enrichir vos compétences linguistiques.


    Instructor: Louise Denyer is a native English speaker. She is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding a Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal, and General English to various international audiences. Louise also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without the assistance of study aids.




     
    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private residence, 16th Paris (meeting point: TBC)
    • 3
    Register

    Did you know that all the red wines from Burgundy (Bourgogne) are made from Pinot noir only? This wine region represents only 5% of the whole French vine surface, but produces almost one-third of its Appellation of Controlled  Origin (AOC) wines. 

    We will taste five, 1st growth (1er cru) wines with refill. We will talk about the history of this amazing region, explain the different sub regions, understand the influence of its terroirs, unravel the complexity of its classification, and explain the reputation of its wines. Home made nibbles will complement this tasting. 

    About the Instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of Bordeaux and Champagne. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’ and secrets of wine selection that will leave you impressed. Hélène is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 21
    Register

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 29
    Register

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location TBC
    • 28
    Register

    Maison Noire Américaine partners with WICE Paris to host a Champagne + Amuses Bouches Mixer featuring Cordon Bleu Paris Certified Chef Jennifer Hill-Booker, author of “Field Peas to Foie Gras” and “Dinner Déjà Vu."  Participants will treated to a creative amuses bouches course paired with a specifically selected bubbly from the Champagne Marie Césaire line.

    About our Partner:  Maison Noire Américaine is a cultural arts nonprofit and resource center designed to educate the general public about the African American presence, experience and influence in France, with an additional focus on fostering friendship and a deeper sense of community between the French, African American and Afro-Francophone cultures.


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 13
    Register

    When the Nazis occupied France in June 1940, Parisian women faced a perilous and uncertain future. Over the next four years, a bewildering number of new laws restricted their freedoms and turned their pre-war lives inside out, forcing them to make decisions unimaginable before the war. Some chose to write secret journals, to work for the resistance, to collaborate, or to simply find a way to survive. After the Liberation, a few became celebrated heroines or infamous villains, while the remarkable exploits of many more were quickly forgotten. In surveying a variety of fascinating women’s stories, this talk will explore the profound changes they witnessed and the lasting legacy of their actions.

    About the Instructor: Nigel Perrin is a researcher with the University of Kent, with a long-standing interest in occupation and resistance. He is an authority on the work of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in France, and the author of Spirit of Resistance, a biography of SOE agent Harry Peulevé.

    Photo credit: Public Domain

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 20
    Register

    Ever since the violence on New Years Eve 2015 in Cologne, Germany, Arabs and African Muslims have been portrayed as sexual predators undeserving of refugee status, but does the research in today's Muslim communities in France bear that out? Author Mehammed Mack will first explain the deeper history of the French sexual demonization of Arabs and Muslims, going back to episodes in the early 2000s, the 1960s, and colonial Algeria. He’ll then review the major scholars working on gender and race in France who have researched the interplay between the sexual portrait of minorities in France and nationalist politics. The stereotypes of the “Fatma” (Arab housekeeper), the “racaille” or banlieue “thug,” and the silent/passive veiled woman will be unpacked. He’ll also discuss Muslim and banlieue women’s upward mobility in terms of education, mixed marriages, and class, while also acknowledging the obstacles highly qualified Muslim women face on the job market when wearing the veil. He will finally talk about how nearly all mainstream representations of banlieue and Muslim populations (both male and female) ignore historic gender fluidities that complicate the picture of macho men and passive women.

    About the Instructor: Mehammed Amadeus  Mack (Associate Professor of French Studies, Program Member in the Study for Women and Gender at Smith College) earned his doctorate in French and comparative literature from Columbia University. His first book, Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, was published in 2017.

    Mack's research focuses on contemporary immigration to France, gender and sexuality, diversity in the banlieues, and the relation between culture and politics. His larger teaching and research interests include Franco-Arab cultures, travel literature, the development of French Islam and media studies. He has published articles in the in a number of magazines including Newsweek and Al Jazeera English.


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artists Studio, 75015 Paris: metro Convention
    • 6
    Register
    Come and join instructor Jan Olsson in the beautiful historic site known as La Ruche and learn the basics of printmaking through a simple and popular technique known as the 'monotype'. 

    As its name suggests, a monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Rather than carving or etching, a monotype is made by painting with ink on a smooth surface. Degas loved its ease and used it to create strong atmospheric light and bold textures. Contemporary artists are drawn to it for its immediacy.

    Making a monotype print involves no toxic materials or laborious technique. One can make a print in just a few minutes and some monotype techniques do not require a press. Stamping, stenciling and collage can be used to create a myriad of beautiful effects.

    This class is perfect for:

    • Those who enjoy sharing a creative learning process within a small, convivial group 
    • Working WICE members who would enjoy relaxing and creating on a Saturday
    • Artists of all kinds who want to learn and practice this intriguing technique

    Click here to see prints by Jan’s students and learn more about monotypes. Course requirements: No skills and no previous knowledge of the medium is necessary.

    This workshop is open to all levels, artists and non-artists alike.
    Materials: All materials will be provided for this full-day course. Students will bring a sack lunch and cover-up.

    About the Instructor:  Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level. Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. You may visit her professional website for examples of her work.

    Photo Credit:  Jan Olsson
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 30
    Register

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

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