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American School of Paris - founded 1946

American School of Paris Summer Camp

The American School of Paris invites The New School Parsons Paris to its on-campus summer program.

'Explorations in Drawing' is a pre-college summer course designed and facilitated by Parsons Faculty for students who want to explore drawing or deepen their skills, leading to a Parsons certificate of course completion.


" Explorations in Drawing"

The goal of this class is to develop an understanding and enjoyment of drawing methods and materials. Drawing is taught as an essential language for all forms of design and visual communication. We will explore drawing from observation, and also drawing as a tool for invention, composition, and improvisation. There will be short lessons, discussions on classical and contemporary artists, still life drawing, figure drawing and composition exercises in the Art studio and outdoors. There will be critiques to encourage students to develop language to talk about art. Discussions are a lively part of the course and all are encouraged to share their point of view. 

A Parsons certificate of completion is delivered at the end of the week. 


Established in 1921 as the first American art and design school in Paris, Parsons Paris today is an international community of students and distinguished faculty committed to tackling the challenges of an evolving world with creativity and intellectual rigor. Parsons Paris offers innovative English language bachelor's and master’s degree programs in fashion, strategic design management, and art, media, and technology. Curricula bring together the globally renowned pedagogy of Parsons School of Design and the unique resources of Paris, with its heritage brands, forward-looking entrepreneurial culture, and access to Europe and beyond.

Together with Parsons in New York and The New School—Parsons’ parent university—Parsons Paris maintains a network of local and global universities, cultural institutions, and organizations and businesses. Inspired by this dynamic city and a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture, graduates go on to pioneer new industries and pursue creative careers in Paris and worldwide.  


Jason Glasser (b.1968, U.S.A) is an artist who works in painting, sculpture, video, and performance.

He earned degrees in studio art from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Hunter College, New York City, U.S.A. He has been living and working in France since 2003. 

Glasser's work is shown internationally. One of his painted glass windows was installed at P.S.1 MoMA Contemporary Art Center in New York, and his work is part of the collections of the Les Abattoirs – FRAC Midi-Pyrénées in Toulouse and the le Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC) in Paris. Jason Glasser has made set designs for the stage in collaboration with the writer Marie Modiano and the musician Peter von Poehl, textile designs for the clothing designer Vanessa Seward, and album covers for the french labels Tricatel and Because Music. He was also one of the founding members of the American music group, Clem Snide, and has performed and recorded his own compositions under the name Fruitkey.

Jason Glasser is currently teaches drawing and painting at Parsons Paris, a branch of the New School for Social Research. He has also taught studio art at the Brooklyn Museum, The American School of Paris, l 'École supérieure d'art et de design de Reims, and l'École Boulle, while also giving workshops at the Centre Pompidou, l'École supérieure d'art et de design des Pyrénées, and l'École Municipale des Beaux Arts, Galerie Édouard Manet.


Dates : June 27-July 1st at ASP

Grades : Grades 9-12 (Grades 3ème to Terminale) - Advanced English prerequisite. No art skills are required for the course.

Time : All day 9h00-16h00

Instructor : Jason Glasser ( Parsons Paris)

Number of participants : A minimum of 10 students is required to open the class and a maximum of 15.

Cost : Single rate of 695€ ( Bus and Lunch options are available at an additional cost)