Dessiner et Picoler en Français/ Drink and Draw in French !

November 12, 2018   Learning French

Join us for our first ever “Dessiner et Picoler” session!

Two hours of drawing in French with a little wine and lots of fun. All levels of French and drawing abilities are welcome (from “I haven’t drawn since I was five!” to “Je suis un artiste!”)

We’ll set up a very French nature morte (still life) and chat art, paper and cheese! You’re sure to gain a lot of new vocabulary in a relaxed atmosphere, practice your French, and who knows, even maybe create a masterpiece!

Nina will be the teacher for this special workshop. Outside of being a Coucou teacher, Nina is a freelance illustrator and designer. You can find more of her work at

Channel your inner Bob Ross, and join us on December 14th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Sign up HERE!

What is a nature morte?

“A still life (plural: still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.).”
All major artists have drawn nature mortes, from Picasso to Matisse to Fernand Léger. It is widely recognized as one of the fundamental exercises of drawing, as well as existing as an artistic movement of its own. However, in its basic form, it is a very enjoyable technique with no pre-requisite: draw what you see and have fun with it!

Some non-traditional inspiration:






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Van Gogh

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