Student Programs

Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence Program inspires creativity in our students through weeklong workshops with renowned artists working in many fields.
Students across one grade work with an artist on a single project, which is performed or exhibited for the entire community. The arts, whether music, visual arts, dance or theater, hold an important place in the lives of students at the Lycee Francais de New York. The Artist in Residence Program further supports our other classroom and co-curricular activities in the arts and plays an essential role in the mission of school.

Body Percussion | Y5

November 12 - 16, 2018

For the kick-off of the 2018-2019 Artist in Residence program, the Lycée’s fifth graders greeted Trio SR9 from the National Conservatory in Lyon. Artists Alexandre Esperet, Nicolas Cousin and Paul Changarnier, whose compositions combine dance, gesture, rhythm and percussion helped our students discover how their bodies can literally become musical instruments. They learned to imitate the sound of drums, maracas and other percussion. The week rounded off with a special performance for their families and the Lycée community as well as a short show by Trio SR9 artists. 
Watch the final project here!

Jewelry and Design | Y3

January 14 - 18, 2019

Combining creativity and sustainability with an eye for details, our third graders worked with renowned Spanish-born jewelry designer Chus Burés to make pieces out of recycled materials brought from home.Based in New York, Chus Burés studied interior design in Barcelona before moving onto fashion, cinema and visual art. Burés is famous for designing the hairpin in film producer Pedro Almodóvar's "Matador", and has since then worked with other internationally acclaimed artists like Louise Bourgeois, as well as high-fashion brands like Loewe, Agnès b. and Akris. He designed the gold medal awarded by the Spanish Film Academy in 1994 and from 1996 has worked on contemporary design projects with the Thailand government. He now brings his artistic history to younger generations through his own brand, CHUS X CHUS.

Pantomime | Y8

February 4 - 8, 2019

Pierrot, the silent clown with the white-painted face, has been a stock character in France for 200 years. In this very physical theater workshop, eighth graders learned the expressive art of pantomime, telling stories without words. Led by renowned pantomime artist Ivan Bacciocchi, Director of the International School of Dramatic Corporeal Mime, students learned to develop their own interpretations of Pierrot and his touching story.

Soundpainting | Y10

April 22 - 26, 2019

Soundpainting is an universal live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual Artists. For this residence, our tenth-grade students will take a deep dive into the artform and sculpt a real time soundpainting composition with performers and artistic directors Leese Walker and Angélique Cormier.  This creative and experimental workshop will allow the students to improvise as a group and create a unique performance.