Cours Mucha: poster advertising Mucha's art classes held at the Académie Colarossi, Paris (1900)

In 1892, Mucha began giving drawing lessons in his studio. These classes, which become known as ‘Cours Mucha’, were so successful that he was asked to teach at the Académie Colarossi. From 1898, he also ran a drawing course at James McNeill Whistler’s Académie Carmen.