The Les Tapies Visual Arts programs provide rich cultural experiences during excursions to a variety of unforgettable destinations.
Exploring the south of france
Les Tapies is situated in an ideal location, just north of Provence, which provides extensive opportunities to draw on the cultural riches of the South of France. Participants in the Art Teacher Workshop take a variety of excursions to the incredible Aix-en-Provence (home of Cezanne), as well as the nearby medieval villages of Beauchastel, Chalencon, and St. Pierreville, which are ideal subjects for painting, drawing, and photography.
Aix en Provence
Our excursion to Aix-en-Provence is one of the many highlights of the Student Program. The home of Cezanne, Aix is a vibrant city with extraordinary light. Its beautiful tree-lined boulevards are filled with lush gardens, sparkling fountains and buzzing cafes. Participants view an exhibition at the Musée Granet and finish with a visit to Cezanne's remarkable hill-top studio.
This year, ATW participants will visit the Granet Museum to view a special exhibition: American Icons. Pioneering works by fourteen postwar American artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd and Cy Twombly.
Visits to the local Chestnut Museum, open air markets, the art museum at Pont d'Aleyrac and the Wool Mill, hikes in the mountains, kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear Eyrieux River - all provide relaxing breaks from the intense studio work, as well as opportunities to discover the beauty of the Ardeche countryside.