Les Tapies is an intensive summer program for high school students studying drawing, painting, photography and architecture in the South of France.
The Les Tapies Arts and Architecture Program is designed for high school students ages 13-18 who have a strong interest in visual arts, design and/or architecture. Students focus on studio areas of drawing + painting, architecture and photography. Les Tapies also provides an outstanding cultural experience that includes a number of day excursions to some of the most vibrant cities in the region, allowing participants to soak up the rich history dating back to the Roman Empire as they walk in the footsteps of artists such as Cezanne and Van Gogh.
2017 SUMMER SESSIONS I + II
SESSION I: 24 June - 15 July This session is now fully booked.
SESSION II: 19 July - 2 Aug spaces available
This summer, we will be offering two student sessions. Both sessions contain incredible cultural excursions and in-depth studio experiences. Session I runs slightly longer as a three week program, while Session II runs for two weeks only.
Courses for both summer sessions include Drawing and Painting, Architecture and Photography but in slightly different configurations. In Session I, students have a choice of studio major and elective. In Session II, all students will major in Drawing and Painting and will have their choice of elective course.
Session I - Course options
Majors: Drawing + Painting, Architecture, Photography
Electives: Drawing + Painting, Photography, Design + Build, Art History
SESSION II - course options
Majors: Drawing + Painting
Electives: Photography, Design + Build, Art History
|8 - 9||Breakfast
|9 - 1||Major Course
|1 - 2||Lunch
|2 - 3||Free Time, Open Studios
|3 - 6||Electives
|6 - 7:30||Journals, Open Studios, Free Time
|7:30 - 8:30||Dinner
|8:30 — 10.30||Presentations, Films, etc.
|10.30 — 11.30||Free Time
ABBAYE DE MAZAN - FIELD STUDY PROJECT
This summer, Les Tapies Architecture, Drawing & Painting, Photography, and Art History students will undertake a field study project examining the art, architecture, and archeology of a remote 12th century Romanesque Cistercian Abbey high in the Ardeche Mountains. We’ll explore aesthetic and functional aspects of Cistercian design traditions, stone-carving and construction techniques, and look at what daily life was like in a medieval religious community. After a study of the history of French Romanesque art and architecture, students will visit the abbey to make drawings, paintings, and photographs of the site and will construct a scale model of the abbey as it would have looked in the 12th century.