France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence

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France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence

Embark on a creative exploration of French art and culture, from the “City of Light” to the French countryside, on this high school summer abroad program in France. Visit galleries and world-renowned museums—such as the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre—and attend drawing, painting, andphotography sessions under the guidance of a French artist. Visit photo exhibits in the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, set up a photo shoot in Pere Lachaise or the Belleville Market, and explore Paris’s arrondissements with a French photojournalist. Trace the footsteps of famous artists who have been inspired by the region of Provence, including Cézanne and Van Gogh. Learn the art of Provençal watercolor, and fill a canvas with your own impressions of Provence’s landscapes and extraordinary beauty.
During your homestay period in Les Baux-de-Provence, you will meet with local artists and craftsmen, participate in a pottery workshop, and enjoy regional food while becoming fully immersed in the daily life of a French family and community. Take day excursions with your host family or Experiment group to nearby cities of historical and artistic significance, such as Marseille, Avignon, and/or Arles. You’ll also create a carnet de voyage (travel book) with assistance from a French artist. As your artistic journey unfolds, take advantage of continuous opportunities to enhance your French language skills and knowledge of French culture.

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