AIP FRANCE

Provence, France:

Art / Design Lab & Residency

CLASS & ARTIST RESIDENCY

AIP FRANCE 2020

LOCATION: ARLES, FRANCE

DATE: JUNE 13-26, 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND FEE:

Payment plans available

JANUARY 20, 2020: $3,600 [Early Bird]

COURSE AND RESIDENCY : $3,900

RESIDENCY ONLY NO COURSE: $2,900

Program Overview

Spend two magical weeks in Provence, in the charming city of Arles. This contemporary city is known for its international photography festival each summer, its streets are full of art galleries, performers, and cafes. Van Gogh completed many of his most famous paintings while living in Arles, over 300 works over a year period. The south of France is relaxing and artful. Visit the Camargue region, to see flamingo and wild horses. Take day trips to a french perfumery and Marseille. 

Connect to the land of France, spending most of the day working and relaxing. Savor authentic French culture, cuisine, and history. Meals are shared with the group. Courses meet three hours a day, and we have a midterm and final show.  Visit Marseille, St Marie la Mere, and Gravison, France with group day trips. Sign up as a student or artist resident. Courses include: Oil Painting, Photography, Creative Writing, Book Making/Printmaking, and Graphic Design

Experience Includes

14 days in Arles at a lovely boutique hotel right in the city  *Rooms are shared with other guests unless you request and pay for a private room. 

Studio and exhibition space

Private transfer and travel arrangements for flight arrival and departure.  [Flight not included in price.]

Courses: Three hours of class a day 

Residency: Shared Workspace + Internet

Critiques, Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner* [excluding independent travel/work days]

Final Celebration Dinner 

Artistic Tour of Arles

Travel Guide 

Final Celebration Dinner 

International Health Insurance

Course Credit if approved by your University

*Participants sign up for one course, although collaboration with other courses is encouraged. All art and design supplies are purchased by participants before the trip. Some courses may have a lab fee for shared materials and equipment which you will pay on or before the program.

Course / Residency Outline

France is full of rich creative expression, with opulent cities, decorative interiors, and a wide range of revolutions and movements. From the impressionists to postmodernists, France continues to push and define the avant-garde. French perspectives are deeply philosophical and poetic. Our courses embody the tradition of crafts and making, alongside thinking deeply. 

 

Using the city and various spaces with it in as exhibition space, site-specific course space, and an innovation platform, we aim to make a variety of work, sharing and exchanging perspectives, informed by the past and present. We have two exhibition/ classroom spaces near to the hotel for classes, presentations, and residency workspace. Cross-course critique and dialogue between students and professionals is an essential component of our horizontal platform. Risk-taking and hard work are encouraged and nurtured. The French Beaux-Arts tradition had students learn painting, drawing, sculpture, and engraving, in addition to architecture. An understanding of classical and contemporary arts was essential to learning. We study the art, food, architecture, design, and culture of France with a holistic experience for all participants.

 

Study contemporary and traditional methods of design and art. Learn to paint, draw and design. Return home with a body of work produced, and broadened cultural perspective.

Courses 

Oil Painting, Photography, Creative Writing, Book Making/Printmaking, and Graphic Design

Printmaking / Book Art

 

Learn different techniques for physically making and binding books. Learn about the history and aesthetics of book art. From ancient illuminated manuscripts to conceptual artists of the present, the best book art has always been a marriage of form and content. Think, for instance, of the books made by William Blake. Great poems like The Tyger can only fully be appreciated when accompanied by the drawings, hand lettering, and bindings that Blake considered a central part of his artistic project. You have to see the poems, even feel them in order fully to understand them.

Printmaking / Book Art

Instructor: Jennaway Pearson 

 

Learn different techniques for physically making and binding books. Learn about the history and aesthetics of book art. From ancient illuminated manuscripts to conceptual artists of the present, the best book art has always been a marriage of form and content. Think, for instance, of the books made by William Blake. Great poems like The Tyger can only fully be appreciated when accompanied by the drawings, hand lettering, and bindings that Blake considered a central part of his artistic project. You have to see the poems, even feel them in order fully to understand them.

Creative Writing

 

Write your thoughts and stories with various creative prompts. Over the two week period, you will go through a series of exercises to get you thinking creatively and improve your practice. 

Oil Painting

 

Learn to Oil paint in the city Van Gogh completed many of his most famous works. Arles is set on a river in southern france. With bridges, winding streets, art galleries and cafe', Arles is charming and quinticentially French. Explore, draw, paint and learn while painting in and aroud the city and its landscape. 

Graphic Design: Visualizing Place 

Through thoughtful exploration and research of Arles, students will communicate complex information through creative mapmaking and design. We will take an expansive approach to materials and process, as maps can take the form of books, posters, websites, videos, or installations. We will discuss location, time, language, visual hierarchy, and symbolism as they relate to our understanding and personal experience of place.

Photography

Arles is Internationally recognized for its Photography Festival which opens each summer. The city is full of photographers and photo art galleries year-round. Study Image-making techniques, learning to see and capture the world around you with digital and analog. This course covers how to use your camera and equipment, how to take and talk about your work, and gets into print and exhibition techniques. For beginning or advanced students. 

Itinerary

Day 00

June 12th

Departure from home country, suitcase packed with supplies.

Day 01

June 13th

Arrive in Paris. Greeted at the airport, take a train to Arles,  check-in, meet and greet, group dinner!

Day 02

June 14th

Course / Residency, tour of the city, course residency introductions. . 

Day 03

June 15th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal lunch/dinner, faculty presentations

Day 04

June 16th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal lunch/dinner, faculty presentations

Day 05

June 17th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal dinner, workshop, and presentations

Day 06

June 18th  

Day trip.

Day 07

June 19th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal lunch/dinner

Day 08

June 20th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal dinner, mid-program critique and showcase

Day 09

June 21th

Course / Residency, art and design making, independent lunch and dinner

Day 10

June 22th

Day trip. 

Day 11

June 23rd

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal lunch/dinner

Day 12

June 24th

Course / Residency, art and design making, communal lunch/dinner

Day 13

June 25th

Final Show, Celebration Dinner!

*Note this schedule is subject to change due to local weather, force majeure or new opportunities that better suit the needs of the group. This will help you get an accurate picture of what your experience will be like. 

 

Day 14

June 26th

Departure: Airport drop-off, Bon Voyage! A bientôt!

The AIP Experience

The Artist Immersion Program experience is positive and friendly as our community of participants and instructors exchange ideas and support learning. Participants will spend time making art by hand, participate in lectures, conversations, and critiques- to understand the site and culture in a deep and meaningful way. We have class three hours a day and participants work independently for the rest of the day and are free to explore and relax. We plan presentations and activities where you can learn who the other teachers are, and learn more about the cultural region at large. 

We have designated time to make, enjoy planned meals, and to reflect and observe.  By making art/design while traveling, we believe you can translate your experience and explore a place in a deeply meaningful way. We travel to understand and grow with the world. On two-week trips, you have free days to explore cities and destinations independently, or with new friends.  

 

AIP programs are designed to include open and unstructured time. We believe that open and relaxed time is how you can experience the whole world as a learning environment. We believe in the individual experience, in listening and responding to the world. This requires quiet time to think and respond. 

Arles, Provence

Provence is relaxing and known for inspiring artists from all over the world. The region is famous for lavender, perfume, and rosé. Our program is located in Arles, near to many other fantastic cities, museums and natural landscapes in Provence. We are at a bed and breakfast with comfortable rooms and communical kitchen space. 

 

Our programs integrate living well into daily life, enjoying the sensual qualities of each day. We value-focused time to create and reflect, balanced with elegant meals, paired with creative conversation.

Tips and Info

  • Transportation to France is not included. AIP will send you instructions for travel along with a list of supplies after registration.

  • Please let us know of your dietary restrictions and we will work with our chef to accommodate your needs.

  • We recommend a visit to your health care provider before the trip [scheduled for a minimum of six weeks before travel]. If you have any ongoing medical conditions, please consider when registering.

Travel /

Flight

All AIP France participants will arrive in France June 12, 2020. If departing from the USA, you would fly out on June 11th, the day before.

 

You may choose to arrive early or stay late, where you will be responsible for your transportation arrangements and costs. If you are renting a car or would like to make other arrangements, you are welcome to arrive at the AIP location site on your own by rental car, taxi, bus, or other means.

 

AIP will collect flight details and send transportation details when you complete registration.

Passport/Visa

& Insurance

Passport

We require all participants to be in possession of a passport valid 6 months after your date of travel into the country.

Visa

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa when traveling to France. If you are traveling from a country that a visa is required when entering France, you should start the process as soon as possible after signing up.

Insurance

All participants are enrolled in our international health insurance policy. We highly recommend participants enroll in travel insurance for trip cancelation and personal items. Travel insurance covers: trip delay, cancellation, or interruption due to an unforeseen event- plus lost, delayed, damaged, or stolen gear or bags. We recommend you purchase this insurance directly after signing up for the trip. 

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