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TASIS: painting, photography & architecture

13—18 years old

Age: 13-18 years old.

Dates: July 6–26, 2024.

The summer camp "Les Tapies" is ideal for students who are interested in art and want to professionally engage in architecture, art or photography.

The camp is located in the south of France, in Provence, in a small 17th-century settlement of Le Tapi. This village carefully preserves, preserves and restores the precious features of folk national architecture: a composition of six stone houses merges with the surrounding countryside and nature, revealing stunning views of the nearby foothills of the Alps and the magnificent Rhone Valley.


  • The course is based on intensive training in art; The highlight is a complete immersion in the culture of France with the unique beauty of folk architecture and its magnificent combination with local landscapes.
  • Classes are taught by professional art teachers, many with degrees from American universities.
  • Excursions in the surroundings and nearby cities will allow you to see all the beauties of the south of France and will be a great source of inspiration.
  • The course is especially recommended for students interested in preparing a portfolio before entering a university.
  • Pupils will significantly improve the quality and quantity of their work and move to a new stage of creative development.


Le Tapi is a picturesque village of the XVII century, which has been carefully restored with the preservation of its original appearance. The school is equipped with an art studio for drawing and painting, a studio for architectural design, a professional photo studio, a sculpture studio, a spacious dining room and a lounge.

Near the residence there is a terrace with great views, where students gather for barbecue and informal dinners. Students have at their disposal a games room with ping pong, foosball, darts and board games. The school has an outdoor pool.


Drawing and painting

Students use a variety of materials and techniques, paint landscapes and portraits with acrylic and oil. Classes are held as often as possible outside the classroom, in an open air, surrounded by natural landscapes. This allows you to better get acquainted with the traditional and modern methods of the artist.

The photo

Pupils work with classic film black and white photography; try to photograph on different types of cameras; study the technical process of developing and printing photographs in a professional laboratory. The course teaches to understand the dependence of the quality of photography on the intensity of lighting, composition, colour rendition, texture and shape.


The folk architecture of southern France represents a rich heritage and is the benchmark for modern construction. The course does not require architectural experience. The main emphasis is on the development of design thinking and the ability to translate ideas, organically integrating buildings into the environment.

Students will receive maximum practice, as they will work with real tasks. Namely: they will complete the restoration project on redevelopment of the existing building into a suburban family residence, and will do so in such a way that the new building harmoniously integrates with the existing ones.


Accommodation in a residence that can accommodate 35 people at a time.

Additional classes

In addition to the main course, students choose one elective course that develops and improves creative skills:

Design + Construction

The practical course includes a restoration and landscaping project in the village of Le Tapi. Students learn about local architecture and the restoration process, developing the skills necessary for construction projects.

The photo

The course introduces 35 mm black and white film photography. Students disassemble the device of the camera and study the technical processes of developing and printing photos.

Drawing + painting

The course introduces the technical processes of drawing and painting. The main component of the course is work surrounded by breath-taking landscapes of the village of Le Tapi.

Art history

Students will receive a brief introduction to the history of Western art and begin to expand their fundamental knowledge as artists. The training takes place in the format of discussions, reflections and direct drawing, and develops critical skills in students to study visual phenomena. The course is successfully complemented by visits to museums in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.


The school is very conveniently located, from here you can easily reach the main attractions of southern Provence. A full day excursion is provided on Saturdays. On Sunday, students can visit the St. Pierreville Market, go hiking in the mountains, swim in the Erie River, etc.

The school conducts excursions to the cities of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. In addition, small excursions allow you to explore the nearby medieval villages: Beauchastel, Chalencon and St. Pierreville, which are ideal for sketching, landscaping, and photography.

Pupils will visit the workshop of Paul Cezanne, a medieval fortress, a Roman aqueduct in Pont du Gard, one of the largest Gothic castles in Europe. A trip to the Granet Museum, where the American Icons exhibition is taking place, is planned here, students will see the work of the main artists of post-war American art: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin and many others.

Estimated daily schedule

8:00 - Breakfast

9:00 - Main course

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Free time, classes in the studio

15:00 - Optional course

18:00 - Free time, classes in the studio

19:30 - Dinner

20:30 - Presentations, films, etc.

22:30 - Free time

23:30 – End of day

COST, 2024

€5,600 for 3 weeks

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Activization and excursions
  • Bag with the necessary accessories for creativity
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Insurance
  • Banquet at the end of the course

Extra paid

  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Services of our company


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