Room to Dream: Creating Photographic Art in the South of France | June 2021

DESTINATION WORKSHOP | Room to Dream: Creating Photographic Art in the South of France

Date  |  Friday June 4 – Tuesday June 8, 2021

Arrive Thursday June 3rd and depart Wednesday June 9th, 2021

Time  |   9AM – 12:30PM

class may adapt time to availability of locations

Location |   Château de La Napoule

Boulevard Henry Clews
06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule

Instructor  |  Aline Smithson

Skill Level  |  All Levels – we ask that you have a basic understanding of your camera

Cost  |  $3,500 | Members  $3,750 | Non-Members

If you choose to put down a deposit, the remaining balance is due no later than January 31, 2021.

Registration closes February 1, 2021.

Includes  |  Double accommodations for six nights (ideal for couples and friends traveling together; single supplement for solo travelers is an additional $550 (solo rooms are sold out); or we can pair you with a roommate) at Château de La Napoule, photography workshop for five days, breakfast for six mornings, and two communal dinners.

Airfare to France is not included, nor is transportation from/to the airport/train station to Château de La Napoule. All persons staying at Château de La Napoule must be registered in the class. 

Optional Activities  |  Trip to Antibes to visit the open-air vintage market, visits to local museums (Picasso, Cannes, Nice or Vence museums,) or a trip to visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its nine different gardens.

These are an additional cost and are only a few of the easily accessible activities available in the region. Some of these activities require advance registration.

Important Information:

We will ask you to read and sign an Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release upon registration in order to participate.

Insurance. Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance is strongly recommended.

Cancellation and refund policy. When cancellation is requested by the participant, the following policies apply: Initial deposits, per person, are non-refundable. 50% of the remaining balances will be refunded if written notice is received by Colorado Photographic Arts Center at least 120 days prior to the first day / date of the workshop. For cancellations made less than 120 days prior to the first day / date of the workshop, no refunds can be made. If CPAC decides to cancel due to inadequate minimum enrollment, all client payments received for the workshop will be fully refunded. In no case will CPAC be responsible to reimburse participant’s international airfare or other transportation costs, hotels, or other costs associated with travel to – and / or from – the workshop destination site.

Room to Dream will inspire all levels of photographers to not only capture the beauty of the South of France, but make work that is artful, personal, and filled with magic. Aline will lecture each morning, providing inspiration for new ways of seeing and creating work. Easy assignments will be given, leaving plenty of time to capture the beauty of the place. Afternoons may include field trips to museums, vintage open-air markets, a swim in Mediterranean, trips to Cannes or Nice, a ferry ride to the Isle of St. Marguerite or simply strolling in town with a camera in hand.

This is not a technical workshop, but instead one that inspires making photographs that go beyond the travel snapshot.  One-on-one time with the instructor will be encouraged and feedback on work created during the workshop will take place throughout the week. As a photographer, editor, and educator, Aline will provide insights into all aspects of the photographic journey. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience in a magical setting by the sea.  Take time from your daily life, leaving room to dream. It will be a week filled with laughter, light, learning, friends and adventures. And of course, croissants.

Materials Needed:

  • Camera
  • Batteries for camera
  • Memory or Flash Cards (if using digital)
  • Film (if using film camera)
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Laptop or tablet (needed to edit your photos)
  • Photo editing software loaded onto device in advance (WiFi is inconsistent)
  • Flash drive/hard drive (to transfer photos from your device)
  • Pen & paper for notes
  • European outlet adaptor

If you would like to see images from the participants of 2019’s workshop, please visit #roomtodreamworkshop on instagram.

About La Napoule Art Foundation:

Château de La Napoule is a historic museum and vibrant arts center perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, 8kms from Cannes. The Château de La Napoule is the primary facility of the La Napoule Art Foundation, a Denver-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit. This majestic compound, restored over a century ago by a pair of American artists, is now the serene setting for international artist residencies, workshops and contemporary art exhibitions. In the last decade, La Napoule Art Foundation has expanded its impact by partnering underserved Denver Public Schools with La Napoule artists creating tailor-made, museum-level art programs bringing inspiration directly from the Château to those in need.