Provence Academy

The Provence academy offers courses that are open to all paths of life. We specialize in 3-10 day packed programs, where you can choose different classes in different fields.

The classes range from painting and drawing, photography, art history and perfume making to experimental writing, community development, languages, listening, sustainable life, design workshops etc… Classes are taught by professionals with long academic teaching experiences and artistic and professional standing.

Set in the hidden gem of Saignon, France, classes take place in  ateliers, outdoors and on excursions to villages including: Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Gordes, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse as well as excursions to major cultural hubs like Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Nîmes. We offer visits to places like Collection Lambert and the Palais du Papes (Avignon), Villa Dartis (L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), MUCEM and Vielle Charity (Marseille). The Romanesque Cistercian sister monasteries Abby Senanque, arenas in Nimes and Arles, van Goghs Yellow Cafe (Arles) and St Paul Asylum (St. Remy), Foundation Blachere (Apt), and Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence.

Whatever you choose, our mission is to root the study program and the experience in academic discussion, with an enjoyable yet rigorous curriculum and teaching materials. With our vast network of artists and teachers we are able to meet special requests. If you have an idea or a project in mind, let us talk.

We are located in Saignon: