-Marchutz School of Art- Aix-en-Provence, France

Subjects: Painting, Drawing, Art Criticism, Art History, French Language. Students must enroll in the Studio Seminar, Art Criticism Seminar, and one French course during the semester. Summer students enroll in Studio Art, Art Criticism and an optional Conversational French language course.

Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.

Length: Fall or Spring Semester, Academic Year, Summer.

Credit: Studio Seminar (6 credit hours)
Art Criticism Seminar (3 credit hours)
Art History class (3 credit hours)
French class (3 credit hours)
4 credit hours = 1 Albion unit

Housing: Students are generally housed in French homes on a demi-pension basis - daily breakfast and six dinners per week.

Costs not covered by Albion: International travel, personal expenses, lunches and one dinner per week, vacation travel, student visa fees.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lynne Chytilo, Bobbitt Visual Arts, ext. 0249,

Comments: The Marchutz School of Art takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to art education. Its unique program unifies:

  • Spontaneous perceptual painting and drawing
  • Extensive museum visits
  • Intensive critical dialogue
  • A community of students and artists at all levels

The mission of the Marchutz School is to help students sharpen their visual perceptions of the world around them, decipher their emotional responses to these perceptions, and through an holistic (studio, historical, and critical) discipline, relate their discoveries to an intensive investigation of the nature and aim of art.

The goals of the program are to provide opportunities for the student to:

  • Develop her/his capacity to see
  • Develop a holistic approach to the study of art and art making
  • Combine studio art production with liberal arts disciplines
  • Enhance awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination
  • Develop an historical and critical sense so that self-expression is linked to a larger tradition
  • Formulate an integrative relationship between knowledge and intuition, perception and concept, self-expression and global awareness

Situated on the renowned 'Route de Cézanne', the school's location in Aix-en-Provence has many advantages, among them its light-filled space, the studio's proximity to the famed Chateaunoir and Sainte Victoire and most importantly its calm and contemplative atmosphere conducive to sustained, artistic concentration.

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Telephone: 800-221-2051
Fax: (847) 864-6897
Web: www.iaufrance.org