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Reinvigorate your inspiration in the south of France.

For five days and four nights, you’ll relish gourmet cuisine and unwind in the elegantly restored 16th-century Maison Basse. Tour Provençal villages and learn visual and written storytelling techniques from New York based artists Steven Ladd and William Ladd. The brothers have collaborated on an international body of work, developing an expanded practice that consists of drawing, sculpture, performance, design, and public art. Learn how they combine this range of techniques, forms and practices, to forge a unique aesthetic vocabulary in your own storytelling.

Program Fee*: $1200 includes the following:

  • Two days of workshops, lectures, discussions with guest presenters

  • Excursions to markets and other local attractions

  • Four night lodging, rooms are shared. Unfortunately, there are no single rooms

  • All meals except lunch on market days

  • Ground transportation between Marseilles Airport and Lacoste

  • SCAD Workshop supply kit

  • Space is limited, on a first come first serve basis, and is for SCAD Alumni only

Full Program Fee of $1200 is due at time of registration. For more information contact Grace Grund at ggrund@scad.edu

*Airfare is not included in the program fee


Are there ID requirements to attend?

All participants must hold a valid passport current up to six months upon return. France and other Schengen countries may require a visa for particular nationalities depending on what passport you hold. U.S. passport holders can enter France and stay in country for 90 days.

What if my spouse, partner, friend, colleague who did not attend SCAD wants to join?

We can add this person to the waitlist and reach out if there is availability, however we are offering invitations to SCAD alumni first. All participants must be over the age of 21.

Who is this program designed for?

Creatives who would like to refresh and reconnect with SCAD and like-minded alumni, people who are looking to reinvigorate their studio work, creative passions or brand. Participants should be in good physical shape as there will be walking and some light hiking on steep terrain. Participants should be able to comfortable carry their own luggage for short distances.


Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements to/from Marseille Airport. On Thursday, August 30, arrive at the Marseille Airport by noon. On Monday, September 3, schedule your departure from Marseille Airport no earlier than 10:30 a.m.

Provided Ground Transportation Schedule:

Thursday, August 30: Bus Shuttle departs Marseille Airport at 2 p.m. A SCAD representative will meet you at Baggage Claim Hall 4 at 1:30 pm.

Monday, September 3: Bus Shuttle departs Maison Basse at 7 a.m.

Ground Transportation between Marseille Airport and Lacoste:

We have only scheduled one bus shuttle from Marseille Airport. If you miss this bus, you will be responsible for getting to Lacoste on your own. Typical taxi fare from Marseille to Lacoste is 200 euros and travel time is approximately 1.5 hours. If you decide to take the train to Avignon, typical taxi fare to Lacoste is 75 euros and travel time is approximately 45 minutes. The Apres SCAD program fee does not cover these fares.


  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes with rubber soles: These are strongly encouraged so you can safely navigate the cobblestone streets in the village

  • Sweater and/or jacket: Be prepared for cooler temperatures in the evening

  • Two professional outfits for evening activities

  • Cotton T-shirts (Long and short sleeves are suggested for layering) for workshops and excursions

  • Swim attire and towel

  • Waterproof footwear, rain jacket and travel-sized umbrella

  • Personal items in carry-on: Have a few emergency items with you in case your luggage gets delayed or lost

  • Prescription medication

  • Convertor for European Electrical Outlets

Note: Electricity in France runs at 220 volts and 50 cycles, which is not compatible with U.S. electrical appliances, including, but not limited to, hair dryers, electric toothbrushes and razors. (Hairdryers are provided in each bathroom.) Remaining items should be purchased in France to avoid damage. Do not bring U.S. multiplug or surge protectors, even with an electricity converter, as they will cause power outages. Items with the symbol C€ are available for electric conversion, including most laptops, camera chargers and mobile phone chargers.


  • Passport: (valid passport current up to six months upon return) It is recommended to bring at least one copy of your passport to keep with you as a backup

  • Insurance documents: These are not required but are good to have on hand

  • Cash, credit cards and ATM cards: Credit/ATM Cards must have a chip and you must know your 4-digit pin code. Marseille Airport has ATMs and Currency Exchange.


Please notify Grace Grund, Asst. Dir. of Alumni Programs, if you have travel delays during your trip to France.

Phone: 912.398.8231 (internationally reachable, text or call) | Email: ggrund@scad.edu.

SCAD Lacoste

Rue du Four

Lacoste, France 84480

SCAD Lacoste office: +33 (0)

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