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We are safe

We are safe and sound. Just waking up to the news. Utterly devastating. We will maintain a low profile today and our students return home tomorrow. Thank you for all have reached out in concern.

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We stopped to smell the flowers

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Blog Block?

One might think that after years of periodically witnessing our art students wander aimlessly up and down the grand hallway searching desperately for inspiration, I might have been more sensitive to the burdens of a creative block. I guess you … Continue reading

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Work and Play

The days are longer here, but we are finding this to always be a good thing. As darkness doesn’t arrive until after 10:30 pm, time is on the students’ side to do both what they need and what they like … Continue reading

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Off to Troyes!

Today this students are headed off to Troyes with JP and Bud. Here’s an interesting article, written by our new friend from Essoyes, about the dazzling little city. https://bonjourparis.com/archives/troyes-en-champagne-historic-center-culture-and-co/

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Thoughts from France

I generally avoid tuning into the news on a daily basis while abroad.  I typically wait until I’m in an airport hotel, and give myself 25 minutes worth of BBC information just so I’m prepared for my travels. However, this … Continue reading

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Settling In

Seven students, two teachers, and a whole lot of sunshine has resulted in dozens of beautiful renderings already.  We have only had our full group since Sunday and already the artistic flow has been found.  For many of our students, … Continue reading

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