Sunday, July 21-Sunday, July 28, 2024 | 8 days, 7 nights

$4,450 per person, double-room accommodations

$4,950 per person, single-room accommodations

(Please note that ASLD will not pair people for double accommodations)


Join ASLD in the South of France, at the beautiful La Napoule Art Foundation for a unique artistic experience focused on collage and mixed media, taught by Denver artist Rick Griffith. Over the course of the workshop, we will interact with the surrounding world for inspiration and color palette ideas. The quietude of the South of France will be a meditative backdrop for writing and composing personal narratives. We will create space to be changed by the landscape and gather in the studio where making is the daily ritual, and reflection and storytelling are currencies in abundance. Participants will enjoy everything this unique geography has to offer including the guidance of a seasoned traveler, forager, and collagist.

Prices include accommodations at La Napoule’s Villa Marguerite; all breakfasts & lunches; 3 dinners, including one Michelin-starred restaurant; local wine selection; art materials, instruction, and critique.

Prices do not include airfare, airport transfers, or the remaining 4 dinners.


Full payment for this trip is due by June 1, 2024. REGISTRATION FORM

For more information or to make your reservation, contact Tessa Crisman at

About Rick Griffith

Photo by Norman Posselt

Rick Griffith is a British-West-Indian collagist, writer, letterpress printer, designer, and optimist futurist based in Denver, Colorado. As a designer, he works at the intersection of programming, policy, and production. He is perpetually working toward new understandings of design’s power and authority over people and everyday things. He is a columnist for, the two-time programming chair for the AIGA National Conference, and the 2023 Acuff Chair at Austin Peay State University. Rick’s works are collected and exhibited worldwide and can be found in the permanent collections of The Denver Art Museum, The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and The Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is a founder and partner with Debra Johnson of the graphic design consultancy MATTER, the designer behind the Black Astronaut Research Project, The Pledge for Spaces, and the Introductory Ethic for Designers and Other Thinking Persons. He co-owns a retail revolutionary bookstore and book club for designers, and DJs a live internet radio show, Design To Kill.

About La Napoule Foundation

Chateau de la Napoule

Château de La Napoule is a museum and arts center located 8 km from Cannes, France. 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.