Sadly, the Lacoste adventure for this eLearning student has come to a close. We had a wonderful Vernissage and Exposition our last weekend there in the Provencal town. The weekend was filled with excitement and accomplishment, but it was also filled with dread at knowing we would eventually all have to go separate ways and depart Lacoste.
Our Vernissage was really relaxed though exciting! Artwork was literally hanging on every corner and on every historic nail throughout the town. All the exhibition rooms were cleaned and very well presented for our show. We had a wonderful variety of artwork from the comic pages done by sequential students, train station designs done by the architecture students, kiosks by those in interior design and even collaborative pieces done by all three majors! Because our Lacoste group had many other students in other programs (like myself), there was a lot of variety in everyone’s artwork, which really appealed to many different types of art buyers throughout Lacoste. Many students sold their work and even gained commissioned jobs through their sales! It was an awesome experience seeing the artwork of the students in the exhibition and getting the chance to meet their families who had come to support them!
After our Vernissage we began the unfortunate process of dissembling the show and removing all the artwork that was hung. It was also at this time where everyone was allowed to leave the Lacoste campus early if they were planning on traveling back home with family or going abroad to other destinations. Dissembling the show and seeing others leave early was one of those bittersweet moments… it was sad that we were practically done with our Lacoste excursion, but exciting because soon we would be back home with our families and friends.
Personally, I am extremely grateful and thankful that I was able to attend the Lacoste program and meet all the wonderful students that came along as well. Lacoste is one of those experiences that you will never forget and one that you probably won’t appreciate fully until your back home in the USA. I already miss that hill that I complained about climbing everyday!
Everything in Lacoste was perfect… the views, the history, the professors and the coursework. It was all enjoyable! And coming from an online student, having the chance to be surrounded by people who are just as passionate about their majors was so amazing and influential. You can learn so many things from all the different majors and it was really interesting not only to see others’ classroom-based assignments, but to also see the artwork they created outside the classroom. The Vernissage literally gives you this huge palette of artwork that involves classroom work and also artwork done just for fun. Art is fun, remember?! That is why we chose to go to art school!
The Vernissage and the Exposition were so much fun and I can’t wait to send photos with next week’s article (the last one!).