MONET ALL THE WAY!!   This is an amazing trip from Giverny to Normandy visiting the painting locations of the Impressionists plus other locations to round out the experience of great food, off the beaten path lodging, French elegance, history, and culture.  Contact me Nancy Ori at 908-790-8820 or for additional information.

Workshop fee:   $3300 includes tuition for all teaching sessions by Nancy Ori, brunch orientation meeting in April 2014 (date to be determined) in Berkeley Heights.  In France:  lodging for 7 nights, private transportation during the workshop, breakfasts, entrance fees to gardens, museums, and Cathedrals, entrance to D-Day Beaches, cemetery and museum full day tour with guide, tips for drivers and guides, box lunch at the gardens. Deposit of $1000 is due before October 15, 2013 to hold your spot.

Day 1: May 13, Depart NYC/Newark for Paris.
Day 2: May 14, Arrival day/Students depart by private bus to Giverny and our beautiful B&B locations
Day 3: May 15, Impressionist Museum in Giverny followed by photo shoot along the river
Day 4: May 16, Shooting at Giverny Gardens
Day 5: May 17, Bus to Rouen/Honfleur/Bayeux. Cathedrals and a historic seaport are on the agenda for today
Day 6: May 18, D Day Beaches
Day 7: May 19, Shooting in historic center of Bayeux, museum with famous tapestry, Cathedral and town
Day 8: May 20, Etretat beach area and town
Day 9: May 21, Our private bus will transfer everyone to the airport

Trip planning by Philip Levine

Phil Levine was the founder of the Art Students League of Denver and served as its first president from 1987 – 1993. During his travels throughout France in the early 90’s he began organizing workshops for American painters. “I was thrilled to have Phil take over the arrangements for this workshop. His expertise in the art of travel, the language and the history of France has been a real asset”, said Ori, workshop leader. “Although Phil will not be joining us on the trip, his fingerprint is definitely on our itinerary.”

Trip leader and instructor: Nancy Ori

Nancy Ori has over 35 years experience as a professional photographer, as well as being a widely exhibited fine art photographer and instructor.  Co-Founder and Director of the NJ Photography Forum, the Digital Arts Group and Director of the New Jersey Heritage Workshops, Nancy has also been affiliated for years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California and teaches at many local art centers and museums in New Jersey. She produces and teaches one international workshop every year. 2010 was the 20th anniversary of the New Jersey Heritage Workshops, a series of painting and photography workshops she holds every spring in Cape May, NJ.

Transportation:Airfare not included. Please read itinerary for departure info so you know what time to book your flights. Transportation by private bus is included for all day trips listed above during the workshop.

Food: Breakfasts included where possible at lodging locations. Box lunches provided where indicated. Other lunches or snacks not included. Dinners and alcohol not included.

Lodging: All lodging is double occupancy. There is a $500 single supplement. We will be reserving rooms in 3 B&B’s in Giverny for three nights. We will be reserving rooms in the Hotel Le Bayeux in Bayeux for four nights.

Tips are included for drivers and guides: Maid tips, luggage handling tips and meal tips are not included. It is recommended 1 Euro per day for the maid per person and whatever is appropriate for any other tips.


TO REGISTER – Contact:  Nancy Ori at 908-790-8820 or