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Throughout the year, the Villa Noailles organises free workshops in connection with its programme, aimed at young people and adults.

The workshops take place outside school hours for young people and during festivals for adults.

Annual workshops 2022-2023

Annual Workshops 2022/2023
Registration opens for the annual art workshops
Mandatory registration for the 9 sessions scheduled on Saturdays from November to June
19 NOVEMBER, 10 DECEMBER, 14 JANUARY, 4 FEBRUARY , 4 MARCH, 18 MARCH, 8 APRIL, 6 MAY et le 3 JUNE (final )

Online registration via form
Free, subject to availability.

Workshops for 8-12 year olds: from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Workshops for 13-16 year olds: from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

MODE with SOMCHIT SINTHIRATH
Somchit Sinthirath studied at the Studio Berçot, then followed an extensive training in pattern making at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture. In 22 years of fashion experience, she has experimented with different jobs: model mechanic, first hand, pattern maker, workshop manager, fashion workshop coordinator. She has worked for Dior, Galliano, Paco Rabanne, Nina Ricci, Guy Laroche, Louis Vuitton, Jean Colonna, Rue du Mail, Pascal Humbert, Carven, Lanvin and has taught at Studio Berçot and HEAD in Geneva. Today, she puts her expertise at the service of unique projects and creations, respectful of fashion know-how. So, let’s head for the flea markets, the family cupboards, grandpa’s and grandma’s treasure chests, the stocks of the villa Noailles. We are going to transform all this material into a unique and unusual wardrobe.
Fashion brings with it the possibility of change, and particularly change in our habits, in the way we create and consume.
Why buy a new fabric when there are so many to reuse? Fabrics at the end of their life, clothes that have already been worn; all these materials that already exist and are just waiting to be transformed.
The annual session of the Fashion workshop aims to learn how to create and produce differently: To be inventive with what you find, to feel the freedom to experiment, and especially to take the time to give used objects a second chance.

PHOTOGRAPHY with SARAH MAKHARINE
Sarah Makharine is a photographer and director. After 10 years of experience in audiovisual production as an artistic director, Sarah has changed careers and joined the Kourtrajmé school in the Art and Image section under the direction of JR. Her work mixes photographic series, videos and sound pieces.
Her means of production, often compact, are adapted to her subject: the human being. She deconstructs prejudices and the sexualisation of bodies by going to meet anonymous, isolated women and men, often invisibilised by society and religions, and captures their bodies, their gazes and their voices, which she confronts with those of her public through her installations. The Villa Noailles has commissioned her twice: for the Design Parade Toulon festival and for the 37th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories - Hyères.
This annual session of workshops will approach photography as a means of transmission: Choosing one’s photographic subjects, developing one’s thinking, and in so doing one’s technique are steps that will lead the participants step by step to their own final exhibition that will reveal different facets of youth.
Sarah has chosen to involve other people working with images. Sharing the experience of filmmakers, war reporters, etc., will feed this cycle of workshops, allowing young photographers to discover perhaps unsuspected professions and different mediums to express their relationship to the world and to others.

ARCHITECTURE with ROQUE ARCHITECTES (Delphine and Amandine Roque)
Roque architectes is an agency founded in Languedoc by two sisters, Delphine and Amandine. Their projects reveal scenarios to be lived in, built with materials that mark the site, but resolutely turned towards current issues. Their vision is also at the level of children. Convinced that today’s children are tomorrow’s builders, they are committed to training to awaken their eyes, to be attentive walkers, open to the languages of art in general, and of architecture in particular.
Workshop 8-12 years old.
June 2022, Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles recall their architect:
“Robert, some friends are coming, we need several huts! We need to be able to assemble and dismantle them quickly”.
Your mission: to propose a cabin, the place: in the garden of the villa, your power: imagination, your super-tools: pencils, paper, model material, limit to imagination: none!
Workshop 13-16 years old.
June 2022, Marie Laure and Charles de Noailles call their architect back:
“Robert, we need an office! We have to telework from Hyères. Quickly, we need an office!
Your mission: to propose a new extension that would accommodate an office, the location: around the garden of the villa, towards the great landscape, your superpowers: curiosity and ability to observe, your tools: pencils, paper, model material, limits to imagination: none!

DESIGN with STÉVEN COËFFIC
Stéven Cöeffic is an artist and designer, trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, graduating in 2015 with honours. The central subject of his research activity is the idea of distraction in a functional environment. Questioning the relationship of users to everyday objects, he intends to redefine the experience of the purely functional, intuitive, direct, by introducing a playful dimension, a friction in the manipulation that gives a new meaning to the gesture. Through a playful and surprising conversation, he gives access, every day, to a moment of functional distraction. Stéven is the winner of the Special Mention of the Design Parade Hyères 2022 Jury.
During the 9 sessions of the design workshop, we will design, draw and make ceramic switches.
We will then invent a story for them, a fictional universe. This story will be the distraction that accompanies the switch.
Domestic electricity is a controlled form of energy that is used to power many machines for lighting, heating, cooling and communication. Humans share their daily lives with electrical objects. The control of the opening and closing of a flow of electricity is made possible by an intermediate element called a ’switch’. It is the only way to access the functions of an electrical object.
Thinking about this element makes the act of operating it both conscious and distracting.

Annual workshops 2021-2022

Registration opens for annual art workshops
children from 8 to 12 years old, teenagers from 13 to 16 years old

PHOTOGRAPHY
with Louise Desnos, finalist of the 31st International Festival, of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories - Hyères 2016

FASHION
with Marvin M’Toumo, winner of the Chloé Prize at the 35th International of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories Festival - Hyères 2020

ARCHITECTURE
with Jean Rodet, Concorde architecture & urbanisme, finalist of the interior design competition Design Parade Toulon 2019

DESIGN
with Marie Cornil, guest designer for the scenography of the Manufacto exhibition and the finalists of the Design Parade competition in Hyères 2021


From November to June, workshop participants are welcomed once a month, on Saturdays, to discover an artist and create.
The year of workshops ends in mid-June with a large public presentation with exhibitions of the creations and a fashion show.

PROVISIONAL CALENDAR AND DATES OF THE 2021-2022 WORKSHOPS :
13 November - 4 December - 22 January - 26 February - 12 March - 26 March - 2 April - 14 May - 11 June

For children aged 8 to 12: mornings from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, registration for the whole year (from November to June)
For teenagers aged 13 to 16: in the afternoon from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m. (possibility of registering for a session in a chosen field or for the year)

Please register with mediation@villanoailles-hyeres.com

Annual workshops, previous years

2019-2020
FASHION / Marianna Ladreyt
DESIGN / Marie Cornil
ARCHITECTURE / Paul Vincent
PHOTOGRAPHY / Hubert Crabières

2018-2019
FASHION / Ester Manas
DESIGN / Camille Viallet and Théo Leclercq
ARCHITECTURE / Maya Nemeta
PHOTOGRAPHY / Émile Kirsch

2017-2018
FASHION / Lucas Bauer
DESIGN / Pernelle Poyet
ARCHITECTURE / Benjamin Aubry
PHOTOGRAPHY / Anaïs Boileau

2016-2017
FASHION / Liselore Frowijn
DESIGN / Piot-Barbette
ARCHITECTURE / Studio Quetzal
PHOTOGRAPHY / Marie Rime

2015-2016
FASHION / Xenia Laffely
DESIGN / Laureline Galliot
ARCHITECTURE / Paul Cournet
PHOTOGRAPHY / Laetitia Bica

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