Our perspective determines how we appreciate the world, and our perspective is often determined by how fast we move through life. Join us for a leisurely walk through the streets of Paris and exhilarating hikes in the Alps. Iceland, Paris, and the Swiss Alps! Cezanne’s studio in Provence, the Côte d’Azur and Nice! The Verdon River Gorge, Grenoble, and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! Study photography, landscape painting, and ideas about nature, walk in medieval cathedrals and hike in the Alps. Inspired by artists such as Corot and photographers such as André Giroux, we will also travel throughout Iceland and Europe making our own paintings and photographs. Our study will make connections between French painters and landscape photography, European traditions of landscape painting, alpinism, and contemporary ideas about ecology. Walking and hiking our way through Iceland and Europe we will explore ideas about nature and ecology that continue to inform our understanding and appreciation of the natural world.