A teacher’s perspective – Art tour to France, Italy and Spain

Jane Dobson, Head of Art at Concordia College in South Australia, shares the wonderful learning experiences and life-long memories that her students have taken away from their Art Tour to Italy, Spain and France in May this year: Our Italy, France and Spain art tour covered Roman, Renaissance, Impressionism through to contemporary times. The students...
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Jane Dobson, Head of Art at Concordia College in South Australia, shares the wonderful learning experiences and life-long memories that her students have taken away from their Art Tour to Italy, Spain and France in May this year:

Our Italy, France and Spain art tour covered Roman, Renaissance, Impressionism through to contemporary times. The students undertook drawing classes in Florence which they found invaluable. The experiences of viewing works and sites in Rome, Florence, Paris, Avignon, Madrid and Barcelona in a three-week visit was both exciting for them culturally but also on a personal level where they could interact with places that they had only ever seen on screens and publications.

Great friendships were formed as they bonded over the shared experiences. Visually, the side trip to Giverny (Monet’s home and Garden) and the quarry spectacular of Carrieres de Lumieres (Van Gogh sound and light show) in the south of France were absolute highlights. The quarries highlighted Van Gogh who painted nearby and with Giverny they had a deeper understanding of how Monet worked. Worldstrides itinerary for the whole trip was thorough and they were so friendly and helpful with the whole process of this tour.

Tour highlights

Rome – Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican City, Eternal City, Spanish Steps

Students in Piazza Navona Rome

Florence – 3×3 hour art lessons each day and visits to galleries including Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery

Displayed drawings at the Boboli Gardens Florence

Paris – Explored the many museums in Paris including the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the National Museum of Modern Art, the towers and Archaeological crypt of Notre Dame Cathedral and Versailles Chateau and gardens

Group-at-Van-Gogh-Asylum

Waterlily paintings with some-of group at LOrangerie Paris

Giverny – Claude Monet’s house and its famous garden

Avignon – Carrieres de Lumieres, Saint Paul de mausolea and a trip to Arles to see where Van Gogh painted in the hospital and town

Madrid – National Art Museum of Spain, the Del Prado, Museum Reina Sofia

Barcelona – Sagrada Familia, Boqueria Market, Gaudi’s Park Guell, Picasso Museum, Paseo del Arte (Art Walk)

Group at Barcelona Sign

We love seeing photos of our students on tour! Thank you to Jane and her students for sharing.

If you are interested in planning a Europe tour, we can customise an itinerary to meet your specific requirements, curriculum and learning areas. Here are more sample itineraries covering all parts of Europe and an array of learning areas.

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