2007 Study Tour
2007 Study Tour: Italy
Group at the Colosseum
From May 14 to June 1, 32 Andrews students participated in a three-week BFA sponsored art tour to Italy. Students visited all the major cities like Venice, Florence and Rome, as well as traveling to several other historic sites like Pompeii, Siena, Padua and Pisa. While on tour, students were able to earn 6 undergraduate credits in art or architectural history, photography classes in documentation, and studio classes like advanced drawing and painting.
Left: Leaning Tower of Pisa
Right: The Campo in Siena, a perfectly preserved medieval town located in the heart of Tuscany
Tours like this offer students the exceptional opportunity of experiencing art firsthand as well as learning about foreign cultures and different ways of living and experiencing life.
Left: A sidewalk artist recreates a Raphael masterpiece
Right: Allison Dorich, Sarah McDermott, Chantelle Allen, Amanda Demsky and Chris Chavez inside the Colossum in Rome
"I liked how the tour involved as much as it could. Even though it crammed a lot into three weeks it was well worth it," stated one student. Other comments from students are as follows: "It was a good trip and well planned. The leaders balanced each other out and it was just an overall amazing trip."
"I liked the hotels and the little quaint towns best of all. Assisi was my favorite!"
Teachers Sharon Prest and Stefanie Elkins with the flag guys in Assisi
The Department of Visual Art & Design is planning on scheduling regular BFA tours every summer to places like Italy. Next summer look for opportunities to travel to Jordan and Egypt!