Traveling with your Art Class

Art is alive! When you travel abroad with your art students, not only can you show them the world’s most famous masterpieces up close during visits to the Louvre, Accademia, Prado and more, you’ll also participate in culture-specific art workshops that engage creativity and cultural understanding.

Inspire your students

Student holding her Cezanne inspired painting

Be Cézanne

Be inspired by Paul Cézanne’s Post-Impressionist artwork and use Mont St. Victoire as your backdrop to recreate one of his works.

Florence fresco making cultural connection

Master the Fresco

Learn about the history of this Renaissance art form and channel your inner Michelangelo as you create your own masterpiece on freshly plastered tile.

Student spray painting stencil at Berlin Street Art workshop

Street Art Workshop

After a walking tour of the street art scene in one of Europe’s most hip, young, creative capitals, a local urban art expert will teach you the techniques to create your own modern artistic masterpiece.

Trencadís Workshop in Barcelona

Under the instruction of a Trencadís master, learn how to create colorful mosaics in the style of Antoni Gaudí.

Students painting on easels in Costa Rica

Craft Workshop in Sarchí

In the hub of Costa Rican arts and crafts, learn about the history of the area’s famed brightly colored ox-carts and use similar methods to craft a souvenir of your own.

ACIS students water coloring in Paris

Paint Paris Neighborhood Tour

On this walking tour of one of Paris’s most artistic neighborhoods, you’ll take time to stop and capture the beauty of either Montmartre or Île Saint-Louis under the instruction of a local artist.

Stain glass window in Prague cathedral

Glass Decorating and Gallery Visit in Prague

Learn about Prague’s proud tradition of glassworks as you decorate a piece of glass in the authentic Czech style.

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The art walk and workshop were amazing! The kids all had a blast and it gave an interesting perspective to the city.”

Nicholas C. Group Leader

Trips to Consider:

Storia dell’Arte

10 Days | Overnights: Rome (2), Florence (3), Paris (3)

Tour Summary

This unique art-focused itinerary includes tours of Galleria Borghese and Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a visit to Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny. Then, engage your creativity when you participate in a fresco workshop and Paint Paris neighborhood tour.

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Walking through Giverny gardens in France Map of Storia dell'Arte itinerary

Panorama Italiano

10 Days | Overnights: Venice (2), Florence (2), Sorrento (2), Rome (2)

Tour Summary

This trip shows the artistic diversity of Italy’s regions—watch glassblowing in Venice, learn fresco painting and visit the Accademia in Florence, dance the Tarantella in Sorrento and marvel at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

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Group at Venice glass demonstration Map of Panorama Italiano itinerary

Paris, Provence, and Barcelona

9 Days | Overnights: Barcelona (2), Provence (2), Paris (3)

Tour Summary

From Gothic, Roman and Modernist design, to the treasures of the Louvre and Versailles, to creating your own Trencadís mosaic, compare and contrast the diverse styles of art and architecture in France and Spain.

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Group of boys inside the Louvre Map of Paris, Provence and Barcelona itinerary

Ancient Beijing

8 Days | Overnights: Beijing (6)

Tour Summary

Enjoy an in-depth look at the customs and artistic highlights of China’s capital city with time to become fully immersed in cultural treasures such as the unique 798 Art Zone, a traditional tea ceremony, a kung fu martial arts show and ornately decorated temples.

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Students participating in Taijii Map of Ancient Beijing itinerary

Insider’s Costa Rica

9 Days | Overnights: San José (1), San Carlos (2), Monteverde (2), Puntarenas Region (2), San José (1)

Tour Summary

Our most inclusive and popular Costa Rica itinerary, it’s exciting, engaging and full of vibrant creative experiences in craft painting, Costa Rican cooking and dance.

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ACIS group posing around a Sarchi ox cart Map of Insider's Costa Rica itinerary

Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

Arts-Based Leadership Activities

Through themes of Identity, Self-Esteem, Goal-Setting and Independence, each activity provides easy yet powerful artistic exercises to unlock students’ full creative potential.

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8 Architecture Styles to Spot on Your European Tour

From Byzantine to Baroque, show your students how to spot the stunning architectural designs you’ll find across the cities of Europe.

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Travel Photography for Beginners

Photography is a fantastic medium for sharing meaningful travel experiences. Share these best practices so your students can better capture picture-perfect moments.

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10 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online

Don’t fear if you can’t travel to all of these museum destinations with your class—you can access many of the art collections online!

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Online events your art students will love

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Barcelona's rooftop terraces: Picasso and Cubism
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Ancient Greek Column Orders
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European Architecture Through Euro Bills
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Peru, Cradle of Civilization

Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!


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