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2015 European Art Tour

A Collaborative European Study Tour Within the School of Architecture, Art & Design
Depart: May 3, 2015 / End: June 4, 2015
Tour Director: Prof. Rhonda Root, – office: 269-471-3496

Tentative Tour information

Earn 6 Art Credits

Can count towards your degree requirements. Faculty includes architecture and art professors. 6 credits min/max.

Study tour itinerary is designed for aspiring art connossoirs, promoting the study of art history, the making of art in situ, and reflecting on faith history: Paul in Rome, Savonarola and Italian pre-reformers, Calvin in Paris, Wesley in England, the Swedish Lutheran movement, Ellen G. White in Europe, etc.

All-inclusive Costs

6 Undergraduate Tuition Credits* + $2,700 Tour Fee

covers airfare, all ground transportation, all lodging in central walkable locations, meal stipend, fees, group events, etc. *Note: APS scholarships are not available for any Andrews University tours.

Declare your interest and commit by December 5, 2014

Contact Professor Rhonda Root to express your preliminary interest. Email or call Ext 3496 for more information and eligibility requirements. Signing a commitment form is required to reserve your space.

All Fine Arts students are welcome to declare their interest, but priority may be given to juniors and seniors.

Tentative Itinerary / subject to change

Week 1

Lazio: Rome, Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Vatican

> Bernini, Borghese, Capitoline, Michelangelo, Vaticano…

Week 2

Tuscany: Pienza, Monticchiello, Siena, Florence

> Duccio, Lorenzetti, Florence Duomo, Uffizi Museo, Michelangelo’s David…

Week 3

France: Paris

> Delacroix, Louvre, Monet, Orsay, Picasso, Pompidou, Rodin…

Week 4

England: London, Bath

> National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Museum, Victoria & Albert…

Week 5

Sweden: Stockholm, Vaxholm

> Carl Larsson, Nationalmuseum, Waldemarsudde, Carl Milles…

Participation requirements include attendance at several pre-tour meetings to be scheduled in the Spring Semester of 2015.




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Past Tours

2013 Study Tour – India

  • Dates: May 9-31
  • Credit: 6
  • Additional Fee: $500 tour fee

Tour Leader

Dave Sherwin

Tour Information

The study tour to India is for 6 credits (2 classes at 3 credit each). You will sign up for 2 of the following available classes that will be offered on this tour:

PHTO 320 Color II Photography
Credits: 3
Teacher: Dave Sherwin
MDIA 485 Travel Documentary Photography
Credits: 3
Teacher: Dave Sherwin
ART380: Topics: Typography in India
Credits: 3
Teacher: Diane Myers
ART380: Topics: Graphic Design in Northern India: Observation and Applications
Credits: 3
Teacher: Diane Myers

2007 Study Tour – Italy

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.

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.

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!

2006 Study Tour – India

Visits to the Taj Mahal, tigers in Ranthambore, and sight-seeing in the streets of Delhi provided perfect photo ops and design inspiration for a group of 21 adventurous students. From May 10-30, 2006, groups traveled across northern India, sharpening their photo skills and learning about culture and design. While photography students have gone on tours to places like Tanzania and New Zealand during the past several years, this is the first time graphic design students have had the chance to accompany them.

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