Art appreciation courses & art history tours

ART APPRECIATION HOLIDAY DIRECTORY
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artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations

based: Prague, Czech Republic

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artbreak™ is an unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.

| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |

 

Art History Abroad

based: Suffolk, UK

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Art history tours in Italy of three different types, firstly their original 6-week courses for gap-year students, which run four times a year. Then there are summer holiday courses of 2 or 4 weeks. And finally adult art history tours to Italy and beyond, including tours designed specifically for people in their 30's and 40's.

| art appreciation | gap year | Italy |

 

uk flagAzenart Creative Travel Ltd

based: London, UK
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Azenart takes you on unforgettable painting holidays in Italy, in groups of 6-8 people, to different destinations: Venice, Rome, Capri, Pompeii and Amalfi. 4-star accommodation, all meals with wine, tuition, local transportation and transfers are all included in Azenart Painting Holidays.

| painting/drawing | art appreciation | Italy |

 

Chris Dobson Art History Tours

based: Suffolk, UK

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Exclusive small-group art history tours of Tuscany and Florence, given by a museum specialist and local tour guides and providing a good general intro to Renaissance and Medieval Tuscan and Florentine art. Also focuses on certain artists, sculptors and architects in depth.

| art appreciation | Italy |

 

Florenceforover50s

based: Italy
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Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.

| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |

 

One Traveller Ltd

based: Norfolk, UK

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Escorted holidays and cruises for mature single travellers, in the UK, Europe, Worldwide, Ocean/River Cruises plus an extensive Christmas/New Year offering from three times British Travel Awards winners. With a double room to yourself; most meals and excursions included; quality hotels; caring, knowledgeable Tour Managers and no single supplement.

| singles holidays | seniors/silver surfers | city breaks | sightseeing | escorted tours | ballet/opera | Christmas & New Year | art appreciation | architectural | theatre/shows | music tours | tailor made | ocean cruises | river cruises | Worldwide |

 

Saga five star Featured Site

based: Kent, UK

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Saga logoArt appreciation holidays with expert hosts and guides, discovering and learning about fine antiques, works of art, textile collections and ceramics in the UK and overseas. You can travel to Malta to see works by Caravaggio, or discover Amsterdam's artistic treasures via the Dutch waterways. Saga offers an ideal choice for anyone with a passion for the worlds of art and antiques.

| singles | ocean cruises | USA | Canada | Hawaii | Bermuda | Europe | surfing | walk/trek/hike | Costa Rica |

 

St James's Art Tours

based: London, UK

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Small group art tours for discerning travellers, offering well planned and reasonably priced cultural visits in Europe accompanied by a specialist in the field.

| art appreciation | Europe |

 

Ace Cultural Tours

based: Cambridgeshire, UK

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Art courses and cruises to worldwide destinations, from Art Nouveau in Brussels to the Art and Architecture of Puglia.

| art appreciation | Worldwide |

 

Art Appreciation Tours

based: Dorset, UK

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Residential courses in St Ives, Cornwall, and other short UK trips, plus European tours to destination such as Florence and Paris.

| art appreciation | England | Scotland | Europe |

 

Art History in Focus

based: Surrey, UK

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Art holidays with a specialist guide to destinations in the UK and abroad.

| art appreciation | UK | Europe |

 

Ciceroni

based: Oxfordshire, UK

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Specialising in expert led cultural and art history tours for groups and individuals.

| art appreciation | UK | Europe |

 

Fine Art Travel

based: London, UK

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Creating art tours that offer privileged, private access to some of the most beautiful private houses in Europe.

| art appreciation | Europe |

 

Kirker Holidays

based: London, UK

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An art tours programme with trips such as: Art Galleries of Holland, Art, Music & Gastronomy in Emilia-Romagna, Art on the French Riviera, Art, Opera & Architecture in Rome ...

| art appreciation | UK | Europe |

 

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ART APPRECIATION HOLIDAY TIPS:

Tips for selecting an art appreciation tour

art galleryTravel-Quest travel tips for choosing an art appreciation or art history tour or holiday, starting with a decision about the type of trip and the style of art you want to see before you start your search.

 

Do you want:

• a learned tour with expert guides, lectures and talks; or a more relaxed approach strolling through galleries and taking things as they come.

• a particular period or school of art, be it the old masters, modern painters or the Impressionists.

• to see the work of a particular noted artist: Leonardo, Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Hockney ...

• the art of a specific region or country.

• art using a particular medium: sculpture, painting, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics ...

• do you want to visit the great art museums like the Louvre or the Tate Modern; bijou galleries; or to see art in the outdoors – in the street markets of Amsterdam or spray painted on city walls by artists like Banksy.

• do you want to expand your art appreciation by visiting the landscapes that inspired the great artists.

 

More art appreciation holiday tips:

• If you want in-depth knowledge check the credentials of the tour guides, this is where a smaller more specialist company may win out.

• If you want to get more involved with modern works look for a trip that's visiting commercial galleries, art shows or exhibitions where there may be opportunities to discuss work directly with the artist. Some have artists actually sculpting or painting on site during the exhibition.

• Many art museums are very large so, to get the most out of it, split your visit into two or three shorter visits if possible.

• The rules on taking photos differ, most galleries and museums will not allow it at all, so check beforehand if you feel you might want to press the shutter. If you really want a copy of an artwork get postcards or prints from the museum shop or, particularly if it's a commercial gallery, there will probably be a catalogue.

• Again it's best to check beforehand, but sketching from artworks with dry media (pencil, charcoal, pastels etc.) is usually fine in art museums, but not in commercial galleries. If you want to sketch or paint using wet media you will almost certainly need to obtain permission.

• Ladies, if you're visiting religious art in places of worship take along a headscarf as many places will require you to cover your head; there is also often a requirement to cover shoulders, arms and not to wear skimpy shorts or short skirts.