Art and Photography in Spain and France

May 12-25, 2016

ACC, in collaboration with EF Tours, delivers Art and Photography in Spain and France during the Summer of 2016!

Spend two weeks in Europe viewing and making art, split between 7 nights in Barcelona and 5 nights in Paris. Our instructors will help you create wonderful memories while experiencing two of Europe's most welcoming cities.

ACC Painting students will be introduced to the particular concerns and methods associated with working in Spanish and French landscapes and cityscapes.

ACC Photography students will learn creative methods associated with documenting Spanish and French landscapes, cityscapes and people.

Follow the long sandy beaches along the low-rise Costa Brava towards cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain's second largest city, our first stop. We will tour and create art in the spectacular locale of Barcelona and visit Girona and Montserrat as well. On Day 9 we board the high speed train to Paris, the City of Light. No other city in Europe has such a rich art tradition. In Paris, we will see many of the major museums and monuments with our Paris Museum Pass including a trip to Fountainebleau Palace.

When it's time to return, you will bring home memories of a trip of a lifetime with photographs, sketches and paintings you created on the spot. Students will continue to work during the summer, creating a body of work for the Colorado Gallery of the Arts exhibit, "Art and Photography in Spain and France".


April 16 & 23
Orientation at ACC - 3 hours. Information on course, additional class dates, travel, course materials and program logistics.
Thursday, May 12
Depart Denver International Airport
May 13 - May 20
Arrive Barcelona, Spain and transportation to Hotel.
8-10 hours of painting/photography, lectures, and/or museums per day in Barcelona
Sunday, May 15
Excursion to Girona-Costa Brava
Tuesday, May 17
Excursion to Montserrat
Friday, May 20
Board TGV to Paris, arrive same day
May 21-24
Students will also visit the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other galleries while in Paris.
Monday, May 23
Excursion to Fountainebleau.
Wednesday, May 25
Transportation to Paris airport, return to Denver International Airport
Students will have additional critiques once we return
July 30
Final Critique
September 2
Gallery opening for Art in Spain and France Exhibition, Dates: August 31-October 11, 2016

Le Pont St. Michel, Paris, France by Susan Jochum

Le Pont St. Michel, Paris, France - painting by Susan Jochum