Art in Florence: Opening Doors with OCAD U


Bask in Renaissance painting,  sculpture,  and architecture in Florence this May. Our small group of travelers (12 - 14) will experience art in Florence, immersion  style! Finding yourself bathed in the intensely inspiring art of the Renaissance will  make your creative heart  race, and when the OCAD U art studio  in Florence is unlocked  to greet you each day there’s no telling what can happen.

 
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am to Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00am


Phone

1.800.387.1483

Cost

$2,995 p/p

Email

travel@worldwidequest.com

Website

http://worldwidequest.com/?page=trips&cmd=review&key=art_in_florence_opening_doors_with_ocadu#ad-image-0

Location

Florence, Italy

The OCAD University Alumni  Association  will  open  the doors  of OCAD U's Florence Campus studio exclusively  for our  group.  We are privileged to offer open-studio opportunities each morning for our travellers to enjoy art expression at leisure. The studio is the ideal setting for those wanting to practice their craft, or for those feeling inspired to connect with their inner artist on this trip. Our OCAD U connections will continue  to open doors for us as we explore  the lesser –seen  areas of famous  galleries during  our tours around  the city that is home  to some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures.

We will  spend  7 nights in a classic Florentine  hotel  in the heart  of the city.  After a delicious breakfast each day, travellers may enjoy a short walk near the Arno River to OCAD U’s studio to draw, paint and create at leisure until lunch; perhaps peer critiques over espresso or a glass of Chianti!  If you’d rather  admire  great works than create  them  yourself, you will be delighted to find great masterpieces simply by strolling the narrow streets and alleys around  our hotel. The whole of the city’s historic centre is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In the afternoons we will meet up with our art historian for private guided tours of Florence’s iconic galleries and museums. Highlights include: San Marc’s Friary with magnificent  frescoes, Brunelleschi’s work, Medici family church, Academia with Michelangelo’s "David", and the Vasari Corridor; a secret passage linking Palazzo Vecchio with Pitti Palace!

For dinner, indulge in delicious Florentine cuisine at our specially-chosen local restaurants where conversations about the art of the day will flow freely along with the local wine.

Florence is unsurpassed in the history of Renaissance art and architecture but is also capital of the stunningly picturesque Tuscany region. We will enjoy a guided exploration by private coach to other art filled destinations like Siena.

Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am to Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00am


Phone

1.800.387.1483

Cost

$2,995 p/p

Email

travel@worldwidequest.com

Website

http://worldwidequest.com/?page=trips&cmd=review&key=art_in_florence_opening_doors_with_ocadu#ad-image-0

Location

Florence, Italy

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am to Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00am

The OCAD University Alumni  Association  will  open  the doors  of OCAD U's Florence Campus studio exclusively  for our  group.  We are privileged to offer open-studio opportunities each morning for our travellers to enjoy art expression at leisure. The studio is the ideal setting for those wanting to practice their craft, or for those feeling inspired to connect with their inner artist on this trip. Our OCAD U connections will continue  to open doors for us as we explore  the lesser –seen  areas of famous  galleries during  our tours around  the city that is home  to some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures.

We will  spend  7 nights in a classic Florentine  hotel  in the heart  of the city.  After a delicious breakfast each day, travellers may enjoy a short walk near the Arno River to OCAD U’s studio to draw, paint and create at leisure until lunch; perhaps peer critiques over espresso or a glass of Chianti!  If you’d rather  admire  great works than create  them  yourself, you will be delighted to find great masterpieces simply by strolling the narrow streets and alleys around  our hotel. The whole of the city’s historic centre is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In the afternoons we will meet up with our art historian for private guided tours of Florence’s iconic galleries and museums. Highlights include: San Marc’s Friary with magnificent  frescoes, Brunelleschi’s work, Medici family church, Academia with Michelangelo’s "David", and the Vasari Corridor; a secret passage linking Palazzo Vecchio with Pitti Palace!

For dinner, indulge in delicious Florentine cuisine at our specially-chosen local restaurants where conversations about the art of the day will flow freely along with the local wine.

Florence is unsurpassed in the history of Renaissance art and architecture but is also capital of the stunningly picturesque Tuscany region. We will enjoy a guided exploration by private coach to other art filled destinations like Siena.

Venue & Address: 
Florence, Italy
Website: 
http://worldwidequest.com/?page=trips&cmd=review&key=art_in_florence_opening_doors_with_ocadu#ad-image-0
Email: 
travel@worldwidequest.com
Phone: 
1.800.387.1483
Cost: 
$2,995 p/p
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