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April 11, 2018 (Deadline March 20) Bham Museum of Art Field Trip (EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES)


Where: Birmingham Museum of Art
            2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
            Birmingham, AL 35203

When:  April 11th from 2:00-4:00. Please plan to arrive no later than 1:45 so that you can check in with me and we can start our tour promptly at 2:00. 

Details: During the 18th century, society’s young elite, along with chaperones and tutors, would set off on a comprehensive tour of continental Europe. Take your own Grand Tour of Europe without leaving the Museum! Our adventure embarks upon the English, Italian, French, and Wedgwood galleries to discover what travelers saw and collected during this important step in their education.

  • The Grand Tour: Travelers who took the Grand Tour across Europe during the 18th century spent years learning languages, meeting politicians, philosophers, and artists. They visited sites of great fame, natural wonder, and archaeological interest. They sought out great works of art in cathedrals and museums. They immersed themselves in the culture, language, and atmosphere of each place they visited. The works of art on this tour demonstrate the places and things a Grand Tourist would have seen and experienced.
  • Study and close observation: Travelers on the Grand Tour would spend time looking at and analyzing works of art. A key part of the learning experience included carrying a sketchbook in which to draw and paint to record their memories and help them see better. Visitors on the tour slow down and really look at the works of art. What might they record in a sketchbook or journal?
  • Collecting: Travelers collected paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts as mementos of the places they visited and the artists they met. Great collections were built via purchases made during the Grand Tour. Many of the items on this tour would have been of the type collected by Grand Tourists.
This tour includes an add on studio, "Experimenting with Perspective".   Detect lines of symmetry in art, nature, architecture, and symbols. Students will produce a watercolor landscape painting.  

Deadline: March 20th

Restrictions: This tour is for ages 13 and up.  There are limited spots, so please RSVP as soon as you can. The deadline to register is March 20th.  

Cost: There is a $5.00 fee per family to reserve your spot.  You will get this fee back on the day of the tour when you check in.  You can send payments to me via paypal jenbohan77@gmail.com.  Your fee reserves your spot.  Email me jenbohan77@gmail.com with how many participants and their ages you will have attending when you send your registration fee.  

If you have any questions please feel free to email me jenbohan77@gmail.com :) 

This is an Everest Academy Event, but open to all homeschoolers.  Please familiarize yourself with our field trip Participation Policy.    http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/search?q=field+trip+policy