This Art school/university trip to Madrid and Barcelona gives students a whirlwind tour of Spanish art, from Picasso to modern-day leather crafting. Here’s our Art educational tour program to Spain at a glance:
- Day 2 in Madrid: street art tour, tapestry factory, play at Teatro Español
- Day 3: Prado scavenger hunt, Taller Puntera leather shop, Reina Sofía
- Day 4 in Barcelona: city walking tour, Sagrada Familia, Pedrera night light show
- Day 5: Joan Miró Museum, mosaic workshop
Like what you see? Discover Spain’s rich and varied art culture in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Get Settled
Day 2: Street Art
Take the morning to get acquainted with some of the world’s most exciting street art culture. Your guides are street art hunters and graffiti artists – they’ll unearth parts of Spain’s art world virtually impossible to stumble across as an outsider!
After lunch, switch mediums and head for a tapestry factory to learn about the history of this textile art in Spain.
Finish off the day with a play at the Teatro Español.
Day 3: Guernica
Spend an interactive morning scavenger hunting around the Prado. One third of the Golden Triangle of Art, the museum is famous for its vast collection of European art.
From Rembrandt to somewhere a little closer to the ground, visit Taller Puntera, a leather shop. Watch the crafts people at work and learn more about the skills involved in creating leather items.
One to tick off the bucket list, stand in awe of Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofía. It was a big political statement, named after the town that the Nazis bombed during the Spanish Civil War.
Day 4: Get to know Gaudí
Time to discover a new city! Take a minute to admire the indoor forest in Madrid’s Atocha station before heading on and checking into your accommodation in Barcelona.
Stretch your legs with a walking tour of the city and marvel at the modernist architecture. Admire the huge Sagrada Familia, an unfinished Roman Catholic church, a unique vision masterminded by Antoni Gaudí. Originally, another architect was in charge, but when Gaudí took over, he changed the project and would even modify things after construction to completely match his vision.
Debate over which of Gaudí’s works are most impressive as you visit Pedrera. Take an evening to appreciate the modernist structure whilst watching a night light show.
Day 5: Mosaic Workshop
In the morning, visit the Joan Miró Museum to see the artists’ life works. Get involved with an independent drawing task too.
Harness the creative flow you’ve got going in a mosaic workshop. Students learn about direct and indirect methods and take inspiration from Gaudí’s chameleon in Park Güell, to create their own colourful piece to take home.
It’s your last night, so feast on a traditional dish of black squid and rice before prepping for your flight tomorrow.
Day 6: Adiós!
Take your transfer to the airport, and spend the flight reflecting on your magical week. It might be home time, but it’s not over. Spain’s inspiring art will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Gain valuable knowledge from practitioners during visits to a mosaic studio and tapestry factory.
Understand more of Spain’s rich cultural heritage through visits to historical sites.
Compare and contrast traditional Spanish art forms at the Prado and modern Madrid street art.
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