See the world while improving on your visual or performing art! ArtsAbroad is an organization based in Virginia that takes high school arts students on a summer adventure to Europe or the Caribbean. Programs focus on music, dance, acting/theatre, or art and design. A teacher chaperone accompanies students on all program.
Summer 2013 Programs include:
Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic
Spend the summer making art at a medieval village in the Caribbean! Open to any student aged 16 or older with a serious interest in drawing, painting, graphic design, fashion design, or photography. This college of art and design is an affiliate of Parsons The New School for Design, and provides the highest quality in instruction by distinguished professionals. Cultural activities and a weekend at a luxury beach resort is included.
Art, Music, or Theatre + Italian Language in Florence, Italy
Spend two weeks in one of Europe’s most artistic cities! Take daily Italian language classes, and choose afternoon studies in art, music or theatre. Private instrumental or voice lessons or art classes are taught by renowned Florence professionals. Visits to Florence’s beautiful galleries, churches and tourist sights are included. An excursion to romantic Verona provides a night in an ancient Roman coliseum at international opera festival. Open to high school students and recent graduates aged 15 or older.
Dance in Cannes, France
Visit the glamorous and scenic French Riviera for an intensive workshop at one of Europe’s most prestigious dance schools. Choose from ballet, modern, and jazz dance classes with students from around the world. Free time will be spent visiting world-class shops and the beautiful beaches and coastlines. Open to dancers at all levels, ages 14 and older.
International Band and Orchestra Camp + Prague Tour
Visit the fairy-tale city of Prague, with castles, cathedrals, and musical museums. Attend professional orchestra concerts in majestic halls. Spend 10 days at Fine Arts Camp Europe in a small Czech village, playing in ensembles with students from around the world. Rehearsals and lessons each day, with concerts, campfires and talent shows in the evenings. Open to any high school band or orchestra student aged 14 and older.
Theatre in London
Ten days and a whirlwind of professional theatre! Attend five acting and musical theatre workshops, including a session and tour of the Globe Theatre. Participate in a mock audition workshop with a West End casting director. Get behind the scenes on backstage tours, and then attend four of London’s most popular plays and musicals. Visits to London’s attractions, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Harry Potter film sights in Oxford is included. Open to any high school student or recent graduate aged 15 or older.