School Trips for Art & Design

At WST we provide art and design school trips to a number of fantastic destinations. Each trip is designed to help your students meet their learning objectives by providing context and improving their critical development.

Our art study tours offer pupils the chance to view some of the world’s most revered works of art first-hand, including the likes of the Musée D’Orsay’s extensive Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections in Paris, and the Rijksmuseum’s 400 arts and crafts masterpieces in Amsterdam.

We offer art educational tours to the following destinations:

Discover the cultural hotspots

With Europe home to some of the world’s most iconic pieces of art, many of our art secondary school tours focus on the continent’s most popular cultural hotspots. Steeped in history, Barcelona and Madrid are home to a vast array of works showcasing a number of fascinating artistic techniques, from the unique painting styles of Picasso and Dali to Gaudi’s mesmerising architectural masterpieces. Art school tours here offer students some of the best cultural inspiration in the world, as well as the opportunity to learn how religion influenced the artists in this region.

Explore our cities’ modern art

Twenty-first century modern art can take a variety of forms, making it a fascinating study topic for art and design students. New York is home to some of the best examples of modern art in the world, with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) displaying a vast collection of critically acclaimed pieces. Art school trips to New York also allow students to explore the iconic city’s street art, featuring everything from powerful graffiti to vibrant tape art.

London also boasts numerous modern art masterpieces, with the Tate Modern showcasing captivating works by the likes of Dali, Pollock, Picasso and Warhol. The Saatchi Gallery has also become renowned as a platform for unknown, young and contemporary artists, making it a great study visit for exploring new trends in modern art.

Delve into the historical context

Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris provide students with the chance to delve into the diverse and volatile history behind many of the artworks that reside in Europe’s capital cities. An excellent opportunity for students to develop their own views and opinions about art by the likes of Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Cezanne, art study tours are great for building confidence and encouraging pupils to express their opinions.

Why choose WST for your art and design school trip? 

  • You’ll be put in contact with one of our art and design specialists who understand your learning objectives
  • We provide a free gallery booking service, saving you time and hassle
  • We can advise you about all current and future exhibitions
  • We’ll tailor your tour itinerary to meet your specific study themes
  • We can provide flexibility for groups with small numbers
  • We are proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award
  • Not only do we tailor make each of our school tours, but you can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning

Book your school trip today

If you’d like to book an unforgettable art school trip to any of the brilliant destinations we offer, get in touch with one of our travel team today. Our art and design tour specialists will be happy to help you design a school tour tailored to meet your students’ learning objectives. 

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