Creativity is about more than making—it’s about exploration and contemplation as well. For over 30 years, SVA has offered a range of programs designed to engage and inspire students, educators, and professionals, providing them the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures, and renew their passions. Enroll in one of our art or art history programs, see the world, and be inspired.
Interior Design in Italy: Past, Present and Future
Faculty: Stuart Mager, ASID, and Elizabeth Martin, AIA
Gain an in-depth understanding of Renaissance architecture as you visit museums, palaces, and piazzas to sketch and study, examining how sites have been preserved and repurposed and how time-tested principles inspire modern forms.
Master’s Workshop: Design History, Theory and Practice in Rome
Faculty: Lita Talarico, Steven Heller, Darius Arya, Cristina Chiappini, James Clough, Louise Fili, Mario Fois, Paola Manfroni, Mario Rullo, Mauro Zennaro
May 26–June 9
Combine the study of graphic, book, and lettering design with archeology, art, epigraphy—even Italian cuisine—in Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Attend workshops taught by design professionals, historians, and publishers while taking time to visit nearby attractions.
The Artist’s Journal: Istanbul
Faculty: Peter Hristoff
May 27–June 13
Explore all that Istanbul has to offer, from its bazaars and cultural landmarks to its lounges and waterside cafés, documenting your adventures in a mixed-media journal.
Art History in Southern France
Faculty: Tom Huhn
Immerse yourself in the artistic heritage of Provence, exploring architecture, Roman ruins, and works by painters like Cézanne and van Gogh. Draw, paint and photograph on location in Avignon, Nîmes, Saint-Remy de Provence, and more.
Painting in Barcelona
Faculty: Tom Carr and Carme Miguel
June 26–July 13
Refine your vision or explore new directions in the city that inspired Picasso, Miró, and Tàpies. Working in studios at the Escola d’Arts Plastique i Disseny, participants are free to focus on their work while experiencing the culture and history of one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful destinations.
For complete course descriptions and itineraries, visit artsabroad.sva.edu.