European Art Classroom: Family Weekend Winter 2017

Posted by European Art Classroom

02/07/2017

 

With another week around the corner, excitement for what is coming ahead starts to grow. The time for reflection on this week's adventures has come though and in the wake of my mother's visit I'm happy to have this week's blog. European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

We started our week recovering from the stunning beauty of Paris which was Last week's trip. Due to our energy drained bodies we used Sunday as a day to recharge before diving headfirst back into classes and a lot of painting.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

Our Sunday meal of slow cooked Rabbit, potatoes gratin and carrots. Excitement for another week in our home base of Aix only created more laughter and smiles.

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On Monday we had our classes starting with French, then Art History, and finally Literature in our favorite cafe in Aix. After that we continued our day in the town before taking the bus back and eating a delicious dinner of Burritos.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

Tuesday we went on our usual promenade with Dave. We found ourselves in the countryside on the top of a hill filling our stomachs with tasty French sandwiches. Then we started painting a huge Aqueduct. The water delivery system was nestled between the hills and is still used to this day.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

I'm testing the local water supply.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

Jaquie very comfortable in the deep woods.

The rest of the week was filled with more classes and one more promenade.

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When the weekend came along so did a few parents who took the trek all the way to Europe just to see their children.

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Saturday was jam-packed with activities.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

The main event of the day was meeting Dave and Jen’s friend Doris Soloman, a German painter living in a hilltop Medieval village.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

We toured her studio and gallery where we saw many of her unique and beautiful paintings and sculptures.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

After this, we at a huge traditional Italian meal and visited an ancient Roman bridge before heading on our way. This is Pont Flavian built in 20B.C. After coming back to Aix most of the group went to eat dinner and catch a quick flick while a few students went to dinner with their parents.

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

European Art Classroom Proctor Academy Study Abroad Boarding School

One of our hiking buddies who prefers us over his owners down the road.

The weekend is coming to an end now and the next adventures awaits us.

-Cole '17

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