School Trips Perfect for Art and Design Students

If you’re looking to inspire your Art and Design students and capture their artistic curiosity, there is no better way than to get out and experience art from all corners of the globe. After all, there is no shortage of places to visit and a wealth of activities to consider when planning an epic Art and Design school trip. 

How about visiting the Louvre on a Paris school trip? Or sightseeing at the Museo del Bargello on a Florence school trip? Experiences like this give your students the chance to explore new horizons and investigate the history of art in France, Italy, and so many other unique and extraordinary places.


What makes Art and Design trips so great for your students?

The influence that artists from the past can have on students today is immeasurable, and it’s this kind of inspiration that helps them discover hidden passions, develop style and unlock creativity.

Taking creative students outside the classroom to discover art in practical and multicultural ways will benefit them greatly. For example, Art and Design school trips abroad allow students to appreciate a diverse range of art from all over the world, igniting passions, fueling imaginations and helping them dream up unique concepts of artistic expression.

Seeing different artists and creatives at work, and how art is depicted in other countries will help your students discover what makes them tick. It will also develop creative confidence and encourage students to add as much individuality as possible to their future projects. 


Experience extraordinary art in Paris

On an Art and Design school trip to Paris, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in some of the most historic treasures the world has to offer. From famous museums to exhibitions and influential fashion houses. Paris is the perfect city for your students to appreciate an array of art, such as iconic paintings, impressive sculptures and innovative street art. 


The history of art in France

Discover the history of art in France which houses some of the world's most cherished masterpieces in the Musée National du Louvre. Your students will have the opportunity to view famous works like The Mona Lisa, created by Leonardo da Vinci! The Louvre also covers the era of Old Master paintings and magnificent antiquities from the Orient, Greece and Egypt.


Witness the wonders of Italian artists in Florence

Florence art school trips offer students a fantastic experience with attractions like the Museo del Bargello and the Galleria dell' Accademia. Students can explore the homeland of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, which can help them contextualise their knowledge of these famous artists' lives. 

Delve into the Renaissance period at the Santa Maria del Fiore, Battistero & Campanile, with its astonishing architecture and golden ceilings. The tower also features hints of gothic influence. Can your students spot them?


Magnificent modern art in London

Art and Design school trips to London are perfect if you want to take your students on a journey through the ages, including the unique and contemporary displays at Tate Modern. As one of the world's fashion capitals, London is also fantastic for those students looking for inspiration in designing their own brand or line of products. A trip like this can provide valuable insight into this vibrant and fast-paced industry. 

The V&A museum is home to the world's most extensive collection of decorative and applied arts. It’s a brilliant location for students interested in exploring the textile industry, focusing on the history of costume. 

The Photographers Gallery is also a great stop for any aspiring shutterbugs, as it’s the leading centre for contemporary and historical photography with three exceptional exhibition spaces. Aspiring photographers can see how styles and equipment have changed over the years, and explore the monumental developments that have occurred over the decades. 


Want to keep your art trips in the UK?

If you’re looking for local art school trips in the UK then we have a few options for you and your students which include:


Galleries galore in Washington DC

School trips to Washington DC provide an alternative experience away from Europe, with the capital featuring dozens of museums and galleries highlighting American movements, such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where you can find works by superb influencers O'Keefe, Hopper and Homer. 

Washington DC covers many themes allowing students to develop their knowledge in various areas while on a school trip. The range of interesting galleries available includes the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery, all of which supply your students with knowledge and inspiration to return to the classroom.


Art and Design school trips that delight and inspire

Designer Lorinda Mamo once said that "Every great design begins with an even better story." We think it’s time for your students’ stories to start, so let’s plan that journey together today. 

At NST, we can assist you in planning an illuminating trip for your Art and Design students. Our unrivalled knowledge of destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide, accompanied by our years of experience, allows us to create the perfect itinerary for your school trip.

Get in touch today to discuss your unique requirements. We're always on hand to help with booking an art trip.