Visual Arts Department Travels to Italy
This March, the Conchita Espinosa Visual Arts Department traveled to Italy for a cultural immersion educational experience. Educational travel broadens our awareness of others and sharpens self-awareness, as students have the chance to gather firsthand information about the world. Seeing different landscapes, experiencing the challenges of certain cultures, listening to the opinions of people in other countries provides a deeper level of mindfulness. Profound experiences give people a sense of place and purpose, and they cultivate lifelong values and priorities. Students had the chance to spend 10 days in Florence and Rome, and had day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano. In addition to the cultural activities, sightseeing, and museum tours, our young artists attended art and art restoration workshops throughout the trip and visited local art schools. Mrs. Vazquez and Mrs. Martinez worked with the students throughout the school year to prepare them for this experience. We are so proud to have been able to offer this experience to our young artists!