Lincoln-Way Art Students Take Educational Trip to Europe
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A group of Lincoln-Way High School art students took an educational field trip to Rome, Florence, Assisi, Paris and London earlier this month to view some of the worlds most influential artwork.

The educational trip was led by current Lincoln-Way teachers and former Lincoln-Way art teachers Dale Sandoval, Bill Howard, and Pat Tutko.

The opportunity to see the Mona Lisa and the Statue of David in person provided students with a truly meaningful understanding of the artwork they study in class, said Tutko. During the trip, students learned about the Renaissance in its birthplace and its lasting influence on art, politics, society and religion.

Students explored ancient architecture, such as The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. They visited Parisian landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. In London, students were able to explore the United Kingdom and learn about The British Parliament.

To our student artists, nothing can compare to seeing art and architecture up close and in its original form, Tutko said. Students came on the trip with an eagerness to learn and left with a deeper knowledge of the art that inspires them.

Students were in awe of the magnificence of Michelangelos Sistine Chapel, the Pieta, and the Statue of David. Students also enjoyed learning about the famous artist Giotto and viewing his frescoes as well as seeing Leonardos Mona Lisa.