Off Campus
70% of Proctor students take part in term-long off-campus programs in Spain, France, Costa Rica, the American Southwest, and aboard a 131-foot schooner in the Atlantic Ocean. Explore these programs to better understand the power of experiential learning at Proctor.

European Art Classroom

European Art Classroom is an art immersion program based in Aix-en-Provence, France. During the winter and spring terms, eight students and two Proctor faculty dedicate themselves to the study of the finest arts and culture of Europe. The group resides together in a beautiful private house where they learn about group living and hone their art skills in the spacious art studio and on excursions to local sites.

In addition to taking literature, art history, and language classes based in Aix, the group travels to three other European cities to further explore cultural and artistic themes. The program takes full advantage of Europe’s finest art museums, theater, musical performances, and old-world charm. This program’s vibrant combination of art, travel, and study inevitably leads to heightened aesthetic sensibilities and personal discovery.

Contact the Director

To learn more, please email European Art Classroom's on-campus coordinator, Jill Jones Grotnes.
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Courses and Credits

Students earn credit for the following courses while studying on European Art Classroom:
  • European History (1 Social Science credit)
  • European Literature (1 English credit)
  • French Language (1 French credit)
  • European Art I: Studio Art Emphasis (1 Art credit)
  • European Art II: Sketchbook (1 Art credit)
  • European Living Skills (1 Skills credit)

European Art Course Descriptions

~Vienna ‘20

Creating is powerful; however, what I’ve found even more important is harnessing the ‘empty moments.’ Moments when I am not creating, but instead simply observing or reflecting. Empty moments are hard to come by when navigating our busy lives, but how can we learn, collaborate, and create if we aren’t also reflecting? I am forever grateful to Proctor’s off campus programs for embracing empty moments.
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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