Paris: The Art Student's Mecca

A month long learning experience in French art and culture through a KCAI Faculty Led Travel Program to Paris this June.
Sarah Wylie
Kansas City, Missouri
United States
1 Team Member

Paris: The Art Student's Mecca

A month long learning experience in French art and culture

Who I Am:

My name is Sarah Wylie and I am currently a student at the Kansas City Art Institute. I will graduate in May of this year with a B.F.A. in Fiber, a B.A. in Art History, and a certificate in Community Arts and Service Learning. Although I will be graduating in May and this program is in June, it will still further my education in art history and life experience. Even if an individual has completed a degree, they are never done learning. It is also my hope to attend graduate school for art history in the near future. 

About the Program:

The Faculty Led Travel Program, A Moveable Feast: will be conducted in Paris, France for the month of June. As Ernest Hemingway once wrote to a friend, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Hemingway was one of many American writers, artists, and intellectuals, who felt the pull of “the city of light” and succumbed to its attractions and cosmopolitan environment. In this brief but intensive program, we will explore most of the major sites and museums of Paris with an emphasis on French art and culture. Classes will be conducted on-site in such places as the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Carnavalet, Shakespeare & Co., the gothic cathedrals of St. Denis and Notre Dame de Paris. With its many world-class museums, which house objects that span the entire history of art, its abundance of cultural landmarks, its many grand chateaus nearby, Paris has become a pilgrimage site, a Mecca, for any serious student of the visual arts.

What is Needed:

The course I will be taking is ARTHI 3828-01: A Moveable Feast: French Art and Culture with instructor Dr. Reed Anderson for three credit hours. The total cost of the program is $4,095 plus airfare and meals. Through this campaign I hope to about raise half of the funds needed for the program. I am very grateful to have been awarded scholarships, grants, and loans in order to complete my education at the Kansas City Art Institute. I have maintained a GPA higher than needed to keep my scholarships and feel I have also been very responsible with the loan I received through the P.E.O. Sisterhood. I would be grateful and responsible with all contributions to this campaign, large and small. 

What is the Impact:

The first hand experience of standing in front of amazing, historic paintings cannot be reconstructed in a classroom. It is a specifically unique experience to be in person with the artworks I know so well through text and PowerPoint. It is like learning about a person in history class but then meeting them face to face years later and they seem so much more real. Being able to stand in front of many of the artworks I have studied in class has an unquantifiable value to me. Not only will your contribution aid me in my learning experience but you will also be able to choose perks in return.

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    If none of the listed perks appeal to you, here is where you may contribute any amount you wish and receive a personalized thank you note in the mail.

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    Blog Passwood

    By contributing $5 or more you will receive the password in order to view my blog that will show updates of my campaign, what I hope to see in Paris, and updates on the program whilst in Paris.

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  • $10USD
    Paris Postcard

    By contributing $10 or more you will receive a postcard from me while in Paris between June 1st and June 30th.

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  • $25USD
    Set of Handmade Paper Cards

    By contributing $25 or more you will receive a set of cards created from my own handmade paper.

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  • $40USD
    Weekly Paris Postcard

    By contributing $40 or more you will receive a postcard from me weekly while in Paris between June 1st and June 30th.

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  • $100USD

    By contributing $100 or more you will receive a souvenir from a place of your choosing. You will be able to look over my itinerary and choose where you would like a souvenir from, whether that be the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, etc.

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