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Supplier: M07209

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As a non-profit 501 c (3) organization our mission is to provide high quality international art and cultural experiences at affordable prices. We have created the Learning Journeys programs in order to help the general public, artists, students, teachers and anyone with the desire to understand other lands, participate in todays rapidly expanding global community.

The Learning Journeys programs create an environment where like-minded individuals from around the world can meet, network and often make lifelong friends. Our tours are filled with adults of all ages who have rich and varied backgrounds as the Learning Journeys programs appeal to a wide variety of people.

Our unique and affordable programs are located in the historical centers of beautiful places throughout the world. Each program will locate you right where you need to be to gain the most from your tour. These tours are built to stimulate you, surprise you and immerse you in the beauty of each country.

More than just “tour guides” our group leaders are professional artists and educators who hold Master of Fine Arts degrees. Each has lived, studied or taught in the country of their expertise and offer simply the best educational tours in the business.A daily schedual of visits to ”must see locations” is combined with trips to places off the beated path, art lectures-

and for anyone who wishes to explore their own creative side - special workshops in a viriaty of areas such as drawing, painting, photography, batik, wood carving and ceramics.All participants regardless of level of experience are welcome to attend the free workshops.

Since it is not required to attend the workshops or be an artist adults of all ages and interests come with us for the unique opportunity to see these beautiful places “through the eyes of an artist”.

Learning Journeys are for folks who want to have fun, a flexible schedule and time to learn too!
Questions and Answers
Providing international study abroad and teaching abroad opportunities to individuals and colleges.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We first started operations in 1993, and became a non-profit corp. in 1995.

2. What is your company's mission?

To provide low cost overseas study and learning opportunities in the arts, art history and photography.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Providing overseas studio space and workshops for artists and art lovers.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

David Renfrow founded M07209, he has a BFA in painting and printmaking as well as an MFA in Fiber arts and printmaking. He currently teaches drawing and art history lectures on the M07209 Florence program.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our 4 week Florence program is most popular with college students and our 2 or 3 week Bali program is most popular with school teachers and older adults.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Most of our colleges we work with have been repeat customers for many many years.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M07209
Picture Name Highlight Activity Price Destination

Learning Journeys, Florence Learning Journeys, Florence

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Spend 30 wonderful days in Florence, daily field trips to churches and museums w/ art history slide lectures. Weekly out-of-town excursions to Pisa, Siena, Venice and Rome. College credit available.

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Tour Package
Painting
Cultural Journey
USD 3600 Italy

Bali -The Arts in Paradise Bali -The Arts in Paradise

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This tour is a special opportunity for an insider’s view into this fascinating and complex culture of Bali!

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Textile Arts
USD 1995 Indonesia
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Mary-Frances Fox Verified User Review 2009-09-10
M7209 are contracted out to an established local small business, Danu Enterprises, so these comments do not apply to other Artis tours. Led by an ... view more American/Balinese couple who have done this for 25 years, you learn an enormous amount about this beautiful, profound and artistic culture and society that you would never find out or get to see on your own. I felt a bit sorry for tourists walking around without such a depth of perspective and I recommend this tour very highly.

Five things to be aware of:
- All of your time day and evening is programmed at first and you may want to speak up and skip some activities just so you get some relaxation on your holiday!
- The studio art lessons available are basic, not as advanced as the artist programs brochure describes, so serious art students may be a bit disappointed.
- Art gallery tours - at times when they take you to meet various artists and artisans it is a little awkward if you don't want to buy, and the enthusiastic tour leader tends not to come to your aid. But don't feel you must buy, you can always go back later.
- Shopping- the retailers and moneychangers they point you to are just the people they know and trust, but you'll discover these are not the only, cheapest or most up to date places in town.
- Their knowledge of Kuta area of South Bali, by the airport, is weak because the more exotic regions of Bali are their specialty.