EXPLORE THE ARTS & CRAFTS OF JAPAN!
May 9-20, 2020 (This trip has been postponed, a new date will be posted soon!)
May 23-June 3, 2020 (This trip has been postponed, a new date will be posted soon!)
Due to popular demand we have scheduled two trips! Traditional crafts have played an important role in making the culture of the Japanese distinctly its own. It can indeed be said that traditional crafts are the heart and soul of the Japanese culture. A country that spent much of its history in isolation, Japan claims unique arts and crafts traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. On this amazing trip you will explore museums, meet master artisans and visit many artist workshops throughout Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto. Please email Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack (teresa.stack @ gmail.com) or call her at 347-461-8524 for more information. Space is very limited and this trip is sure to sell out, so please reserve early!
October 11-21, 2020
After a sold out departure this spring, we are delighted to be returning to Morocco in the fall of 2020. We have a spectacular trip planned! Morocco has a rich fine craft tradition spanning millennia, influenced by Andalusian, European, Arab and Jewish populations and fused with Berber traditions. On our program we’ll visit the medieval city of Fez, the imperial city of Meknes, the artisan centers of Sefrou and the High Atlas Mountains and end in iconic Marrakesh. We’ll travel though gorgeous rural landscapes and thriving old cities, meeting with local craftsmen and learning about their work first hand, with lectures and hands-on demonstrations. The program includes looks at tile making, wood and stucco carving, metal working, ceramics, weaving and leather work, as well as photography and high-end historic restoration work. For this trip Peters Valley has partnered with Distant Horizons, a leader in cultural and educational group travel. We’ve chosen beautiful one-of-a-kind boutique hotel properties (with limited space so early reservations are essential). Executive Director of Peters Valley Kristin Muller will be joining us on the trip, and we’ll be accompanied throughout by one of Morocco's top bi-lingual guides. Please email Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack (teresa.stack @ gmail.com) or call her at 347-461-8524 for more information.
If you would like more information about these trips or future travel programs please fill out this request form.