Travel with Us
The Peters Valley Travel Program offers a unique opportunity to see the arts and craft of the world under the guidance of knowledgeable tour guides and Peters Valley’s Executive Director, Kristin Muller.
The Peters Valley Travel Program provides the opportunity to visit private art and craft collections, meet with and learn from experienced craftspeople, eat delicious local cuisine, and go behind the scenes at leading museums and cultural institutions. Seeing the world with Peters Valley is an unforgettable way to expand your knowledge of vibrant arts and cultural locations around the globe!
Art Adventures in Los Angeles
Peters Valley School of Craft is excited to partner with Distant Horizons in hosting this amazing Art Adventures in Los Angeles trip February 9-14, 2023.
Get to know Los Angele's varied art and craft scene in-depth over a period of six days. This carefully designed program focuses on extraordinary arts, crafts and museums.
We will begin inland at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts where a modest California ranch-style house grew into an amazing showcase for Sam's woodworking skills. We will continue to the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College to view the James Turrell Skyspace Diving the Light. Spend time exploring the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Craft Contemporary and the private Weisman Art Collection. Visit the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) and later Adams Forge, where this ancient craft is being given new life.
No art themed visit to Los Angeles would be complete without visits to the beloved Getty Center and the Broad featuring presentations by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michael Basquiat. We will end our time with visits to an entertainment wardrobe designer and an antique shop specializing in furnishing decorative arts to the movie industry.
This adventure of Los Angeles takes place from February 9-14, 2023. If you have other questions and would like additional information please contact Kristin Muller. Space is limited – please book early!
Japanese Arts & Crafts
Peters Valley is pleased to be partnering with Distant Horizons in hosting this one-of-a-kind arts and crafts tour of Japan in spring of 2023.
This adventure is a wonderful opportunity to explore Japan intimately and meet traditional craftspeople and artists.
The 10-night program to Japan (3 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights in Kanazawa, and 5 nights in Kyoto) will be an amazing experience and is limited to 19 people. This island nation has a singular fine craft history dating back to 10,000 B.C. and our itinerary includes looks at woodworking, paper making, kimono construction, lacquerware, woodblock printmaking, weaving, shibori and indigo dyeing, multiple kinds of ceramic arts and more. Visits to master crafts people in their studios will give you a first-hand view of how they create their magnificent art. We’ll enjoy special tours of museums and lectures on the unique architecture of Japan, including teahouses, temples, and samurai houses. We will stroll through enchanting gardens and enjoy delicious cuisine. Peters Valley has partnered with Distant Horizons, a leader in cultural and educational group travel, to create this extraordinary adventure.
Throughout the tour one of Japan’s top bi-lingual guides will accompany the group and will help us gain a deeper understanding of this unique culture and manage all tour logistics. Peters Valley Executive Director Kristin Muller, who has hosted several international educational tours will also be joining the program.
The Dates, full Itinerary and registration forms will be available soon. If you have other questions and would like additional information please contact Kristin Muller. Rescheduled from 2022 Space is extremely limited – please book early!