Urban Sketchers in Barcelona


May 17-24, 2020
Barcelona, Spain

See Barcelona by drawing it! Experience the architecture, landscape, people, museums, and culture of the city in a unique tour that combines extended sketching and cultural experiences galore. Guided Pratt SCPS faculty member, Mark Leibowitz, strengthen your ability to observe and render the world around you. Novices welcome. Sketch sites include: Park Guell, Basilica Maria del Mar, Casa Mila, and many more magnificent sites. Please note: limited to 15 students.


Price: $6,325

Includes: Single occupancy hotel accommodations, public transportation passes, 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Please note: twin occupancy hotel rate available, inquire prior to registration, contact *Airfare to Spain and roundtrip transportation to hotel not included. For detailed itinerary and to register contact

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About the Instructor

Mark Leibowitz is an artist and teacher living in the NYC area. He teaches the most popular drawing courses  for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt Institute and is one of the founders and the current leader of NYC Urban Sketchers. He is a lifelong sketcher and studied at the Art Students League and the Spring Studio in NY, and was a participant in the Figurative Artists Alliance.

Paris skyline

SCPS in Partnership with World Strides ISA, a leader in academic tours, offers specialized study trips to locations around the world led by acclaimed Pratt faculty. Experience unique and in-depth learning experiences with peers in a creative and enriching environment. Open to all, the SCPS Study Abroad Program offers participants in select tours opportunities for project-based exhibitions at the SCPS Gallery. Pratt Alumni receive a 10% discount. Please note: registration closes in February for both trips.


May 10-17, 2020
Paris, France

Guided by fragrance expert Francis Hembert, President, Scentora, immerse yourself in the magic of perfumery! Participate in a fragrance discovery workshop, walk in the footsteps of French royalty in Versailles where you will discover the beauty rituals of the kings and the court, enjoy behind-the-scenes, VIP tours of prestige brand and trendy perfumery stores and the opportunity to define your olfactive profile and create your own perfume! During this olfactive journey, you will enjoy gourmet lunches hosted by top “noses” as well as a gala dinner at The Moulin Rouge, the famous Parisian cabaret. Email for detailed itinerary.


Price: $11,335

Includes: Single occupancy hotel accommodations, private coach for travel for select excursions, 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Please note : twin occupancy hotel rate available.*Airfare to Paris and roundtrip transportation to hotel not included. For detailed itinerary and to register contact 

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About the Instructor

Francis Hembert started his odyssey in perfumery at age 24, with Givaudan, a Swiss Company based in Geneva, one of the world leaders in fragrance creation. Fascinated by the universe of scents and the emotional dimension of perfumes, he joined the fragrance development  team and worked with the perfumers to answer the creative expectations of the prestige brands. After five years in Givaudan, Francis Hembert joined Creations Aromatiques, a brand new company created by Léon Givaudan, the grandson of Givaudan’s founder and specialized in fine fragrances. This experience of haute parfumerie  drove Francis’s professional path to specialize in fragrance creation for top, prestige brands. Five years later, Francis was hired by Firmenich, world leader in fine fragrance, as International Director of Fine Fragrance Marketing and Evaluation. He then dedicated his time and passion for perfumery to build the Firmenich Paris Creation Center one of the best international teams of perfumers, fragrance developers and account managers, developing together the major hits for L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, LVMH and Coty and many designer fragrance brands.

Images (top to bottom): Idan Gil on Unsplash; Bruno Abatti