Field Trips


A Field Trip to the Community Arts Center is Easy and Fun

The Community Arts Center is proud pleased to welcome students and educators for robust, standards-aligned educational experience. Your visit to the Community Arts Center can also be incorporated into your Program Review

Every field trip will include the opportunity for students to create, present, respond, and connect to professional artwork exhibited at the Arts Center. Students will enjoy a guided exploration of the exhibit with discussion facilitated by a professional artist and will also have the opportunity to create a piece of original artwork.

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape
September 5 to November 10

This is an international, juried landscape exhibition. Field trips introduce students to the elements of landscape art, including discussion of perspective, setting, mood, color, and the impact of personal experience on artwork. For the hands-on activity, students create an aerial landscape using collage techniques.

New Year New Art
January 8 to February 23

This exhibit showcases brand-new artwork by dozens of regional artists. The theme of the exhibit is artistic identity and students are challenged to explore the way that personal experience informs the artistic process. For the hands-on activity, students create a mixed-media self-portrait.

Cost and Scheduling

Field trips are 90 minutes in length and we prefer to limit class size to 30 students in order to ensure a high quality educational experience for all.  We provide at least 3 art educators and encourage as many engaged adult chaperones as you can bring! Admission is $6/student, $3/adult chaperones & homes school parents. Classroom teachers, aides, and bus drivers attend free. Field trips for 2nd and 3rd graders and all students with disabilities are free. 

If you have questions or would like to schedule a field trip, please contact Abby Quirk-Royal at or 859.236.4054.

Field trips for students with disabilities are provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The VSA Museum Access for Kids Program fosters the engagement of students with disabilities, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, in the arts and culture of their community by providing opportunities to learn through, participate in, attend, and enjoy accessible arts-based events and activities. 

Funding for field trips provided by: