- Instructor: Andrew Smaldone
- Department: Fine Arts
- Area: Painting and Drawing
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 90
- Course Number (SRISA): SART 3101
- Course Number (Maryville University): ART 208
- Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to take advantage of the vast array of art and culture that is present in the city of Florence. Students will have the opportunity to refine knowledge pertaining to line, tone, and artistic anatomy through direct observational drawing of some of the most famous statues in the world. One-point perspective will also be studied in the city’s piazzas and corridors affording students a once in a lifetime opportunity to comprehend perspective in the place where Filippo Brunelleschi first demonstrated the concept to his fellow citizens over five hundred years ago. Lessons are enhanced by lectures, on-site visits, and slides that include both old master and contemporary works.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. Unless otherwise specified there is no need to bring consumable supplies with you. On the first day of class your professor will inform you of materials needed and where to get them in Florence.