This interdisciplinary art course will introduce beginning, intermediate and advanced students to the city of Florence through an intensive practice of observational drawing and collage. Students will begin the course making a handmade sketchbook that will be used to record their experience during daily site visits to world renowned historical, cultural, and artistic landmarks around Florence. Students will consider the idea of the sketchbook and how artists over centuries have used the artists book and journal as a way to help inform their artistic practice. The significant surroundings of Florence will provide extensive source material as we move through the city and into the studio.
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.