This course introduces beginning and advanced students to the formal and technical issues of on-site painting. Students will learn to accurately and creatively render from life. The class will address the challenges and benefits posed from working on-site. Taking advantage of the city of Florence and its environs students will work primarily on location in museums, gardens and other historic locations of interest to the instructor and students. For practical reasons, students will be encouraged to use only water-based colors though more advanced students may choose to further develop work done on location in another medium outside of class time.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.