This advanced painting course is for students who have had extensive experience both in foundation and intermediate painting. The completion of assignments in the first half of the semester focuses on demonstrating knowledge of the language of painting as it pertains to figuration and abstraction. While the second half of the semester introduces students to non-traditional materials to underline how the medium has developed in the 20th and 21st centuries.
In the final stage of the class, students will be asked to engage in a self-directed project where they finish paintings that will be installed in the student show. Final projects will demonstrate knowledge of how a student’s body of work fits into the broader international context of contemporary painting. In conjunction with their visual artworks, students will write a mini thesis to underline how they have put into practice the learning outcomes of the class. Importantly, they will visit exhibitions both in Florence and in Italy to help further advance their overall artistic process.
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.