SRISA's Renaissance Drawing Techniques course offers a rich and immersive Florentine hands-on experience designed for both studio artists and art historians. It delves into the materials, tools and methods that were developed during the Renaissance, which many contemporary artists still use today due to their richness and flexibility. The study of materials and techniques employed in the creation of Florentine masterpieces offers art historians a unique opportunity of enhancing their understanding of artistic processes and styles prevalent during that period.
The Renaissance Painting & Drawing Techniques program offers two intensive courses during the short summer sessions, each focusing on a specific area of artistic practice from that period.
Renaissance Drawing Techniques, offered during the Summer A session, focuses on Drawing, which played a crucial role in any 15th-century Florentine bottega.
Through a comprehensive approach, combining historical research, hands-on experimentation, group discussions, critiques, and visits to world-class museums near the SRISA campus, students will explore various applications of drawing techniques and create master-copies and independent artworks using compatible materials.
This course encompasses various drawing techniques, including silverpoint, pen and ink, drawing on toned paper and chalk drawing. In addition to using these techniques, we will also learn how to produce our own materials, such as inks, paper grounds, pens, and painting media among others.
Upon finishing this course, it is highly recommended to enroll in Renaissance Painting Techniques offered during the Summer B session to further expand your knowledge and skills in this field.
For further information regarding the course curriculum, please visit the website dedicated to the Renaissance Painting & Drawing Techniques Course.
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.