Friday, August 4, 2017

Drawing in Italy!

I just got back from teaching a 5-week drawing course in Florence, Italy for Studio Art College International's (SACI) Late Spring Term. It was amazing!!

Several students from Ringling College attended the program and were able to earn 6 credits for their elective classes, as well as gain invaluable life-changing/personal growth experiences - one of the main advantages to studying abroad.

Having studied in Florence twice as a student, I was thrilled to return and have the opportunity to be the one doing the teaching. Class met three times a week for 6 hours each. This gave plenty of time to draw from the live model, have a lecture and/or demo, then head outside to explore and observe the city's many sites and museums. We drew on location from famous sculptures and paintings, and sketched historically significant buildings.

It was a fabulous, overstimulating, inspirational time! We saw so much that I can't even begin to recount it all here.  Let's just say I have a giant pile of museum ticket stubs saved in the back pocket of my sketchbook! Since there's so much to cover, I'd like to share just a few highlights and pages from my sketchbook.


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