ARI231 Drawing I: Observation: Florentine Sketchbook (Fall, Spring)

The focus of this course is to learn to see and allow the experience to develop into drawing. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles and elements of drawing as well as major techniques and media. These include: gesture, measurement and proportion, perspective, tone, contour, composition mark-making and texture, with media being pencil, charcoal, and ink. An important aspect of the course is learning from and documenting the rich cultural heritage of Florence. As a result, we will be working extensively on site throughout Florence sketching from galleries, museums, markets and piazze.

Repeatable 1 time(s), 6 credits maximum

Limited enrollment, with preference given to students admitted to Studio Art Program.

Course-related fee: A fee will be charged to cover the costs of models and/or studio supplies, a day trip to Pistoia/Barga, plus Florence site visits (2018–2019 fee = $215). Students may need or want to purchase other materials more suited to individual selection (such as specialty papers and tools).

Department: Art Intensive Studios: Drawing

Location: Florence

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3