Studio Art Courses (3 Credits)

Digital Photography*

Improve your picture-taking ability in a city that demands to be photographed. The city of Florence provides you with centuries of artistic and architectural beauty – remarkable subject matter that will give you plenty of inspiration! This course will help you develop an understanding of how to create unforgettable photos using proper f-stops, lighting and composition.

Please note: A darkroom is not featured in this course, and students must supply their own cameras.

Architecture & Art History*

This inspiring look at Italian art and architecture will introduce you to world-renowned galleries and take you on tours of legendary buildings. Focusing on the awesome accomplishments of the Renaissance, you’ll enhance your understanding of the Italian influence on painting, sculpture and construction, which still resonates with architects and engineers worldwide. Marvel at the ornate Italian Gothic influence still seen in buildings today and examine the works of legendary masters who defined the beauty and inspiration of great painting.

Drawing & Painting*

If you need to indulge your artistic side, this course is ideal. Select either the drawing or the painting
concentration, then view legendary works of Italian art and use them to inspire your own skills. Pursue painting and watercolor techniques or try your hand at Italian-inspired drawing and sketching. Either way, your inner da Vinci will be awakened!

The World of Fashion Design*

This is the city where culture and clothing come together! What better place to see how today’s fashion
ideas become tomorrow’s “must-have” trends? You’ll get to peek behind the curtain and the catwalk to learn that the realm of modeling and fashion is not just glitz and glamour. Learn how to draw different garments and suggest bold styles. Examine how fabric, texture and color interact on the page, on the runway, and in the real world. This is big business, and you’ll see the many facets of the Italian fashion industry firsthand on plenty of field trips to fashion hot spots throughout Florence!. Plus, you’ll get the chance to design and develop a fashion idea of your very own!

* A supplemental supply or lab fee will apply.

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