Embark on an adventure that will not only refine your drawing skills but also enrich your understanding of architecture's past, present, and future. For 6 weeks, the city of Florence will be our classroom. Discover exterior spaces, lively piazzas, and serene gardens, all framed by Florence's architectural wonders.
May 15 - June 23, 2024
6 weeks / 6 DSGN credit hours + 3 HUMN credit hours
DSGN 471G: Field Sketching / Italy: Seeing, Drawing, Thinking
Embark on an immersive architectural journey through Florence's enchanting streets. Our course goes beyond traditional classrooms, using the entire city as a realm of discovery. Sketch iconic landmarks, capture light and shadow, and hone artistic prowess. Guided by experts, daily sketching assignments bring Florence's treasures to life.
Prepare to embark on an adventure that will not only refine your design skills but also enrich your understanding of architecture's past, present, and future. This isn't just a course about sketching; it's a journey of self-discovery, creative expression, and architectural enlightenment, all set against the backdrop of Florence's timeless charm.
DSGN 474G: Urban and Architectural Form of the Italian City
Discover exterior spaces, lively piazzas, and serene gardens, all framed by Florence's architectural wonders. Unveil the cultural and political influences shaping the city's urban tapestry over centuries to elevate your understanding and appreciation of architecture and design. Engage in compelling discussions as we wander through the very spaces and structures about which we are reading; Brunelleschi's Duomo, Museo Galileo, Galleria dell’Accademia, the Uffizi Gallery, and more. By blending theory with first-hand experience, our discussions come to life within the walls of the buildings, museums, and workshops that breathe the essence of Florence's architectural history. You'll share your own insights through oral presentations and discussions; your voice matters! Uncover site essence pre-trip and become a site storyteller on location. Craft a concise paper reflecting on the journey. Join this course with DSGN 471G – Field Drawing for an enriched design understanding. Immerse in Florence's architectural legacy and let your exploration begin.
Deadline to Apply: Dec 15
Learn more at our next interest meeting:
Wed Oct 18 @ 3pm in JLF 211
Wed Oct 25 from 10am-1pm in Fletcher Lobby
for more information click here for the Study Abroad website